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GameInformer's PS3 DiRT Review: 8, 8.5

Game Informer Review DiRT for PS3:

"Rally racing isn't very popular in America, so don't feel bad if phrases like "Caution...60....crest and left two" sound like gibberish to you at first. But trust me, Dirt will soon convert you to one of the most thrilling forms of video game racing. Rally's twisted courses require your full attention at all times; one false move can doom you to last place in a split second. Dirt definitely gives you plenty to love. The single-player career is long and exhaustive, throwing you a huge variety of vehicles, events, and courses. The control is excellent, although the car physics make you feel like you are turning on a pivot instead of a four-wheeled vehicle, making sliding a little frustrating at times. I also bemoan the lack of multi-car online races (you can only compete solo, then test your times against others). Still, most of this game is as good as it gets. With a few tweaks, the next edition of Dirt could be a classic."

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ace6603613d ago (Edited 3613d ago )

Looks like a good game for racing fans.

achira3613d ago

i think this score is for this great game too low.

anh_duong3613d ago

i downloaded the demo and it wasn't as good as motorstorm but then again the two are very different games so it's horses for courses

Kleptic3613d ago

the game looks great...but I can't stand the way the cars handle...you can stop in about 3 feet...on any surface...the extensions from dirt to tarmac make no difference on the car...it just doesn't feel right...

the production values are high...and its nice that the PS3 version has none of the framerate problems that plagued the other platforms (interestingly this review makes no note of it)...and the damage modeling is about as good as it gets...but the "turning on a pivot" is a great way to describe it...and the extremely "friendly" braking makes it frustratingly hard to manage speed...

I know this tries to be a sim more than an arcade racer...but this game can't touch Motorstorm on gameplay, and from the demo of Sega Rally...it can't touch that either...its a shame about Colin McRae...but the game attempts to be a rally sim, yet fails at the most important part of being a sim...the way the car handles...

razer3613d ago

"the game looks great...but I can't stand the way the cars handle...you can stop in about 3 feet...on any surface...the extensions from dirt to tarmac make no difference on the car...it just doesn't feel right... "

I totally agree!!! I was hoping they would fix this in the PS3 version but it sounds like they didn't..

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