Colin McRae's Dirt (Xbox 360) ReviewPosted on 2007-07-02 13:53:55 by Thomas De Maesschalck
Before you even start a race, you know this isn't any ordinary game. The opening select menus are full-on 3d resembling the interface from "Minority Report" or "The Matrix". In addition to being virtually whiplashed between the menu options, you are also presented with your current race stats (which can be almost as painful as the multiple crashes you'll witness). US Pro-racer and X-games gold medallist Travis Pastrana also provides driving tips while the game continues to load. This is a good time to make sure you have a friend with you, because once the race starts, you'll need him to pick your jaw up off the floor. Dirt's graphics are extremely realistic and eye-poppingly, jaw-droppingly, smack yo' mamma good. The game features lush trackside vegetation, realistic reflections (which dull as your car gets dusty) and realistic landscapes. The car models are stunningly detailed, including the interior views, which actually change and crumple to reflect the car's damage, and probably the best I've ever seen.