The loose gravel under your tires makes it difficult to negotiate the bend as you swing your car around the corner at break neck speed. And just when you think you have everything under control, you’re hit from the side thrusting you into an uncontrollable spin before you are T-boned by another competitor. This is the reality of Dirt Showdown - a rally-come-demolition derby styled racing game that’s been put together by the same guys who brought you the award winning racing franchise, Dirt Series.
The slick racing game takes the best tricks of rally driving and mixes them with the chaos and destruction of demolition driving. The first thing you’ll notice is that it’s not quite a simulation racer but not quite a mindless destruction racer either. The elements taken from both gaming genres are almost perfectly balanced in this game, creating a great mix that will leave you entertained in the anarchy and entwined in the skills needed to compete at the top level. The soundtrack is pumping and suits the pandemonium created on screen, and the game, especially when played with friends, is numbingly addictive. Dirt Showdown is the perfect ingredient for a boy’s night. The driving skill needed for the game really does separate the men from the boys.