It’s pretty much undisputed that Codemasters are the kings of the off-road racer with the DiRT series, especially when it comes to DiRT Rally. And DiRT Rally 2.0, releasing today on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, is aiming to be another title allowing them of such an honour.
Available right now, DiRT Rally 2.0 comes with over 50 famous off-road vehicles to choose from, such as the VW Polo GTI R5 and Chevrolet Camaro GTR.4, as well as a number of real-life rally locations to tackle; it certainly seems that taking home the rally crown once more is very much achievable for Codemasters.
With improvements made over the previous game – DiRT Rally – specifically in handling, responses of surfaces, environments and much more, Rally 2.0 is aiming to be the most complete and realistic rally-sim to date… it even comes with your own instructor so all you have to do is drive, and drive fast! With carefully crafted recreations of a number of rally-tracks from across the world, for example Holjes in Sweden and the iconic Silverstone, you can be sure that every inch of track you cover will be pretty much identical to the real thing.
And the realism extends out into the modes on offer with DiRT Rally 2.0. Most of the time you’ll be hitting the tracks in a number of different series, attempting to become the best rally racer out there at the end of it all, and to do so you’ll have to hire a team of backroom staff to make sure things go smoothly away from the wheel. Creating your own team, and watching it grow with every new addition to the staff layout and vehicle garage, promises to be extremely rewarding.
Multiplayer is of course present too, and in DiRT Rally 2.0 it primarily shows itself in the form of Daily, Weekly and Monthly challenges with online leaderboards, showing you how you stack up against the DiRT community.
And that’s pretty much the DiRT Rally 2.0 package – a multitude of content and realism for rally car veterans and fast-paced, exhilarating racing for anyone else wanting to get involved. You can now purchase DiRT Rally 2.0 on Xbox One for £54.99, but it can also be played on PS4 and PC from today. If you want in on some added extras, then the Digital Deluxe Edition for £74.99 (on Xbox that is) throws in some more cars, the Starter Car Upgrade and the like. You can also grab DiRT Rally 2.0 on PS4 and PC.
Keep an eye out for our full review, but in the meantime, it’s time to burn some rubber and throw up some dust!
DiRT Rally 2.0 dares you to carve your way through a selection of iconic rally locations from across the globe, in the most powerful off-road vehicles ever made, knowing that the smallest mistake could end your stage You will need to rely on your instincts with the most immersive and truly focused off-road experience yet, including a new authentic handling model, tyre choice and surface degragation. Power your rally car through real-life off-road environments in New Zealand, Argentina, Spain, Poland, Australia and the USA, with only your co-driver and instincts to guide you. Race on eight official circuits from the FIA World Rallycross championship, complete with licensed Supercars and support series. Develop your team and cars around race strategies, and progress through a varied selection of Events and Championships in both a single player Career Campaign and a competitive online environment. • OVER 50 OF THE MOST POWERFUL OFF-ROAD CARS EVER BUILT – Tear through environments with an iconic roster of historic and modern-day rally cars, VW Polo GTI R5, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X & Citroen C3 R5. Also take on the challenging power of the Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R. • 6 REAL LIFE RALLY LOCATIONS –Take the wheel through the stunning environments of New Zealand, Argentina, Spain, Poland, Australia and the USA. • FEEL YOUR RACE – Improved handling, surfaces, fallibility and environments deliver the most authentic and focused off-road experience ever. • THE OFFICIAL GAME OF THE FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP – Race at Barcelona, Montalegre, Mettet, Lohéac Bretagne, Trois-Rivieres, Hell, Holjes and Silverstone in a multitude of different series. • DEVELOP YOUR OWN TEAM – Create a team, hire your staff and expand your garage of vehicles as you choose. • TUNING – Tune your vehicle to suit your driving style and environmental characteristics. Alleviate wear and tear by configuring each car’s set-up, and upgrade your parts to ensure your vehicles are ready for whatever challenge lies ahead. • GET COMPETITIVE – Race the entire DiRT Community in Daily, Weekly and Monthly Challenges, with worldwide leaderboards and events.
Digital Deluxe Edition Description:
DiRT Rally 2.0 Deluxe Edition Content Pack includes: The Porsche 911 RGT Rally Spec, Upgraded ‘My Team’ starter cars, x5 Early vehicle unlocks added to your team garage (Ford Escort Mk II, Lancia Stratos, Subaru Impreza 1995, AUDI Sport quattro S1 E2 and Ford Fiesta OMSE SuperCar Lite.), The DiRT Rally 2.0 Deluxe Content Pack also includes: Dirt Season 1: x3 tracks, x5 cars, In-Game Bonuses, High reward events. Plus Dirt Season 2: x3 tracks, x5 cars, In-Game Bonuses, High reward events.