Race, crash and hoon your way through a world tour of motorised mayhem in DiRT Showdown!
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Release Date: May 23, 2012

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November 11, 2015

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“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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    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
    MINIMUM:
    • OS: Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9)
    • Processor: 3.06 GHz (E7600) Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 4.1 capable
    • Graphics Memory: 512MB
    • Hard Disk Space: 12GB

    Supported GPUs
    nVidia: GeForce 640/650/660/675/680/750/755/775/780
    AMD: Radeon HD 5670/5750/5770/5870/6630/6490/6750/6770/6970
    Intel: 4000, 5000, Iris
    RECOMMENDED:
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8GB RAM
    • Graphics Memory: 1GB
    MINIMUM:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.10, Mint 17.1 or similar Linux distribution
    • Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 or Intel Core2Duo @3.2Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia/AMD OpenGL 4.1 level compatible
    • Graphics Memory: 1GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 12GB
    • Sound: PulseAudio/ALSA Compatible
    RECOMMENDED:
    • Processor: AMD Bulldozer or Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia/AMD OpenGL 4.2 level compatible

    RECOMMENDED GRAPHICS DRIVERS:
    • nVidia: nVidia 346.72 or better
    • AMD: AMD Catalyst (fglrx) 15.7 or better

      MESA drivers and Intel Graphics are not currently supported
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (203 reviews)
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Very Positive (2,378 reviews)
Recently Posted
Slick Digby
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Have thus far found this product to be pleasantly surprising.
-Runs well on low specs
-all the game modes are entertaining diversions from traditional racing games
-AI is competent
-isn't too difficult to catch up (very helpful in races that encourage crashing into one another)
-Joyride mode provides ample opportunities to play around
-very easy to just pick up and jump into
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Emilios
( 12.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
After completing the showdown tour (story mode) and playing multiplayer i feel really indebted to write a review.

Firstly I want to mention that this game ISN'T for proffessional racing gamers.DiRT Showdown is a fun game and not so serious like GRID 2 or DiRT 3. After this introduction let's speak about the details of this game.

PROS +

1) the game is fun (with friends or solo)
2) the multiplayer is still active
3) the main story (showdown tour) lasts about 10-11 hours (which is not that bad)
4) in a steam sale you can get it for 2,99$
5) the graphics are great in 1920 x 1080 with ultra settings
6) the gameplay is pretty smooth
7) it is casual-friendly

CONS -

1) the races are repetitive
2) it has a low variety of cars
3) the speaker is bad acting
4) it has only a few game modes

my SCORE is : 8/10
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stormychel
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Cross-Platform Multiplayer between Mac and PC versions. Highly recommended casual racer!
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Nedgey
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
"Racing"
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Cynster
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
A fun Dirt 3 spinoff. I found myself ragequitting a few times, though. But it's fun to crash your cars :D
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Kersalen
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
DiRT Showdown
A racing game from which I didn't expect that much . I bought it in humble for 1$ so maybe that's why.
But to be honest I had good time with it. That 1$ was well spent for me :D

Pros:
+Nice graphics
+Great soundtrack ( at least most of them)
+Many race modes ( especially I loved "trickrush" ones)
+Fun to play and just chill after hard day

Cons:
-Multi is dead
-Campaign is short (took me 9 hours to complete all with gold )
-Kinda casual gaming, easy to master, not challenging(excluding trickrushes , maybe that's why i loved these ones)

Overall: 7/10
Decent racing game, I recommend it for discounted prices :)
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.based
( 25.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
A racing game with nice and unique tracks, and cool music, you do stunts, you unlock card, you upgrade them you buy them new colours & controls are easy to learn !
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Deletota
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Flatout games didn't died for this.
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TheAbsoluteLad
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
got this as a gift and then steam removed it from me :(
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Reix_28
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Recommend 7/10
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willbur138 | kickback.com
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Very good realistic!
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StigMike
( 16.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
DiRT: Showdown is not a rally game and it's totally different from DiRT series. Here you have nitro, this refill while you doing the race (I'm not a big fan of this type, I like that nos that once is consumed, remain consumed).
It has decent variety of race types and for me the most fun in this game is the Demolition Derby events.
Drive through fireworks, who does not like fireworks?! I had a few hours of fun in this game.
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TorinGrocks
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
the stupid games crashes every time I try to open it
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Bizkit
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
A DiRT series spin-off packed with destruction derby type of events.

A really great game.
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ThunderousThighs
( 19.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
Worth the crazy low price, expecially at sales. It's not the most realistic, difficult, complex, or fanciest racers out there, but it is worth some time. Plus, it'll run and look pretty great even if your PC is not a rocket.
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adža Ve[X]oR
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
Nice game
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Mikleberg
( 14.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
Nice game! Does make fun with friends!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
After completing the showdown tour (story mode) and playing multiplayer i feel really indebted to write a review.

Firstly I want to mention that this game ISN'T for proffessional racing gamers.DiRT Showdown is a fun game and not so serious like GRID 2 or DiRT 3. After this introduction let's speak about the details of this game.

PROS +

1) the game is fun (with friends or solo)
2) the multiplayer is still active
3) the main story (showdown tour) lasts about 10-11 hours (which is not that bad)
4) in a steam sale you can get it for 2,99$
5) the graphics are great in 1920 x 1080 with ultra settings
6) the gameplay is pretty smooth
7) it is casual-friendly

CONS -

1) the races are repetitive
2) it has a low variety of cars
3) the speaker is bad acting
4) it has only a few game modes

my SCORE is : 8/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
75.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
You know the first time when you get your hands on a pair of really excellent ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥? That's what it feels like to drive in this game. Easy to pick up, user intuative controls. Looks good, plays better. Destruction derbies are loads of fun. By no means a professional simulation, this is down and dirty arcade style fun :) Definately worth picking up at full price and no brainer on sale.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
This is a really fun game. Having said that though, it is basically a DiRT game in name only. Don't go into it expecting rally racing or anything like that, it reminds me more of the Destruction Derby game for the original Playstation (yeah I'm old, get over it). It's more of a car combat game with some short racing thrown in here and there.

If that sort of game sounds cool to you though, you will definitely enjoy this.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
A fun Dirt 3 spinoff. I found myself ragequitting a few times, though. But it's fun to crash your cars :D
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Flatout games didn't died for this.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
31 of 41 people (76%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
Hi everybody!
Hm....What should I start with? This game doesn't cost too much like DiRT 3 Complete Edition but doesn't contain that much like DiRT 3 Complete Edition. But still game is really cool. In this game you need to beat...wait! You must beat, break, push, incapacitate other cars if you want to win of cource. This is not just because some kind of competition exist for example: "Rampage", "Ball", "Hard Target". Even in normal race with sportcars i recommend car with good strenght. I was thinking like:" Hm good sportcar with awesome handling and power and bad strenght...but wait! Who needs strenght in normal race?" Yes... this was my first mistake... :D More better to drive like a wolf who not actually that fast but can easily push other cars to become first than be like a rabbit with a good speed but bad strenght and always be afraid that someone will push you in your back. I'm sure that you will not need strenght on "Trick rush" and "Head 2 Head" but only there in all another don't be afraid to take cars with good strength. Music actually awesome in this game! Sometimes even you can see that in races when you need to beat, push cars most of all you can hear rock and in another races where you must to drift and make some tricks most of all you can hear electro. I don't see in this idea something bad because i like all music here even i can say that i'm not a big fan of rock but here.... Awesome!
By the way if you played this game and can't find name of your favorite song -here all names of all songs! So i recommend this game! I wish you luck in there and like commentator of all races said:"Nice you completed our game! But don't forget this is not over! Go in multiplayer and show to world WHO YOU ARE!" I will meet you there... ^^

Some challenges for me:
Complete all races first: √
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
RECOMMENDATION?:
  • Yes, if you love to race, nitrous boost, knock out cars, car wreck surviving, trick racing, smashing crate.
  • No, if you looking for professional race, car modification, rally, it doesn't have.

+Demo available!
+High quality graphic for 2012 tech
+Well optimized for Nvidia GT650M run 60fps on 1080p with high graphic setting
+Beautiful rally cars
+Colorful racing tracks
+Variety car livery
+Powerful nitrous effect
+Easy to drive
+Useful upgrade
+Immersive raining effect
+Flashback system available to use undo in the race!
+Friends leaderboard on each stage show in the menu
+Allow to send challenge to friend for a race battle
+Majority steam achievement is able to complete
+80% discount on STEAM!

-Cannot skip signin racenet on everytime game launching
-Cannot skip introduction on first play
-Few rally car & no rally mode
-Majority only available to drive in an old / rusty car
-Smash Hunter mode isn't that fun
-Multiplayer game type is random selected
-Dead racenet event

COMPLETION TIME:
*Around 9-11 Hours

GAME MODE:
= Showdown Tour (Campaign: Stage by stage)
= Joyride (Stunt & trick racing + Collect hidden packages)
= Multiplayer:
*Smash & Grab (holds the loot for the longest period in the game wins)
*Transporter (grab a flag and bring it back to the base)
*Speed Skirmish (competitors must race through 6 checkpoints)

ENJOYMENT:
*Score for Campaign 8.5/10
*Score for Multiplayer ?/10 (TBC)

MORE INFORMATION:
*Metacritic review score 7.5/10
*Gamesweasel review score 7/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiItj0Iq_GM

WORTH BUYING?
*Yes, if you want the developer continue make a good game in future!
*No, if you can wait for 80% sale in future!
*Price History:
https://www.steamprices.com/uk/app/201700/dirt-showdown

http://store.steampowered.com/app/201700/

FILE SIZE:
*9.63 GB
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
OK... this game should not be named DiRT because it's soooooooooOOOOOOO ARCADE it hurts and it's not about Rally whatsoever
(it's basically a recycled DiRT3 with no Rally but with destruction derby and more arcade)

BUT... when you play with friends or when you find people on the ghost town multiplayer
it can be very fun, trust me :)

And I'm a racing simulator type guy

P.S. If you want a real Rally simulator try DiRT Rally
or DiRT 3 if you prefer more sim-arcade version
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
awesome car gam.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Awesome graphics with an entertaining gameplay. Cons: the races becomes a little repetitive after a while, as you have only few game modes. Owerall, a good time-killer.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Leárazáskor (3 euroért) vettem meg a játékot és azt kell hogy mondjam hogy pozitív csalódás volt. Egy kormánnyal nagyon nagy élvezet driftelve elhagyni a többi játékost ;). Ajánlom mindenkinek!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
best DIRT game i have ever played (played:dirt3,colinmcray....and about 2 more) really fun and competitive with your friends
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Super Awesome Showdown Rally And Wonderfull Graphics After DiRt 3 and DiRT Rally,Recomended for all of you Rally Fans.
The Knockout Event Is so Extremely Funny and Laughable Hahaha
CRASH! CRASH! CRASH!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Before I bought this game I tought it won`t be interesting, but when I got it and played it it was something different than normal DiRT. Cool crashes and funny tracks. Really cool game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
I used to be a Hoonigan like you, but while doing some Gymkhana I slammed my STi into a cargo container.
11/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
This is a seriously fun group game especially played with a Steam Controller that is configured to work like a steering wheel! The group races are fun and competative (especially if you add a good group of friends!) My racing skill about doubled with the steam controller making me much more competative & thus much more fun! I am notoriously picky about race games because my skill level is never at the same level as the group of friends I play with....This is one of the 2 racing games (the other being The Crew) that the steam controller combined with fun game mechanics have made super fun for me!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Good game, very good product.
Good choise.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Just bought it when it's on sale. great game, and it run on my low end laptop on low-med setting.





of course, i recommend this game.
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