Colin McRae: DiRT 2™
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Published by Codemasters in September 2009

Following on the success of the original Dirt as well as a decade of videogame development in partnership with the late Colin McRae, DiRT 2 explores various disciplines of off-road racing. Developed to take advantage of the unique DS hardware, DiRT 2 shares the action-sports attitude of its high-definition cousins and takes players on a World Tour. Influenced by the big-event atmosphere rally is showcased in at events like the X-Games, this global tour takes players to some of the most diverse and exotic real-world locations and offers a sensational line up of officially licensed rally and off-road vehicles.

DiRT 2 bring mixes a contemporary action-sports live sports event vibe with strong handling across a killer range of vehicles including the Subaru Impreza WRX STI, Nissan 350z, Hummer H3, Mitsubishi Evo and Kincaid Ford F150.

The track editor returns as players unleash their creativity with the 3-D race designer. Create circuits or point-to-point races and enjoy various design options. Get DiRTY in multiplayer with full wheel-to-wheel support - four players can compete against each other in 6 vehicle, 5 event championships multiplayer over Wi-Fi. Using Wireless Single Card Play, two to four players can race each other in 3 event challenges with just one edition of the game.

Controls feel great, and cars all have their own weight and inherent pros/cons. Gameplay is fast, and never really stops being fun despite its simplicity. 8.0/10