5. Dirt 2

Year Of Release: 2009
Developer: Codemasters, Sumo Digital (Wii/PSP), Firebrand Games (Nintendo DS), Feral Interactive (Mac OSX)
System(s): PS3, XBOX 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PSP, PC, Mac OSX
Complex Says: Originally called Colin McRae: Dirt 2, this second entry into the series was the first McRae game released after the rally legend died in a freak accident in 2007. At its heart, the series was originally about rally style racing: taking heavily-modded cars that bear resemblance to road-going versions in name only, then running them as quickly as possible over any and all terrain. Dirt 2 expanded this mode, so there's a little something for everyone even remotely interested in racing games. This isn't a bad thing. It's a funner, more well-rounded game. The multiplayer online mode is a huge step forward from the first Dirt as well, since you can race against friends on the same track--imagine that.