Unlike a lot of people, we didn't have a problem with the X-Games festival presentation style of DiRT 2. If anything, the deliberate distancing of DiRT 3 from that showy sheen was the reason the last game didn't get a 10 at review – it was just too po-faced and gloomy despite its obvious quality. Suffice to say, DiRT Showdown does not have that problem. And as we sit here pushing cars out of a giant sumo ring, watching 'Crashback' replays and drifting into piles of tyres, it's always clear what kind of game Showdown's trying to be. A fun game.