FIA World Rallycross skids in to Dirt Rally game

Codemasters' latest rallying title enjoys another exciting update

Dirt Rally, the latest off-road racing title from Codemasters, is still in the ‘early access’ stage of its development.

While the game is eminently playable – and indeed, one of the best racing titles we’ve tried recently – fundamental aspects of the game are still being changed all the time.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

That includes the addition of new content. Recent updates have brought with them new locations, stages and cars, but the latest adds a whole new class of off-road racing – rallycross.

The FIA World Rallycross Championship has sanctioned the latest update, which adds both a selection of official rallycross cars and drivers – including the Ford Fiesta, VW Polo and Peugeot 208 – and two official circuits from the championship, Lydden Hill in the UK and Holjes in Sweden.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

It’s the first of two rallycross packs coming to the game, with the next set to add online competitive play, for the first time in this particular title.

Gamers who’ve experienced previous Dirt titles with rallycross shouldn’t worry that the game is being diluted though. As we discovered in our early review of Dirt Rally, Codemasters has worked hard to bring a new level of realism to the game.

While probably the toughest iteration of the Dirt series yet, Dirt Rally is also the most enjoyable and immersive, giving players a real sense of wrestling their car though a forest or along an icy track.

We’ll be updating our review soon with a look at the latest wave of content – and you can head to our videogames page to catch our reviews of other recent racing titles.

Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/news/17969/help-evo-test-out-the-new-top-drives-mobile-game
videogames

Hutch Top Drives – test your car knowledge in this new mobile game

27 Jan 2020
Visit/videogames/19406/best-driving-games-out-now
videogames

Best driving games out now

21 Jan 2020
Visit/videogames/17710/the-best-racing-games-of-all-time
videogames

The best racing games of all time

13 Jan 2020
Visit/lamborghini/201986/lamborghini-vision-gran-turismo-revealed-virtual-car-debuts-for-real-in-monaco
Lamborghini

Lamborghini Vision Gran Turismo revealed

25 Nov 2019
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/best-cars/15095/best-cars-to-buy-for-ps10000-evo-garage
Best cars

Best cars to buy for £10,000 – evo garage

The evo team picks their favourite used performance cars
1 Jul 2020
Visit/mercedes/cla/202850/mercedes-amg-cla-45-s-shooting-brake-review
Mercedes CLA45 AMG hatchback

Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S Shooting Brake review

Good looks and stonking performance, if you can stomach the price tag
4 Jul 2020
Visit/skoda/202145/full-2020-skoda-octavia-vrs-engine-range-detailed
Skoda Octavia vRS

Full 2020 Skoda Octavia vRS engine range detailed

Skoda’s engine range for the Octavia vRS topped by a 242bhp turbo petrol
3 Jul 2020
Visit/dodge/challenger/202845/2021-dodge-challenger-srt-super-stock-revealed
Dodge Challenger

2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock revealed

The ancient Dodge Challenger lives on in new 807bhp widebody form – makes a Shelby GT500 look like a pedal car
3 Jul 2020