After the disappointment of Fuel
– which was about as dull and exciting as the coarse fabric pants you could expect to win if you triumphed driving one of its leaden, fart-coloured racers through a fart-coloured post-apocalyptic landscape – I had to admit I approached the demo of Codemasters’ next racer, Dirt 2
, with some trepidation.
Fortunately, the recently released demo reveals that we’re mostly back on safe ground, and despite the name it’s not even that brown. That’s because while Fuel
was developed by an external studio, Dirt 2
is an inhouse game, and you can tell: Dirt 2
is basically Grid
for off-road racing.