DiRT 4 is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

Andy Kelly
Top Critic
70 / 100
Jun 8, 2017

An accessible, customisable off-road racer let down by a half-hearted career mode.

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IGN
Top Critic
9.2 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2017

Accessible yet tough and grimy yet gorgeous, Dirt 4 sets a new standard in rally racing – and its well-considered career mode and endless stages inject it with tremendous stamina. Absolutely stonking brilliant.

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No Recommendation
Jun 6, 2017

Dirt 4 is an authentic and innovative off-road racer, though it lacks the focus and finesse of its exceptional predecessor.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
7 / 10
Jun 6, 2017

A solid rally racer, but also a worryingly indecisive one whose attempts to please everyone leads to an unfocused game that's lacking in character.

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Jun 6, 2017

Worth buying for its superb rally sim alone. But the returning racing modes are bland, frustrating and unsatisfying.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2017

Although I almost exclusively had my fun with the rally part of Dirt 4, the game is a loaded package that fills in a lot of Dirt Rally's blanks

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Polygon
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Jun 9, 2017

I've never been more charmed by a racing video game and I could not recommend any other more than Dirt 4, to anyone of any ability. Dirt 4 is a joy.

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9 / 10
Jun 6, 2017

Dirt 4 is a grounded and thrilling racing experience with customisable difficulty options that should appeal to newcomers and veterans alike.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 9, 2017

With better care given to the other modes and maybe some concrete rally tracks, this could have been the definitive rally racing game. As it stands, though, DiRT 4 is a hardcore simulation with limited appeal beyond a specific audience. Those fans will absolutely love this game, but any newcomers should try to cut their teeth somewhere else.

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92 / 100
Jun 6, 2017

The first Colin McRae Rally was released almost twenty years ago, but DiRT 4 shows that Codemasters is still the best company in the genre of rally games.

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8 / 10
Jun 6, 2017

In the end, Dirt Rally was just a glimpse of what was yet to come, with Dirt 4 bringing this long running series back with not just rallying, but more full-on wheel to wheel action alongside it. In going for a more focused style of game and a more demure attitude, it's lost some of Dirt 3's hyperactivity and fun, but with a limitless supply of new stages to send you car hurtling along, Dirt 4 is a rallying game for the ages.

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Forbes
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2017

If you have been a fan of the Dirt series prior to this release, you'll be happy with this game. If you're new to the series but have played other racing games, you'll likely find some things you like and others you don't. However, it's hard to imagine any gamer with a taste for racing titles finding major fault with Dirt 4.

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Unscored
Jun 6, 2017

Put off by DiRT Rally because it was too hard? This is the game for you. (Fans of DiRT Rally will also have fun.)

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8.1 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2017

The innovative and tight simulation of the latest DiRT: Rally renews the traditional and relaxed arcade mood of the long-established DiRT series in a game that successfully blends the two approaches. DiRT 4 is no revolution, just an excellent recap.

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8 / 10
Jun 6, 2017

A great game although not a risky one. DiRT 4 makes everything right but its offer is not as width as we were expecting.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2017

From the comprehensive career mode to the fun of Rallycross and Joyride, Dirt 4 is one of Codemasters' best. And it's the best rally game by quite some distance.

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Jun 21, 2017

Dirt 4 is a terrific game, and if you never played last year's release you'll likely be blown away. I just wish there was some kind of defining feature that made Dirt 4 leap ahead of last year's game.

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GameMAG
KuP9l
Top Critic
8 / 10
Oct 17, 2017

Despite fan fears, DiRT is still the best rally simulator on the market. The game in particular will appeal to those who waited for the continuation of the main series. We hope that project will be able to expand its userbase and in the future developers will please us with new licenses and really beautiful graphics.

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M3
Top Critic
7 / 10
Jun 12, 2017

Dirt Rally was easily the best rally game we had in years, but sadly Dirt 4 is a bit of a let down. The graphics may be stunningly beautiful, but the gameplay isn't nearly as fun as in Dirt Rally. A good rally game, but far from perfect.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2017

There is a lot to see and do in DiRT 4, and it is all well-designed. I feel like the career mode has a little too much micromanagement for my tastes, but I appreciate the additions. For fans of classic rally games this is by far the best it has been in years. DiRT Rally left me feeling a little empty with its focus on simulation style, but DiRT 4 strikes a nice balance between being accessible to anyone, but deep enough for hardcore fans.

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