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DiRT Rally (PSVR)

DiRT Rally (PSVR)

DiRT Rally (PSVR)

The VR Shop - Gold Award
System: PSVR 1
Price at Time Of Review: £39.99
Comfort Rating: Red (Extreme Movement)
Genre: Racing
Input: DualShock Controller
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG


Description: DiRT Rally is the most authentic and thrilling rally game ever made, road-tested over 80 million miles by the DiRT community. It perfectly captures that white knuckle feeling of racing on the edge as you hurtle along dangerous roads at breakneck speed, knowing that one crash could irreparably harm your stage time.

Every stage tests you differently, as you race on the edge of control across snow, ice, tarmac and dirt and tackle a variety of weather types. As the car suffers attrition and stages string together, your dedicated rally team tries to keep you competitive and each rally becomes a marathon-like test of concentration and skill.

Review: Remember the days of SEGA Rally? Well, you might want to try and forget those games, because DiRT Rally is a very serious rally simulator and it really shows how much work they have put into it. The handling is realistic, the graphics are beyond anything (especially inside VR) and the amount of gameplay hours it has is pretty much endless thanks to the online matches and time trials.

It does have to be said that this is as close to driving a real rally car as most of us are ever likely to get. Sure it has the physics, graphics and sound right, but once you place the VR headset on the game moves at such a pace that most of us will be feeling pretty queasy the moment the car passes the start line. If you want a quick blast arcade racer, you might struggle to get to grips with this game, but if you like your driving games serious, look no further.

While DiRT Rally is a pretty awesome game to play on a screen, the VR version is only for the really hardcore player. When it comes to PC versions people are more likely to have a full racing setup, but console players not so much. Yes, it looks good in VR, but it’s so nauseating just playing it sat on the sofa that its simply not worth getting just for the VR element. But if you take your DiRT Rally seriously, this is the next level of play.

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