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Colin McRae: Dirt 2

by Codemasters Limited
 Ages 12 and Over
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC
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  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 12 and Over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Platform: PC
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  • Item Weight: 27 g
  • Release Date: 4 Dec. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,717 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Game 21 Dec. 2009
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
My girlfriend bought me this game as an early christmas present, and I have to say that I am extremely pleased with it.

The game runs very well even on my fairly mediocre system, even at full settings in DX9. The game is very processor intensive, so bear that in mind.

The only niggle I have with the game is that it uses the ever interminably irritating Games for Windows LIVE, as as such you need an active internet connection to save your game and play, even single player. While this allows PC gamers access to features like achievements and a proven multiplayer service, it can be annoying for people who just want to play offline, or while on the move.

I enjoy the game immensely, and other than the fights with Windows LIVE, I have no complaints and would recommend this to any racing game fan, especially those who enjoy rally and other dirty race sports.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Definately worth 5 stars from me, excellently put together, everything oozes fun and excitement, HOWEVER, as others have already stated, Codemasters seem to have appealed to 10 year old American kids, with their annoying commentators shouting out "dude", "cool" and "awesome" every 30 seconds, so, what about the rest of the world?? You're an English company, Colin Steele McRae was Scottish, what about dumbing down all these Americanisms for the rest of the world just a tad in your next releases, PLEASE, hence my typically English phrase in my game title, especially, as one of the circuits is Battersea Power Station.....
Now, as an over 40 year old, yes, we do play computer games, ya know. I'd like to ask a couple of questions and would appreciate any comments/answers please in the appropriate area. I purchased the PC CD, there was no exit button in the game when it was released, and the only game patches I've found on the web are for the downloaded versions through Steam and Codemasters. Is there a patch available for us PC DVD users please, does anybody know?? I also noted that you need to open an account on Games for Windows Live, which is fine, but, when you went on-line this stated it is for XBox customers, what about those of us who've obtained this PC version, do we still need to register this game, as I haven't bothered to do that yet, until I had an answer to my question.
Anyway, to the game itself, this is yet another winner from Codemaster's stable, and as long as you have modern and higher recommended specs on your computers, this is a true epic. Stunning, is the only word to describe the texturing, scenery, graphics and car designs.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great game to play - annoying to start 17 Dec. 2010
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
First thing with the game you note is that you need to set-up windows-live account and log on to it - or you can't save your game progress. At the first log-on the game loaded a bunch of updates - alltogether with all failed logins and hassle the first start took good two hours...

After the initial logins, the game starts and logs on to the live account in few minutes - you just need to keep pressing enter at approximately 10 occasions (sounds stupid - and trust me, it also feels and is stupid).

The interface choosing the game options is graphically quite nice and intuitive - and seems to work well. What is _extremely_ annoying are the forced video clips and explanations - which cannot be skipped in any manner.

A bit back to windows live - unless one is playing multi-player game, I really fail to see point why should one log-on to the system every time starting the game. It is absolutely against my privacy consciousness that some third party (microsoft with codemasters) keep track on when I play, what I play, how I succeed (who I play with, in case of multiplay)... And - it's impossible to play the game off-line (so that the progress would be saved). The live-thing probably helps fighting illegal copying, but for us, who purchase legal copies, the burden is too high. Period.

Then to playing experience: absolutely fabulous. A lot of different tracks - nice graphics - and quite good touch in driving.

How the races develop & which car can be selected for which race is a bit of a mystery still - and compared to old Colin MacRae rally the total competition is not as clear - and there is no 'rally season', if you like.

* Game (playing experience) = fabulous
* Game loading (& mandatory Windows Live) = sucks
* Game interface = ~ok, except the mandatory videos
* Game tracks & development = quite nice, but not very intuitive
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fully immersive fun 20 July 2010
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Having played a number of racing games on both the PS and PC platforms I can safely say that Dirt 2 is by far the best one I've played.

Besides the graphics and audio, which are both excellent, Codemasters have managed to produce a game that is the perfect balance between a racing simulator and an arcade racing game. Difficulty is scalable and, using the rally component as an example, one can choose whether your co-driver calls the pace notes reality style or a more "idiot proof" version.

Often in games, it is only possible to control a car properly from a chase point of view, because the in-car position offers very little peripheral information. For the first time driving a virtual car from the in-car camera position feels right, and is actually easier than the chase view, simply because of the way the view has been designed. Powersliding around a hairpin or blazing down a narrow dirt track at 200 km/h, rocks and trees flashing by, your Scottish co-driver calling the pace notes and your concentration at a peak is so immersive and fun that it's easy to forget the time.

As your career progresses, and you earn the respect of your opponents, you start to make friends with some of them. Sometimes you get invited to join them in a co-operative team race where your combined positions determine the outcome. You will, of course, also earn loads of cash to buy new vehicles or upgrade your existing ones, with everything from high performance racing kits to sponsored graphics to cool dash ornaments.

I would recommend this game to anyone, but the most hardcore racing sim addicts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Never bored with it
I've had this game for ages and I've not long completed it! It was worth it and what a game!! Never bored with it, never so frustrated I break something with it.. Read more
Published 2 months ago by phill
1.0 out of 5 stars Robbed.
They sold me a game that doesn't work, and have ignored repeated emails to sort the issue.
Published 4 months ago by Paul McNamara
5.0 out of 5 stars pc game
great product price was good and the quality is brilliant delivery was quick to would recommend to all keep up the good work
Published 15 months ago by davemc
5.0 out of 5 stars Best in the series
If you want an off-road racing game with rallycross elements (x-games), THIS is the game to buy.

Dirt 2 has great graphics, takes you to locations all around the world... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Griesmayer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product
The DVD is good quality, the product is very good, and the game is the best in it's category. Excellent.
Published 21 months ago by Mihai
5.0 out of 5 stars Colin McRae pc
Excellent game. So hard to get pc games in the shops so really pleased to get them from this website.
Published on 14 Feb. 2013 by mark
2.0 out of 5 stars Makes Me Sick!
OK, this problem is probably specific to me, but I find the menus and cut scenes between the races make me physically sick because of all the dizzying camera movement! Read more
Published on 3 Aug. 2012 by pzhgygr
4.0 out of 5 stars Dirts-Righteous
The game details great places with a kind of middling difficulty, along with a simpler interface it deals well with complex track layouts and car mechanics that lead you to perfect... Read more
Published on 26 July 2012 by ApplyingBuyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant racing game!
This game is brilliant!
New laptop.
Wanted to re-live Colin McRae Rally (the original) on the Playstation.
How about upgrading? Read more
Published on 12 Feb. 2012 by C. Starkie
5.0 out of 5 stars Runs really well
I've read pretty much all the reviews on here regarding this game before buying. Some people seem to have real issues with Windows Live for Games. Read more
Published on 31 Jan. 2012 by Thomas A. Maxwell
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