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author: Jacob Blazewicz

First Reviews: DiRT 5 - Solid „Fun Fest”

The first reviews of DiRT 5 were published on the web. For most of the reviewers, the new installment of the series turned out to be an accessible and fun game, albeit not without its drawbacks.

After a double delay we will soon see the release of the new installment of the DiRT series on PC and consoles. But was it worth waiting a month longer for the launch of the next installment of Codemasters' rally series? The answer is provided by the first reviews of DiRT 5.

DiRT 5 - selected review scores:

  • TheGamer -10/10
  • Attack of the Fanboy - 4.5/5
  • God is a Geek - 9/10
  • Wccftech - 9/10
  • COGconnected - 89/100
  • Techraptor - 8.5/10
  • PCGamesN - 8/10
  • Push Square - 8/10
  • Twinfinite - 4/5
  • Press Start - 7.5/10
  • Game Central Metro - 7/10
  • PC Gamer - 60/100

As you can see, DiRT 5 came out at least well, although the vast majority of reviewers didn't go above 8/10. The reviewers point out some issues (most often excessive simplicity of gameplay, not very intriguing career mode) or shortcomings (few changes, nice but not outstanding visuals). However, most critics did enjoy playing the title, which offers a lot of content. The fifth installment of DiRT is a fun-filled title, full of interesting ideas and great, "colorful" and interestingly designed routes. The game does not disappoint when it comes to technical aspects, with even more critical reviews praising the optimization and fundamental lack of bugs.

Most journalists also agree in praising the arcade driving model. It will not appeal to gamers who want more realism, but it makes the game very accessible to those who haven't had much experience with Gran Turismo or the previous installment of DiRT series. In short, DiRT 5 is a great game for those who are looking for a casual virtual racing game. The title will be released on November 6 on PCs, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but will also be available on Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 as a launch title for both platforms. For the PC version, we encourage you to check out the system requirements.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Graduated with a master's degree in Polish Studies from the University of Warsaw with a thesis dedicated to this very subject. Started his adventure with in 2015, writing in the Newsroom and later also in the film and technology sections (also contributed to the Encyclopedia). Interested in video games (and not only video games) for years. He began with platform games and, to this day, remains a big fan of them (including Metroidvania). Also shows interest in card games (including paper), fighting games, soulslikes, and basically everything about games as such. Marvels at pixelated characters from games dating back to the time of the Game Boy (if not older).


DiRT 5

DiRT 5