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Although there are some great rac­ing games avail­able on the Mac, it’s been a few years since we tore up rally tracks in the pre­vi­ous edi­tion of Dirt, so we’re to­tally revved up by the ar­rival of the third in­stal­ment.

One of the Dirt se­ries’ most ap­peal­ing at­tributes is that its tracks span var­ied lo­ca­tions around the world. You’ll find your­self rac­ing around the neon-lit streets of Tokyo, min­utes later kick­ing up a dust trail across Kenyan plains, then strug­gling to keep your eyes – and your ve­hi­cle – on course while steal­ing glances at the jaw-drop­ping nat­u­ral beauty of the Alps.

Mac gamers have had to wait sev­eral years for Dirt 3 but, as this edi­tion’s ti­tle tells you, this re­lease is packed with ex­tra con­tent that play­ers on other plat­forms had to wait for. You get the en­tire range of ve­hi­cles avail­able for the game, and an ex­tra dozen tracks on top of those pro­vided in the base game.

Even by the time you’ve learned ev­ery tight turn in a course, there’s fur­ther chal­lenge in get­ting to grips with the many ve­hi­cles avail­able in your garage. You also have to con­tend with dif­fer­ent driv­ing con­di­tions, which in­clude rain, snow and night-time races.

The game in­cludes a split-screen mul­ti­player mode, and there’s enough con­tent here to keep you hooked on try­ing to beat your times on ev­ery course and in ev­ery ve­hi­cle. We strongly rec­om­mend play­ing with a gamepad, though.

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