Digital game storefront Humble Bundle is offering DiRT Rally for free, now through September 1st. The version of the game being given away is via Steam with official support for the Oculus Rift, though unofficial support for other SteamVR headsets should work via the Revive mod.

DiRT Rally 2.0 may may have just gotten support for Rift, Index, and Vive, but if you’re looking to get a taste of a great VR sim racing game for free, head on over to Humble Bundle where the original Dirt Rally is being given away until 10AM PT on September 1st. The only thing you’ll need to do to claim the game is sign up for the Humble Bundle newsletter.

Review: 'DiRT Rally' VR

The version of the game being given being given away is via Steam, which officially includes support for the Oculus Rift. Other SteamVR headsets like Vive and Index should work via the Revive mod.

While the game works fine with a gamepad, like all sim racers, Dirt Rally is going to play best and feel the most immersive with a proper wheel and pedal setup, and we’ve got a great selection of picks to get you started right here.

If you’re hungering for more VR racing sim options, you can also check out Project CARS 2 (2017), which is currently on sale at a 75% discount at Humble Bundle. The game is also via Steam and officially supports Index, Vive, Rift, and Windows VR headsets.

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  • cptmrcalm

    The article doesn’t mention that you have to link your steam account with
    Humble Bundle. I had a feeling this offer was a bit shady adhering to the philosophy
    that if something is too good to be true, it often is. I am not sure I am happy
    with the process.

    I could be totally wrong of course, but I thought that you sign up with
    Humble Bundle, buy a game and then get a code to redeem on steam.

    This offer is obviously a marketing ploy. I need to look more into it but it
    looks like it is getting you to link up your steam with Humble Bundle so they
    can gather information about your games, stats and friends lists etc. Might be
    more to it, like you IP and machine specs.

    It’s a shame we are in this era and I do miss the old days of buying a game
    and simply playing it in full without loot boxes (sorry, “surprise mechanics”),
    signing up with game publishers so they can snoop around your steam details
    -thus allowing you access to the full game etc etc etc.

    It just seems to be getting out of hand now. Privacy is a discussion for
    another time. You either care about it, or you don’t. There’s a lot about
    privacy that is unnecessary and there’s a lot about it that impacts the price
    we pay and the tricks that come with persuading us.

    I read Road To VR every day and it’s a shame they failed to mention that. Paid
    for editorial it seems.

    I think I would be happier if publishers/developers were a little more
    transparent about it all, rather than hiding these details in small print – wedged
    between thousands of words with a privacy statement we can do nothing about.

    • Ratm

      Make a new steam account? Say thanks and then unlink it and then merge your accounts?

    • Ratm

      I think that instead of saying Thank You ,you just scaring people away
      They give away free for years,you can unlink anytime you want you can even create a temp account take the gift ,and after unlink them and merge your accounts.

    • JesuSaveSouls

      I linked my account when I picked up nms on sale.They are not a scam company.It goes directly to steam and adds the link that opens the game.

    • GunnyNinja

      “I could be totally wrong of course” I must have missed that step with all of the free games I’ve gotten from Humble Bundle…or when I had my Humble Monthly subscription. Steam does not open when you click redeem. You get an email, and you don’t even have to open it to get your key. It’s given to you on the page. But please, by all means, ignore this article while you hide in your closet cowering in fear…

    • benz145

      We don’t run any paid or sponsored editorial content on this site, ever.

      You’re right that it asks your to link your Steam account; I was unaware of this, thanks for bringing it to everyone’s attention.

      According to Steam, even when you link your account, Humble Bundle is restricted from knowing things based on your Steam Profile Privacy Settings. Conceivably you could set everything to private, link with Humble Bundle, redeem the title, and then unlink with Humble Bundle.

    • DanDei

      such a long and uninformed comment.
      Better go back and play with your tinfoil. The Cyborg-Squirrels on your roof are close to finding out what you had for breakfast.

  • JesuSaveSouls

    It s a bargain at free.I wanted to pick this up for some time but was hesitant since its a race game and not full open world.

    • GunnyNinja

      Everything is a bargain at free…

      • Zeel

        Except AIDS

        • GunnyNinja

          Do people pay for that with money?

  • Wow, amazing!

  • JesuSaveSouls

    Got it for free and placed a bat file to remove autoreset.It works to go off road.A game called dirt rally should naturally go off road.Jesusavesouls !