DiRT 3 Complete Edition Announced

Codemasters has revealed DiRT 3 Complete Edition, which will contain all DiRT 3 DLC, which alone is worth just over £20.

The full list of items is as follows:

  • The Monte Carlo Rally Pack – eight breathtaking Rally stages featuring dramatic climbs, descents and hairpins of snowy mountain roads. Race through the Alps and conquer the legendary Col de Turini pass.
  • The X Games Asia Track Pack – four new routes set across two new tracks in Shibuya, the neon heart of central Tokyo, where spectacular mud-spattered Rallycross circuits weave beneath towering skyscrapers.
  • The Power and Glory Car Pack – stars five cars including the BMW M3 Rally, Lancia Delta S4, Ford Focus ST Rallycross, Scion tC and Chevrolet Camaro SSX Concept, each with a range of liveries.
  • The Mud and Guts Car Pack – features five cars available for single-player, split-screen and online multiplayer events. Race the Lancia Stratos, Peugeot 205 T16 Evo 2, Citroën C4 Rallycross, Saturn Sky and Ford Mustang GT, each with a range of liveries.
  • The Colin McRae Vision Charity Pack – access the Ford Escort Mk II, a 70s rally classic with five liveries.
  • The Ken Block Special Pack – features a customised and upgraded Ford Escort Mk II, an Open Class Rally car sporting a killer Ken Block livery.
  • The Mini Gymkhana Special Pack – access the mid-engined Mini Cooper S Gymkhana, customised and tuned to become an outrageously responsive Gymkhana car.

If you want to know more about DiRT 3 check out Alex’s review, where he described it as a “good, solid racing” title.

DiRT 3 Complete Edition will be available from 9th March on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC for £29.99.

Source: Press Release

21 Comments

  1. Calling it the Complete edition is a bit of a slap in the face. Might as well call it the “what it should have been edition”

    • I didn’t feel like the original had anything stripped from it. And the DLC arrived within a reasonable release schedule and was ok value. Yeah we’d all like more for our money but DLC is very much here to stay.

      • Wasn’t the Monte Carlo like 7 quid? And the community asked for more “full” rally stages such as this, so to have it as expensive DLC was a bit of a kick in the groin. I also think there was DLC on day of release, which to me indicated content was cut from the game – and not an extension to what already exists. I think Codies have milked it, Horn DLC for one (which could have been included), and when you consider how many cars GT5 has, the number of cars in DiRT 3 DLCs (which could have been in the game) is ridiculous when compared. Also, I know in DiRT2 (not sure about 3) you could buy DLC that unlocked all cars, liveries etc…so what’s the point in people earning them through hard work? So its no surprise they are trying to make more money from it with a re-release. And whilst the above is a good deal, I wouldn’t give them my money. The graphics, damage and engine etc are superb, so for me its such a waste that Codies haven’t done a proper rally game. I would love to see Codies make a game with long international rally stages, even without the WRC licencing. I won’t be buying Showdown. Rant over ;p

      • To be fair I wasn’t a day one purchaser of it but I do agree that day one DLC is a kick in the groin!

      • I think that’s what is annoying. I spent £40 on release and then for the Store to have DLC for the initial weeks after is a bit unfair. If you added them to the cost, you’d be looking at £60 for the “complete” game which I thought I’d be buying at release for £40. Had the DLC been released 6 months down the line, I may have looked at it in a totally different light, and though it put new life into an old game.

        Well, I’ve learnt my lesson anyway and I won’t be buying another DiRT game, unless it goes back to it’s rally roots. Or I won’t buy a Codie game at release, I’ll wait to pick it up cheap knowing I can then get the DLC, all for £40.

      • Youles, you are incorrect. Just having the same arguement about “DLC being cut” from games on another part of the interweb.. .. hang on let me cut and paste..

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        Game X costs $15 million to create. This game is sold at $50 and at this level, the publisher stands to make a profit if they sell the number of copies they anticipate.

        The DLC – which is created at the same time – costs an extra $5 million to create – it has its own budget, to the studio it is a seperate product.

        If the publishers gives the DLC away with the game, they will now make a loss as they effectively gave away $5m of development.

        It got nothing to do with when or how the DLC is created, its down the budget, and these days DLC is budgeted and planned well in advance – which is why you get day one DLC.

        Bar Batman i think the last game to actually pull stuff from the main game and sell it was DLC was Resi 5, and that’s yonks old.

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      • Where do you get this information about $5M budget for DLC?
        So you’re trying to tell me a few extra cars, horn sounds and the odd track are the equivalent of 33.33% of the games entire budget, including development, marketing etc?

        What’s to say game X didn’t have a budget of $15M, then they thought, we’ll save $5M on DLC costs (going by your figures), but cut 10-15% of the games’ content, and sell it as DLC and earn $2-$3M. Then they would have saved $5M in DLC development, and earned another $2-$3M on top of their expected sales. That’s surely what companies would do, maximum revenue from the smallest cost. Unlike say GT5 which appears to be made with a passion for cars, by comparison DiRT 3 looks like they’ve tried to release the game with the bare minimum number of vehicles with a view to sell as much DLC as possible.

      • You can ignore my first paragraph, I realise your figures aren’t necessarily proportioned exactly.

        Anyway my point is, regardless of whether the DiRT 3 DLC was cut from the game or not, some of it probably should have been included. Call of Duty has less DLC than DiRT 3! I don’t see the need for so much DLC with games when we pay a fair amount for games in the first instance. Look at the Uncharted 3 passport or whatever it was, that was 50% of the games price – 20 quid! Sure you’ll tell me I don’t have to buy it, but equally, could some of that content been included for the £40 I paid initially? Probably. As a result I won’t buy any of the DLC. Had there been a few packs, I’d have bought them all.

  2. …So I guess Showdown will get a Complete edition next year.

  3. Doesn’t really help people like me who bought it from the PS Store, does it? Means I’d be paying a total of about £45 if I bought all the DLC. Shame really.

    • Yew, but you got it several months earlier. It’s how the world works.

      • Yeah I know. Makes me more likely to wait with future releases though.

    • I held back from buying the DLC(apart from the first one I think) as I was sure they’d release it all together as a cheaper bundle….they should do that now though, once this complete edition is out, albeit late to the party!!

  4. I have enjoyed every Colin McRae/Dirt game apart from the latest, which was a let down. For me the series should go back to it’s rallying roots.

    • ^^This is my feeling too.

    • No way. The rallying was the the most boring thing on Dirt 3.

      • Unfortunately i think you are paddling against the current here – A lot of people around these parts liked the older Colin McRae games due to the rallying.

  5. I read about this quite a while ago on the Dirt 3 blog.

    I really like Dirt 3, even the Gymkhana stuff, though I am annoyed about the volume of DLC that is available especially when you can see a car that you want but it’s shaded out with a big “you need to pay ha ha” written on it. Hopefully they will release a cheap full DLC pack on the store for those who already have the game.

  6. Awesome! I’ve been holding off picking it up as there’s been too many other purchases recently.

  7. This has been listed on ShopTo for ages

  8. I sent this news to TSA weeks ago :/

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