Beautiful alpine forests, dusky desert landscapes and rain slicked industrial estates... the captivating surroundings of DiRT 3 dazzle the senses before you even put the pedal to the metal. Making great use of the power afforded by PlayStation 3, the racing game's impressive environments speed you off the starting grid with a superb range of convincing visuals for a high-speed festival of fun.
The breakneck pace of its glossy graphics capture the speed and intensity of rally driving without sacrificing the attention to detail that fans of the motor sport love. Rally cars, buggies and trucks are expertly recreated on-screen as mud, rain and snow coat their metallic surfaces during races. Collisions leave a visual impact as well, as windscreens crack, bumpers fly off and bonnets crumple from crashes.
Sound is just as important to your DiRT 3 experience. Your trusty co-driver yells out his pace notes to prepare you for the various course conditions ahead (as well as humorously letting you know he's still alive after a bad bump), while you quickly learn to use the sound of the car engine to swiftly judge your speed.
Even if you're not familiar with rallying, DiRT 3 makes you feel at home with a wide range of options to suit your preferences. The controls, visual display and even the sound of your car's horn can be changed. And your favourite replay videos can be saved and uploaded to YouTube for when you want to share those moments of racing pride.