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.
The game plays good. Compared to earlier releases, this one is more arcade, the controls are going more easy and the win factor is nitrous. Only thing I liked is Gymkhana sessions and the BIG DERBY. 80% recommended. If you don't like racing simulators then I don't recommend this to you, only if in case you like derby stuff then you can get it.
If you do not know Dirt Showdown yet and you think that this is a rallye game, turn around right away. It is all except that. It has 8 ball races, demo derby, gymkhana and few more standard races. You can buy some cars as you progress, however this has almost no impact since you can boost them all to almost the same point. So the worst car can be upgraded to compete against the best. Each of them has few paint jobs (around 6-8) and this is all. As stated above, there are few modes, divided in 4 championships. However, each of them are relatively similar. The mode I have prefered is the demo derby which is nice since there is none existing that I know of. For the rest, bleh...
If you ever wanted to play a game where you could do what ken block does, then this game is the one for you. It has all the drifting, donut-spinning, action of a Ken Block video plus demolition derbies, wrecking races and stunt courses. The game is chaotic in that there is non-stop action going on with timers pressing you to go as fast as you can. The graphics are nice, the gameplay is solid and I did not encounter any bugs or glitches. The multiplayer is surprising fun as well with a good number of event types to compete with other people in.
Not a bad little crash up demo derby/racer, it has all the things a game needs, multiplayer, challenges, career mode, 60fps, but in the end it really made me want Wreckfest to be finished sooner.
Forget about realistic driving. Forget about simulator game. Be prepared for... showdown! I like the idea of spin-off games, which change so many things that it could have totally different title, but sometimes these aren't good. How is Dirt Showdown? Well, it's hard. I mean, it's fun for really short time. It's very easy and quickly gets boring. Sure, it's flashy, commentator is trying to be fun (but after few times you will notice it saying SAME THING ALL OVER AGAIN) and have few interesting modes, but that's all. If you are lover of racing games then maybe you would want to play it, just be prepared for something different, and sadly not better.
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