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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Nauris
( 17.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
awesome game;D
Helpful? Yes No Funny
J.J Zonatan
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
boring unrealistic
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₣⊕ֆ | King Renly Baratheon
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
The Dirt series has always been a kooky marriage between Codemasters' Colin McRae roots and the extreme (and extremely marketable) excess of ESPN's X Games. Dirt Showdown dispenses with rallying altogether; instead it's a showcase of arcade racing and trick-based showmanship, topped off with an overzealous announcer and wobbly dubstep.

Yet despite the focus on speed and destruction, Showdown is the most schizophrenic Dirt to date. The excellent car handling model that has evolved over the previous games – realistic yet accessible – sits uncomfortably against such arcade trappings as the purely cosmetic damage system or rechargeable nitrous. Boost slowly builds up as you drive, but to get a bigger increase you'll need to ram, shunt and T-bone your way through the field. The problem is that bone-shattering crunches into another racer are as likely to put you sideways into a wall. The AI cars have a tendency to cluster together, so you'll find yourself at the back of the pack before you've had time to adjust.

It's a problem compounded by the lack of flashbacks, which in previous games let you rewind mistakes to have another go. In Showdown, when those mistakes are as much about luck as your own skill, losing this feature can frustrate. In the figure-of- eight circuits of 8-Ball mode, wrecking out at the last corner from a side-on hit is infuriating.

It means that in races, your best tactic is to ignore the additions and just race, using Boost in the few occasions that it's available, but otherwise concentrating on a clean run to the finish line. Despite a lacklustre start on the bland Miami track, once you progress to later seasons and get to race on the snowcovered Colorado or neon-lit Tokyo, it's a lot of fun. But this is ground that was covered before and better in Dirts 2 and 3.

Two other event types are included, each with their own set of cars to unlock and upgrade, and both feel more at home in Showdown's roster. Demolition, including the destruction derbies of Rampage and Knock Out, and the Hard Target assassination mode, are romps of vehicular violence. Meanwhile, 'Hoonigan' events favour precision and skill, and as such are the only modes to feature flashback rewinds and licensed vehicles (including, brilliantly, a classic Mini Cooper). Gymkhana trick-runs make a return appearance, but the highlight is the Smash Hunt challenge. Here you target specific coloured foam blocks in a strangely compelling mixture of Simon Says and a driving test.

In all it's a lot of game modes, spread out over multiple courses. But even with the variety, Showdown's ultimately lightweight: you'll fly through the campaign. It's good, and at times even great, but comes across like an expansion to tide you over until the next proper release.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Kaiser
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Before I played:
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The M0zikER
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Product received for free
why in my laptop cant open this application,ectualy the os x is 10.9, and still cant open this aplication
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#FourthGearTactics | ShalevAL
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Great game!! Purchased for 3 and great and fun game
Fun gamemods
GJ dirt
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Shaggy
( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
awesome arcadey racer and has online so can play with mates
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WolverinePride21
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I have to admit that this game is addicting and very fun to play. I will be playing it for a long time!
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ScoutMaster
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Fun game, very fun with a friend, even more fun with 5 friends.
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Zintix
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
A different take on the Dirt franchise, it's more of a "fun-ish" kinda game and has very little do with actual rally sports, I wouldn't heavily recommend it unless it was on sale
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Feel guilty for paying just a few of pounds for this, when it was on sale. This is the arcade version of Dirt Racing sim games, and it's like a modern Destruction Derby!! You need this in your collection.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
WOW!
I got this game on sale for £2 and DAMN is it worth that. I would say it's worth the full £10. This being a 4-year-old game, it holds up really well. It has loaaaaads of content, which I wasn't expecting for this price. I thought it was over when I finished the beginner's part. I'll probably get a couple more hours from this, considering there's still about 80% left of the main game, a lot more parts of Joyride and online mode (Which I don't expect to find many people in).

The graphics aren't the best but the highest settings are easy to run. I have the highest on a 768p screen (Yessss, I knowwwwww, I should be at 1080p by now) with my R9 380 4GB and it runs smooth at 60FPS while recording it with Raptr with bitrate 15MB/s.
Honestly, this game is well worth the money. Now that I think about it, I'd pay £15 for this. Maybe a bit more. And I'll proably also get DiRT Rally because of the great impression this made.

Really recommend this game, 100%! GET IT! If you get it on sale, you'll get a massive amount of content for the money.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
I just got this game on thursday because of the sale and because I liked Dirt 3. Overall I think this game is pretty good. The graphics are nice, and it is a smooth running game. But there are some flaws. The commentary and soundtrack is awful, plus I would like to see more wreckage out of a derby game. For a 3 dollar game I would reccomend it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
The Dirt series has always been a kooky marriage between Codemasters' Colin McRae roots and the extreme (and extremely marketable) excess of ESPN's X Games. Dirt Showdown dispenses with rallying altogether; instead it's a showcase of arcade racing and trick-based showmanship, topped off with an overzealous announcer and wobbly dubstep.

Yet despite the focus on speed and destruction, Showdown is the most schizophrenic Dirt to date. The excellent car handling model that has evolved over the previous games – realistic yet accessible – sits uncomfortably against such arcade trappings as the purely cosmetic damage system or rechargeable nitrous. Boost slowly builds up as you drive, but to get a bigger increase you'll need to ram, shunt and T-bone your way through the field. The problem is that bone-shattering crunches into another racer are as likely to put you sideways into a wall. The AI cars have a tendency to cluster together, so you'll find yourself at the back of the pack before you've had time to adjust.

It's a problem compounded by the lack of flashbacks, which in previous games let you rewind mistakes to have another go. In Showdown, when those mistakes are as much about luck as your own skill, losing this feature can frustrate. In the figure-of- eight circuits of 8-Ball mode, wrecking out at the last corner from a side-on hit is infuriating.

It means that in races, your best tactic is to ignore the additions and just race, using Boost in the few occasions that it's available, but otherwise concentrating on a clean run to the finish line. Despite a lacklustre start on the bland Miami track, once you progress to later seasons and get to race on the snowcovered Colorado or neon-lit Tokyo, it's a lot of fun. But this is ground that was covered before and better in Dirts 2 and 3.

Two other event types are included, each with their own set of cars to unlock and upgrade, and both feel more at home in Showdown's roster. Demolition, including the destruction derbies of Rampage and Knock Out, and the Hard Target assassination mode, are romps of vehicular violence. Meanwhile, 'Hoonigan' events favour precision and skill, and as such are the only modes to feature flashback rewinds and licensed vehicles (including, brilliantly, a classic Mini Cooper). Gymkhana trick-runs make a return appearance, but the highlight is the Smash Hunt challenge. Here you target specific coloured foam blocks in a strangely compelling mixture of Simon Says and a driving test.

In all it's a lot of game modes, spread out over multiple courses. But even with the variety, Showdown's ultimately lightweight: you'll fly through the campaign. It's good, and at times even great, but comes across like an expansion to tide you over until the next proper release.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Smash. Kill. Destroy.
Then take a break.
Smash. Kill. Destroy.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Nothing too special, but a solid racing game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
155.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I've had this game for a while now, and I gotta say, it's one of the best games in the Dirt series.
When it comes to destruction.
But who doesn't like destruction?
You can buy cars, suck at racing, rage, and absolutely destroy some other cars/trucks in a figure 8 track.
No cons, because I suck at writing reviews.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Great game. Fun variety of modes for every kind of player, and a good progression system. Can be over quite quickly but it's always enjoyable to redo certain events to get a better standing.
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