Thursday, September 3

Dirt 2 Review

Dirt 2 is prettier than its predecessor, has more varied tracks and a functional multiplayer offering. What it doesn’t have is a focus on pure time-trial rally races, which is really what I expect from a rally game. The other disciplines are fun to dabble in, but I’m old school and want a bit more tradition from a racing game. Dirt 2 is a solid racing game with some really fun events and a slick menu system, but it could use a little less of the arcade action and a bit more of the sim. I think the vast majority of racing fans are going to love what Dirt 2 has to offer, but there will be a few who long for the days when a hill climb was considered the ultimate racing experience.

IGN Ratings for Dirt 2 (X360)

Rating Description
out of 10
9.0 Presentation
The interface is hot and nearly as impressive as the original Dirt.
9.0 Graphics
Beautiful scenery, some good-looking cars and full damage modeling. The framerate is almost always perfect.
7.5 Sound
The cars sound just fine, but the music is average and the other drivers offer repetitive and boring quips during races.
8.5 Gameplay
A solid racing game, but the trucks and buggy racing get a bit too much attention.
8.0 Lasting Appeal
The career mode is pretty short and can be beaten within 10 hours, though it will take longer to place first in all 100 events. Multiplayer is good fun.
(out of 10 / not an average)



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