Why the Bob’s Country Bunker
throwback? Well, the team guy in your ear for the trerck sections of
this here racer sounds just like the Good Ole Boys’ lead singer and
driver of the Winnebago, Tucker McElroy.
OK, so we get
Following all the excitement for DiRT Rally’s release last
year came an almighty collective whine: “It’s too bloody hard!”.
Well, try driving for real in a rally car sometime and get back to
us, OK? It was a truly great game, but of course not for those who
want to have a fun blat about a dirt bowl without it feeling like an
So, say hello to your new little
friend, Sunday drivers, as DiRT 4 pleases both kinds –
drivers AND arcadesters (or ‘simulation’ and ‘gamer’). You want it
tough? Cool, you got it. You just wanna have fun? No problem, Cyndi,
you can dumb it down as much as you want and still have an absolute
Seriously, this place has got everything – save for
Disco Pants & Haircuts.
Standard rally, the aforementioned
trercks in ‘Land Rush’, rallycross, ‘Historic Rally’ (yay Minis!), a
full-on career incorporating those four things we just mentioned
along with team management, myriad tweaks and assists, Ken
Block-styled stunt tracks and challenges (‘Joyride’), comprehensive
multi-platform leader boards, team management and the biggie – ‘Your
WTF is ‘Your Track’? It’s basically a procedural
track generator. WTF x2? Uh, it makes up new courses every time you
use it, based upon parameters that you tweak. OK, so you may not
have full track editor control, but it also saves you getting bogged
down in minutiae so that you can do what the game’s made for – race!
DiRT 4 is one seriously superb racer. Now go, and don’t
come back... until you’ve redeemed yourselves.