|Dirt 3 Gamers|
In this case, the offline mode is the Dirt Tour option on the menu. Once you select this option you will be met with four large transparent triangles. Your guide will tell you that you have been signed up for four seasons. Each triangle represents a season. The-left most triangle will then flash into colour. This is your starting point. Selecting the season will unfold the triangle to present you with 4 trophies. Only one trophy will be available until you have gained enough points from events to unlock others. Generally, the middle trophy is the "final". In the first season, the final trophy consists of a series of tutorials for various skill sets such as smash, jump and Gymkhana. Once you complete a season you can move on to the next one.
|Dirt 3 Career Menu|
When you finish and gain a trophy, you acquire a sum of reputation points depending on how well you faired during those events. These points attract sponsors, and in turn cars, which will benefit you further in the game.
Along your journey through the seasons, smaller triangles will appear representing the disciplines of Rally, Rallycross, Trailblazer, Landrush, Head2Head and Gymkhana. These are world tours and take these disciplines through all world stages.
In addition to this, a fifth large triangle will at some point appear to the left hand side on the Dirt Tour menu. This represents the Battersea Compound challenges. As you progress through your career, areas of the Battersea Compound will unfold gradually, starting with the Parking Lot, then the Depot and finally Powerstation. Each of these challenges contain a number of individual missions in the form of the likes of jumps, double donuts and drifts etc. in certain areas of the map.
Despite all of these things to do and witnessing the seemingly premature credits, I found the Dirt Tour mode to be over very fast. The biggest problem I had was the Bob Sleigh race level. Here you have to race your Mini down a snowy icy mountain in competition with a bob-sleigh, but taking a slightly different route. To gain platinum in this it took me a whole week, which is very disproportionate with the rest of the Tour mode. Or maybe it's just me and my incompetence with the bob-sleigh level....
|Dirt 3 Bobsleigh|
You will finish your Dirt Tour offline career with a picturesque explosion of fireworks.
|Dirt 3 Gymkhana|
|Dirt 3 Leaderboard|
And there you have it! This is the best way I found to tackle Dirt 3. There is no definitive end to Dirt 3, which is a good thing in terms of longevity. The Time Trial mode provides an on going opportunity to better yourself and compete or keep up with your friend's new Personal Bests. The Online Multiplayer mode is a great chance to continue meeting up with your friends in the Jam Sessions and have fun time after time.