Great for 1000 GS but time to get there is long!
If you are looking to boost your gamerscore to another 1000GS, than grab this game, because its insanely easy to obtain. The downside is the time it takes, and things you have to do to get that insane 1000. 1) 2 to 3 play throughs in career, and that's just getting to 1000 miles in career, and enough money to buy all cars. The miles only count in career, and after my first play through, I didn't even have 500 miles complete, it was like 450 or so. The online is simple, and the championship is simple. However, the rally & cross over races in career mode will frustrate you entirely, due to the fact that the cars are hard to handle, and control, unlike "Split Second" where the cars are very smooth. A hardcore gamer will get the full 1000 such as I am, but only the dedicated!
Great for 1000 GS but time to get there is long!
If you are looking to boost your gamerscore to another 1000GS, than grab this game, because its insanely easy to obtain. The downside is the time it takes, and things you have to do to get that insane 1000. 1) 2 to 3 play throughs in career, and that's just getting to 1000 miles in career, and enough money to buy all cars. The miles only count in career, and after my first play through, I didn't even have 500 miles complete, it was like 450 or so. The other thing is the cars are hard to control, they are all over the place. The online is simple and easy, the championship is pretty simple, but the Rally races in career mode will frustrate you....but a hardcore gamer will pull through all of this, such as I did.
soo i bought this game used at gamestop only to find that it has plenty of issues this is the worst game i have ever played graphics are like low as like "were playing dreamcast up in here" 4real though! what was sad is he reccommend this game to a 8 year old child....okay the 8 year old child plays it gets off the track and gets stuck in trees where your stuck for a good 30 mins sooo plz ....bad game
Amazing graphics for a 2006 game.
This game has terrific graphics but the music is terrible and i cant stand it. But this game is definitely worth putting ur money into.
DiRT is an awesome rally game for the 360. Ive been playing it about about a week and desoded to do a review and share my thoughts about the game. I'll be talking about the 3 main modes Single Player: Single player is long. Basically there's 11 tires and you race your way up to the top of it, the bottom tier having 11 events. For each win you get 10 points and you need a certain amount of points to unlock the next events. By winning races and earning money the you can purchase cars and liveries (skins) for the cars. Overall, there are 46 different cars and 186 liveries to buy. The amount of money you earn is based on the difficulty level you pick when selecting the event; higher difficulty levels have more challenging AI opponents and more realistic damage effects. Championship: This mode is simple. It lets you race a series of races in which the your combined time throughout is cumulative Multiplayer: It allows the player to race up to 100 other players in rally races through solo competition, as there are no other cars, ghosts or players present on the track. Fastest time determines who wins, but the only downside is that the only races you can do is rally, hill climb, or big rig. theres no buggy or anything like that. Overall, the game is great. Ill give it a 9/10. I hope you've enjoyed my review
Best Rally Racing so far
My specialty is asphalt but I have always been amazed by Rally racing and up until now all the games I have tried have been terrible, especially if compared to the likes of Gran Turismo. This game is by the makers of GRID and has similar appeal. (I love GRID by the way). The only downsides to GRID was the lack of adjustability of mechanical parts (ie: air pressure, shocks, downforce, etc.) and easy practice runs of a track pre-race. DIRT has included each of these functions including realistic damage and control. It has all the great GRID features such as a helmet cam view and accurate sound effects. I love the realistic feel of the game with the use of a steering wheel and how if you veer off course you don't hit some invisible wall. The game allows you to flip, slide and completely fall off course if you suck that bad. I would've given the game a 10 all across the board, but there is no Paris-Dakhar Rally feature (gran turismo and Grid included 24hr specialty races like the 24hrs of lemans). Other than that, this game is a must have for any auto racing junkie; asphalt or dirt.
Cant get enough DiRT!
Dirt is just a fabulous game! The graphics when I first turned on when the rally car does the turn then you go down the mountains were just breathtaking. I love the violin music at the start and the menu's are very intuitive. The graphics blow you mind away (especially when your xbox 360 is hooked up using HD cables!). The customization I think could have been more in depth but honestly rally cars shouldn't really be customized. Some of the physics on the Rally raid T4 Trucks aren't totally correct but the rally car physics are very realistic. One thing I noticed was the rumble feed back which I thought was just great. My favorite car would have to be the freight liner hill climb truck. I thought the damage was extremely realistic. I think that DiRT really gets you hooked and you really can get enough DiRT! I also like how your vehicle gets progressively DiRTY!
Just Shy Of Greatness...But Well Worth It.
Dirt contains just about everything a serious rally race enthusiast could ever want. The graphics are top notch, game sounds are spot-on, controls are easy to pickup and play, and the replay value is high. However, there are a few items that need to be mentioned...things that , if fixed, would have made Dirt a perfect 10. First, the physics are not exact — meaning that several vehicles have performed sliding and/or rolling actions (even the rare time at slower speeds) that are not consistent with what one would expect to have happened in reality. Imagine yourself on lap three of a very close race only to fall out of first place and lose the race due to your vehicle falling over or sliding off of a turn that you have been through at higher speeds and/or numerous times prior with no issues. Frustrating at best. Vehicle modification, other than new pre-patterned paint schemes or pre-determined mechanical modifications, would have been nice. Forza increased its depth 1,000-fold by adding not only the personalized paint schemes, but also with the parts upgrade/modification feature. Many of the races do not even have opponents...you race against times that are determined by the game. There were many times that I was in third (or higher) place, only to pull into the lead by the end of the stage or entire race. Not once did I see my opponents...not realistic in my eyes, and not exactly respectable on a system as powerful as the XBOX360 (fully capable of such displays — take a look at Forza or just about any other race title). Finally, I have raced through about 1/3 of the entire offerings to see many of the same tracks several times (some in reverse), just in differing weather conditions. A greater variety would be nice. With that said, Dirt is truly an excellent game that falls just shy of greatness due to a few minor flaws. Buy this game because you love rally racing, love this game for all that is right, and forgive the developers for its flaws. Dirt Gets a 9 out of 10 (1 = worst, 10 = best).
Got this game a couple months ago and been slowing playing it. Its a really fun game and has many options the graphics are good and the game play is smooth. another issue i had with the game is that the comp. players need to be more challenging and more aggresive when your racing. When you crash the graphics are great i love that feature when racing. It also seem that at the last minute someone said put some trucks and buggies in the game not saying it was bad just could have been better. i thought it could have used a couple interesting tracks into the game and maybe the chance to change horsepower options and car designs. the track graphics could had some more work put into it but other from that it a good rally racing game. 8.75 out of 10!!!
DiRT has a '1-up' on rallisport with all the added race types, but I understand what you mean about the handling. it's only the demo, who knows if they will clean it up for the full verzion. but from what I've read about and experienced on the demo was enough to make me put $60 on the counter