DiRT Rally is the most authentic and thrilling rally game ever made, road-tested over 80 million miles by the DiRT community. It perfectly captures that white knuckle feeling of racing on the edge as you hurtle along dangerous roads, knowing that one crash could irreparably harm your stage time.
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Release Date: Dec 7, 2015

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August 17

DiRT Rally Update - Version 1.22

Hi all,

A further update is out following yesterday's patch,. See below for the fix list, and please let us know if there's anything that seems to have been missed!

Thanks,
Christina

Version 1.22 Fix list

· Audio - Engine and Co-Driver balance is now back to how it was in 1.20.

· Audio - Surround now works like it did in 1.20.

· Audio - Engine audio during post race sequence now plays out correctly.

If you're still having issues with audio in VR, then please email dirtgame@codemasters.com with your dxdiag and please let us know if your Rift is the default playback device in the Sound settings.

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August 15

DiRT Rally Update - Version 1.21

Hi all,

We've released our latest patch for DiRT Rally today! Here's what the update will bring:

• Graphics - Improvements to significantly reduce object popping during track intros and replays in VR.
• Graphics - Wheel will no longer lock to the left if you use the ultra low graphical preset.
• Graphics - Desktop image when playing in VR is no longer stretched.
• Graphics - Improvements to prevent the environment popping in the distance during a dynamic replay in VR.
• Game - You can now remap the headset position reset function in Controls for VR.
• Game - You can no longer press pause during the fade to black when you restart an event in VR.
• Audio - Razer Kraken will no longer cause the game to crash on boot.
• HUD - Split time will no longer overlap co-driver calls in VR.
• HUD - Repair puncture tooltip will no longer overlap speedometer in VR.
• HUD - Legibility improvements for smaller text elements in VR.
• HUD - Hud should no longer fall into your line of sight on hills if you have VR Vehicle Camera Motion turned on.
• HUD - Fix to prevent the "Recover Vehicle" tooltip remaining on screen when you have accepted an invite during gameplay.
• UI - A Message will now be displayed if you access the Steam Overlay in VR letting you know to take off your headset.
• UI - Certain pop up messages should now display correctly in VR.

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Reviews

“Dirt Rally is a brilliant looking and incredible sounding racing sim that feels absolutely outstanding”
8.9 – IGN

“Codemasters has delivered what's quite simply its finest driving game to date.”
Eurogamer Recommended – Eurogamer

“This is as authentic a portrayal of rally as you’re likely to find, and proves to be not just a return to form for Codemasters, but its best game to date.”
8/10 – Gamespot

Full Oculus VR Support

DiRT Rally now fully supports Oculus Rift giving you the ultimate experience in racing immersion.

DiRT Rally VR puts you directly in the driver’s seat of the most iconic rally cars ever produced as you take on some of the most challenging stages in the world including the incredible Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb as well as experiencing wheel-to-wheel thrill of Rallycross.

• Full Oculus Rift VR support throughout the entire game
• Amazing 90fps experience

About This Game

DiRT Rally is the most authentic and thrilling rally game ever made, road-tested over 80 million miles by the DiRT community. It perfectly captures that white knuckle feeling of racing on the edge as you hurtle along dangerous roads at breakneck speed, knowing that one crash could irreparably harm your stage time.
DiRT Rally also includes officially licensed World Rallycross content, allowing you to experience the breathless, high-speed thrills of some of the world’s fastest off-road cars as you trade paint with other drivers at some of the series’ best-loved circuits, in both singleplayer and high-intensity multiplayer races.

• ICONIC RALLY CARS - DiRT Rally boasts over 40 of the most iconic and relevant cars from yesteryear through to modern day, representing the cars that the players want, and the ones that make the most sense for the surfaces they race on.
• SIX MASSIVE RALLIES WITH OVER 70 STAGES - Head to the muddy paths of Wales, the dusty trails of Greece and the icy tarmac of Monte Carlo. Take on the legendary hillclimb of Pikes Peak, the snowy thrills of Sweden, and the epic scenery of Finland.
• OFFICIAL FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CONTENT – Race at the Lydden Hill, Holjes and Hell tracks in six of the fastest off-road cars and take on your friends in high intensity, bumper-to-bumper multiplayer racing.
• CUSTOM RALLY EVENTS: Take any car on any track – configure and compete in single or multi-stage events.
• RALLY CHAMPIONSHIPS: Start on the bottom rung of the rally ladder and compete in a succession of events, earning points and money on your way to promotion. Use skilful driving and manage your repair schedules as you work your way to the top division and earn the most lucrative rewards.
• UPGRADES, REPAIRS, SETUP AND TUNING - DiRT Rally delivers depth in areas beyond driving – elements such as repairs, upgrades, and setup & tuning add a rich and strategic dimension to your rally experience.
• CHALLENGING, UNCOMPROMISING HANDLING MODEL - Codemasters has completely rebuilt the physical simulation for DIRT Rally to adequately capture how it feels to race across changing surfaces and has created brand new models for differential, suspension, engine mapping and turbo modelling.
• TEAM MANAGEMENT - Hire and fire your crew members each of whom which will have different skills, improving repair times for different parts of the car. Teach them new skills as they gain experience and work together as a team to improve your performance in events.
• PLAYER LEAGUE SUPPORT - Get together with friends and run your very own racing league. Join or create unlimited leagues and run them how and when you want.
• DAILY, WEEKLY AND MONTHLY ONLINE CHALLENGES - It’s you versus the entire DiRT community in a series of one-day, week-long and month-long challenges to earn in-game credits to improve your car and team.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 64bit Versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: AMD FX Series or Intel Core i3 Series
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD HD5450 or Nvidia GT430 or Intel HD4000 with 1GB of VRAM (DirectX 11 graphics card required)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 50 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible soundcard
    • Additional Notes: Supported Graphics Cards: AMD HD5000 Series, HD6000 Series, HD7000 Series, R7 Series, R9 Series Nvidia GTX400 Series, GTX500 Series, GTX600 Series, GTX700 Series, GTX900 Series Intel HD4000 Series, HD5000 Series
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64bit Versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: AMD FX-8150 or Intel Core i5 4670K
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD R9 290 or Nvidia GTX780
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 50 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X compatible soundcard
    • Additional Notes: Supported Graphics Cards: AMD HD5000 Series, HD6000 Series, HD7000 Series, R7 Series, R9 Series Nvidia GTX400 Series, GTX500 Series, GTX600 Series, GTX700 Series, GTX900 Series Intel HD4000 Series, HD5000 Series, HD6000 Series
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Dadriel
23.4 hrs
Posted: August 25
I can't really recommned this game. Yes it is an amazing rally simulation and probably the best you will find at the moment. But it has so many nagging issues that destroy a lot of fun really quickly.

Pros:

-Amazing driving once you managed to get to grips with the handling. Speeding through tight corners really is totally awesome.
-Graphics are really good and have some very good enviromental effects. Also how your car gets torn down and dirtier you farther you progress into a rally is really cool.
-Pikes Peak Hill Climb in three different setups. A very cool challenge and good variation with different surfaces.
-Good VR implementation for the Rift

Negatives:

-the game is EXTREMLY hard to pick up. There is no tutorial ingame, just some useless videos that don't teach you anything. Be prepared to end in the ditch a lot more often you would like in the first 10 hours...
- the AI drivers are also a joke. You can drive what feels like a perfect stage and still be 40-50 seconds behind the first driver...
-Rallycross is broken to the core. The drivers that are with you on the track drive on rails and are ridicoulus fast. Like 10-15 seconds faster than everybody else in a lap that takes less than a minute.
-my biggest gripe though is the useless co driver in rally mode. It is impossible to get consistens calls out of him. Sometimes he tells you what corner you drive through while you already in it, at other times he is five corners ahead of you and once you get where he was you already forgot what he told you. Also he is way to verbose many times. He has the tendency to tell you about every bump and ditch on some tracks totally drowning the important information in his torrent of useless stuff. Be prepared to miss many a corner and get thrown of track at crests because the codriver overloaded you with his unstoppable talking. (To be fair, there are some tracks where he works fine, but especially in Finland he is totally broken)
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...G4B...LEL
2.8 hrs
Posted: August 25
this game made me hate the ♥♥♥♥ing french, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ beat me by 2 seconds
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「Led Zepplin」
35.0 hrs
Posted: August 24
This game will kick your ♥♥♥, and you'll learn to love it.

Literally the Dark Souls of racing games.
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Jab
21.6 hrs
Posted: August 24
Don't cut.
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Cobra Commander
28.6 hrs
Posted: August 24
By far the best rally game of all time. Code masters nailed it on this one. they finally did it.
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Nathan
77.0 hrs
Posted: August 24
I didn't realise what a good rally game was until I played this. It's hard work, it takes time and a lot of practice to get good, but the feeling of completing a fast clean stage over the crests of Finland is unrivalled in this category of games. Dirt Rally puts the WRC series and previous Dirt games to shame, bringing the challenging narrow stages and crazy powerful cars that characterise the sport lovingly into the best driving game I've seen for years. A must buy.
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michael.chaplin7
13.9 hrs
Posted: August 24
WoW WoW WoW
Being an iRacing fan and racer so coming from a pretty realistic sim to this was hard to imagine something could get to this level of realism. Its utterly amazing. Utterly brutal which makes it even more amazing. And im still waiting to play this baby in VR on the rift that arrives in September.
play the old Colin games in the past and then the Dirt ones which i thought were a bit of a let down and then CM brought this out.

The only thing i have to complain about is there is not enough deversity of tracks. A lot of the tracks are repeats but reverse or longer. I hope now this game is not Eearly Access anymore that they continue with this fanastic sim by added DLC free or paid with more tracks. And focus in the rally stages and less on rallycross. Add some more hillclimbs also.
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HARAMBE RELOADED
21.4 hrs
Posted: August 24
I'm in a serious love/hate relationship with wales because of this game
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henduism
51.3 hrs
Posted: August 23
As someone who has played countless racing sims, and not-so-sim racing games, this has to be my favorite. The sheer madness of blasting your car 100 mph down a windy dirt road is exhilarating. Slamming into a tree 100 meters from the end of the stage is maddening!

While you do learn a good bit about most of the stages through repetition, it's nothing like driving around Monza for the 1000th time on other racing games. You will have to learn how to listen to your co-driver and adapt to surface changes on each stages.

As many others have said, this is a sim. It's going to show no mercy. Your going to punch it and go right off a cliff on the first drive(s). We all did. Due to the precision involved, it's best played with a wheel and pedals. Using an xbox controller is simply selling yourself short.
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SmithDoc
8.0 hrs
Posted: August 23
DiRT Rally is probably the best example of an Early Access game done good. The devs had a plan, they engaged with the community for feedback, and they executed to the best of their ability. DiRT Rally is hands down the best-looking, best playing rally sim available - it's a wild beast of a racing game, that demands so much from the player - simultaneously requiring extreme concentration and improvisation on a dime.

This game is also really well-optimized - possibly its strongest aspect - I'm playing this on a late-2013 macbook pro, all spec-ed out, and am getting north of 30fps on a mixture of medium-high settings. And this game still looks and feels incredible.

So good. DiRT Rally will blow your mind. But don't take my word for it!

10/10 would fly off Pike's Peak again.
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32 of 33 people (97%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
While playing Dirt Rally you can truly feel the hate and anger Codemasters harbors for all those people who begged and pleaded for a realistic rally game. They decided to make a rally game so perfect, that nobody would ask for one like it again. Because, the reality is, you probably can't drive a rally car. That's where Dirt Rally really shines. It accuratly simulates you crashing into boulders, trees, falling off mountains, and dieing in other totally expected ways. The game is hard, because driving overpowered rally cars over and through gravel mountain roads is hard. And so you'll sink 12 hours into a single track with a single car hoping that at some point you'll reach the finish line. Any dreams of one day becoming a real rally driver are totally crushed along the way as well, just like your rally car that has hit more trees than it has safely passed.

10/10, would spend 4 hours trying to figure out how to get around a single bend again.
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
this is basically the Dark Souls of racing games!!
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
The level of concentration required for this game genuinely makes me nauseous.

10/10 for realism
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
I had so much joy with DiRT 3, but there's more. Let's have a close look to DiRT Rally.

DiRT Rally is a rally game with plenty of modes like plain rally, rallycross and hillclimb. In the career, you start up with the oldest rally cars you can imagine of and pick either generated championships that go harder and harder or your own created championships. Over time you earn money and can buy some better cars and hire trained engineers that keep your car alive and install handy upgrades.

Graphics, sounds and physics are a impressive step and don't need overkill hardware. Recently, VR support was added which I find fancy. I haven't one of those VR-headsets yet, though.

Be aware that DiRT Rally is pretty much deep and demanding, therefore I'd rather call it a simulator, a tough one. There's no map, just You, the Co-driver and the car. Not all the damage can be repaired at once and it even decreases the earnings if you decide to restart. There's only one try for the online time trials also. In the other hand, you can activate driving aids if you need to.
It's important to find the most comfy steering method and the car's tuning for you. Keep a cool head and take breaks over time.

Do you love cars and won't mind a bunch of dirt? Would you accept the challenge? Get it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Perfection is not enough to describe this game, it is everything i always wanted, nothing beats it NOTHING!, i love everycar, every track, yes it is REALLY hard but i love it because it really chaleges me, and that is what rally is about, pushing the driver and car to the limit, it is a masterpiece in everyway possible, car selection, tracks, details, graphics, sound, phisics... i could be here talking about how the game is good forever so just imagine rally heaven and dirt rally is it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
this must be the best rally simulator there is on the market now, i just want some vehicles to be added in the future:
-Flat 6 Porsches
-6 cylinder BMW's
-Older generations of lancer evo's
-Peugeot 205 (not the high end that is already in it)
-Volkswagen Golf MK1
-....

Overall awesome game!!!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
103.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Amazing driving simulator for helping improve driving skill on real roads and highways.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Easily my favorite game
Very realistic
Great graphics
much fun
will be spending more time in this game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
First thing to say about this game is, it looks really gorgeous. Despite the fact that my laptop has mediocre hardware, I could maintain a stabilized 60+ fps on high settings (i5 4200H, GTX850M, 8gb 1600 mHz RAM). The game itself needs your dedication to improve simultaneously so it really is not a casual gamer's dream. Game mechanics are jaw droppingly detailed and hard to keep up. It's been 2+ hours into this game but I couldn't figure out how the hell to keep the car on the road (I couldn't do better than 4th in a casual event in "clubman" AI difficulty). If you played earlier games of DiRT series, this is a lot different from the previous games. This is better in every single way and challenges you to spend hours to improve yourself. I can't deny the fact that it really expects you to improve upon it but it really is an amazing game. The variety of vehicles, classes and tracks could be expanded but, hey, it is still in development and I'm pretty sure, over the time, it will be even better. Would fall off the cliff 5 times a race again, 9/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
THE best rally sim out there
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