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GF Rating
6.2

324 ratings

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GF Rating
7

Good

good smash em up

posted by chuck74 (SAN DIEGO, CA) Jul 8, 2012

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Member since Dec 2009

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Overview
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This is in no way a racing game (skip it if you are looking for actual racing). This is more or less destruction derby no matter which mode is picked (there are several modes that are variants of crash based game play).

Now this doesn't mean the game isn't good. It is actually pretty fun and could be great fun with friends. One of the downsides is you can't play online without a pass. I really wish they'd at least give you a trial (I would have considered a purchase if I could have tried it out and liked it).

Pros
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1) great crashing fun
2) pretty slick presentation/good graphics

Cons
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1) gets repetitive (which is why you need to play with friends)
2) needs online pass to even try multiplayer

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GF Rating
7

Good

Decent throwaway fun

posted by Ichiban (SAN JOSE, CA) Aug 7, 2012

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Member since Apr 2006

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Looking for an easy to digest racing game for the summer? This is a good option. Nothing great about it, but nothing terrible either. Certainly better than the similar Ridge Racer Unbounded. Main issue (for me - not fussed about multiplayer, which needs an online pass), was the difficulty balance. Straight races are relatively easy, even at the highest level, though even the slightest crash near the end will still have all other cars fly past you, no matter how well you raced up to that point. The other questionable part is some of the non racing levels (notably the run for the hills, avoiding destruction level) are down to blind luck.

Wouldn't buy it, but fun for a week or so rental.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Dirt Showdown Review

posted by The_Man_TLC (NEW DURHAM, NH) Jun 27, 2012

Member since Oct 2011

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This is one of the better games by dirt is my feelings there is no story mode it is a sit down and smash other players type of game this I feel is a great buy and definetly worth the rent. Great game top play with others as well it has a split screen so 2 can play at the same time. The controlls are easy enough to remember and the music isn't to bad to jam to. If you get a chance to play I would suggest it for you.. Happy Gaming.

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