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Race, crash and hoon your way through a world tour of motorised mayhem in DiRT Showdown! Crowd atmosphere, social gameplay and accessibility are all ramped up in this turbo- injected shot of driving delirium. Smash down the accelerator and earn the adulation of frenzied crowds at hyper-energised events at iconic locations. Trick, speed and smash your way to victory, then do it again.
Use boost to blast past your rivals in races, unleash your inner hoonigan in huge freestyle, free-roaming stunt parks and see gaming’s most advanced damage engine pushed to its limits in devastating demolition derby events. DiRT Showdown is also Codemasters’ most connected game ever - split-screen multiplayer, 8 player online racing, on and off-line quick-fire party games, Showdown challenges and YouTube integration all come as standard. Get your ticket for this stunning new world of accessible action-sports racing from the makers of the award-winning DiRT series.
- Experience a new world of full impact, no-holds-barred action sports racing
- Push pedal to metal at iconic locations– Miami to London, San Francisco to Tokyo and more
- Wow the crowds at unsanctioned, hyper-energised events with a festival vibe
- Demolition Derby themed events, powered by racing’s most advanced damage model, deliver the ultimate in organised automotive chaos
- Trade paint and deploy nitros in high-octane race events filled with obstacles and ramps
- Show off your skills in free roaming freestyle arenas primed for automotive tricks and stunts
- Compete against your friends to reach ‘Showdown’ finals across multiple disciplines
- Dive in and drive with accessible, pick-up-and-play controls
- Prove yourself under all conditions – rain, sun, fog, and snow – in the daytime or under the lights at night in front of thousands of cheering fans
- Multiplayer overload – 8 player online races, split-screen gaming and over 10 different event types
- Send Showdown Challenges to your friends so that you can compete against them even when you are not both online.
- Use the integrated ‘Crashback’ camera to capture your most spectacular crashes and upload replays direct to YouTube
This game will be remembered for one thing.....rossa14 | April 17, 2013 | See all rossa14's reviews »
.....And that one thing is the fact that in creating this game, Codemasters may now be able to put less "extreme sports" focus in their main DiRT games from now on.
My first thoughts about this game were that the cars felt a bit slow; you don't really get a good sense of speed or feel that on-track excitement you might expect from games in the series (even in compared to similar modes from the main DiRT games). Maybe that's down to the lack of a cockpit view? Or maybe that's just part of the of the whole smash-em-up style the developers were going for? Either way, it's a game that - after an hour - will make you wonder what more it has to offer you; and that just isn't a good thing if you are expected to put down your hard earned cash.
It's an OK game if you can get it cheap enough, and It's good if you are looking to kill a bit of time..... Just don't expect that amount of time to be big though.
one-trick ponyboris73 | Jan. 4, 2013 | See all boris73's reviews »
First up, lets start with the positives:
It looks pretty nice.
Right, thats the good stuff over with, now the not so positives:
It's just... kinda boring really. After about an hour, I felt I had experienced all there really was in the game, and I was already tired of it. There are endless dull loop track for racing events that lack the challenge that you got from previous dirt games, or you can play some demolition-derby style games, which - lets face it - are essentially smash-em-ups against AI bots, and has that EVER really been very thrilling in the long-run?
Actually the best and most enjoyable aspect of this game I found - and I don't just mean in relation to the rest of the game, I did actually enjoy this mode - was the challenge-based content. This is where I spent most of my play-time in the game. Having to perform jumps or find tokens or drift around certain areas, etc... It was the closest thing I found in the game to being fun, creative and requiring even a modicum of skill. But that said, drifting really is ludicrously easy in this game thanks to the silly physics and arcade handling, so its less of a challenge than it was a fun diversion.
If a single-player car death-match type game appeals to you, then give this game a try... but if you were looking for a driving challenge and the thrill of exciting fast-paced travel along beautiful courses... nope.. not here.
Could be better...Lekes | Dec. 29, 2012 | See all Lekes's reviews »
Departures from the main series games are never good. Is in this case is the same? No, the creators really, put their order to the main series Dirt fans feel at home, just a little different. The game offers us a great atmosphere. Why? Exploding fireworks, great colors, the emotions of people around whom we go, there is nothing, I, I fell into this game really great. For this is a nice solution Demolition derby is really cool and can be great fun with them. In addition to the new things we have here the dirt. He drives great, of course, terribly easy, as befits a series Dirt, but I think the fans like it. It is a pity, that the 3/4 game, the game becomes monotonous (which can be a worry), things start to get bored. Developers need not just at the end we make the usual racing showdown that simply do not fit. I know that many miss this game a wide berth. I, however, started to it and I really liked it. I really recommend it to fans away from the major races in the dirt 3 and briefly caught up in the world of entertainment. My Rating - 7/10
Not a true DiRT titleRaidenHayabusa | Dec. 9, 2012 | See all RaidenHayabusa's reviews »
This game was truly nothing but a disappointment, the graphics are fantastic (as you expect with any Codemasters racing title) but that is the only upside. I found the gameplay to be very uninteresting and boring, the lack of a speedometer I felt really took away from the game.
The "new" game modes were all very dull and there are none that stand out as being even half decent. The game is very frustrating at the best of times, the game itself gets very repetitive rather quickly, the career mode is the worst the series has produced and is just an endless series of crappy events.
If you want to play a pretty looking, car destroying kind of game then I would highly recommend the FlatOut series (although not FlatOut 3 that game is worse than this one!) Wait for DiRT 4 because this game leaves you disappointed on every possible level
Big dissapointmentRaggamuffin | June 21, 2012 | See all Raggamuffin's reviews »
If you're a big fan of DiRT series you'll be very dissapointed. No rally. Only one race with licensed cars. All tracks are from DiRT 2 and 3. Also there's no cockpit view. Why?? They put away all of those things I liked about these racing games. The game is fun, that's true. But if you want good derby or frenetic racing, try Burnout or FlatOut Ultimate Carnage.