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Colin McRae: Dirt 2

by Codemasters Limited
 Ages 12 and Over
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 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 (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,593 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Platform: PC

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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 Dirt 2 Great Game 9 Oct 2011
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
In my opinion better than Dirt 1 and Dirt 3,Dirt 1 was more playable on the controls, Dirt 3 Better Graphics but Dirt 2 had the best of both.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The definitive rally game? 31 Aug 2010
By WillF
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The installation is relatively easy, there's no keycode to mess about with and it gets on with the actual install pretty quickly. When you first start the game up, Games for Windows Live pops up and asks you to create an online profile, down the bottom, you can see an option to create an offline profile. The game starts off well getting you into the racing feel quickly and the handling is a lot easier than later on. The cars don't skid out as much and the steering is a lot sharper (probably due to the low difficulty of the cars). Further on into the game the cars get a lot harder to control and you really feel you are on a knife-edge with the steering (any wrong move and you spin out horribly). The car and scenery graphics are amazing, but only the people let down the graphical side of things. The game is relatively low on requirements; i can run it on almost high settings with a dual core and an 8800gt gpu.
Overall the game is definately worth buying if you are into racing games and the relatively shallow difficulty curve will appeal to anyone who is into the genre.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 13 days 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 11 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 12 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 17 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 21 months ago 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.
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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
1.0 out of 5 stars Computer never been the same since...
Installing this game on our children's computer has caused so much grief. We now have something constantly trying to access and making a 'chord' sound every time it does. Read more
Published on 10 Jun 2011 by Mrs. S. Burman
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