New screens show off just how pretty a little mud can be in Codemasters' DiRT 2, the sequel to 2007's acclaimed off-road racer.

DiRT 2 shows up the original DiRT in several different ways, featuring more cars, more real-world locations, and enhanced graphics courtesy of an enhanced version of the EGO game engine, as seen in Codemaster's GRID. Aside from the usual upgrades we expect from a sequel, DiRT 2 will also feature a robust online community to serve as a social hub for fans of off-road racing, complete with leader boards, news feeds, and "scribbles" that keep you posted on your friends' achievements in-game.


I'm really amazed by the visuals Codemasters achieves with the EGO engine. Mud has never looked so sexy.