Dirt (Series) Review

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Posted: 13 months ago, last updated 8 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and Rich Adams.

OverviewOverview

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.
  • Colin McRae: Dirt (2007) on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC
  • Colin McRae: Dirt 2 (2009) on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, Mac and PC
  • Dirt 3 (2011) on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and Mac
  • Dirt: Showdown (2012) on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and Mac
  • Dirt 4 (2017) on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Mac
  • Dirt 5 (2020) on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC

Dirt 5 offers rally-cross, ice racing, stadium super trucks and off-road buggies. Players can compete in events in a wide range of locations including Arizona, Brazil, China, Italy, New York City and Norway. There is changing weather and seasons that affected the performance of vehicles. This is accompanied with a narrative-career mode.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3+

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

Price: 70% off

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

Genres: Action, Adventure and Racing

Accessibility: 11 features

Developer: @Codemasters

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 50 hours and 55 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 8 players online. Dirt 3 and Dirt 5 offer split-screen racing for up to four players in career mode. You can race up to 8 players in online modes.

CostsCosts

Dirt usually costs £11.99 to £73.99. 

Dirt 3

Xbox One £19.99

Dirt 4

Dirt 5

Dirt 5 Year One Edition

Dirt Showdown

Xbox One £11.99

Dirt

 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.  

You will need PlayStation Plus to play online with PlayStation 3.
 
You will need Xbox Live Gold to play online with Xbox 360.
 
You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to create, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
 
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S. You can purchase additional cars and team boosters that give you a unique team offer, a unique engineer and two unique facilities. 
  
The following in-game purchases are available:

Dirt 5: Year One Upgrade

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3+.
 
This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.


Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.


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