DiRT Showdown
FutureGameDev Jan 5, 2013 @ 10:06am
Which DiRT game is the best?
Which is the best? Dirt 2? Dirt 3? or Dirt Showdown?
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TIG IS MOVING Jan 5, 2013 @ 12:20pm 
In my experience, DiRT Showdown is clearly the best. Graphics are amazing, the control scheme far exceeds that of the unrealistic oversteering/countersteering problems of DiRT 3 and most importantly, its PC version doesn't crash two out of every three launches like DiRT 3 does.

FutureGameDev Jan 5, 2013 @ 2:02pm 
Control scheme? Crashing? Explain these two.
TIG IS MOVING Jan 5, 2013 @ 5:45pm 
Originally posted by Supreme Gamer:
Control scheme? Crashing? Explain these two.

DiRT 3 is awful with a gaming wheel and suffers from an oversteering (with poor countersteering) design. DiRT Showdown is the opposite; perfect and realistic reactions to gaming wheel movements and simply outperforms DiRT 3 in almost every respect.

DiRT 3 also has a solid reputation for crashing and freezing. No, it's not my rig. I built this gaming rig just last year and I run more resource-intensive games without a problem. Most sessions in DiRT 3 soon result in "DiRT 3 has stopped responding" and requires good old Task Manager to close it. Is it Games For Windows Live? Is it DiRT 3's own coding? Who cares? It's a disaster in terms of performance.

The original Dirt was the best one.
michwt Mar 24, 2013 @ 10:01am 
my opinion: dirt 2 good ,dirt3 better ,dirt showdown......grrrrrrrrrrrr been unable to lauch since i got the game !
skirthy Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:23pm 
Dirt 2 is the best in terms of content and visuals and I find it the most entertaining and balanced. Dirt 3 has better graphics but the tracks seem quite bland and repetitive, the driving style in Dirt 3 is slightly more challenging than 2 and showdown is fun and looks very nice but the smallest game and far too easy. In my opinion Dirt 2 is the best, that's not to say you won't enjoy the others, they're all pretty good games and if you're looking for something a little more 'old school' then get showdown. Showdown I assume would be the most fun multiplayer as well - not tried the multiplayer yet. I've had no problem with any of the games and the only crash I have experienced is occasionaly when exiting dirt 2 it freezes and you have to close it manually, alt f4 normally suffices.
MM Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:44pm 
I disliked the presentation of Dirt 3. Seemed more condescending with the British narrators and those damn triangles. I will say that Dirt 3 racing was a lot of fun and the game never crashed once on me. Dirt 2 was a lot more fun with all the pre-race crowds surronding your trailer which gave a more laid back party atmosphere. If they do a Dirt 4, I hope they model it after Dirt 2.
ShadowFox Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:55pm 
Looks to me like Dirt 3 is a waste of money if people are having crash problems. I'll probably just get Showdown. It looks the best in terms of screenshot/videos. Have people noticed problems using the 360 controller with Dirt 3 instead of a wheel? That's what I have...
Silv3r Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:53pm 
Dirt3 doesnt crash more than any other game can crash...
I played it for so many hours and my friends too
Never got any crash reported.
To the one who said it WASN'T his rig, it obviously was.
Not a defective but probably something driver related or the likes cause I've seen dirt3 work perfectly on different PC config
katzenjogi Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:05pm 
I have played all Codemaster Rally Titles beginning with the Original Colin McRae Rally. In terms of content - the first dirt was the best, in terms of presentation, the second dirt is the best. If you want an incomplete game with only 20% of content, dirt 3 is the right choice. Dirt Showdown is just a joke in my opinion. If you like challenging races at different locations with a whole bunch of different cars - dirt 2 ist the game for you!

The dirt 3 version you get at steam is just like a demo you have to pay for. For the DLC wich is available you have to pay about fourty bucks at all. So it's cheaper to buy the Dirt 3 Complete Edition on DVD for about 30 bucks at all.....

And I can't get my steam copy of Dirt Showdown running for more than four minutes in a row, than it crashes - and there are no fixes, that are working.

Had the same problem with Dirt 3, but got a workaround that keeps that game playable. And the graphics are not so much different from Dirt 2. There are only slight enhancements in the weather effects and brake lights.....
Vitro | キティ Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:37pm 
DiRT Showdown is the realistic DiRT game i like it very!!!
p4nzer_77 Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:18pm 
Dirt 2>Dirt3>Showdown
iDioT MaGNeT Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:39pm 
Personally i prefer Dirt 2 over Dirt 3, i didn't like the 'Grid' style menu on 3. I'm undecided to buy Showdown while it's sale.
Etherlight May 1, 2013 @ 3:08am 
Just want to comment on Dirt 3 steering wheel problem, you can fix it by reducing the steering deadzone in the option all the way to zero, then it worked well.
fatflape May 1, 2013 @ 9:39am 
the first dirt was the best. it had its problems but definately dealt with the idea of speed alot better than dirt 2 and 3.
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