DiRT 4 has been a welcome break from the recent batch of games that I've been playing, with the last racer I enjoyed deeply being Forza Horizon 3. While DiRT 4 comes nowhere near close to the gorgeous looks of a game such as FH3 (does any racer?), looks are not everything. Racers that offer a load of options and are fun to boot don't need the looks to make them a success, and DiRT 4 ticks all the boxes that should make it a success with people who enjoy the series, and noobs who want to give the game a look.
In terms of things to do in DiRT 4, it also does a great job of mixing things up that help stop the game feeling a bit repetitive very early on. Four modes of play are available in the fun career portion that the game has, with Rally, Land Rush, Rally Cross, and Historic Rally being those modes that make it up. Each mode has a little something different to offer you, with Land Rush and Rally Cross perhaps being the modes I got the most enjoyment out of. But like I say, all of these modes together help stop it from being dull after a few hours of play.
If you enjoyed the fun stuff in previous DiRT games, then that is here too in the Joyride option. Here you are given an area that has a bunch of chapters that has all the block smashing and timed tracks while avoiding time penalties fun to keep you entertained. Great when you want a break from the career stuff.
Overall: I've enjoyed my time with DiRT 4, mostly because it offers something for every kind of race game fan out there. The gamer option has made me feel like I'm half decent at the game (just never look at time leaderboards if you want to keep that lie going), but if I wanted to challenge myself I know just by tweaking the options I could do that. The letdowns were just the basic customise options on your cars and also just the standard MP with nothing new to excite me. Other than that. DiRT 4 has been nothing but enjoyable.
Offers the novice and pro a fun time
Mixes things up enough to stop it getting dull and repetitive
Basic customise options
MP side of things didn't really do that much for me