DiRT is an off-road rally racing game and is the sixth game in the Colin McRae series of games.


DiRT, known as Colin McRae DiRT outside of North America, is the sixth Colin McRae rally racing game from Codemasters. The game was released in North America on Xbox 360 on June 19, 2007 in America and on June 15, 2007 in Europe, the PS3 version released on September 1st in North America and September 14th in Europe.

DiRT is an off-road oriented racing game that features both the standard rally races from previous games where only the player's car is on the track and they are timed from point to point against 20 other competitors, but also expands further to include many forms of off-road racing styles including CORR racing and Hill Climb events.

Neon Engine

DiRT uses the Neon Engine, notable in that it was co-developed by Sony Computer Entertainment and is based the PhyreEngine, Sony's free cross-platform engine.


DiRT's primary mode is the career mode.  Progression in the game is tracked by a pyramid, and each tier of the pyramid lists the available events.  The bottom portion, with the most events, are the easiest, with the relative difficulty increasing with higher tiers.  You progress in the career mode by completing events and unlocking new ones as you make your way up the pyramid.  Each event pays in cash which in turn will allow you to purchase new vehicles and liveries for your current ones.


The multiplayer portion of DiRT is based off of a match making system.  The player will be placed in a room of other competitors; in the room, the players will vote on which event to race in.  A handful of different events are listed, each event having a designated course and car.  Once an event has been voted for the players are simultaneously connected to the server where each player will race alone.  The top right of the corner, of the screen, has a live tracker displaying the current times of the competitors running closest to you; the driver who completes the leg with the quickest time wins the event.


Citroën C2
Citroën C2

Front Wheel Drive

  • Renault Clio
  • Opel Corsa
  • Citroën C2
  • Suzuki Swift

Four Wheel Drive

  • Fiat Grande Punto

    Evo IX
    Evo IX
  • Peugeot 207 Cup
  • Subaru Impreza WRX STi Spec-C
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
  • Peugeot 307
  • Citroën C4 Concept
  • Colin McRae R4


Toyota Celica
Toyota Celica
  • Toyota Celica GT-Four
  • Subaru Impreza 1995 WRX-RA STi version II
  • Peugeot 205 T16
  • Lancia Delta S4

Rear Wheel Drive

  • Fiat 131 Abarth
  • Lancia Stratos
  • McRae Motorsport Escort Mk2
  • Renault 5 Maxi Turbo
  • New Stratos by Fenomenon

CORR Super Buggy

  • Aaron Hawley Super Buggy

    Chevy Silverado
    Chevy Silverado
  • Scott Schwalbe Super Buggy

CORR Pro 4

  • Chevrolet Silverado
  • Toyota Tundra

Class 1 Buggy

  • McMillin Racing Car
  • Ickler Jimco buggy

Hill Climb Big Rig

  • Kenworth T2000
  • Freightliner Century Class S/T
    Toyota Celica GT Pikes Peak
    Toyota Celica GT Pikes Peak

Hill Climb Unlimited

  • Mitsubishi FTO
  • Peugeot 405 T16 Pikes Peak
  • Audi Quattro S1 Pikes Peak
  • Suzuki Escudo
  • Toyota Celica GT Pikes Peak
  • Toyota Tacoma

Rally Raid T1

  • Mitsubishi L200 Triton
  • Rally Raid UK Desert Warrior
  • Dakar Nissan Pickup
  • BMW X3 CC X-Raid
  • Volkswagen Race Touareg 2
  • Mitsubishi Montero EVO MPR11

Rally Raid T4

  • Kamaz 4911

Rallycross Modified

  • Lotus Exige
  • Audi TT

Rallycross Supercars

  • Saab 9-3 T16
  • Citroën Xsara 4x4 T16

Xbox 360 Game Installation

DiRT requires 6.4GB of space to install on an Xbox 360 HDD. 

PC System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows XP
  • Processor: Pentium 4 @ 3.0GHz or Athlon 64 3000
  • Video Card: GeForce 6800 / Radeon X1300 or above
  • RAM Memory: 1 GB
  • Hard Drive Space: 4 GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • Operating System: Windows XP / Vista
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.66Ghz or Athlon X2 3800
  • Video Card: GeForce 8800 or Radeon X1950 or above
  • RAM Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Hard Drive Space: 6 GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible