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DiRT Showdown

A spin-off installment of the racing game series from Codemasters, which, contrary to the major installments in the franchise, puts emphasis on crazier, purely arcade, and much more spectacular gameplay.

Racing | vehicles | rallies

DiRT Showdown Release Date

24May2012

PC

25May2012

X360 PS3

developer: Codemasters publisher: Codemasters Official website

DiRT Showdown is a special installment of the racing games for PC, X360 and PS3 by Codemasters. The production abandons the simulation roots of the series in favor of arcade, spectacular, and crazier gameplay.

Mechanics

In DiRT Showdown, we sit behind the wheel of licenses and fictional vehicles to take part in a grand motorshow. The developers put emphasis on spectacular gameplay, arcade driving model, and impressive scenes. Omnipresent destruction is also an important part of the production. While playing, we have to fight for the best scores and survive against opponents that stop at nothing.

Showdown features many polished and varied tracks located in such locations as Colorado, London, San Francisco, Yokohama, and Michigan. Most of them have the form of closed arena with an audience which is supposed to intensify the atmosphere of a show and competition. In the game, there are three car types at our disposal: racing vehicles, trucks, and buggies. The artists made sure that every one of them gets damaged in collisions in a spectacular fashion.

Game modes

The game features several modes divided into three categories: the Hoonigan challenges, demolition, and standard racing. The first group includes Smash Hunters (breaking objects), Trick Rush (performing stunts), and Head 2 Head (competing for the best score). Demolition takes place in the Rampage mode (destroying other cars), Hard Target (escaping a pursuit), and King of the Road (a round Destruction Derby arena). Racing involves such activities as Lap Attack, Eliminator, and Domination.

DiRT Showdown for PC, X360 and PS3 moves with the time in terms of additional attraction for players. The production features a social system and a special game mode connected to it. With this platform, we can challenge our friends and beat their records. The game also offers a multiplayer mode for two people on a split screen or up to eight players over the Internet.

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet   Player counter: 1-8  

Media type: 1 DVD

User score: 7,7 / 10 based on 784 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 8 / 10 based on 216 votes.

PEGI rating DiRT Showdown

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains depictions of violence. Online Game.

DiRT Showdown System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Quad Core i7 2.7 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM - Vista/7)
  • graphic card 512 MB (GeForce 8800 GT or better)
  • 15 GB HDD
  • Windows XP/Vista/7
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