Dirt Rally (Series) Review
Posted: 4 months ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
For those wanting a more fantastically and exuberant experience, there is a spin of Dirt series that offers a more extreme race challenge that includes local split-screen play.
The rally series dates back to 1998:
- Colin McRae Rally (1998) on PlayStation, PC and Gameboy
- Colin McRae Rally 2.0 (2000) on PlayStation, PC and Gameboy Advance
- Colin McRae Rally 3 (2002) on Xbox, PlayStation 2 and PC
- Colin McRae Rally 04 (2003) on Xbox, PlayStation 2 and PC
- Colin McRae Rally 2005 (2004) on Xbox, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Mac and PC
- Colin McRae Rally (2013) mobile version on iOS then ported to Android, PC and Mac
- Dirt Rally (2015) on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Mac
- Dirt Rally 2.0 (2019) on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE
Release Date: 01/07/1998, updated in 2019
Players: You can play this with 8 players online. Dirt Rally doesn't have split-screen, but does have a novel co-op mode on PlayStation 4 where one player drives via the TV, and the other wears the VR headset and gives directions. Dirt Rally series offers online leaderboards and head to head online challenges. You can race against up to 8 competitors in the latest version of the game.
In Dirt Rally 2.0 you can purchase locations and cars. There is a Colin McRae: Flat Out pack that adds scenarios from his career as well as a new location and 2 cars. There are four season passes that include all the content released in that period. There's a Game of the Year edition that includes all four seasons passes.
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One. 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.
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). PlayStation 5 has a range of system-wide accessibility settings. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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