Dirt 2 is a good game by far not the greatest i have ever seen but still good. The controls are straight forward the triggers are gas and break but for people new to the genere are going to have a little problem trying to activate the flashback feature of the game, its also tempermental on the steering for some of the cars. The graphics are awesome and unlike the first one its more interactive and when i mean inter active the other drivers actually talk to you during the races and you can upgrade your car to make it better, the customization of the cars allows you to make each car your own with unlockable nic-nacs and sponser decals. The leveling system is actually interesting to get better races to earn more money is actually pretty cool but the throwdown races are some what unnecssary especially against Ken Block. The collision detection is phenominal, possibly the best i have seen since forza motor sports 2. All in all the game is good and you are able to sit down and start playing it right away. Out of a 5 point rating system BDubb8 gives it 4 rolling cars out of 5.
I have to say that i hated the first Dirt, maybe i didnt give it a chance so i tried dirt 2. I must say this game is a lot of fun. It does take a few races to get the hang of the car physics but once you get it you will really enjoy playing this game. There is not a whole lot of car customization which was a bummer, you can only change the decals and liveries, and you cannot even adjust the colors since they are all preset. The graphics are very good and the tracks look wonderful in HD. Crashes are common and you will roll your rides several times. Damage can be set to visual only which is good for the arcade racer who wants to be super aggressive (Me). If you are a racing fan give it a shot, the sights and sounds of a rally race are all there along with a good soundtrack and pro cameos.