IGN Uk reviewed DIRT2 and had nothing but praises for it
DiRT 2’s got character – admittedly it’s one that’s over loud and a little obnoxious – but, as an antidote to the buttoned down brigade of driving games that are on the horizon, it’s more than welcome. Even those who might sniff at the game’s focus on the extreme end of off-road motorsport will find it hard to scoff at its rewarding handling model, its sense of atmosphere and its sumptuous visuals, all of which help make it a highlight of the Colin McRae series.9.0 Presentation
It's innovative front-end is a banner feature, and rightfully so - but there's an inordinate amount of time spent looking at it.
DiRT 2's strongest suit, dare we say they're the measure of GT5 and Forza 3, and they bristle with life.
Sounds of gravel and engine notes are as good as you'd expect. The guitar led soundtrack might not be to everyone's taste, but it certainly fits.
Any handling deficiencies from last time out have been fixed, and fixed with style.
8.5 Lasting Appeal
Online is fun if limited, so good job the single-player offers a lasting proposition.
(out of 10 / not an average)
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Another Reviewer's opinion:But IGN US gave 8.4 to the game.93
Games Master UK
For all its glamorous, "radical!" makeover, DiRT 2 is still the best handling rally game in the business.
But what does ¤¤¤¤in Americans know about rally racing ?Dirt 2 is prettier than its predecessor, has more varied tracks and a functional multiplayer offering. What it doesn’t have is a focus on pure time-trial rally races, which is really what I expect from a rally game. The other disciplines are fun to dabble in, but I’m old school and want a bit more tradition from a racing game. Dirt 2 is a solid racing game with some really fun events and a slick menu system, but it could use a little less of the arcade action and a bit more of the sim. I think the vast majority of racing fans are going to love what Dirt 2 has to offer, but there will be a few who long for the days when a hill climb was considered the ultimate racing experience.
Waiting patiently for the PC version I know it'll be great. I just hope it supports my sucky wheel. :closedeyes: