Dirt Rally is a racing game focused on rallying and rallycross. Players compete in timed stage events on tarmac and off-road terrain in varying weather conditions. On release, the game featured 17 cars, 36 stages from three real world locations - Monte Carlo, Powys and Argolis - and asynchronous multiplayer. Stages range from 4 to 16 km. Subsequent updates added three more locations in the form of Baumholder, Jämsä and Värmland, as well as rallycross and player versus player multiplayer modes. Codemasters announced a partnership with the FIA World Rallycross Championship in July 2015, leading to the inclusion of the Lydden Hill Race Circuit (England), Lånkebanen (Norway), and Höljesbanan (Sweden) to the game.
Dirt Rally features a large number of vehicles in a wide variety of classes, and 16 manufacturers. It contains cars from the 1960s, 70s, 80s, Group B, Group A, Group R, 2000s and 2010s modern rally, rallycross and Pikes Peak, with cars having up to 10 liveries, as well as the lineup of the 2015 season.
To recreate authentic car sounds, the developers recorded nearly fifty real world rally cars by placing up to ten microphones in each car's engine bay, at the intake, above the exhaust, and inside the cabin. The audio mix depends on the player's camera location, and also the surrounding environment due to modelling of reverb on each stage. The audio team also captured details such as gravel kick-up, waste-gate chatter, and the whine of straight-cut transmissions. They primarily recorded on-track rather than on a dyno in order to capture off-throttle deceleration.
GameStar gave the game 90% and said "Dirt Rally is the best rally simulation at the moment and one of the best racing games of all time. Beginners will find it to be quite difficult". GamesTM celebrated the change of direction, saying "this is the best thing the 'Dirt' name has ever been associated with and rallying enthusiasts are sure to be relieved that the obsession with the kind of American slang that was only partially hip in the 90s has been overcome and removed". Play magazine said that "it doesn't patronise with gimmicky mechanics, nor is it a dry, joyless simulation". GameSpot praised the physics model, graphics, and the range of cars, but said that the "Hill Climb and Rallycross modes feel half-baked". Italian version of Eurogamer agreed too: "All we can hope for is new content - more cars and tracks".
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The Dirt series fell into freefall after shedding the Colin McRae name, padding its content with "cool" dialog, x-game events, fireworks and pomp. It was time to reset. With no buildup, no fuss, Codemasters announced and released Dirt Rally into early access in May, calling it "a pure expression of rally".
Each rally is built up with stages, each stage a roughly four to ten minute long point-to-point time trial. The fastest overall time when all the stages are complete wins. Car degradation from each stage is persistent, with you having to allocate time for repairs between stages. It means a trade off between going balls-to-the wall fast and easing off to get your car through in one piece, After all, deciding on whether to repair your engine or making sure you can see through your windscreen is a tough call.
DiRT Rally, then, has a bold title. It's a statement. It's explicitly a rally game. Not a Gymkhana game, not a trucks game, not a "hooning" game. A rally game where everyone takes it seriously, and in this it succeeds. Unfortunately, though, in physics and handling detail, it falls a little flat. The lack of any sort of precarious feel when flying over ice and mud is an absolute shame, and the amount of forced assistance is a disappointment. Anyone waiting for a new Richard Burns will need to carry on waiting. If you're after a successor to the old Colin McRae games or RalliSport Challenge though, DiRT Rally is a strong offering.
The DiRT Rally 2.0 World Series follows the success of the first season alongside the incredibly entertaining World RX Esports Series which attracted over 1.24 million live views. Once again, the World Series will have separate championships for rally and rallycross, each with its own $10,000 prize pool.
The DiRT Rally World Series has been divided into three qualifying stages, each consisting of three events. The fastest time on each event from each platform will earn a place in the Qualifying Final. In rally these winners will be joined the three fastest runners up, based cumulative times and in rallycross it will be the two fastest cumulative runners up. The top two in each Qualifying Final will earn a place in the Semi Final before the live Final at Autosport International in January 2021.
Dirt Rally is more than just the best Codemasters rally game to date; it\u2019s arguably the best racing game Codemasters has produced in at least a decade. Perhaps ever. It\u2019s certainly the best crack at a hard-core rally game since 2004\u2019s heavily-worshiped Richard Burns Rally from Warthog Games. It\u2019s brilliant.
Dirt Rally sheds the showmanship of past instalments and shifts the series back to pure, unforgiving rallying. There\u2019s no rewind ability and no quarter given by the game\u2019s opponents. Dirt Rally doesn\u2019t care if you\u2019re too slow. It\u2019s not going to give you a pat on the bum and a free ride to first place if you can\u2019t keep up. To rule Dirt Rally you need to be fast, you need to be focused, and you need to be fearless.
When I began playing Dirt Rally I simply wasn\u2019t quick enough. I was overly cautious and still coming to grips with the handling. I was losing time on every sector. At best I was scraping into top four finishes. At worst I was spearing off stages and suffering huge time penalties that sent me plummeting down the timesheets. The steep learning curve may prove frustrating for some players; the deliberate lack of Codemasters\u2019 signature \u2018Flashback\u2019 crutch is an important way of punishing mistakes and placing realistic pressure on players but the lack of any meaningful tutorials or rally school may alienate less-experienced users.
There\u2019s a great deal of variety in the rally locations, ranging from the huge jumps and high speed gravel straights of Finland (easily my favourite location) to the incredibly rough gravel farm tracks of Greece, and from the lush, green countryside of Germany to the icy roads of Sweden, with its stages carved through snow drifts. Dirt Rally\u2019s treatment of snow in particular is excellent; rather than bouncing off it like a solid wall cars will plough through chunks of it as they graze the banks, sending plumes of white powder into the air.
In addition to the rally locations there\u2019s also Colorado\u2019s famous Pikes Peak hillclimb course, plus several dedicated RallyX tracks (which provide the game with head-to-head multiplayer). I\u2019ve had a huge amount of fun with the RallyX courses; I really enjoy the format and the strategy involved with deciding when to take the compulsory \u2018Joker Lap\u2019 (the circuits all contain one slightly longer detour that all drivers must take once during the race). The racing is entertainingly aggressive and the AI tenacious.
The premiere rally-car racing game is back with DiRT Rally 2.0 and promises to be bigger, more exciting, and with improved graphics! Hop into the driver seat of the most powerful off-road vehicles known to man and race for the gold. There will be eight official rally circuits to test your grit on as you try to become the greatest driver alive. Race in Argentina, the USA, Spain, Poland, and many more! In order to get the green light for your PC to play DiRT Rally 2.0, you'll need to be packing at least a GeForce GTX 650Ti or Radeon HD 7750. In addition to that, your CPU better be at least a Core i3-2130 or AMD FX-4300. 041b061a72