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DiRT Showdown Demo Released Today

Across all formats.

Codemasters have announced that there’ll be a free demo for DiRT Showdown released today across Xbox Live, PSN and PC (via Steam). The demo will feature a solo single player race and a “devastating” multiplayer demolition derby event.

The single player race is the ’8 Ball’ race that we’ve seen before, which Codemasters describe as a “chaotic, full-impact race in the shadow of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge” and the multiplayer demo is the “Rampage” mode, an eight player destruction event.

“Gamers who download the DiRT Showdown demo are also invited to sign up for RaceNet,” says the press release, “the free new online extension for Codemasters Racing games, which enables players to track their Races, Rivals and Rewards.”

Click here for our hands on with the game and here for our preview of the final code.

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17 Comments
  1. CarBoyCam
    Member
    Since: Sep 2009

    I’d forgotten about this! I guess I’ll have to get it downloading on both my PC and PS3 when I’m home!

    After seeing some gameplay footage on YouTube, I haven’t been that impressed. But, I guess it’s how it plays, not how it looks when played.

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 10:17.
    • Mickey2010
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      Me too i loved the last 2 Dirt games but after the Youtube vids and traiers it has not grabbed me plus its only been a year since Dirt 3,Well hopefully the demo is good enough for e to put a pre order in.

      Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 12:14.
  2. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    yes please, this looks like fun. Not sure on signing up to something just for a demo though

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 10:20.
    • CarBoyCam
      Member
      Since: Sep 2009

      RaceNet will be used for all their future racing games. F1, DiRT Showdown & 4. Also GRID 2 when it’s released!

      Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 10:36.
    • HeliosCM
      Codemasters Community Manager
      Since: Nov 2010

      Hi Bilbo_bobbins,

      You don’t need to register for RaceNet to try out the DiRT Showdown demo :)

      Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 10:37.
      • TSBonyman
        Member
        Since: Dec 2009

        Oi you – when Rally?! … sorry if that’s a bit rude but i really miss the good old ColinMcRae games and nothing has come close this generation. Make it happen! :)

        Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 16:42.
  3. LTG Davey
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    The last racing game I bought was MarioKart7 day of release. May give this demo a try :)

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 10:44.
  4. cam the man
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    Will give the demo a go before deciding whether to get this.
    Loved the Colin McRae/Dirt series until the last game, I was put off by all the gymkhana stuff.

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 11:49.
  5. Crazy_Del
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Going to ignore the Demo!
    DiRT Showdown is already pre-ordered. Looking forward to weekly Meets carnage!

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 12:42.
  6. MadJunkBoy
    Member
    Since: Aug 2010

    ohhhh then i need to start download! like…. neeeeeeooooowwww! =D

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 13:51.
  7. Sympozium
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Dirt seems to be played a lot at TSA so I might as well buy it, Dirt 2 was great but never got Dirt 3.. have to but I guess I should just wait for Showdown.

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 14:32.
  8. cam the man
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    Just checked the PSN and it’s still not available, yet.

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 18:57.
    • heedbaw
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      I’m assuming that the demo released today will be the US one, we’ll probably get it tomorrow.

      Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 19:48.
      • cam the man
        Member
        Since: May 2009

        Yeah, hopefully we’ll get it tomorrow.

        Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 22:28.
  9. element666
    Member
    Since: Mar 2012

    Still not on,I was looking forward to this.
    Maybe it’ll be on tomorrow.

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 19:44.
  10. R1MJAW
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Demo is up on US store, downloading it right now … it’s 963MB if anyone is interested.

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 21:32.

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