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 (2,475 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
389 of 489 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
If you're reading this wondering if you should buy it, listen up. Unless you see somewhere that they have completed the migration from Games for Windows Live (GFWL) do NOT get it. Due to GFWL not functioning for D3 currently, starting a new game (or if like me you migrated computers and needed a fresh install) means you can't save any progress - not even in the single player mode. :(

That said... I loved DiRT 2, and was very excited about getting DiRT 3. While D3 has its own charms, it's not quite as engrossing as I found D2, though it is extremely pretty and sounds great. If you were head over heels for D2, you'll at least have a close platonic relationship with D3.

TL;DR: Good game, but not right now.

Edit: I did get D3 to save profiles after uninstalled GFWL, downloading a new client and manually re-installing it, as even using a local GFWL profile refused to work. I still don't recommend the game until Codemasters decides to bother properly updating it.

A few people bizarrely accused me of making up this issue, but simply going to the Community Hub for this game shows there are a LOT of people having this exact problem, and Codemasters have now taken over 6 months since announcing they'll update the game to fix this, but have not.
Posted: May 9
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291 of 388 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
I really wanted to like this game. REALLY!

Here's what made it impossible:

1. Integration with Windows Live
It's impossible to save your progress unless you have an account

2. Mirriad of online this and online that
The moment you start the game you have to go through choice after choice pop-ups.
While you are doing that, the game talks to you using words like "awesome", "totally", "cool" and "I have a great feeling about this". None of this can be skipped, you HAVE to listen to it.

3. Boring
Apart from enhanced visuals, this game compared to DIRT2 is the same but without all the fun.

Wish I could have my money back.
Posted: May 7
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78 of 110 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
I believe its a perfect game, but the ''Games for Windows LIVE'' makes it real bad. It says i have to update LIVE before i can use it okay, but then it can't update it and gives me an error code. Which that code doesn't lead me to any solve of the problem. So no ''LIVE'' = no save. No save = no point of doing any career in game.

Do windows look like they gonna solve it quick? I think anyone works on the problem even...
Posted: June 29
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53 of 69 people (77%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
I can't even play it thanks to Micro$oft's GFWL.
Even Hitler couldn't come up with something as evil as Games For Windows Live.
Posted: August 27
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
In 2013 Codmasters promised they would ditch GFWL (Games for Windows Live). Here we are in mid 2014 and nothing has been done. This is the BEST DiRT game. PERIOD. The problem is many people can't save their games. Outside of that many people would love to purchase the DLC and finish the game. Until Codemasters makes good on their promise none of that can happen and the game is essentially worthless. We've seen Codemasters release and update DiRT Showdown, GRiD Autosport, and Colin McRae Remastered but yet DiRT 3 remains untouched!!!

Codemasters says they are listening to the community. Well, I have created an unofficial "petition". Click thumbs up to tell Codemasters that we are holding them to their promise and we want to see an update.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=284771981

Regretfully until I see an update to this game I cannot recommend it on any level.
Posted: August 2
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