Percentile Rank

Dirt Rally 2.0 is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 74 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

93%

Critics Recommend

Based on 74 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Player2.net.au
A or higher
A or higher
Feb 17, 2019

It’s pure joy for enthusiasts, offering a detailed and engaging driving experience to those who are after the sort of thing that hasn’t been on offer since the days of Richard Burns Rally.

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Eurogamer
Essential
Essential
Feb 21, 2019

A worthy follow-up to a modern classic, Dirt Rally 2.0 offers marked improvements and a driving experience like no other.

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Operation Sports
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 26, 2019

Overall, Dirt Rally 2.0 can lead to a sense of accomplishment that’s hard to find these days in gaming. If that type of challenge is appealing to you, then having Dirt Rally 2.0 in your rotation is an absolute must.

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Polygon
Unscored
Polygon

Top Critic

Unscored
Mar 2, 2019

Newcomers might surprise themselves how much they really can handle in a tough-as-nails driving sim

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Scored Reviews

Pardis Game
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2019

For me, Dirt Rally 2.0 is the best racing simulator of this generation. If you spend time training and learning and more than anything be patient, You'll embrace Dirt Rally 2.0 and love it in every possible sense

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PushStartPlay
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Feb 19, 2019

DiRT Rally 2.0 is one of the best and rewarding racing games that this console generation has to offer

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Push Square
9 / 10
9 / 10
Feb 18, 2019

Following on from its predecessor, DiRT Rally 2.0 is the pinnacle of rally on PlayStation 4. The simulation handling is brutal, but a lot of fun to learn and brilliantly satisfying to conquer. The raw driving experience is highly intense as you travel at insane speeds, always verging on disaster. While it's missing some of the more casual-friendly features of DiRT 4, the suite of modes and options will keep any rally fan going for a long time. Even if the sim label puts you off, we'd encourage you to take this for a test drive; it's easily one of the most thrilling racing games in recent years.

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Cubed3
9 / 10
9 / 10
Feb 18, 2019

DiRT Rally 2.0 does nothing but improve the reputation of the purest, modern rally series out there. Codemasters' flagship sequel retains the same uncompromising sense of difficulty and challenge as seen in the original, but achieves it with a new-found sense of finesse and variety. The expanded and evolved Rallycross experience offers something equally visceral, but in a more quick-fire format and with exciting contact-based racing. This is an excellent counter-weight to the more gruelling and linear experience found in Rally events, and it may serve as the better jumping-in point for lesser skilled players. Overall, Codemasters have outdone themselves with one of the greatest rally packages ever made. Whether it quite out-manoeuvres Richard Burns Rally where it counts, the physics and handling through the wheel, is a matter of opinion, but it certainty hits that mark. One thing is for sure, rally fans everywhere must play DiRT Rally 2.0!

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GameFeature
90%
90%
Mar 9, 2019

DiRT Rally 2.0 is still an absolute reference of Rallysport

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GameGrin
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2019

A worthy sequel to the DiRT Rally franchise, that updates, upgrades and uplifts most aspects of the original. Still a few little niggles that could be better, but hopefully the paid content strategy can be converted into ongoing support and updates for the title.

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COGconnected
90 / 100
90 / 100
Feb 21, 2019

There are very few games I would classify as a must buy but DiRT Rally 2.0 absolutely is one of them.

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Game Debate
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2019

I sort of have to criticise, you know? It's the job. Truth is, though, I've really enjoyed every minute I've spent with Dirt Rally 2.0, just as I did with 1.0 before it. The handling is gorgeous, the routes are truly beautiful to look at, and the management is ...manageable. The cars all have tons of individual character, the rallycross feels scrappy and frenetic and everything just comes together wonderfully. Codemasters, eh? They really have the hang of this thing.

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Hu3br
Feb 27, 2019

Improving on its predecessor in every way — from better steering wheel support, to more interesting and challenging scenarios — Very few games can create such sense of dread and excitement as DiRT Rally 2.0. A must have for Rally fans.

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TheSixthAxis
9 / 10
9 / 10
Feb 21, 2019

Just as Codemaster's competitors were starting to creep towards the digital rallying crown, Dirt Rally 2.0 puts them firmly back in the rear-view mirror. Utterly convincing, enthralling and punishing, Dirt Rally 2 is an exquisite racing sim.

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SA Gamer
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2019

DiRT Rally 2.0 is not an easy game to play, but once you get a hang of it, it will suck you in and challenge you to be better and improve all the time. The game is very well made and offers quite a bit in terms of gameplay and challenge. It is the gold standard for Rally simulation.

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GameMAG
9 / 10
GameMAG
KuP9l

Top Critic

9 / 10
Feb 25, 2019

DiRT Rally 2.0 is the best opportunity to join the world of hardcore rally simulators. The project maintained the advantages of the first game, improving the graphics and physical model, adding more customize tools and new modes. In addition, the game has become a bit friendlier for beginners.

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PCGamesN
9 / 10
9 / 10
Feb 18, 2019

Builds on what's good about its unapologetically hardcore predecessor and adds a full-featured Rallycross career mode for those who prefer to trade paint in their racing.Stirling Matheson

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PowerUp!
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2019

Dirt Rally 2.0 is a fantastic accomplishment from Codemasters, a studio that continues to prove itself time and time again as a driving force of the racing genre.

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Gameplanet
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2019

DiRT Rally 2.0 is a master-class in how to do the rally genre justice. While it certainly presents a steep learning curve, rally enthusiasts will find a lot to love in Codemasters' latest entry in the highly-revered DiRT franchise.

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Wolf's Gaming Blog
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Feb 20, 2019

It’s a tough game, often unforgiving and demanding of your time. Once you begin to understand how to shift those rally cars around, though, DiRT 2.0 becomes something special. I love this game. Love, love, love it. It easily gets a recommendation from me, and while 4.5 is perhaps too high a score considering the lack of snow stages and VR support out of the box I just can’t help but grin like an idiot when I’m playing

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Slant Magazine
Feb 19, 2019

At the very least, the game's epic trials will make you respect the practitioners of this most insane of sports.

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We Got This Covered
Feb 18, 2019

Although it feels a little short on content at times, DiRT Rally 2.0 provides a gorgeous, rewarding, and punishing hardcore experience for dedicated racing enthusiasts with the skills and patience to handle the pressure.

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Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Feb 19, 2019

Dirt Rally 2.

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GamePro
90 / 100
90 / 100
Feb 18, 2019

The Rally Cup goes back to Codemasters - thanks to a realistic atmosphere, a nice look and a crisp simulation claim.

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VGN
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Feb 17, 2019

DiRT Rally 2.0 is a great experience for those of you loving to drive rally cars, and despite the lack of variety in game modes, Codemasters has managed to create a engaging driving model that lets you feel even the smallest difference between any car included in the game. Maybe it's time for the British team to say goodbye to its Ego Engine and create a brand new one to improve even more the driving experience and raise the bar even further.

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The Games Machine
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2019

Codemasters has succeeded in perfecting an already spectacular driving model, making it more reactive and enjoyable, launching DiRT Rally 2.0 towards the throne of the best rally game ever. Launching, because at day one, without events on the snow, the title is missing a fundamental piece. Apart from that, this is now the most refined rally simulator on the market.

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Everyeye.it
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2019

For all fans of the discipline in question and racing games in general, this Dirt Rally 2.0 is really an almost obligatory stop.

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Game Informer
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Feb 19, 2019

Codemasters delivers another captivating rally title that will have you swearing in fear and delight

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Cerealkillerz
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2019

Also in version 2.0, DiRT Rally stays a brilliant hardcore-simulation with deep-rooted mechanics, an enormous grade of detail and a steep motivation curve without nearly no mistakes after all. Fans of rally and friends of racing games should put this title on their list.

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Gaming Nexus
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2019

DiRT Rally 2.0 is a worthy successor to DiRT Rally. The driving/car physics, which feel as sophisticated as anything else out there, are only slightly hindered by mediocre force feedback. The tracks and surrounding countryside are gorgeous in their own right; the environmental lighting and shadows serve to make them stunning at times. The addition of Rallycross serves to make DiRT Rally 2.0 two great simulations in one package.

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Spaziogames
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2019

Quotation Forthcoming

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Spaziogames
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2019

DiRT Rally 2.0 is the new master of rally simulation, despite of the unimpressive career mode and the low number and variety of rally locations.

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PC Gamer
87 / 100
87 / 100
Feb 18, 2019

Simply the best rally sim around, building on its predecessor's already fine foundations.

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Hobby Consolas
86 / 100
Hobby Consolas
Redacción Hobby Consolas

Top Critic

86 / 100
Feb 18, 2019

If you're looking for a real rally simulator experience, with good control and attention to detail, DiRT Rally 2.0 it's your game. It gives players freedom to play and progress the way they want and, even if you'll miss some features from previous games, if offers an even better control and a superior recreation of the rally races atmosphere.

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Wccftech
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2019

DiRT Rally 2.0 far surpasses other rally titles and other games that feature, though don't specialise in rallying. With an extensively detailed roster of cars, where each of them feels, handles and reacts differently, on tracks that actively degrade through constant use, changing the lines you'll have to take, this is a game that will keep you thinking. Best of all, unlike its prequel (to an extent) and other racing sims, it's accessible thanks to a bevy of assists that you can change to suit your needs. A game that only features a few downsides, the primary one being a shallow career mode and some minor bugs here and there. All things considered, DiRT Rally 2.0 is the premier rally experience you could hope to have.

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SECTOR.sk
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2019

Codemasters are back with one of the best rally games in their history. It's a shame that a game this good lacks some important locations around the world.

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Easy Allies
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2019
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Critical Hit
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2019

Despite a bare-bones multiplayer, DiRT Rally 2.0 is for hard-core enthusiasts of the sport. It is an unforgiving simulator that delivers a racing experience that, though highly difficult to master, is satisfying and requires utmost concentration and engagement.

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SomHráč.sk
85%
85%
Mar 25, 2019

DiRT Rally 2.0 is once again a great rally game, aiming to please hardcore rally fans, but even other gamers that aren't afraid of dust won't be disappointed.

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Gamersky
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2019

Before you buy Dirt Rally 2.0, ask yourself: do you have the faith to conquer this tough game? If not, this game might not suit you. It's only prepared for those who love challenges.

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IGN
8.5 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2019

Dirt Rally 2.0 is as tricky to tame as its predecessor but doing so is as satisfying as ever.

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IGN Italy
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2019

DiRT Rally 2.0 is a solid improvement for the rally sim made in Codemasters. The physics and the driving model are top notch, even driving with a joypad, while the lack of a couple of locations and the general aging of the Ego Engine limit the game scope.

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Gamefa
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2019

Dirt Rally 2.0 is a challenging high quality racing game and one of the best in this genre. Everything in this game is well placed and feel right. despite of some technical and graphics issues, i simply must say that if you are a fan of racing genre, you should definitely experience Dirt Rally 2.0 and challenge your driving skills.

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Forbes
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2019

Dirt Rally 2.0 is for hardcore fans of rally racing who demand the most authentic experience from a video game that dares to emulate their sport. That might sound like a hefty endorsement, and it is mostly, but any fan looking for a more casual experience might elect to pull over and exit the vehicle.

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IGN Spain
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2019

An excellent racing game that is better than the original one... but not bigger.

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ZTGD
8 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2019

DiRT Rally 2.0 nails everything it sets out to do.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Feb 18, 2019

Dirt Rally 2.0 isn't afraid to throw you in at the deep end with its sophisticated rally action, giving you a lot to think about and a steep learning curve to conquer. Hurtling along the beautiful rally stages or fighting your rivals in a Rally Cross final is exhilarating. Even with some poorly structured content, Dirt Rally 2.0 is still the best simulation of the sport you'll find.

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Sports Gamers Online
Feb 24, 2019

Dirt Rally 2.0 not only looks incredible, but it feels like you are behind the wheel of a real rally car. If rally racing is your thing, then look no further than this game.

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Bazimag
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 21, 2019

Dirt Rally 2.0 might not be a popular game because of its high difficulty, but without a doubt it's one of the best racing simulator games in history; if the control scheme was laid out correctly it could have been perfect. That being said I suggest this game to all the fans of racing genre and ] know that they will like it. Dirt Rally 2.0 requires lots of patience from you, but be sure that its lovely gameplay and even its fantastic sound design is totally worth it.

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Game Rant
Feb 19, 2019

DiRT Rally 2.0 builds upon the original and adds new content to improve the rally simulation experience, but it also continues to repeat the sins of the past.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2019

DiRT Rally 2.0 features some positively exhilarating racing. While there aren't a ton of different modes to choose from this time around, there are plenty of courses to make up for it. The lack of real-time multiplayer may dissuade some from purchasing it, as they can't directly compete with friends, but the asynchronous challenge events provide plenty of real-world competition on a daily and weekly basis. As usual, Codemasters knows rally racing like no one else.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2019

If it's realism you're after, DiRT Rally 2.0 is up there with the best rally sims out there. It's just let down a bit by some poor Rallycross AI and intrusive use of its online features, even in single player modes.

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Xbox Achievements
80%
80%
Feb 21, 2019

Another dose of rallying heaven and hell, DiRT Rally 2.0 is hard-as-nails, uncompromising and bloody brilliant.

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GamingBolt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2019

DiRT Rally 2.0 is a big win for the largely overlooked rally racing simulator genre.

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Screen Rant
Feb 18, 2019

DiRT Rally 2 is a gorgeous, incredibly challenging racing game that offers rally purists the hardcore racing experience they have waited for.

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ThisGenGaming
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2019

Codemasters shows once again that they know how to make great racing games with DiRT Rally 2.0.

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Thumb Culture
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

So Dirt Rally 2.0 is tipped as the most authentic off-road experience out there, and that claim definitely has some truth, with the new aspects of the game building on the previous games brilliant racing experience we might just have the best rally game since Colin McRae Rally

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 4, 2019

Dirt Rally 2.0 is as good as it is demanding. He can satisfy his user on the condition that he is well aware that it will have to drive and drive again to get to enjoy time and grazing the obstacles of a very narrow road. This is what best summarizes Drit Rally 2.0: A narrow, exhilarating and unforgiving road.

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PlayStation Universe
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2019

As accurate a representation of rally driving as you'll get on this generation of consoles, replete with a punishing learning curve and zero tutorials. Aside from the unrewarding Rallycross department, Dirt Rally 2.0 delivers an impassive and accomplished high speed rallying experience.

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AusGamers
8 / 10.0
AusGamers
AdrianHaas

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Thankfully the Rallycross events, while fairly long due to the extensive qualifying rounds, offer an almost separate game to those of us who prefer to fling their rally-spec cars around a tight track, lap after lap after lap.

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BaziCenter
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 28, 2019

DiRT Rally 2.0 aims for professional racing players, and gives them everything they want. DiRT 2.0's gameplay is ultra realistic and Codemasters paid a good attention to all the details. All that said, it seems that Codemasters is running out of ideas and while DiRT 2.0 is a solid racing game, there is not much that we haven't already saw in previous entries in the series.

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GamingTrend
80 / 100
80 / 100
Feb 20, 2019

DiRT Rally 2.0 is a simulator designed for the most hardcore off-road racing fans, and offers one of the most challenging rallying experiences I've ever played. Casual racing fans may shy away at this title, but if you want pure, uncut racing simulation straight into your veins, this is the game for you.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 21, 2019

An unapologetically hardcore sequel that sacrifices accessibility to appease fans of Codemasters' fledgling racing sim series.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 21, 2019

Honestly, I’m quite torn by DiRT Rally 2.0. Its improved visuals and handling undoubtedly make it a better game to play than DiRT Rally, but in terms of content, it leaves me wanting. Sequels like this are meant to be bigger and better, but DiRT Rally 2.0 feels about the same size but better, and with less track variety as standard. Regardless, for devout rally fans it’s still pretty much essential.

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Saving Content
Feb 18, 2019

DiRT Rally 2.0 has you living in the space between control and the edge of it, which is right where you want to be.

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AbsoluteXbox
3.8 / 5.0
3.8 / 5.0
Mar 7, 2019

Overall, Dirt Rally 2.0, despite being incredibly difficult and at times quite infuriating, I can safely say that I had a positive experience playing this game. Yes, I wasn’t the best of players and it took me a fair bit to really start driving somewhat decently on the track.

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Stevivor
7.5 / 10.0
Stevivor

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2019

If you’re a racing fan or a rally enthusiast it makes for a great addition to your collection, but don’t underestimate the challenge that’ll come along with it.

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New Game Network
75 / 100
75 / 100
Feb 25, 2019

With excellent vehicle handling, DiRT Rally 2.0 finds itself in a strong position. It also has superb visuals and brutal simulation aspects. Apart from AI issues and track repetition, it should please most rally fans.

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Impulsegamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Mar 5, 2019

Although it may be enjoyable for the dedicated rally fan, the current lack of content may not be enough to keep the casual racer playing for more than several hours.

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Digital Chumps
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2019

Dirt Rally 2.0 is a very competent rally simulator when viewed in isolation. However, when compared to its predecessor and its vastly superior force feedback implementation it loses its allure.

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TechRaptor
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2019

Dirt Rally 2.0 is a great racing game plagued by online connectivity issues and some punishing design choices that keep it from being accessible.

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Jump Dash Roll
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 27, 2019

If you're a diehard fan of the Dirt series, or relish a rallying challenge, this is the game for you. Casual racers will find enjoyment here with a little patience but will probably enjoy something that can be picked up a little easier.

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VideoGamer
7 / 10
VideoGamer
Josh Wise

Top Critic

7 / 10
Feb 19, 2019

The sharp difficulty and rough edges of Dirt Rally 2.0 give way to a rewarding racing model, with a surfeit of meaningful options for the obsessed.

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Destructoid
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2019

DiRT Rally 2.0 might be the best-feeling racer Codemasters has ever produced, but it most definitely is not the best iteration of this long-running series.

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