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Dirt 3 is a racing game based on the Dirt franchise. This is one of the absolute best graphics games I have ever seen. It makes you feel great while playing as you are there driving to places around the world. One thing to note is that this is one of the first games in the world to implement DirectX 11.
The game objective is obvious, to pass the finish in less time possible. There are other modes in the game, like showing off to the public by winning points. The more you win, the better cars you unlock and you will win more bonus points. When you start the game, you see some moving pyramids where you can select them and they start opening so you can choose which track you want, than select your car.
Even though it is just a racing game, the graphics are the best part of this game. I especially liked ambient occlusion which was by far one of the best I have ever seen, a great attempt to show off DirectX 11 features. The track and the surrounding feels like in real life because they have been printed out from real life! With the graphics so far, you will really like this game, but there is a lot of other stuff, like optimization, idea and gameplay to talk about.
Optimization is clearly another great point of this game. The car's movements are extremely accurate and this might have been a very hard job for the developers to do. If you want to play with your own steering wheel it will be a very good experience, since the movements and the response of the car will be nearly like in real life. When trying to select courses or tracks, there is no real problem and the user interface (UI) is very fluid, showing off some tiny triangles whenever they have a chance to. One downside to note is the save of the game. It might occur at a point in the game that your save game gets corrupted leaving you, but no choice to start the game again from the beginning. Even though this rarely happens, this might destroy the gamer love for playing the game.
Talking about the idea, it is quite clear. You have to become the champion of the world, beat your opponents in as many tracks as possible and that is it. Adding new cars by unlocking them, seems a very great thing to do and that was one of the main things that kept me playing the game for hours. Either way I really enjoyed the game, no matter what the story behind the scenes was.
The gameplay is very fun, especially going around different places and tracks of the world, which makes you learn how those countries are. The chosen places are marvelous, where I personally liked Finland, but this only because I like green stuff and that kind of nature. The details of the graphics, make you feel like being there, so it will be a great experience to add in your gaming collection, no matter what you might think of. If you have never played this game, I absolutely advise you to play it.
Music is great and you even have some real life tracks in the game. A lot of enthusiast really liked the music and left great feedback about the tracks chosen, included me. The car's sound is exactly as in real life and there is not a single detail left to add in the game music and sound. One thing to note, is that you can find the same tracks in some other games, but this is not a big deal, just a special thing I wanted to add in the review so the readers will know about later on.
Overall, this game is perfect, never seen such an enjoyable game. Don't get distracted though by the Dirt Showdown game, because that was not really good and a lot of bad feedback has already gone to the company. All those who played Dirt 3 where absolutely amazed, first and foremost because of the graphics, ambient and details. If you really want a game to enjoy, Dirt 3 is super great, I definitively recommend it to anyone of you.
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