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Poll Results: Which is better Dirt 3 vs F1 2011

 
  • 64% (18)
    Dirt 3
  • 14% (4)
    F1 2011
  • 7% (2)
    About the same
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    I'd recommend another racing sim
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Which one is better(graphics,audio, immersion, realistic, steeper learning curve etc) and why? Of course there is no right or wrong answer since its highly subjective.
I like both rallying and open wheel cars and I'm trying to decide which one to get so I'd appreciate feedback from anyone who's played them. BTW If there is another game you feel is better I'm open to feedback.
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Honestly... Dirt 2 is better than 3. It all depends on how much you like all the gymhkana stuff. 2 was more about rallying and 3 was more "mainstream." With that said, I've only tried the demo of F1 and while I enjoy F1 itself... I found the that the learning curve was just a bit much.

Neither games are really sims. F1 does try a bit harder, but not a Sim. Between both, I'd say D3 has much nicer looking tracks. I've seen the tracks in F1 100s of times in a ton of other games.
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Dirt 3 is much better in my opinion, I didn't like F1 2011 at all. D3 and D2 are the racing games I've put the most time into smile.gif
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What are you using as an input device? Wheel? Controller? Other?
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What are you using as an input device? Wheel? Controller? Other?

Good question, I'll be using pad then upgrading to a wheel
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Honestly... Dirt 2 is better than 3. It all depends on how much you like all the gymhkana stuff. 2 was more about rallying and 3 was more "mainstream." With that said, I've only tried the demo of F1 and while I enjoy F1 itself... I found the that the learning curve was just a bit much.
Neither games are really sims. F1 does try a bit harder, but not a Sim. Between both, I'd say D3 has much nicer looking tracks. I've seen the tracks in F1 100s of times in a ton of other games.

I'll take a look at dirt 2 too, thanks for bringing that up how do the graphics compare to D3
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Good question, I'll be using pad then upgrading to a wheel

Ok. I feel like Dirt would be much more suited to a controller atm. There's a lot of back and forth counter-steering and it's a bit more forgiving (I'd imagine). I play Dirt 3 with a wheel, and it's some of the most fun I've had in a racing game (though I haven't had a chance to play many of the racing sims). With the force feedback and constant counter steering you have to do, it makes it very immersive (especially with 3 screens).

There are also a lot of varying types of races, like pick ups, buggies, rally cars, gymkhana etc.

For the record I have only played Dirt 1 and Dirt 3, not 2.
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Neither of them are realistic but I'd choose Dirt 2/3 over the Codemasters F1 games any day of the week. The Dirt games are fun, the F1 games are terrible.
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I'll take a look at dirt 2 too, thanks for bringing that up how do the graphics compare to D3

Well... D3 obviously looks better. Since it uses a more advance lighting model and also nicer detailed textures. But D2 still looks very good. There's a lot of stages that make me like the look of D2 better than D3, but overall D3 "should" look nicer, since it came out 2 years after 2. (not 100% sure on the years... I think I'm right.)

Some shots I just took of Dirt2:








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Neither of them are realistic but I'd choose Dirt 2/3 over the Codemasters F1 games any day of the week. The Dirt games are fun, the F1 games are terrible.

What is so bad about them? Anybody ever play V Rally on the Playstation? How does Dirt compare
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