Parents' Guide to

DiRT 4

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Solid rally racing game with tons of customizable options.

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While this racing game will let both purists and novices experience rally racing, this motorsport won't appeal to every kind of virtual driver. As a rally racing game, DiRT 4 doesn't always have you trying to drive faster than other people at the same time. Instead, you usually race on your own, on narrow and curvy dirt tracks, in hopes that your time completing the course will be faster than other people's. All of which is done with the help of a navigator, who tells you what kind of turns are coming up and how sharp they are. As a result, not everyone will find this compelling, since you don't get to weave in and out of traffic or have the thrill of crossing the finishing line just before your rival.

But for those who do appreciate this kind of racing, this game does a great job of making it fun for both experienced and inexperienced players. Much like the Forza series, this gives you the option of adjusting the controls and physics, making the game play like a realistic simulation, more like an arcade game, or something in between. And yeah, there are times when you'll race against other drivers in real-lime, like when you go online. You even get to use your rally cars and navigator. But at its core, though, DiRT 4 is a rally racing game, one that's can be deep enough for fans of the motorsport, or forgiving enough for those who are new to it.

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