Dirt 4
Linux Format|October 2019

Management is petrified, hiding from the mud monster entering the building, but it’s just Andy Kelly after a season of rallying.

Andy Kelly

Halfway through a gruelling four-mile rally, a tyre suddenly pops. You can hear the loose rubber clinging on for dear life until it eventually bursts and disintegrates, revealing a bare-metal wheel scraping along the gravel and leaving a trail of sparks. The car is flailing wildly and it’s a fight to keep it on the track, but we manage to limp over the finish line and place a respectable third.

This is Dirt 4 at its best: those moments when you’re flying by the seat of your pants, wrestling with your car as it careens through the mud, surviving long enough to cross the finish line. Rallies are intense, nerve-racking tests of endurance and driving skill. And when something goes wrong, like a knackered wheel or your headlights blinking out after one too many bumps in a night race, things get even more stressful – especially when you consider that some damage will carry over into the next stage.

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