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Dirt Showdown

by Codemasters Limited
 Ages 7 and Over
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Platform: PLAYSTATION 3
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • Media: Video Game

Product details

Platform: PLAYSTATION 3
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  • ASIN: B006LDCZ7G
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 1.4 x 17 cm ; 100 g
  • Release Date: 25 May 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,053 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PLAYSTATION 3

Manufacturer's Description

DiRT Showdown is a brand new dive in and drive adrenaline rush of speed, style and destruction from the creators of the multi-award winning DiRT series. Players jump into a new world of arcade racing with pick up and play controls, speeding, tricking and smashing their way to ‘Showdown’ finals to compete against rivals in front of thousands of fans in a vibrant festival atmosphere.

There are three broad categories to DiRT Showdown’s stunning world of action-sport racing. Players will use nitrous to blast past rivals and negotiate courses filled with ramps, multiple routes and obstacles in racing events. Gaming’s most advanced damage engine is pushed to its limits in demolition derby events, where players smash and crash their way to victory in jaw-dropping, bone-jarring style. Finally, in Hoonigan events gamers can demonstrate their freestyle driving skill in huge free-roaming stunt parks with new accessible controls.

DiRT Showdown is Codemasters’ most connected game ever - split-screen multiplayer, eight player online racing, on and off-line quick-fire party games, and YouTube integration all come as standard. Players can also issue new ‘Showdown Challenges’ to compete with friends in on and off-line modes.

In the career mode, globe-trotting Showdown players will travel from Miami to San Francisco, London to Tokyo and other famous locations earning the adulation of the crowd at hyper-energised, frenzied, unsanctioned race events. Over 50 different events across four championships challenge gamers in a variety of conditions – sun, snow, and rain - through the day and under the floodlights at night.

With an exciting mix of licensed and bespoke cars and powered by the EGO Game Technology Platform for phenomenal graphical performance and stunning damage, DiRT Showdown will be the new standard for arcade driving delirium.

FEATURES:

  • A BRAND NEW KIND OF DiRT DiRT Showdown is a new arcade racing game from the makers of the acclaimed DiRT series. Accessible, pick up and play controls combine with spectacular events and stunning graphics to deliver high octane, dive in and drive thrills from event one.
  • AN EXCITING AND ECLECTIC MIX OF VEHICLES DiRT Showdown features a mouth-watering selection of cars. Ken Block’s all new Gymkhana 4 HFHV Ford Fiesta debuts alongside a varied selection of vehicles across a range of classes. From saloons and muscle cars to pick-up trucks, hearses and vans, players will have a wide selection of cars to trick, race and destroy.
  • SPEED, STYLE AND DESTRUCTION – COMPETE IN 3 THEATRES OF RACING:
  • NO HOLDS BARRED RACING EVENTS Trade paint and use nitrous to speed past rivals in DiRT Showdown’s range of racing modes. Courses are littered with obstacles, pinch points, multiple-routes and ramps to deliver adrenaline fuelled racing across spectacular courses.
  • BONE CRUNCHING DEMOLITION DERBY EVENTS. Players will crash, smash and bash their way through a range of demolition derby themed events which pushes the EGO-powered damage engine to its spectacular limits.
  • EDGE OF CONTROL HOONIGAN EVENTS A new accessible handling system lets players let loose in free-roaming, freestyle stunt parks. Compounds flooded with obstacles play host to a range of new challenges, from performing trick runs to competitive stunt events, explorations challenges and more.
  • MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE SHOWDOWN Race through each championship until you make your way to the ‘Showdown’ finale. Each Showdown is held in a unique festival atmosphere where a frenzied party atmosphere, including pyrotechnics and lasers combine with DiRT Showdown’s high-octane driving gameplay.
  • PARTY MODES AND SPLIT-SCREEN DiRT Showdown is purpose built for social gaming. Dedicated party games are available online and in split-screen perfect for sofa gaming with a low barrier to entry for friends where classics like 'capture the flag' and checkpoint challenges get the Showdown treatment.
  • SHOWDOWN CHALLENGES All new for DiRT Showdown, players can now issue Showdown Challenges so players can test themselves against their friends whether they are online or not.
  • ICONIC LOCATIONS AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN THEM BEFORE Every location in DIRT Showdown becomes a thrilling racing theatre, custom designed for players to perform on the perfect stage. From San Francisco to Miami, Nevada to Michigan, Tokyo to London, each of DIRT Showdown’s locations delivers a unique atmosphere for a wide range of events.
  • CRASHBACK! Flashback becomes Crashback in DiRT Showdown – whenever a large crash happens, players can see ‘kill cams’ from several angles showing how the carnage unfolds. In single player events, gamers can also upload clips direct to YouTube.
  • A RACING STUDIO GAME The talent that brought the world Colin McRae DiRT, Colin McRae DiRT 2, The BAFTA Award winning Race Driver GRID and DiRT 3 (Metacritic: 87) is developing DiRT Showdown. Using the award winning EGO Game Technology Platform known for its killer visuals, weather, and damage system, DiRT Showdown sets the new technical benchmark for arcade racing thrills.

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars CRASH, BANGh....****updated**** 27 May 2012
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Verified Purchase
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
So Dirt's gone all gnarly and trashy eh? Well according to an interview I read Codemasters has decided to split the series in half and leave the hoonigan style car wiggling and general motor based tomfoolery to the "Showdown" camp thus letting the core Dirt series deal with the proper meat and veg of rally driving. So how has it worked out? Well I'll try to keep in mind the aforementioned parting of the series notion in my mind while I pick away at this the more angsty face of Dirt.

THE GOOD STUFF:
- The graphics are stunning with the ego engine bringing a tear to the eye once again. Great details on the tracks and substantial vehicular models make this the cream of the visual crop.
- The crunches and crashes that accompany every battered motion of your motor are epic. It's like someone is chewing scrap metal right in your ear.
- The framerate is slicker than a baby seal covered in Vaseline and only adds to the overall ocular intercourse.
- Some of the vehicles are really cool looking and with all the various destruction derby style add-ons they really stand out.
- Some of the liveries and paint jobs are as equally impressive as the motors sporting them with the dalik fodda art being some of the panicles of the design foray.
- The online is chaotic fun, massive amounts of it and will have you swearing with sweaty glee in no time. This really feels like what the game was made for.
- This point really should have been lumped in with the whole graphics thing above but I feel special attention needs to be paid to the various special effects that accent the game such as sun glare, fireworks, smoky tire friction and all the other innumerable pyrotechnical that lace the visuals like crack for the peepers. Sweet.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dirt: Showdown: T-Bone-asaurus Rex! 4 Sep 2014
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3
A good game with beautiful presentation which is generally let down only by its limited content. Dirt: Showdown is not a racing game per se, it's more of an extreme sports showcase. While there are traditional racing elements in the game, the main focus is on destruction derbies, drifting around obstacles, sending the cars over jumps and generally creating chaos. Coupled with a primarily rock n' roll soundtrack, fireworks galore and a rather annoying "whoa dude, awesome!"-style American commentator, you get a pretty good idea of what the game offers.

The main issue here is the content is fairly repetetive. There are not so many different tracks or environments and the game modes themselves become a little repetetive fairly early on. Where the game really shines however is in its presentation. The cars, environments and weather effects look superb, the soundtrack gets you pumped and it's very satisfying to win events and watch as the fireworks around the finishing line explode in a blossom of victory. The cars also handle well which means the game is suitable not only for motor enthusiasts, but also for the more casual gamer.

At a knock down price Dirt: Showdown would be a good investment for anyone looking for an easy pick-up-and-play car game (not racing game). Multi-player is also fun and smashing up your friends cars will keep you entertained beyond the games single player lifespan.

Overall a 7 out of 10 from me, not my favourite game ever but it has brought me a large amount of enjoyment thus far.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Lacks depth... 6 Jan 2013
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Verified Purchase
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Ok, so I normally steer well clear of arcade racers ever since NFS games went downhill and stuck to my race sims but on the PS3 they are few and far between and with the lack of any Forza games, I decided to give this a go.

The game is well presented with easy to operate menus and has a resemblance to Dirt 2, an altogether nicer feel than dirt 3 as far as menus are concerned. Downhill here onwards though I'm afraid.

The showdown tour is where the bulk of the SP is at. Every race however seems to be either a destruction derby or a trick run. Fair enough, it's an arcade game - but when you can drive around a track without ever having to use the brakes, it does get a bit daft.

Main pros:
- Nice menu layout, much like Dirt 2 if not quite so pretty.
- Multiplayer will occupy you for an hour or so.
- Knockout matches can be pretty good.
- You can upgrade some of your cars.

Main cons:
- Damage, does not work properly, you can hit a car head on and get no points, then you can be hit by another car and get the points, there is no consistency when scoring points, it literally is hit and hope.
- Commentators seriously need to learn how to speak, it's all a bit too cliché.
- Lots of game modes omitted from split screen multiplayer.
- Lack of any real depth, limited race modes, very few vehicles and a lifeless showdown tour all make for a rather dull gaming experience.

All in all, I'm glad this game exists. It means we won't see any hoonigan/destruction derby type stuff in future Dirt titles, instead they will be allocated to 'showdown' games and we will get our good old Dirt rally games back (dearly missed).
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