Monday, March 04, 2019

DiRT Rally 2.0 Gameplay Review

I'm playing DiRT Rally 2.0, a racing simulation by Codemasters.

The game features career modes for both rally and rallycross, plus daily and weekly online challenges. These community events use money earned in the career mode to purchase additional vehicles, so new players are prevented from participating in any events that do not use the lone car unlocked from the outset. Money can also be used to upgrade cars and hire additional staff to improve repair times. Custom events and championships can be created using any track and vehicle without unlocking them. DiRT Rally 2.0 has a fine selection of vehicles across multiple classes, and features six locations for rally and eight rallycross tracks. Each location has six tracks (plus their mirrors), which is less content than the procedurally generated (but overall lower quality) rally courses from DiRT 4. The handling is improved, and tracks become worn during the course of a rally (though my novice driving ability can’t feel a tangible difference). More tire options are available, but the damage model is still very forgiving. DiRT Rally 2.0 is definitely geared towards experienced players, and if you prefer better handling over the randomized tracks of DiRT 4, this may be the better simulation for you.