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DiRT 2 features exciting action-sports attitude and takes players on a stunning World Tour. Influenced by the big-event atmosphere rally is showcased in at events like the X-Games, this global tour takes players to some of the most diverse and exotic real-world locations and offers a sensational line up of officially licensed rally and off-road vehicles.

Designed from the ground up exclusively for DS, DiRT 2 is tuned for portable play including a career mode, arcade mode and a range of quick-fire challenges. DiRT 2 also comes equipped with the latest evolution of the most powerful track editor on a handheld game system. Now for the first time in 3-D, players can create and share their own unique races. With 4 player head-to-head racing supported over local wireless connection, compete and create with DiRT 2 on DS.

Specifications

Manufacturer WHV Games
Mfg Part# 40282W
SKU 210878401
UPC 767649402823
UPC 14 00767649402823
Format Nintendo DS
Reviews
ReviewSource Strategy Informer
Review DiRT 2 is a loud game. It blasts rock music in your face and then bombards you with the heady electricity of a big race event. It's also the most immersive racing title you'll ever play, dropping right into the thick of the pre-race activity where you make preparations from inside your very own private RV trailer. In DiRT 2, you are a rallying star in the making...This is off-road racing X-Games style, taking its cue from the first DiRT, moving further away from the series' pure rally roots. DiRT 2 encompasses a variety of off-road race types, from Rally Cross races, point-to-point Landrush events and more. The first McRae title to emerge since the legendary rally driver died tragically, DiRT 2 is a fine tribute, starting you off by bestowing you with his famous No Fear branded Subaru Impreza he drove to win the 2006 X-Games, before hurling you headlong into the racing world he became synonymous with...There are 100 events to beat in DiRT 2, taking in nine stunning hot spots from around the world, so there's a whole load to see and do. Eight different race disciplines mean that you can pick and choose the type of race to best suit your mood, ranging from the straightforward arcade thrills of Gatecrasher - where you drive through breakable yellow barriers against the clock - or the raw mud and gravel rallying experience, just like the McRae games of old...DiRT 2 is without doubt the most comprehensive and utterly playable off-road racing game we've ever played. The overall racing experience is never anything but pleasurable, the depth and range of challenges on offer lending massive longevity and the presentation is also nothing short of exceptional. A pitch perfect balance between immediate arcade playability and detailed realism make DiRT 2 a rally game for every race fan out there. Put simply, this is without doubt the best racing game you're likely to play this year.
Reviewer Richard Walker
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource StrategyInformer.com
Review DiRT 2 is a loud game. It blasts rock music in your face and then bombards you with the heady electricity of a big race event. It's also the most immersive racing title you'll ever play, dropping right into the thick of the pre-race activity where you make preparations from inside your very own private RV trailer. In DiRT 2, you are a rallying star in the making...This is off-road racing X-Games style, taking its cue from the first DiRT, moving further away from the series' pure rally roots. DiRT 2 encompasses a variety of off-road race types, from Rally Cross races, point-to-point Landrush events and more. The first McRae title to emerge since the legendary rally driver died tragically, DiRT 2 is a fine tribute, starting you off by bestowing you with his famous No Fear branded Subaru Impreza he drove to win the 2006 X-Games, before hurling you headlong into the racing world he became synonymous with...There are 100 events to beat in DiRT 2, taking in nine stunning hot spots from around the world, so there's a whole load to see and do. Eight different race disciplines mean that you can pick and choose the type of race to best suit your mood, ranging from the straightforward arcade thrills of Gatecrasher - where you drive through breakable yellow barriers against the clock - or the raw mud and gravel rallying experience, just like the McRae games of old...DiRT 2 is without doubt the most comprehensive and utterly playable off-road racing game we've ever played. The overall racing experience is never anything but pleasurable, the depth and range of challenges on offer lending massive longevity and the presentation is also nothing short of exceptional. A pitch perfect balance between immediate arcade playability and detailed realism make DiRT 2 a rally game for every race fan out there. Put simply, this is without doubt the best racing game you're likely to play this year.
Reviewer Richard Walker
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Play Magazine
Review The era of the arcade racer many of us grew up with is over. E3 was a revelation: more than a few new series revved their engines therein, spiritual successors to arcade cabinet dinosaurs and subsequent biological re-imaginings of the genre tearing up the show floor's competitive track while vying to place highest for our attention.DiRT 2, on the other hand, is a comparatively quiet and traditional ride. And as much as I might be intrigued by the unique approaches seen in Split Second and Blur, it'd be a disservice to just blow past a more grounded racer like DiRT --'cause go***mn, is this game good...It just requires some skill, finesse, and yes, real practice. When every slide or cut through a sharp hairpin run can make or break you, the power and consequence of every curve and crest on a course should you fail to take it correctly quickly becomes apparent. It's just one more testament to Codemasters' racing pedigree. DiRT practically lusters with polish, even when kicking up treaded mud...The game is also a painstaking and loving tribute to Colin McCrae, giving you the whole rally package. The global DiRT tour has enough meat on its bones to keep you satiated for a long time, with events in everything from rallycross to the dune-buggy friendly land rush, as you ascend the ranks all the way to the X-Games (and beyond). Whether you like rally or not, don't miss this one.
Reviewer Steve Haske
ReviewRating 8
Features
Express Yourself: Now DiRT 2's extensive livery editor enables players to customise their vehicles by drawing icons & unlocking different stamps & stickers to show off their style!
Get DiRTY in Multiplayer: With full wheel-to-wheel support - four players can compete against each other in 6 vehicle, 5 event championships multiplayer over local wireless multi-card connection. Using wireless single card play, two to four players can race each other in 3 event challenges with just one edition of the game.
Perfect for Portable Play: DiRT 2's rewarding career mode offers both circuit & point to point racing, & is complimented by an arcade mode for quick-fire race thrills & a challenge mode featuring 20 events, where players are rewarded for performing jumps, power sliding & high speed runs.
The Most Powerful Track Editor In Portable Gaming Returns: Players unleash their creativity with the powerful 3-D race designer. Create circuits or, for the first time in the Create & Race series, point-to-point races & enjoy near-limitless design options. Using the DS stylus, players can use the simple Free-Draw tool to create a track in minutes yet the editor offers enough depth for players to create masterpieces, then share & play them with their friends.
The Pinnacle of Portable Off-Road Racing: DiRT 2 brings a mix of contemporary action-sports, live sports event vibe with sublime handling across a killer range of vehicles including the Subaru Impreza WRX STI, Nissan 350z, Hummer H3, Mitsubishi Evo & Kincaid Ford F150.
Product Attributes
Game Format Nintendo DS
Game Genre Action
Quotes
Mitchell Dyer, GamePro It's a dense game with a lot to do, and you'll want to do it all.
Topher Cantler, Destructoid.com ...an absolute triumph...
Jonathan Marx, CheatCodeCentral.com I had a blast with every aspect of the title. From the solid visuals to the sweet tracks, DiRT 2's got a lot to love.
Louis Bedigian, GameZone.com DIRT 2 is a fun and gripping, highly worthwhile racing game.
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