posted by RegissReg (SAINT PETERSBURG, FL) Sep 17, 2009
Member since Feb 2007
gamers (88%) found this review helpful
I really like this game. The carrer mode is good lets you experience the different off-road & rally vehicles + tracks which I highly advise before going online. Sound and Graphics are great, I love seeing car damage which seems to be missing on alot of racing games today. Controls are top notch but be warned, Dont go full speed around corners when driving Buggies and some trophies trucks you will spin out or crash, my advice tap the gas.
The online to me is the best part of the game. I cant remember the last time I had so much fun racing online. The reason for me is that it connects you to a race right away. There is no lobby, similar to Call of Duty, no custom matches. You can be the best racer but can easily come in last if you get bumped or taken out by another racer, which makes the playing field pretty much even.
The only bad thing about Dirt 2 is the loading times between races. I use this time for bathroom breaksand for that I cant give it a full 10 rating but if you are a racing fan Get this game you wont be dissapointed.
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
Overall, this is a great game. If you are in the mood for a little "hargy bargy" racing, DiRT 2 delivers. As long as you can understand and have the mindset this is an offroad racing game, and not a pure rally game, you will not be disappointed. There is plenty of challenge and a lot more difficulty available than most gamers will be able to handle. Also , there is A LOT of multiplayer fun, which can be controllable with a good room of racers.
First, the graphics on this game look great. Playing on a 42" 1080p TV, the 30fps frame rate is consistent, along with great visual dynamic colour and brightness range. This is one of the few games that I actually will play the replay post-race as it feels like a reward watching a winning accomplishment!
Also, the feel of the cars is great. Coming from an avid Forza player and rallyXer, the dirt surfaces are rewarding for their variety, and the fact you need to use finesse, instead of full throttle all-the-time action, to REALLY do well. Finally stringing a set of corners together and getting the lines to a multi-surface rallyX tracks is a reward in itself, and great for persistent drivers.
For single player, there is a great variety of race types, and if you prefer a specific race type (I prefer rallyX/circuits), you can pretty much make your way through a lot of the game, initially while only driving what you like. As long as you like the initial car offerings, you can stick to a car you like through out your career (I like that), and it keeps being upgraded (different "kits" and it gets "faster"). To that point, I am still using the 07 No Fear STi, and winning races on "Extreme".
Multiplayer takes some patience, but is very rewarding with some patience. Initially there is bumping and banging, and you will lose races to "squids", but people quickly learn clean and fast is the way to go. Ranked and unranked races are great, especially with the built in party system!
Overall, a great game that is easy to pick up and play!
Very good game. It is the first game that has had my attention for a while and that I actully look forward to playing... and have been for hours at a time.
I played for a while when I first got it and then came back to it and have been having fun online and doing the time trials and trying to see how I stack up against the rest of the world. I enjoy putting up a faster ghost and trying to keep up with him.
Again I was about to send it back after a few weeks but now it may be on my buy it list, the gameplay is really good and the tracks are really good.
Try it you'll like it.