This Game Claims the most Rally ever, but I checked and Dirt 1 has more, but still the stages were pretty good. I liked the way you could skip disciplines, The Gymkhanna stages are not that appealing to me, I never saw the popular appeal to drifting games. The VIP pass is annoying, but there was also a registration issue with Dirt 2 that made it unable to play if you rented it. I had to buy both Games brand new to get full feature. Also up until a couple days ago, with PSN store being down, you couldn't even use the vip pass code even if you had one. Now that it works, online is ok, you can vote as to which tracks and disciplines you want to race with, not just the leader decides. However the amount of players is small, but I think that is just because, its only been a couple days since any of us could go online due the stupid VIP pass code.
gamers (70%) found this review helpful
Why are people giving this game a 1? The VIP pass isn't really a big deal. The ONLY thing that isn't accessible without a VIP pass is online play and a FEW cars. I'm having a blast with this game. I've played Dirt 2, and more importantly, many of the other racing titles out right now. If you like racing, you will LOVE Dirt 3. The graphics are great, the gameplay is smooth and fun, and I enjoyed the commentary. In comparison to Dirt 2, Dirt 3 is much better. Don't expect this game to be a simulator, because it's not. You pick from a select number of cars that can be unlocked, and race. There are many different categories of racing: Rally, Rally Cross, Head-2-Head, Trailblazer and the Gymkhana races. Gymkhana races are basically stunt runs. Donuts, spins, jumps, crashing into things, that sort of thing.
Dirt 3 is a very fun game, and the lack of a VIP pass isn't enough to give this game a 1/10. It would be nice to receive a VIP pass with the rental, but it's not going to happen. If you like racing, put this game in your GameQ, you won't regret it.
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Dirt 3 is a good rally race game. I just can't get myself to play most racing games and this one bored me in a short time. If you love rally racking this is probably a good rent or buy....I just didn't enjoy it.
1) graphics are pretty good
2) ability to tune assists and car handling was nice
1) The "world tour" system is slow paced with lots of commentary.
2) It is just another standard racing game...nothing new here.