First look: we review the new DiRT 4 game
- 9th June 2017, 9:29am
Released today around the world, Codemasters’ brand new rally title is set to again revolutionise rally gaming.
DiRT 4 is the is the follow-up from the highly successful DiRT Rally, and if you’re afraid they’ve moved back to an arcade style game, think again.
Yes, you can initially choose an arcade style, but the simulation mode is worth the extra challenge.
After deciding on an appearance for your male or female driver, your first stage is in Fitzroy, Australia, followed by a test drive in an NR4 Subaru – identical in specification to Molly Taylor’s ARC winning car.
Featuring all new ‘Your Stage’ technology, the game enables you to set the location, weather, length and complexity of the stage, creating a near infinite number of different stages.
The game soon allows you to start your own team, gain sponsors and create your liveries.
The ‘RSM Motorsport’ garage was quick to feature an Opel ADAM R2, a classic Ford Escort RS1800 and a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI, bearing Katsu Taguchi’s name.
The lack of modern World Rally Cars may be an issue for a split second, but the R5 and early World Rally Cars featured more than make up for it.
Featuring cars and tracks from the FIA World Rallycross Championship is also a huge plus.
These 600 horsepower supercars have joined the stadium trucks on hold, as we’re sticking to the rally stages for now.
They’ve nailed the handling and perfected the engine noise, creating a fantastic driving experience.
It’s time to put away some pennies and get that simulator because this game is a thing of beauty!
- Luke Whitten
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