Race, crash and hoon your way through a world tour of motorised mayhem in DiRT Showdown!
User reviews: Very Positive (1,272 reviews)
Release Date: May 23, 2012

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Recommended By Curators

"Not the game fans desired, but it sure as hell fills a gap the racing genre has had for many years: a racing game centred on pure arcade smashing fun."

Reviews

“Makes for some great summer parties online”
8.5/10 – Gametrailers

“Brilliant racing disciplines, accessible handling, gorgeous presentation and tremendous variety”
8/10 – Eurogamer

About This Game

Race, crash and hoon your way through a world tour of motorised mayhem in DiRT Showdown! Crowd atmosphere, social gameplay and accessibility are all ramped up in this turbo- injected shot of driving delirium. Smash down the accelerator and earn the adulation of frenzied crowds at hyper-energised events at iconic locations. Trick, speed and smash your way to victory, then do it again.
Use boost to blast past your rivals in races, unleash your inner hoonigan in huge freestyle, free-roaming stunt parks and see gaming’s most advanced damage engine pushed to its limits in devastating demolition derby events. DiRT Showdown is also Codemasters’ most connected game ever - split-screen multiplayer, 8 player online racing, on and off-line quick-fire party games, Showdown challenges and YouTube integration all come as standard. Get your ticket for this stunning new world of accessible action-sports racing from the makers of the award-winning DiRT series.

Key Features:

  • Experience a new world of full impact, no-holds-barred action sports racing
  • Push pedal to metal at iconic locations– Miami to London, San Francisco to Tokyo and more
  • Wow the crowds at unsanctioned, hyper-energised events with a festival vibe
  • Demolition Derby themed events, powered by racing’s most advanced damage model, deliver the ultimate in organised automotive chaos
  • Trade paint and deploy nitros in high-octane race events filled with obstacles and ramps
  • Show off your skills in free roaming freestyle arenas primed for automotive tricks and stunts
  • Compete against your friends to reach ‘Showdown’ finals across multiple disciplines
  • Dive in and drive with accessible, pick-up-and-play controls
  • Prove yourself under all conditions – rain, sun, fog, and snow – in the daytime or under the lights at night in front of thousands of cheering fans
  • Multiplayer overload – 8 player online races, split-screen gaming and over 10 different event types
  • Send Showdown Challenges to your friends so that you can compete against them even when you are not both online.
  • Use the integrated ‘Crashback’ camera to capture your most spectacular crashes and upload replays direct to YouTube

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
    • Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 or Intel Pentium D @3.2Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: • Graphics: AMD HD2000 Series, Nvidia 8000 Series, Intel HD Graphics 2500, AMD Fusion A4
    • Supported Graphics Cards: AMD HD2000 Series, HD3000 Series, HD4000 Series, HD5000 Series, HD6000 Series, HD7000 Series; Nvidia GeForce 8000 Series, 9000 Series, GTX200 Series, GTX400 Series, GTX500 Series
    • DirectX®: 11
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB HD space
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended for DX11:
    • OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7 64 bit
    • Processor: AMD Bulldozer or Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD HD5870 or Nvidia GeForce 470GTX
    • DirectX®: 11
    • Hard Drive:15 GB HD space
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Someone from codemasters liked the ken block & gymkhana ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ so much that he said ''hey,lets make a game with 100% more of this''.This doesnt make showdown necessarily a bad game but the thing is that showdown lacks content(very short campaign) and the car physics are a joke compared to dirt 3.My personal rating is 5/10,buy it only on sales.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
I'll start this review off with... If you're looking to get DiRT Showdown, I'd recommend getting it while it's on sale.
I got it for $4.99 during the summer sale. The normal price (as of writing this) is $14.99, and personally, I feel like it should be cheaper.

Note: This is a quick review listing the pros and cons that I found.

Pros-
*Good Mechanics
*Overall Fun Gameplay
*Multiple race modes
*Fairly good Drifting Mechanics

Cons-
*AI in Demolition derby-type game modes aren't great, some times they run straight into walls, or they target you. (As in, 4+ AI cars go after you at once)
*Lack off minimap showing where opponents cars are in Racing modes

Overall score-
7.5/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
No cockpit view.
Crash Physics are horrible.
Challenges are boring and uncreative.

Just glad I got it on sale or I'd be really upset.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
This is the type of racing game I like. Cars crashing into each other, offroading, a lot of cars to choose from. Sort of like a combination of Need for speed + Flatout. c:
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Best game ever , its the only one from the DirT Collection that i can say its "ok" 9/10

Pro :
Cars > Hoonigan Series
Location Events
Yokohama bodykits > ♥♥♥♥ing Awsome
Graphics > Pretty Good
Music > Awsome
Demolition / Eliminator > 0.0 Have Fun
Optimization its good (30 - 50 FPS)
Cheap upgrades

Cons
Multiplayer > Dead (You can play it if you have one or more friends how play it)
Some colors are ♥♥♥♥ted up (Ground Texture)
Start-Up Windowed Mode always (Hate that Alt + Enter for fullscreen)
RaceNet Errors (Some times)
High Price
Handling not soo good
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