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20 Great Games Like Dirt

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to Dirt and have found the following:

Dirt 5 is the latest game in a series of the extreme sports racing game. Like Forza Horizon or the older MotorStorm games, the series focuses on exuberance and party atmosphere rather than just realism. It's from the team behind the more simulation focused Dirt Rally but with more fantastic fun and extreme scenarios rather than super-realism of that series.

Unfortunately, Dirt is not available on Android, Mac, PC, Switch or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 01/01/2007, updated in 2020

Price: 72% off

Platforms: DS, PS2, PS3, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Adventure and Race

Accessibility: 28 features

Developer: Codemasters (@Codemasters)

Players: 1-4 (8 online)

Costs: Purchase cost. In-game purchases

20 Hand Picked Video Games Like Dirt

These are our hand-picked Video Game games similar to Dirt. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Dirt. These selections also include Video Game games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

Cruis’n Blast

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8-12 year-olds

Release Date: 14/09/2021

Platforms: Switch and Wii

Genres: Action and Race

Developer: Raw Thrills (@RawThrills)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game

Cruis’n Blast is a brash over the top racing game based on a series of big arcade machines. Competing with games like Ridge Racer, OutRun and Daytona USA, it offers whacky racing with big and bombastic visuals and characters.

Riders Republic

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Release Date: 25/02/2021

Price: 60% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Open World, Race, Simulation and Sports

Developer: Ubisoft (@Ubisoft)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 50-player online game

Riders Republic is an extreme sports game. You can mountain bike, ski, snowboard, fly in a wingsuit and rocket-suit. This builds on other spots games with tens of online players competing at once in each event.

The Crew 2 (Series)

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 02/12/2014, updated in 2018

Price: 80% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, Stadia and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Open World and Race

Accessibility: 16 features

Developer: Ivory Tower Offic (@IvoryTowerOffic)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 8-player online game

The Crew is a series of open-world racing and exploration games set in a scaled down version of the United States. The emphasis is on enjoyable and exciting driving more than realism. It's a lot like Forza Horizon, although can be played on PlayStation...

Crossout

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 15/05/2015, updated in 2017

Price: Free

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Race, Shooting and Simulation

Developer: Targem Games (@TargemGames)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 16-player online game

Crossout is an online vehicle combat game set in a Mad Max, post-apocalyptic world. Players design modular vehicles combine weapons, armour and engines. As you progress in the game you earn currency to upgrade components and access more powerful parts....

Forza Horizon 4 (Series)

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 25/09/2018

Price: 12% off

Platforms: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Open World and Race

Accessibility: 28 features

Developer: We Are Playground (@WeArePlayground)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 72-player online game

Forza Horizon 4 is a thrilling racing game where you race all manner of vehicles across a wide range of landscapes. This fourth iteration is set in the United Kingdom, with Edinburgh’s narrow streets, the Lake District’s hills and rainfall and the...

Forza Horizon 5 (Series)

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8-18 year-olds

Release Date: 05/11/2021

Platforms: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Open World, Race, Simulation and Sports

Accessibility: 42 features

Developer: We Are Playground (@WeArePlayground)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 72-player online game

Forza Horizon 5 is a fast-paced racing game where you drive all manner of different vehicles in races and across the vast open landscape. Building on Forza Horizon 4, this fifth entry to the series is set in Mexico,...

SnowRunner

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 28/04/2020, updated in 2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Race and Simulation

Accessibility: 11 features

Developer: Tweets Saber (@TweetsSaber)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game

SnowRunner is an off-road driving simulation game that follows up MudRunner. You drive all-terrain vehicles to traverse between locations and complete deliveries. You need to use the vehicle's gears, all-wheel-drive, fuel levels and other features to...

MudRunner

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 31/10/2017, updated in 2020

Price: 75% off

Platforms: Android, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Open World, Race and Simulation

Developer: Tweets Saber (@TweetsSaber)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game

Mudrunner is an off-roading simulation where you drive ageing Soviet vehicles in extreme, muddy and unpaved environments. It's novel because of the simulated driving and that you just have a map and a compass to navigate.

Burnout Paradise (Series)

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 16/03/2018, updated in 2018

Platforms: GameCube, PC, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Open World, Race and Simulation

Developer: Criterion Games (@CriterionGames)

Players: You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game

The Burnout series is an over-the-top racing game where you’re encouraged to crash, bash and ram other cars. Throughout the series the bravado and crashing increases, but they all have the same novel core gameplay.

Fuel

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 02/06/2009

Platforms: PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

Genres: Open World and Race

Accessibility: 1 feature

Developer: Asobo Studio (@AsoboStudio)

Players: This is a single-player game

Fuel is an open-world racing game set in a Mad-Max style post apocalyptic United States. It was one of the first driving games to let you drive anywhere on the huge map without loading times. With a day-night cycle and weather, you can take all manner...

Disney Speedstorm

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Release Date: Coming soon

Price: Free

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Race

Developer: Game Loft (@GameLoft)

Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 16-player online game

Disney Speedstorm is a kart racing game like Mario Kart but with high-speed Disney and Pixar-inspired characters and racetracks. It's also different as it's a free-to-play with in-game purchases provided in seasons that offer new characters, circuits...

Motorstorm (Series)

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 14/12/2006, updated in 2012

Platforms: PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PS4 and PSP

Genres: Race

Developer: Motor Storm RC (@MotorStormRC)

Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room

This series of games started on the PlayStation 3 with innovative tracks that got muddier as you raced. This, along with a wide variety of vehicles and routes through each of the courses makes for an entertaining and light-hearted racing game. Whether...

MXGP 2020 Official Motocross (Series)

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 16/12/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Race and Sports

Developer: Milestone Italy (@MilestoneItaly)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 19-player online game

MXGP 2020 The Official Motocross Video Game is an off road motorbike racing game based on the FIM Motocross World Championship. You compete in 19 muddy tracks from the competition, rain or shine, jumping huge hills and altering high-speed sections with...

Wreckfest

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 14/06/2018, updated in 2019

Price: 60% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting and Race

Developer: Bug Bear Games (@BugBearGames)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 16-player online game

Wreckfest is a racing game where you aim to destroy other people's cars. It focuses on demolition modes with classic American muscle cars and other unusual vehicles. Rather than racing, this is a physical challenge with cars crammed onto a small track,...

Absolute Drift

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 16/08/2016

Platforms: Android, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Race, Simulation and Sports

Developer: Fun Selektor (@FunSelektor)

Players: This is a single-player game

Absolute Drift is a skill-based racing game where the focus is on accuracy and elegance rather than just speed. You aim is to use a controlled skid to get around corners with the perfect racing line and score more points.

Forza Street

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 05/05/2020

Platforms: PC and iOS

Genres: Race

Developer: Turn 10 Studios (@Turn10Studios)

Players: This is a single-player game

Forza Street is a simple racing game from the team behind Forza Motorsport. You race other players to earn and purchase a lineup of high powered cars. Races are quick and focus on the cinematic rather than realism.

Hot Wheels Unleashed

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 27/09/2021

Price: 60% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Creative and Race

Accessibility: 23 features

Developer: Milestone Italy (@MilestoneItaly)

Players: You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room or as a 12-player online game

Hot Wheels Unleashed is an arcade-style racing game where you race toy cars around sprawling, looping tracks through rooms and garages. Its controls, while child-friendly, offer enough nuance to reward practice. It's a game that focuses on ingenuity and...

Tectonic (Dreams)

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Release Date: 12/07/2020, updated in 2021

Price: Free

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Genres: Action, Race and Simulation

Accessibility: 14 features

Developer: @sanderobros (@sanderobros)

Players: This is a single-player game

Tectonic is a timed single-car racing game. It starts out as an ordinary race through an American city, but soon develops into an exciting experience as you drive through the city while it is being wrecked by an earthquake. Buildings fall all around you...

Crossout Mobile

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 14/01/2022

Price: Free

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Action, Race and Shooting

Accessibility: 20 features

Developer: Gaijin Ent (@GaijinEnt)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 12-player online game

Crossout Mobile is a smartphone version of the popular online vehicular combat game Crossout. While it retains all the core mechanics of the main version, including the modular vehicle designs, customisation and skilful gameplay,...

REKT! High Octane Stunts

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 7-12 year-olds

Release Date: 08/11/2019

Platforms: Android, PC, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Race

Developer: Little Chicken GC (@LittleChickenGC)

Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room

This is a stunt racing game for up to four players on one system. Players compete to chain tricks, to nail landings, drift corners and unlock more cars. The multiplayer game is where things really heats up, as players attack each other and score points...

1 Video Game With More Documented Accessibility Features than Dirt

If you like the sound of Dirt but it doesn’t offer the accessibility you require, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with more Accessibility Features. You can view a full breakdown in our Dirt Accessibility Report.
 

Dirt is in These Lists

In addition to the similar games listed above, which have been linked to this game specifically in the database, you may find games with a similar theme to Dirt in the following lists:

Gaming 101: Big Budget Games

In this series, we are learning how different aspects of video games work by playing games that offer an easy introduction to this one concept. This is designed for people new to gaming, and aims to identify games with the least barriers. In this entry we are looking at big budget games.

These games are big, brash and popular. They have big budgets which means the visual and interactive quality is particularly high. They also have strong and wide ranging player communities.

For new players these can be overwhelming as they combine a number of genres like Strategy games, Shooting games, Adventure games, Role Play games. Still, they are a good way to see how these different elements combine in a large and ambitious experience.
 

Good For Fibromyalgia

Finding games to support and ease the challenges of illness, disorders and disabilities can be a time-consuming task. We have been working with experts in many fields to help individuals identify games they can enjoy, and potentially even benefit from.

We've worked with Fibromyalgia UK, and Andrew Hardy ([link https://twitter.com/andyhardy360 andyhardy360) who lives with Fibromyalgia, to identify some searches that return useful games for Fibromyalgia sufferers. As stated on its website, "people with chronic pain conditions have often used distraction techniques as a diversion from their pain. An increasing number of people with fibro use gaming for enjoyment and as a distraction to cope with and manage their pain."

Andrew described one of his symptoms as fingers feeling like they were stuck together and being painful to move. This means that games that offer button or keyboard remapping are a good place to start, as the inputs can be configured to suit his varying digit mobility. Also, games you can play with fewer buttons can be good.

This also means that vibration is an important consideration. Games that use sudden and strong vibrations can cause Andrew pain and make it hard to keep playing. But also, he mentioned that games that offer softer and more continuous vibration can actually offer a welcome massaging experience. Games like Lonely Mountains Downhill or Rhythm Doctor are good examples of this.

Andrew also described the symptom of "fibro fog" as he described it. Not being able to think clearly or quickly. This means that games that offer really clear mission guidance and navigation assistance are helpful to get him on his way.

The unpredictability of his pain means that Andrew often needs to stop playing unexpectedly. This means that games that let you save where you are without losing progress are another good aspect to consider.

We put these requirements together to create a custom search for Andrew, games with the following features:
  • "Large Clear Navigation"
  • "Save Anytime"
  • "Head-Up Display Navigation"
  • "Vibration Optional"

You can use this as a starting point or create your own search from scratch on the game browser page of the database. We've also picked out some games that these searches return and provided them in this list below.

One reader, Angela Hickman Newnham, who suffers from chronic pain and fibro, said: "Video games are an important part of distraction from pain for me. Things that are important are not having rapid button presses and flow/pacing of the game. Lots of games work for me, depending on how bad of a flare! I am often weighing the value of distraction vs effect on symptoms. Currently playing Hades, which is hard on my hands but the adaptive difficulty (God Mode) makes it playable. It's helped me through 2 really rough weeks because of short play sessions of less than 1 hour and the rewards cycle that keeps me engaged."

A good search for Angela could be games with the following:
  • Played in Short Rounds
  • "Unfailable"
  • "Rapid Repeated Pressing Optional"

 

DualSense Haptics PlayStation 5 Games

The PlayStation 5 DualSense controller added new features over the PlayStation 4 DualShock controller. It added a higher-quality microphone, a larger more sensitive touchpad, longer battery and more robust USB C charger cable. That last one is a welcome addition as DualShock controllers charge cables often wore out over time.

In addition to these improvements it added two new features:
  • Haptic Feedback - Detailed vibration and movement from within the controller to extend immersion of the game to your hands: the pattering of rain or a blast of energy.
  • Adaptive Triggers - The triggers on the controller can be made harder or softer to press by the game. This offers a nuanced way to feel more in the game, while also to provide more information about aiming.

The games in this list all use these Haptic Feedback and Adaptive Triggers functionality.
 

Ease Loneliness With Intergenerational Games

There are many reasons, stages of life and circumstances that can leave us feeling isolated and lonely. Being unable to be in the same place as loved ones. Not understanding the modern world. Barriers of mobility or impairments. Social anxiety and other mental health issues.

Video games are one way that we can reconnect with each other, without needing to be in the same place. Finding games to play online with grandparents and carers is not only a good way to keep in touch but a lot of fun.

The games on this page are part of the Better Health: Every Mind Matters Loneliness campaign, to help protect and improve the nation’s mental health and wellbeing. There are lots of practical tips and advice on the Every Mind Matters website. It's part of National Loneliness Awareness Week, aims to reduce feelings of isolation by getting people to talk with friends or family safely online.

All the games have been select to be easy to play for new gamers and many of them have been used in a broad range of cultural settings, being incorporated into Cathedral services, arts festivals, well-being retreats and educational contexts.
 

The Great British Video Game

There are 2,277 active games companies in the UK employing 20,430 people. The biggest concentration spread through the country in cities and towns like London, Manchester, Brighton, Guildford, Aldershot, Bristol, Sheffield, Glasgow and Liverpool. The UK market for video games reached a record £7bn in 2020.

Many of the biggest video game franchises have been created in the UK. Grand Theft Auto, Tomb Raider, Football Manager, Elite Beat Agents, Fable and Batman: Arkham Asylum. But along with these well-known titles are some amazing games for families and children.

There are some amazing (and huge) series of games made in the UK that are perfect for families. Forza Horizon, Lego Games, Fall Guys, LittleBigPlanet and Viva Pinata. Then there are games from smaller and independent UK game studios: Overcooked, Wilmot’s Warehouse, TerraTech, Phogs, Snake Pass and Chime to name a few.
 
Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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