Race, crash and hoon your way through a world tour of motorised mayhem in DiRT Showdown!
User reviews: Very Positive (2,068 reviews) - 80% of the 2,068 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 23, 2012

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November 11, 2015

DiRT Showdown - Play it on your Steam Machine

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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
Helpful customer reviews
393 of 483 people (81%) found this review helpful
42 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2015
Thank you for supporting Linux!
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42 of 54 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
A much more casual racer than previous CodeMasters DiRT offerings, but still fairly fun for what it tries to be. As usual with CodeMasters, the graphics and audio are overall impressive.

Where the game IMO falls down is its oversimplification in too many aspects. How often do you see a racing game that does away with the speedo? Gone are gear changes and cockpit view. In are boost and "car health", and almost never having to use the brake. Most races on intermediate you can finish well without ever taking off the accelerator.


Positives:
+Graphics. Colourful and fluid racing gameplay. So many fireworks!! Stunning backgrounds.
+Audio. Decent soundtrack, satisfying engine sounds.
+Difficulty. Can select between three difficulties. I found intermediate enjoyable.
+Decent variety in event types and number of tracks
+Replays.

Negatives:
-Annoying announcer. CodeMasters seem to have mastered the terrible dudebro announcer in their series.
-Oversimplified car controls. No manual gears, no need to brake, no speedo. If you approach this as a purely arcade racer, this may be a positive to you.
-Multiplayer is dead
-Crashes when connecting to server to send "challenges" to friends.
-Game length. Does not take very long to finish the single player campaign.

You can see that with DiRT Showdown CodeMasters have really tried to capture the most exciting parts of their previous games and condense them down into an action-packed arcade racing title. In doing that they sacrifice the skilled racing that was needed in previous titles. Slamming into opponents is now encouraged, and bumping into objects like tyres and barrels does not even slow you down.

As an offshoot of the DiRT series I don't recommend it, but as a pure mindless arcade title you might have some fun here.
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2015
Good game, but I still like Dirt 3 better!
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2015
Great game, loving the fact I can play it on my Linux rig!
Thanks for supporting Linux.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2015
The first Dirt I have played is Dirt 3, and Showdown was something new to me. To be honest, game is so easy even on the hardest level, but it was pretty nice, and surely I enjoyed it. All the "story" races took me about 8 hours and if you like a race games with a lot of crashes (especially "rampage" missions), then you will enjoy this game too.
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