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DiRT Showdown (PS3)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the single player gameplay and design are generally positive. The graphics and action also get good reviews. There are some less positive views about the AI and value for money.

multi player, action, graphics, design, single player

value for money, AI

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the DiRT Showdown (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 28 reviews)

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DiRT Showdown Review

 

The DiRT franchise is well known for its authentic recreation of the intense sport of rally racing. But the latest iteration, DiRT Showdown, is more about thrill-a-minute action; it thrives on nasty collisions, crowd-pleasing stunt driving, and a...

The Ugly: “This announcer guy really needs to shut up.”

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DiRT Showdown Review

 

Down and dirty.

Solid destruction derby events; Likewise with the new Gymkhana events; Strong multiplayer, plus RaceNet; Great graphics and polish

Doesn't stand out as an arcade or a hardcore title; Race events and collisions don't mix well here; A lot of lost cars with in-game cash system

Overall, DiRT Showdown is an enjoyable romp through the, well, dirtier side of the franchise. Some of the technical excitement, like nailing a corner with precision and adjusting the car specifications to match the conditions of the road, is lost in...

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Dirt Showdown Review

 

It's got the attitude but does it have the horsepower?

Showdown may look heavy on options from its bombastic menus but ultimately it just feels like a narrow slice of Dirt 3 with some destruction derbies tacked on. There’s a good game in here, but there just isn’t enough of it. It’s perhaps eerily fitting...

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DiRT Showdown Preview

 

Simulation fans, look away. This isn't for you. But fret not, because Codemasters will eventually deliver DiRT 4, which will be a return to authenticity and realism; their new project, Dirt Showdown is a fun, no-holds-barred spinoff. Recently revealed...

The style and atmosphere of the game is designed around the impact concept. Even in straight-up races, you’ll be on courses specifically created to encourage mayhem; tight turns and open spots of the track will just beg for some chaos. Between the...

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DiRT Showdown

 

Since its debut five years ago, the DiRT series has become one of my favorite racing franchises on the market. Its slick menu system immediately helped it stand out, and its rock-solid rally racing carried the torch laid down to it by the defunct...

Showdown's soundtrack impressed me quite a bit. While I'm not usually a fan of techno or dubstep, I liked how it was used here - to compliment the more rock-centric soundtrack in a way that fit the harder-edged style of the action comapred to the...

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DiRT Showdown Review

 

Codemasters delivers a spin-off of the DiRT franchise, but does it live up to it's namesake?

Slick handling ; Presentation is fantastic ; Nice array of modes

Modes wear out quickly ; AI can be a bear ; Just feels shallow at times

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DiRT Showdown Review

 

DiRT Showdown is a logical spinoff for the series, embracing the showtime spectacle that made up a large proportion of DiRT 3. The focus here is on novelty events and the tight delivery of gymkhana...

Looks and handles great; A true mix up of entertaining modes; Addictive career mode

Rally is sorely missed; Repeated content ; Demolition needs more cars to truly impress

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DiRT: Showdown PS3 Review

 

Okay, first things first here: If you are looking for a serious rally simulation then I'm afraid DiRT Showdown is not the game for you. If you're looking for a serious racer in any manner then it's not for you. Now, with that out of the way, if you're...

Good arcade fun and destruction ; Typically good Codemasters graphics and soundtrack ; A large selection of events to play

Obnoxious commentary which can't be turned off ; The game all but forces you online

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DiRT Showdown

 

There's a scrappy little multiplayer brawler to be had with DiRT Showdown

EGO engine is as lovely as ever ; Some excellent multiplayer modes

Not enough to justify the price tag ; Rubbish in single-player

There's a scrappy little multiplayer brawler to be had with this game, but the fact DiRT Showdown feels a lot like DiRT 3 with a new lick of paint is both the game's greatest strength and its ultimate downfall.

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DiRT Showdown Review

 

Having been mostly known for their simulation racing games this generation, can Codemasters also conquer the world of the arcade racer?

DiRT Showdown" feels like the leftovers from Dirt 3. Sure, it looks great, and the simplified gameplay is also attractive when you consider the types of races, but the shorter campaign and the liberal re-use of tracks previously seen in DiRT games mean...

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