Reviewer: GTL Admin
Release Date: 2011-05-24
Sat 11 Jun 11
Dirt 3 features one of the most intense racing competitions, in one of the most entertaining ways, speed your way down a dirt path and catch those corners right or else you’ll end up in the dust. Dirt 3 takes Rally racing to the next level, providing all the different kinds of off-road racing that you love, you can participate in rally, rally cross, land rush, which includes racing with buggies or trucks, or even Gymkhana.
Dirt 3 definitely has realism on its side, and when you drive in the cockpit view, you really get a feel for the game’s realism and the beautiful environment on the outside. Dirt 3 keeps it’s intense excitement while entertaining you at the same time, whether you’re crashing and rolling or doing a drifting take over around a corner, you will want to see that replay again, and the great thing is that you can upload your videos straight to YouTube for all of your friends to see, as long as you have an account. This can be done at any given time in a race or after the race, which allows players to stay social and connected with players online, by showing off their amazing skills or even their hilarious crashes.
The sound in Dirt 3 reminds you that you’re driving a rally car, and not some ordinary machine, from the roar of the engine to the growl of the muffler, its rally racing for sure. Not many games have an interesting soundtrack, but Dirt 3 definitely produces a few good favorites and keeps you pumped for the next race while you sit in the menus adjusting your car the way you want it. Although crashing may be fun, you should be careful on hitting the front bumper of your car because cracking your windshield in this game is possible and it makes it quite difficult to drive after that.
The graphics in Dirt 3 are amazing, from the shine of the car to the texture of the terrains, it really feels like a racing game of today. What was interesting was when you crashed you could see all the parts of the car colliding then tearing off and flying around as you rolled on down the track or off-road. When you first started the race you can see your car all nice, new and clean, but then once you finished the race driving through all the dirt or snow you could see that your car picked up the dirt from the ground just as it would happen in real life, also driving through puddles or rivers would cause the water to land on your windshield momentarily blinding you until the windshield wipers kick in and clear your vision.
There isn’t much to complain about Dirt 3, I enjoyed every ride, even when I crashed I still had a blast and I would go through the replay a couple times to see the parts of the car flying around. Another interesting feature is they put your avatar hanging around your rear view mirror, it doesn’t do anything, it’s just for show, but it was an interesting concept to apply your avatar to the game. The game play very smooth and I had no trouble making mistakes, because it was very simple to return to the track if you fell off or you could reset your car. The only thing I could say is if you play the game in the lowest difficulty settings, then the game basically plays for you, like correcting all your turns and keeping you on track, and it isn’t much fun so try just playing on the intermediate settings and you’ll unquestionably get a good feel for the controls so you can play in the advanced settings.