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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Jacket
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
An action packed racing game that can also have demolition derby in it.
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.Nocliperis`
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Very good game :) Recommended.
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JEET
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
-Singleplayer is not the best
-Unique drving mechanics
-fun gamemodes
-good party game to play with friends
-local splitscreen

for a super cheap game (I got it for 3$) 10/10 great for the price

for full price 7.5/10
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Old Nerd Gamer
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I'm only 20 minutes playing Dirt Showdown and I'm having a blast. Arcade-like, with the addition of great graphics. I'm using a PS4 controller and it respond flawlessly. So many game-play options, upgrades, and a lot more. With the Summer Sale going on, $3 for this game is highway robbery! I'm off to play some more! ;)
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Paisley Wanderer
( 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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Trippy_Cat
( 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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Snackerdoodle
( 24.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I absolutely love this game and cant wait for Dirt 3 to finish downloading just got it today I mean these games are so much fun.
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Mira Filzah
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
great game and fun to play with your friends.I play this game about 2 hours and I not bored with the game
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Jigglypuffsparklyfairy
( 24.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Another great release
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 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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2 of 2 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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1 of 1 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) 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 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
fun. just a blast. wish more perople was onlinetho.
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2 of 4 people (50%) 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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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
DiRT is alive and well multiplayer good game solid feed back with xbox one game pad i enjoy this game,recommend it to you for the price its a bargin!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Great game, all about destroying others cars. So fun. 10/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
The game itself is really cool. You can play splitscreen with a friend, or multiplayer via. WLAN or online. Graphics and atmoshpere is really well done. I love to play with my son, and even if we are not playing together, we see how the other performed in the meantime and then we send new challenges to each other when we have beaten the others score. :)

There are only two things that could be improved.

1. The cars often feel like driving on ice. The handling doesn't feel very realistic and there is to much sliding.
2. What really annoys me is that it feels like playing for 20 seconds and then you spend another 40 seconds to wade through the menus just to play again the same track. A more streamlined user interface could definitely help.
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