The legendary rally driver Colin McRae returns on the next
generation of consoles in Colin McRae: DiRT that changes the
franchise from your traditional simulation rally driving to
something more akin with traditional arcade racing games. Needless
to say, purists will be shocked by the change of gameplay but the
majority of gamers that enjoy car titles will be pleasantly
surprised by the change of pace.
order to progress through the title, the gamer is awarded points for
their final race position which then allows you to unlock the next
stage of the game. With that said, there are a variety of different levels in Colin
McRae: DiRT and most gamers will have no difficulty in completing
this title, depending on which level they play at.
Cars cars and more cars! Colin McRae: DiRT feature all your
traditional rally cars, however the developers have upped the ante
and have included buggies and trucks and Iím guessing this is to
give MotorStorm on the PS3 some competition.
There are 45 different cars included in this title that the gamer can purchase cars as they progress through the game,
however in order to have access to all the cars, you are rewarded
for your efforts as successfully progress through the game and more
and more cars are unlocked. The game also features the ability for
players to tweak the setup of their cars such as suspension, brakes
and all the aspects that petrol heads will simply adore.
The developers have ensured that all the cars drive different than
each other and whether your racing a truck, buggy or rally car, each
car does handle differently. This is also affected by whether they
are a front wheel drive or even a four-wheel drive which does give
the gamer some added playability. There are also a variety of
different tracks in this game that have been professionally designed
and are different enough to keep you entertained.
Graphically, Colin McEae: DiRT is amazing on the XBox 360 that is
easily the best car game, graphically on the market at the moment.
In order to truly experience this title, gamers will need to have
either an LCD or Plasma TV because the graphics are brilliant.
the cars have been professionally modeled and match that with small
attention to detail such as the dust, shadows and spectacular
crashes and you have one good looking title. The damage modeling on
the cars is extremely realistic and itís good to see a developer add
this aspect into a racing title. The frame rate also remains quite
sturdy, even when the screen is littered with other cars.
look at those screenshots!
Colin McRae: DiRT has a great soundtrack, however the engine sounds
have a real guttural grunt to them which sounds brilliant on our
surround sound setup. Match that with all the sound of tyres
sliding on dirt and gravel and cars crashing into obstacles and the
sound effects have been flawlessly implemented into the gaming
conclusion, Colin McRae: DiRT is one of those games that anyone can
pick which features stunning visual, realistic sound effects and
addictive gameplay. Purists may get a shock when they play this
title but for those that love traditional arcade racing fun than
this title may be the one for you. I also suggest the old fans check
it out too! Vrooom!