DiRT 3 achievements

DiRT 3

3.9 from 4049 votes

There are 60 DiRT 3 achievements (50 without DLC) worth 3,274 (1,250)

76,602 tracked gamers have this game, 1,507 have completed it (1.97%)


Monte Carlo Track Pack

3.5 from 42 votes

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4,668 tracked gamers have this dlc pack, 1,954 have completed it (41.86%)

There are 3 achievements worth 185 (75)


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Dat Boi Treezy
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Dat Boi Treezy
Posted on 20 January 13 at 13:37, Edited on 26 March 14 at 01:17
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The Monte Carlo Track Pack for DiRT 3 obviously takes place in the highly famous Monte Carlo. The pack offers eight new snow-filled, slippery, hazardous, and tight tracks to take on as many of you will work towards earning the three achievements that come with it. No new vehicles are included with the pack, but the cars you already know and love will be enough to handle the hairpins when it comes to taking on your opponents within these high skill-required courses.

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I have to admit, as an achievement and completed games lover who doesn't consider a game to be complete until all additional DLC packs are finished as well, the 800 MSP price tag was a little off putting at first, and even now, it still is in a way. A lot of people would complain that three additional achievements for 800 MSP is a rip, and I can understand why they would say that. The quality and challenge of the actual tracks though, is well worth the money. I had the joy of trying out the tracks in single and multiplayer and when working on the la grande victoire achievement for completing the new DiRT Tour events, so long as the difficulty is set to a sensible and challenging level, the full potential of each track is unleashed! Squaring off against A.I opponents in Rally mode on the second to last difficulty setting, precision turning and a lot of finesse is required along the dangerous roads of Monte Carlo. The roads are really tight and the slight overturn on a corner can lead to disaster. Throw in the mix of blizzard style, snowy weather, or night time conditions too, mother nature can add more difficulty and intensity to the races. Even the A.I struggles too sometimes, which you will have seen in the original side of DiRT 3, but when the A.I totals their car on these roads, there's the high possibility that the crash will cause a massive pile-up or traffic jam!

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The same applies for the multiplayer side of things too. Playing in a full free-for-all race with seven other drivers in my much loved 95 Subaru Impreza WRX STI, I was within milliseconds off taking the lead from the driver claiming pole-position. Unfortunately, one of the other drivers happened to lose control of his car along a very narrow bridge, so as I came sliding around the corner and smoothly onto the bridge, I had to ruin the paintwork on the side of my Subaru to get past the weak driver and lose valuable seconds which consequently lost me the race! If you find the multiplayer to be quite intimidating and don't think you'll be able to bag a win for the French Connection achievement, don't be too worried as the achievement requires the race to be within a 'Jam Session'. This allows players to easily boost the achievement, or for a Jam Session host to set up the race course, vehicles, race type, and rules the way they would want them. Monte Carlo drivers will also get a whole load of practice driving around these icy tracks, as one of the achievements requires you to "drive in excess of 100 miles (161 km)".

If you'd like to see some of the Monte Carlo tracks being put to the test, check out this gameplay video I've put together of my time with the snowy race courses:

The "Monte Carlo Track Pack" for DiRT 3 is a fantastic addition to the original portion of the game, but as said earlier, the price can be a major put off! With the DLC being released back in 2011, the pack has never seen any sort of discount from Deal of the Week, Sales & Specials, or any kind of developer deals. If you're yet to download any of the DLC for DiRT 3, I'd strongly advise selling your original copy, and picking up the Complete Edition of DiRT 3 which includes all four of the DLC packs. I managed to snag a copy from The Hut for £12.99! Unfortunately (at this time) they don't have any copies left. All four DLC packs come to a total value of £18.36. The cheapest you can get the Complete Edition for right now is £17.86 from ShopTo, which still works out cheaper than the DLC packs bought separately.

Keep an eye out on the UK and US deal roundups that are put together and published every Tuesday by kbgray27 and mancide respectively for you guys on the front page of TA for the best deals including any that may pop up for DiRT 3. The "Monte Carlo Track Pack" is a great DLC pack which serves as a fantastic addition of choices for those who may enjoy still blazing the multiplayer. It's just with the potential to save money on the DLC packs overall, it's very hard to justify spending 800 MSP on the pack by itself.

I hope you have enjoyed reading this DLC-review. As always, any feedback is more than welcome. I spent a decent chunk of time playing against other drivers in Monte Carlo as I worked my way towards driving a total of 100 miles around these car-wrecking, life-ending tracks!

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