Race, crash and hoon your way through a world tour of motorised mayhem in DiRT Showdown!
User reviews: Very Positive (1,235 reviews)
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

    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
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
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!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Dirt is one of my favorite racing games. I am happy to play because this game is not boring compared to other racing game series. nice carrier mode, the UI is very interesting, split screen, Great Graphic and can be played at a low spec PC. You should have this game, racing game lovers!

Pros:
- Nice carrier mode. (lots of exciting gameplay)
- A hit among car-crashing
- Split screen
- Great Graphic and can be played at a low spec PC.

Cons:
- Car crusher which is not so attractive
- Can not paint a car that has been purchased, (just choose paint-owned sponsor)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Best game ever , its the only one from the DirT Collection that i can say its "ok" 9/10

Pro :
Cars > Hoonigan Series
Location Events
Yokohama bodykits > ♥♥♥♥ing Awsome
Graphics > Pretty Good
Music > Awsome
Demolition / Eliminator > 0.0 Have Fun
Optimization its good (30 - 50 FPS)
Cheap upgrades

Cons
Multiplayer > Dead (You can play it if you have one or more friends how play it)
Some colors are ♥♥♥♥ted up (Ground Texture)
Start-Up Windowed Mode always (Hate that Alt + Enter for fullscreen)
RaceNet Errors (Some times)
High Price
Handling not soo good
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Someone from codemasters liked the ken block & gymkhana ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ so much that he said ''hey,lets make a game with 100% more of this''.This doesnt make showdown necessarily a bad game but the thing is that showdown lacks content(very short campaign) and the car physics are a joke compared to dirt 3.My personal rating is 5/10,buy it only on sales.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
really really good game, so much fun.
storymode is okay and fun but the multiplayer is really ♥♥♥♥ing badass, it's dead but if u play it with friends its so much fun, get it on sale and have FUNNNN
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