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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21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
196.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Dirt Rally is by far my favourite racing game. I need to make it clear that I'm not a car guy, and certainly not generally a 'sim' person. Rally is probably the most hardcore sim I've played. What's nice (and I know a lot of racing games do this) is that you're in control of how difficult you'd like the experience to be to some extent. Locking your perspective to first-person only, disabling assists like ABS brakes and UI hints will certainly make the game harder, and in turn earns you a reward multiplier. I wasn't expecting to enjoy making it as realistic as I could, but it's incredibly fun.

For the most part you're racing against yourself. It's Rally; It's your time that's on the line. No matter how many times I've played the same track, I need to listen to the calls for what lies ahead. Sometimes I find myself daydreaming and just bombing down the track, inevitably soaring off a cliff or straight into a tree because I got too deep in thought. But I know it's my own fault. It wasn't a bad AI opponent or bad controls, everything that happens is because of how in tune I am with the car on a moment to moment basis.

The reason I've put so many hours into this game is the daily, weekly and monthly challenges. When I know I can only put 20 minutes or so into a game for an evening, I launch Rally and do the two daily challenges. A few extra moments? Do a few tracks in the weekly or monthly challenges. You're given feedback at the end of each track as to how you've ranked against everyone else competing in the same event. It's one of the few games where you can noticeably and immediately see improvements in your own performance which is remarkably satisfying. It can also be frustrating to be pushing yourself during an event to beat other player's times, only to cut a corner when expressly told "DON'T CUT" and find yourself slammed into a rock wall. This risk/reward nature is what makes Rally so exciting.

This game can be really tough at the beginning, especially when compared to more arcade-focused racing games. Once you get a grasp on the physics and a good sense of a car's weight, there is no better feeling than nailing a hard curve or corner that has given you trouble in the past. As I said, I'm definitely not a car guy, and yet I find myself tweaking my saved vehicle set ups, trying to conquer turns and shave seconds off my times on tracks I've played hundreds of times. That's not something I was personally expecting from a racing game, and it's why I will continue to play Dirt Rally for the foreseeable future.


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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
103.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Here's some initial thoughts you might have when you play the game for a first time:

  • Main menu looks rather nice
  • Going always full throttle is a bad idea
  • Spectators are accident prone
  • Co-Driver's balls are steel
  • Radiator breaks often first
  • Engineers can't fix sh*t in 30 minutes
  • 1960s cars are too slow
  • Hillclimb cars are too fast
  • RWD cars are just plain undrivable
  • Advanced tuning is too advanced
  • Wet asphalt = Ice
  • Understeer is always bad
  • Driving over crests at high speeds is fun
  • Driving over crests at high speeds is dangerous
  • Restarting feels tempting
  • Rallycross is a "ram-fest"
  • Tutorials hardly teach anything
  • Weight transfer sounds complicated
  • Scandinavian flick is impossible to execute
  • Sweden is a frozen hell

No but seriously, the game is really fun and challenging once you get the grasp of it.
Definitely recommended if you enjoy racing games!
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Finland. Group B. Midday.

Co-Driver: "Left six, 200. Middle over crest, jump maybe."

Maryland, USA. NASA satellite tracking station.

Radar Operator: "Sir, we're detecting an unidentified craft launching into a sub-orbital trajectory out of Europe."

Commander: "What's the radar signature look like?"

Radar Operator: "Sir... it's an Audi."

Commander: "God help us all."
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Easily the best rally game I have ever played. DiRT Rally brings back the best aspects of old Colin McRae Rally games and combines it with great visuals even better than in older DiRT titles.

Beware though, the game is hard. I'm trying to play it on a gamepad without any assists enabled and it's truly challenging - taming a RWD Group B car on ice is nearly impossible!

My biggest issue with the game? Multiplayer is Rallycross exclusive - so you can't compete with other drivers on rally nor hillclimb stages. Shame, because DiRT3 did it perfectly :(
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Most fun I've had in a racing game in a long time..I also have this on ps4 with over 100hrs played...bought this version for the VR.. and it's is absolutely amazing in VR. A must have racing game and a must have VR experience
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
If you were a fan of the old rally titles, then take a look at this one. While I have admittedly neglected this one - its still a blast! Its challenging to blast through the forest in the rain on slick, muddy tracks. Its not an arcade smash the gas like the previous dirt titles (tho those were fun too), but is more of a rally sim. Its also beautiflly detailed.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Before even trying to think to press the “buy button” you need to ask yourself some questions:
1- do you love Rally racing?
2- do you like a challenge?
3- (and the most important one) do you have a Racing Wheel?
I got Dirt Rally a way back, tried to play it on my Xbox One Controller and I always fail miserably! I never bothered even to try with a keyboard, and I thought I wasted my money on a game I could not play, simply because it’s too damn hard!!
Everything changed when I got myself a racing wheel (Logitech Driving Force GT) a bit old wheel but still one of the best!
so I fired Dirt Rally up and surprise! I was driving way better, hell, I even ended up 4th in the first round of the career!
Dirt Rally feels so realistic, especially with a wheel, don’t bother to play with a controller or a keyboard, (well only if you are pretty good)
the graphics are amazing, the sounds from the car engine, to the dirt, to the snow, to the rain, but don’t get distracted by the sound of the dirt under your wheels, you have to pay attention to your co-pilot, because he is your road map!
oh and VR is amazing with that game! I have a Deepoon E2 (which works as Oculus DK2) and VR in Dirt Rally is very immersive!
so if you like Rally racing, you love a challenge and you own a racing wheel, Dirt Rally is a must for you!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
A better and improved game from the DiRT series.
New cars, improved "My Career" mode, and more realistic handling, far better graphics and last but not least realistic surroundings, narrow circuits like in real life, circuits width might change during the race.
I recommend it if you're a race-simulator enthusiast.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
124.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
It is one of the best rally-game l've ever played!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Cazawhore
13.4 hrs
Posted: September 28
Okay so this is Codemasters' best ever racing game. And that's high praise from someone who has played EVERY one of their entries since 2007 (Colin McRae Dirt).

In fact, it's not even close.

Dirt Rally is the definitive rally experience, and I anticipate I will spend 100s of hours playing it. It is a true testament to what can be achieved with meaningful community engagement: the 6+ months this game spent in Early Access helped Codemasters to fine tune the game to appease die-hard fans, and it shows.

In short, it excels in almost every area: Graphics (aesthetics and optimization), Audio (omg), Physics, Car Designs, Difficulty. My only gripe is that for $60, there is a distinct lack of content - plenty of cars and rally championships, but rallycross and hillclimb seem to be an afterthought.

But a lack of varied content cannot take away from this outstanding game that the community has been demanding for years. And most importantly, no more Travis Pastrana telling you how 'rad' and 'far-out' your last race was.
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jmicks144
59.0 hrs
Posted: September 28
By far the best Dirt games released, more challenging than all of them. Superb graphics, etc. You wont be dissapointed
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1reshiram12
73.2 hrs
Posted: September 27
I've been playing most of the mainstream racing titles for over a decade since Gran Turismo 4 came out in 2005. I've played Gran Turismo, Forza, Asphalt, F1 simulator, NASCAR games, you name it on basically all platforms from Playstation and Xbox to mobile and PC. Every single one of them have included aggresive advertisment make it a point to tell you that their racing game has the "most authentic expirience" and "best racing simulation", and when the first scentence of this game's description included the words "authentic" and "thrilling" I wasn't expecting much different from any other racing game. It has been different than any other racing game in the best way. They did an excellent job on how the cars handle and react, and driving in DiRT Rally is one of the best racing expeiriences you can get with pixels. Gameplay wise, I can't find anything to complain about. The only thing I would warn people about is it requires a pretty beefy PC to play on the highest graphics settings, and it might be somewhat of a learning curve for some people. However, I played this game on my other PC which doesn't even have a dedicated GPU and it still looks good with tuned down settings.

TL;DR Easily the best racing experince in a video game to date.
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Short Cord
64.7 hrs
Posted: September 27
I went into this game thinking it would be like DiRT 3.
Oh how wrong I was.
I don't regret anything.




Get it, now.
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UltraArgon
123.0 hrs
Posted: September 27
Pure Rally
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Spukee
9.1 hrs
Posted: September 27
Assetto Corsa was my gold standard for VR racing games on the Oculus rift. Dirt Rally might now take that cake. The title runs very well on a 4790K with a GTX 1070 and has all settings on Ultra. I never had to muck around with settings, look up configurations or anything. It was just run and go.

Buy Assetto for your track / racing fix. Buy Dirt Rally for Rally. Both simulations give you sublime wheel force feedback where car handling just feels "right". If you have a wheel, are into car sims and have an Oculus - both are essential.
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Raz
6.7 hrs
Posted: September 25
Needs Revive but this game has amazing immersion and compelling rally racing.
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ZX_Warrior
24.8 hrs
Posted: September 25
This game needs proper multiplayer online instead of just rallycross.

I dont feel I have my value for money with this important element missing.

You should learn from other games its all about gameplay and having fun racing
with friends or atleast the option to do so.. sorry thumbs down until this this changed..
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ApeX☢Wut
1.4 hrs
Posted: September 25
Love this game. Played a lot during the early access. Bout as close to the real thing as you can get without a car.
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