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.

What's New

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

Players liked

  • 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

Hardware Info

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

Minimum Specifications:

  • 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

Forum Posts


DiRT 2 01/03 PC patch released

Improved graphics and performance, many bug fixes noted

Mar 02, 2010, by Sean Ridgeley | 0 comments
The most pirated video games of 2009

Console and PC statistics are in

Dec 27, 2009, by Sean Ridgeley | 10 comments
DiRT 2 PC demo released

And DirectX11 ready

Dec 01, 2009, by Sean Ridgeley | 8 comments
ATI CrossFireX DiRT 2 hotfix released

Multiple-GPU support busted, now fixed

Nov 27, 2009, by Sean Ridgeley | 2 comments
DiRT 2 PC trailer shows off DirectX11 features

Comparison video tells you what to expect

Oct 22, 2009, by Sean Ridgeley | 5 comments
Colin McRae: DiRT 2 out with new dirty rally video

Riding dirty in launch trailer

Sep 08, 2009, by Kevin Spiess | 1 comment

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Aug 20, 11 10:15am
Great all round. Handling was spot on, gorgeous graphics and stages, loads of races, good multiplayer. Bit Americanised. Got the Platinum. DiRT2
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a very fun game. the best offroad racing game in my opinion DiRT2
Feb 10, 10 3:01pm
4/5 DiRT2
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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Dec 4, 2009 (PC)
    • Sep 8, 2009 (PS3)
  • Japan: Nov 5, 2009
  • Europe:
    • Sep 25, 2009 (Wii)
    • Sep 11, 2009 (PS3)
  • Australia:
    • Sep 19, 2009 (Wii)
    • Sep 18, 2009 (PS3)
    • Sep 17, 2009 (XBOX360)
    • September 2009 (DS)
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