Although that headline might make it sound like I know a thing or two about rally games, that's about the only thing I remember when I fired up a Rally game via CD-ROM back in the day. Also, Sega Rally was a thing. Which is why our intrepid race person Adrian Haas was brought in to get down and dirty with Codemasters' DiRT Rally 2.0.
A hardcore rally simulator.
Like that realistic dark and stormy night mentioned earlier, as a whole Dirt Rally 2.0 offers some of the most incredible visuals seen in a rally game to date. The cars are not only highly detailed with damage exceptionally well modelled, the locations are gorgeous too. Without simply a wall of trees or rocks obscuring the vistas like the rally games of old, you’ll know from a single glance exactly where you're racing. For me though it's the track surfaces which truly stand out. Pools of standing water in ruts and puddles glinting from sunlight filtering through trees, the sheen on tarmac glistens, and dirt is, well, appropriately earthy.
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