Dirt 2 is a rally racing game where players control a rally car with the aim of completing the objective; it was first released in 2009 for a wide range of platforms. It has a variety of developers and publishers with Codemasters being the central developer for most versions of the game. Dirt 2 was released for the PlayStation 3, PSP, Xbox 360, Windows and Mac PC, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS.
This was the seventh game in the Colin McRae Rally series and while the game is called Dirt 2 in America, it was released globally as Colin McRae: Dirt 2.
Players have a variety of modes available to them with a World Tour mode acting as the main campaign; it sends players to different locations around the world and features different types of races that need to be completed.
There are a variety of gamemodes to select from including World Tour, Multiplayer and other single player modes; the five race types can be played offline and are each focused around different objectives. Three special variants of these modes exist which feature new rules and objectives, these modes are available for both online and offline play.
Several multiplayer modes can be played online though dedicated servers and can also be played locally with local co-op; players are able to race in a competitive ranked mode and also a casual unranked mode.
Players are now able to customize their vehicles to suit specific race types; this is limited to certain vehicles and a large number of new cars are featured in the game. There are also a range of new locations and tracks for races to take place on.
World Tour – Travel around the world and complete races on every continent
5 race types – Compete in a range of racing disciplines
3 special variants – Play in special variant modes online and offline
Local co-op – Race against other players in local PvP matches
Online multiplayer – Go online with the different race types to compete in casual and ranked races
- Good difficulty levels for all skill levels
- Career mode is a good length
- Amazing audio
Players didn't like
- Not all versions feature split-screen multiplayer
- The Nintendo Wii version is weak
Recommended Specifications: Enhanced for DirectX 11
- OS:Microsoft Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
- Processor': Intel Core i7 or AMD Phenom II
- Memory: 3GB
- HD Space: 10GB
- Video Card: ATi Radeon HD 5700 Series
- OS: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
- Processor: Intel Pentium D 3.0Ghz
AMD Athlon 64 X2
- Memory: 1GB (2Gb for Windows Vista)
- HD Space: 10GB
- Video Card: ATI Radeon X1500 / NVIDIA GeForce 6800
This game is also known as:
- Colin McRae: Dirt 2 in Europe
- Colin McRae Dirt 2 in Japan / Australia