Colin McRae: DiRT 2 has been released online for the Mac today, after a three-month delay to improve the racing game’s compatibility with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
First released on consoles in 2009, the game lets players tackle off-track challenges from the mud-soaked Malaysian rainforest to the open desert roads of Morocco and on to the rain-slicked streets of Tokyo.
“Racers compete in a variety of contemporary sports racing styles,” Feral Interactive says, “including three special ESPN X Games events. Additionally, the game lets players experience intense multi-car races in head-to-head competitive online play.
“Combining sublime handling, gorgeous visuals and dynamic competition, Colin McRae: DiRT 2 sets a new standard for racing games on the Mac. The game features nine incredible locations around the globe, 41 tracks and over 100 separate racing events, all of which combine to deliver a spectacular, nerve-shattering racing experience.”
The game includes a range of rally cars and off-road vehicles such as the Mitsubishi EVO X, the Subaru Impreza STI and the Colin McRae R4.
A ‘Flashback’ feature allows you to repeat the last few seconds of your race, so you have the chance to correct a mistake and keep going.