There has been no shortage of hype surrounding DiRT Showdown, and with the game’s emphasis on fun/crazy/demolition racing I’ll have to admit as the release of the demo drew nearer I began looking forward to taking it for a spin.
- Showdown’s UI is big, bold and dead easy to get around – perfectly suited to the game, and to being released on multiple platforms. On the PC this means navigating the UI using arrow keys, Enter and ESC. You are on the track racing in no time!
- With dramatic settings, great visuals, sounds laid on thick and NOS thrown in for good measure the racing is generally fun.
- Showdown Demo locks you out of most of the game. After a few minutes of racing 8 Ball offline against AI you’re looking for more.
- You can only unlock Multiplayer Rampage in the demo by challenging friends on Steam. You can only unlock the ability to add friends on Steam if you have purchased games in your Steam account…
Potentially a LOT of fun and super easy to play, but with the over dependence on Steam to access multiplayer, and otherwise limited racing the DiRT Showdown Demo is at this stage something of a let down.