Loud, ferociously throaty engines ensure DiRT Rally 2.0 sounds totally authentic, while your co-driver dispensing pace notes will keep you on your toes. Music is restricted to menus, and it's nice enough.
Degradable surfaces are more than just a visual touch, altering the condition of each track, while the game's cars and damage model are unparalleled. Every stage conjures sensational views too, although at speed, the frame rate can sometimes stutter ever so slightly. Lower end consoles also suffer from some pop-in.
Handling in DiRT Rally 2.0 is realistic, and remarkably challenging as a result. There are few concessions to accessibility, beyond the option to fiddle with a handful of driving assists and the AI difficulty.
Focusing on the essentials, DiRT Rally 2.0's 'My Team' career mode is a straightforward series of stages and events, while Custom Championships let you tailor Rally and Rallycross races. Daily and Weekly Challenges ensure there's always something new, and there's robust online racing to be had too.
A half-decent list with a smattering of tasks based around specific cars and stages. For the most part, however, this is about grinding out wins and other feats during races, many of which won't come easy.