Dirt 2: The Ultimate In Racing
Players can experience this game on their platform of choice, as versions of the game are available for the Xbox, Wii and Playstation as well as for a
regular PC. As in the first version, the game has excellent graphics that give the user a true-to-life feel. The game menu is based around an RV that
the user `drives` around the world, choosing the race locations.
As with most racing games, there are several different modes of play and users can pick their preference. At the core of the game is Career Mode in
which players begin as a race car driver who is just starting out and slowly (or quickly) move up the ranks to become a true champion. The progression
occurs as races are completed and won. There are prizes to be won along the way, and new tracks and locales open up as a player progresses
through the game.
Users can also choose from six levels of difficulty, but choosing a harder level does not necessarily ensure a faster move up the ranks. Eventually, all
users will make it so the difficulty level is more a matter of preference and how challenged a user prefers to be.
One of the much-lauded features of DiRT 2 is the large selection of racing venues and locales from which to choose. The graphics are outstanding,
making everything look realistic from the tiny villages in remote areas of Morocco to the winding hillsides in China.
Users are also given a choice of cars and the game experience differs based on the type of car chosen, much as a real race track would feel different
in a rally car as opposed to a monster truck. The handling of the different types of vehicles differs and the rally cars provide the smoothest ride for
users, while the trucks are a little bit more difficult to control.
There are some cool tricks built into the game, which allow users to take some actions that would certainly not happen in a real-life race. For example,
the `Flashback` feature allows a user to stop a race in the middle, watch a replay of the last several seconds and then move back to an earl