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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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

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
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Weaker FlatOut i can tell you, but i recommend this game to fans of FlatOut franchise. You'll beat singleplayer in approx. 9 hours. Multiplayer with friends is nice, but nothing extra.

I recommend to buy this game on sales or third-party store.


PROS
  • Gameplay
  • Lot of cars to play with
  • Interesting type of race-types
  • Multiplayer
  • Well-made tracks
CONS
  • Nothing spectacular
  • You can't customize your car (only upgrade with one-click, but it won't do anything with visual)
  • One race type have max. 5-6 tracks, can be annoying
7/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Very fun game but infortunatley not many people play online anymore as it is getting old
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
I am really enjoying this game! Runs fast on bad computers, takes a long time to finish and is very challenging!
Definitly recommend, such a fun and enjoyable game!
+1
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Test config: Ubuntu Linux 16.04.01 LTS 64 Bit with standard Unity desktop and standard Radeon OpenSource drivers with integrated graphics (AMD Kaveri APU).

As I love games like 1NSANE, FlatOut & Co, I was eager to test Dirt Showdown on my Linux computer. And it is a blast! It's one of the fastest 3D games on my computer - even with integrated graphics and standard graphics drivers. :-)

There are lots of modes: racing, head to head (duel), destruction, etc.; good tracks, nice graphics, weather effects, speed effects, cool sound and fast action. Guys, if you only have low graphics hardware like me: it's running good! At middle graphics settings, I get over 30 FPS on 1920x1080.

Thumbs up for a great action racer on Linux!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
I really enjoy this game.

Thanks for porting it to Linux! Will buy your other games day one if you'll port them over.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Dirt race games are the best in the market and Showdown is their experiment with a destruction derby instead of the usual rally. The game plays awesome with great graphics, it's a really fun game to play and my only gripe is that the crashing and damage is not as satisfying as in flatout 2.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Different (and more arcade-ish) from the other Dirt games but fun in it's own way.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
This is a fantastic game. Basically a condensed version of Dirt 3's skill levels along with a touch of Burnout and even it's own modes like a Demolition derby/Sumo Ring platform which is huge fun.
It also has figure 8 racing which is missing from most driving games, even the big sims and the big arcade smashers. Great fun.
Graphics look great, frames run smooth, it's a beauty and it controls are fun, not overly sim or stupidly on rails.
With this game currently on sale at $2.99, it's an absolute steal.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
One of my favorite car brands (Scion tc) is in the game which is underpresented in racing games.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Dirt2 and Flatout2 slept together and this is what came after.
Fun. And my fingers hurts, goddamit.
8/10
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Doge
3.1 hrs
Posted: October 1
Very fun game, nice graphics and cars.
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Sarahsauce
1.3 hrs
Posted: October 1
Get it while it's on sale and you won't regret it if games like Flatout & Burnout appeal to you. It's a cool arcade racing game with nitros, painted cars and lots of wreckage :)
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philipp_chris
1.2 hrs
Posted: September 28
Boring - childish

4/10

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