One of the few good combat racing games. The only good "new" one.
DiRT: Showdown is a demolition derby game. It's not trying to be "Colin McRae-ish" like the previous DiRT titles. It's arcady, it's demolition derby focused and it's just pure fun.
Sure, Showdown isn't what we expected from a DiRT title but it just might be the most fun DiRT game out there.
None of the DiRT games really live up to the good old Colin McRae Rally games. The rally races are short...and just lacking in every kind of aspect. The driving in the DiRT games is good. So are the physix...but everything else...nah.
So along comes Showdown and it shocked us all with the new and daring direction it took.
I'm happy with the direction Showdown took. It's simple but fun. Can be challenging in multiplayer too. The multiplayer isn't too crowded tho. Might be kinda hard to find matches but the singleplayer campaign and the sandbox "challenge" levels are worth the full price themselves.
Either you're looking for an arcady racing game, demoliton derby or a combat racer (Carmageddon etc), DiRT: Showdown might be just what you're looking for. Guaranteed to satisfy you!
SIDENOTE: If demoltion derby isn't enough to satisfy your bloodlust then check out Road Redemption and the new Carmageddon on Steam. Both are still in early access but both also look very promising!