DiRT: Showdown is the eagerly awaited arcade spin-off instalment in the renowned DiRT video game series, both developed and published by Codemasters. Showdown is an expansion on the rally racing action of the previous game DiRT 3, which was released in 2011, and boasts three brand spanking new modes dedicated to the wilder side of off-road driving.
This game showcases a world tour of motorised mayhem, guaranteed to get adrenaline pumping through your veins as you race round each course hell-bent on destruction and manic racing. Participate in spectacular derby themed events based in well known cities around the world (including Tokyo, London, Miami, etc.), crashing and smashing your way through each course. Leave your competition in the dust as you speed through each championship to culminate in the ultimate ‘Showdown’ finale; these Showdowns are held in energised festival atmospheres, complete with pyrotechnics, lasers, and more.
Showdown introduces one of DiRT’s most innovative and social concepts to date: RaceNet. RaceNet is an online universal hub that keeps track of your best times, scores, wins, and earned experience points, which all add up to earn and achieve great rewards. For example, a community event that challenged players to spend a certain amount of fuel within a time limit offered the rewards of liveries and cars. Alongside this, players will also be able to issue Showdown Challenges and take part in a variety of multiplayer modes (Smash & Grab, Head to Head matches, etc.) so others can pit themselves against their friends and compete to prove who is ultimately the best.
As the game is powered by the EGO Game Technology Platform, players can expect an incredibly high standard of graphical performance, allowing each crash, explosion, and more to be enacted in exquisitely high detail. Immerse yourself within the world of DiRT: Showdown with the help of this platform, as every race will unfold before your eyes with breathtaking, phenomenal graphics and visuals, giving you the racing thrill that you really desire. To add to this excitement, Showdown also incorporates a ‘Crashback’ cam, so that whenever a crash of great magnitude occurs, players will be able to view the carnage from several angles with flashback-styled kill cams.
DiRT: Showdown is the epitome of stylised motorised mayhem, boasting social gameplay and adrenaline-fuelled driving delirium. Take part in freestyle stunt parks, demolition derby events, and even more that has all been jam-packed into this awesome race car rally game. (Cat Emerson)
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It's my first Xbox 360 order. My son's favorit - non kinect - game, he loves cars. :) Good graphics, easy to control, plenty of game modes, very fun to play. After a time can get repetitive.
How do all, Well I couldn't resist giving this game a go. I was a missive fan of all the previous Dirt games so thought why not. I'm not disappointed at all, it doesn't have the variety of Dirt 3 but you still get the Gymkhana levels, the demolition derby style events are a good laugh as well. I'm not really one for online gaming so I haven't given this a go but all in all a good game to put you on until Dirt 4 arrives.
Dirt: Showdown is a good game but it seems no one plays online anymore or it might just be my internet.
Dirt: Showdown has great graphics and beautiful game play and an excellent multi-player. Dirt Showdown is an excellent racing game to procure without delay.
For the money, Dirt: Showdown is an OK game. Sadly there's not much to the game though, with only about 3 locations with about 2 versions of the track. Cars are not recognisable except for a Fiesta and Impreza, and in general it's a game to play when you have just 30 minutes or so spare. If you're used to Dirt 3, or a GTA style game, you will be quickly bored with this, but for the money, it's worth a play!
Dirt: Showdown is a great car arcade game with a huge variety of cars and game modes (racing, drifting, knock-out each other, 8 shaped tracks etc.). It has nice graphics. It's sometimes difficult to adapt to a new game mode, but it's getting more and more fun after the first 15 minutes.
Seriously Dirt showdown doesn't match up to the original title! In my opinion this should be an arcade game that you can buy really cheap. Even though I bought it for a low price, I wasn't happy because I only enjoyed several races and achievements. The game is still awesome in multiplayer and you should buy it only because of the multiplayer!
Dirt: Showdown is a good game. It's not great but good. The drifting can be frustrating, but then I find that with all games with drifting in.
Dirt: Showdown is not a bad game, but tends to get a bit annoying as it will always prompt you to go online. It feels like a cut down version of Dirt 4 without the tracks. I had issues trying to join up to Racenet with the code provided and gave up. Apart from the lack of tracks and annoying online prompting, the graphics are good and the price is right.