Summary: DiRT Rally maybe very inaccessible to many because of its deep rally car mechanics. However, critics are saying that those who commit to the game are in for a fantastic time with gorgeous aesthetics and visuals. But again this should be for fans of rally car racing already
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Dirt Rally is the first racing game I have really enjoyed since Forza Horizon 2 which was about 18 months ago, the game is well polished and has a variety of customisation options. The progress in the campaign can be slow to start with. The game hasn't lost my attention or focus and I just keep returning to it. This entry to the franchise has shown what Codemasters are capable of and we can't wait to see their next game.
The best thing about Dirt Rally, really, is that it strips away all the unnecessary hipness and attitude from the previous titles, and steps out from the shadow of the Colin McRae games that it evolved from.
DIRT Rally geht den richtigen Schritt zurück zur ordentlichen Rally Simulation und überzeugt mit einer ordentlichen Fahrzeugauswahl und dem Rally-Feeling was man seit der Colin McRae Rally Serie vermisst hat. Die Schwierigkeitsgrad dürfte zwar einigen Einsteigern Probleme bereiten und auch die Strecken-Vielfalt könnte etwas ausgiebiger sein, aber ansonsten macht DIRT Rally eigentlich alles richtig und wird vor allem Rally Fans begeistern können.
Review in German | Read full review
It's been a long wait, but with the spirit of the late great Colin McRae, DiRT Rally is back and is a triumph in every sense of the word.
DiRT Rally could be viewed as the Dark Souls of the racing genre; imposing to rookies, challenging, and realistic, yet absolutely gripping and full of reward! It'll initially scare some gamers, but once a comfort zone has been found - not least with the help of near endless options to aid, or challenge, the player - the game can satisfy most. A true representation of rallying, something that has not been achieved in gaming for far too long! It has some minuscule issues (once you see the PS2-age crowd models, you cannot un-see them) but, when it comes to the likes of Rally, Motorcross and Hillclimb motorsports, DiRT Rally really is the king of the road less travelled!
Stunning visuals, professional audio design and lots of challenges has made DiRT Rally one of the best Rally simulators ever.
Review in Persian | Read full review
DiRT Rally carefully simulates the endurance of rally and offers a brutal driving experience that builds satisfaction through vehicle and track mastery.
Dirt Rally is a good simulation that features a soli8d set of core mechanics and a lot of variety when it comes to both the tracks and the vehicles, clearly targeted at the kinds of players who already love the sport and its unique challenges.
DiRT Rally is an excellent game that has a fairly high barrier of entry due to its uncompromising control scheme and challenging style of play. Some better race training could have really helped to offset this difficulty, and is one of the few areas where this title missed a golden opportunity for its players. The end result is a game that can be difficult to get the hang of, but also provides a great sense of accomplishment than most racing titles once you do learn how to race the way it wants you to.