DiRT Showdown

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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.

###Key Features

  • 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

Customer reviews


Wreck them

FrozenFireCZ | Aug. 24, 2014 | See all FrozenFireCZ's reviews »

First of all, I think the biggest mistake was to put the name "Dirt" in this game. There's nothing that can be related to what made Dirt games famous among racing fans and this choice left many people disappointed in the Dirt series. We can only hope for a better future for the upcoming Dirt. The TOUR is really, really short. I mean it took me at least twice the time to finish Dirt 2 Tour or Dirt 3 tour. I had no idea they cut so much racing from this game. Not even a 10 Hour long tour, it's a bit embarrassing. While I'm not sure why, I couldn't make a single Challenge but this might be on my end or just bad luck. Servers never were available. Also, after finishing a race if I decided to press "Send Challenge" the game would crash on me. A bit of search in the Steam Community and I can see there were more people with the same issue. Another less good point is about the commentator which is really, really bad. The choice of words are bad, the vocabulary is very limited and the jokes are, well, they are no jokes at all.

However, I still managed to find good things too. The selection of cars are good enough to keep you happy, experimenting several cars while upgrading some of them. The game can look, really, really good. Believe it or not, but I remember when 4K TV's were released on the Market, this game was one of the games for them to show "pretty visuals" on their TV's while having a powerful PC hooked up. You can see this specially when playing at night, in Tokyo which is simply mesmerizing. The lights, the wet floor and the drift really made the game shine during these particular races.

So why did I recommend this game?

If you can find it for the right price -and never pay full price for it- Dirt showdown is a small but safe bet. Again, I recommend playing this game if you get it for a very kind, cheap price. The game is no more than a snack to eat between meals but while it may satisfy you, it will not last longer if you are chasing to fix your racing needs. Here's hoping for a better Dirt in the future more focused on pure Rally events and races.


Fun, varied racing.

digiconner | Aug. 11, 2014 | See all digiconner's reviews »

This is a pretty fun racing game with a variety of game types, which makes it more interesting than standard racing games. There's the normal race type, but theres also demolition derby types - which are very fun - trick rush (where you have to get the most points by performing tricks) and smash and grab (where you have to hold on to loot which other players steal by hitting you), as well as plenty more. You can also free drive around different areas.

Overall, this is a good game, and a fun racing game that deviates from the norm.


Dirt goes arcade

darkyhbk | June 19, 2014 | See all darkyhbk's reviews »

DiRT 2 is probably one of the best offroad simulators of all times, yet Showdown goes arcade in an attempt to please another section of gamers. Mostly everything, from the career menus to the races themselves are very Codemasters-like, similar to their previous games. The only different aspect is the control, which is completely arcade. You mostly race unlicensed cars, and a few licensed ones as well, on tracks ranging from forests to downtown areas. These are really diverse, as are the game modes. You get classic races, time attack, destruction derbies, destruction 8-balls and more, so you'll never get bored. The gameplay itself is solid and fun, while the soundtrack, mainly composed of soft rock, is ok, but doesn't really stand out. Overall, it's an enjoyable racing game.


Crazy box of Kittens.

fishey334 | March 5, 2014 | See all fishey334's reviews »

I got this through a competition and it was absolute fun. The only problem is it felt a bit short and repetitive due to most of time it would seem that you either run around in circles for hours on end or attempting to ram the living daylights of other cars. I anticipated their would be a bit more rally or road racing due it being a Dirt game. Though not to sure I would've bought this game due to the time it took to complete it.



Kevduit | Nov. 2, 2013 | See all Kevduit's reviews »

Now this is the kind of game you want to get when you want to relieve some stress! This game features non stop actions and explosions, destruction and mayhem. It's a game that puts you in the driver seat to destroy all of your opponents. Get bored of playing by yourself? Take the battle online to test your skills with the game, and try to become the top player in the game by destroying all the competition. Truly a game worth getting if you love vehicular destruction!