Get ready for DiRT 3! Race through the snow, rain and dirt and experience dramatic night races with the most amount of rally content in the series yet.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (2,633 reviews)
Release Date: May 23, 2011

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"Possibly the best MP racing game on Steam. Certainly the one we've enjoyed most."

About This Game

Get ready for DiRT 3! Race through the snow, rain and dirt and experience dramatic night races with the most amount of rally content in the series yet.
Express yourself in the stunning new Gymkhana mode, inspired by Ken Block’s incredible freestyle driving event, and upload your best runs direct to YouTube! Compete in iconic rally cars representing 50 years of the sport, from the classic Audi Quattro to the 2011 Ford Fiesta WRC, and take on all game modes in split-screen and competitive online multiplayer. Competing as a professional rally star you’ll enjoy intense racing across three continents – from the forests of Michigan to the infamous roads of Finland and the national parks of Kenya.
Powered by Codemasters’ award-winning EGO Engine, DiRT 3 features Flashback to rewind time and genre-leading damage. DiRT 3 is the ultimate off-road racer

System Requirements

    Minimum
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
    • Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 2.8GHz, Intel Pentium® D 2.8Ghz
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 15GB
    • Video Card: AMD Radeon™ HD 2000 256MB, NVIDIA® GeForce® 8000 Series 256MB
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9
    • Sound: DirectX® compatible soundcard
    Recommended Specifications: Enhanced for DirectX 11
    • OS: Windows Vista® or Windows® 7
    • Processor:AMD Phenom™ II or Intel® Core™ i7
    • Memory: 3GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 15GB
    • Video Card: AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 11
    • Sound: DirectX® compatible soundcard
Helpful customer reviews
72 of 88 people (82%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Games for Windows Live totally ruined this game. You have to be logged in to xbox live to be able to save your game, and it tells you that you are NOT logged in (EVEN IF YOU ARE) nd therefore, you cannot save your progress. Minus 10/10 rating thanks to Microsoft.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
If you can get past the GFWL, this game is a lot of fun. The cars don't feel like bricks on string, like some other games, there's no unput lag either.

The Narrators feel a little pointless and annoying, but they're not as bad as the one in Shift 2.

But, like others have said, it does have GFWL. I managed to get past it without massive issues, and they are hoping to patch it out (supposedly), but obiously others here have had problems so proceed with caution.

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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Do not buy DiRT 3 until GFWL (Games For Windows - Live) is removed. It has essentially made the game unplayable with the latest update, or something. One day I could sign-in and play, the next I couldn't due to a network error; I manually opened the required ports and set up custom rules for GFWL to try and get the network connectivity back, but eventually gave up after an hour or so of messing around with settings and stuff.

GFWL aside, DiRT 3 is/was an awesome game, would recommend - if I could sign on.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
87.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
the best rally game codemasters made in recent times. especially good on steering wheels.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
74.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
One of the best racing games for the moment.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Ok so there is this huge problem with GFWL going on and i dont like it, at all the only reason im rating this a good game is , because it is really a fun game, i found a patch online, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 1.2 patch, it disables the actual ability to play online, GFWL would let you either way, so its still a really good single plyaer game! 7/10 love the graphics, and btw i got this game from ♥♥♥.com which was only 8$ and at the end it was worht it for me at least, i didnt buy any of the dlc or anything like that.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Love the game overall, it's fun and generally a good game. Sadly, it uses Games for Windows Live. I created an account with that, then it redirected me to make an XBOX Live account. Couldn't make that account, because everytime I clicked anywhere on the page, it would redirect me to a page saying either "Windows Firewall has detected a virus! Call ___-___-____ to remove it!" and I would have to go into task manager to close the window, or it would take me to a page blocked by my anti-virus. I know this isn't a virus because I run a virus scan every night on my computer, and nothing showed up there, leaving the only other thing being the page redirecting me. Really? I thought this was a legitimate game (not to mention it's associated with Windows), and it's taking me to a ♥♥♥♥ing virus site? This ♥♥♥♥ed me off! If you're gonna play it, either find a way around this, or just deal with having to never save or never close the game again.

EDIT: Another point I forgot to bring up, is the PAINFULLY long narration that you CANNOT SKIP! This just ♥♥♥♥es me off so much, in conjunction with the GFWL being broke, I have to sit through 5 minutes of this ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ talking just to get to the main menu. Before I even think about giving this game a positive review, get rid of GFWL and add a function to skip the narration.


UPDATE: Just found a workaround to the GFWL issue, but there's still the issue with the narration not being skippable. I'll give it a positive review, but just by a hair
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
MMKAY!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
It's a nice game, the multiplayer is well done and it doesnt have that much lag online.
The singleplayer campain is too easy even on the hardest difficulty. I dislike that you can't skip certain kind of races that you don't enjoy.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Although the game play and features of this game are terrific; there are short comings that screw it over like a streetwalker who accepts competitor's coupons.

The Direct X bug... or at least, running it in full screen causing random crashes... while loading... while in the menus, but more frustratingly (and more commonly) while racing. This is unacceptable. One should not have to force DX9 or run in window mode to play this.

The long awaited removal of GFWL... Get rid of it. Just do it. Stop dangling the carrot and do it. Thanks to the buggy garbage this is it has corrupted yet another saved profile. The last time at 120+ saved races it wrecked a profile. Out of boredom and reinstalling thankfully it only corrupted a profile with 2 saved races. That served as an ample reminder of why this is a waste of space and time on this gamer's computer.

Great game, if it would ever work properly.

Better luck with Dirt 4...
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
I regret every penny spent on this game. I mean - look at the other reviews: Games For Windows Live ruins this game. I loved racing, it felt really great with the wheel BUT I can't save my progress and each time I start this game I have to spend 5 minutes on going through the same menus, listening to the same ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ commentaries and so on... This really sucks. It's over a year since devs promised removing GFWL and still nothing has been done in this matter.

So the game's broken and until it's broken I highly advise you AGAINST buying it. It's a shame because this week DiRT's on Humble Bundle so there'll be a lot of new players (like me) who will not receive a nice gaming experience...
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Awesome game, i have played it across multiple platforms, ps3, xbox 360 and pc. I got this as part of the new humble bundle, after reading that everyone was having issues playing the game due to "Games for windows Live" being a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ and closing down etc i thought i had wasted my money but thought i would install it anyway and try to get it working.

Turns out there is nothing wrong with it at all, i downloaded the latest GFWL from the xbox website and logged in with my xbox live acocunt details, loaded the game did the same in that too it updated GFWL and then proceeded to download my profile and wal'lah the game works fine i can save my progress and hammer the career mode. Thats all i wanted to do in the first place and it does exactly that. No modded files to add no files needed to delete for this game to work just make sure your running the latest "Games for windows live marketplace" and you should be fine. Im playing it on windows 8.1 x64 and its spot on in every way :)

I forgot how graphically nice this game was until today and comparing this to the console version make those versions of the game look like amiga cd 32bit games, the pc version is awesome and has plenty to keep me rallying on :)

Dont cry all those that cant and dont know how to get it working, you should stick to your xbox's and ya Playstations you dont have the minerals to operate a pc, and you lack the knowledge or intellect to search google or forums for a solution, it took me no time at all, just install ~GFWL from xbox website and then login and play the game :D

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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
You must be signed into a non-existant system to use half of the game's features. 5/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
82.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
If you trip away the Windows Live bs, the annoying UI, and the in-your-face buy-now-buy DLC underneath it all is a good driving game.

The cockpit mode has working dash, instruments and mirrors.

It's fun.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Pro: This game is a little dated now, but still plays ok.

Con: Your mechanic thinks he's your manager. Games For Windows Live: The game will not let you save unless you use an Online Microsoft account, if you don't pay Microsoft a monthly subscription the game will complain at you after every single race to buy one.

1/100 DO NOT BUY THIS CRAP.
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
For those who are having troubles with windows live and your game not running ffs don't go straight to writing a review. I have a much better solution, kill yourself.

I had issues after purchasing this game with it not starting, instead of me ♥♥♥♥♥ing on a ♥♥♥♥ing review I used Google. Yes Google, your best friend ♥♥♥♥.

Once that was out of the way the single player side (the DiRT TOUR) was pretty sick, for those that played DiRT 2 Don't get your hopes up to much, personally I reckon DiRT 2 had a great concept for the singleplayer. DiRT 3 is still a great game and though the singleplayer lacks good story like DiRT 2 its still freakin awesome to ram and drag your way to first place.

The multiplayer I would say saves this game, its vast game modes and competive side allow slick and fun gameplay with mates. I had issues finding people on competitive but it may of been because of the time of play. The joyride jam sessions are ♥♥♥♥ing hilarious if you grab a bunch of mates and start making your own mini-games such as car tiggy ♥♥♥♥ gets weal G

4/5 rubber ♥♥♥♥♥♥
(not minusing from the pain it was to get it running thats just from lack of story)
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Well this game looks great and it's a real race game but it uses Games For Windows Live and that sucks.

I have an old account for Games For Windows Live and the program tells me I'm logged in but I still have to give my login name and password, that's when it fails.

So because of the Games For Windows Live I don't recommend this game. I bought it with a Humble Bundle but I'm sure I will look things up in the future so that it won't use Games For Windows Live.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Avoid this game like at all costs. It will not start and it is not worth the "Dog and Pony Show" to get it to work. Steam, you should be ashamed at selling crap like this.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Why dont we have a 0 out of 5? becuase games likes dirt 3 would cry. Only good point the car driving is fine.
Everything else is a big ♥♥♥♥ you! want to use mouse to click on something? ♥♥♥♥ you use arrows. dont want windows live to play it. ♥♥♥♥ you! dont want the game to start windowed all the time. ♥♥♥♥ you! dont want to go through the same ♥♥♥♥ animations talking over again? guess what ♥♥♥♥ you too! this made me rage if it was just the driving would be fine an average game but all the extras leave me no choice but to give dirt 3 zero ♥♥♥♥ yous out of five
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Sucks now, it does not work on win 8.1 x64.
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