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"There are plenty of other racing games on the market, but Grid captures the soul of the track like none other. The crashes are insane, the races are intense, the cars are coated with style and the overall presentation is just plain sexy." - IGN.com
"Race Driver: GRID is tearing up the tarmac this summer without a challenger in site." - Videogamer.com
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Discover a stunning world of motor sport brought to life, from racing muscle cars through the iconic streets of San Francisco and competing in the legendary 24 hours of Le Mans to drifting around the docks of Yokohama. Jump behind the wheel of exhilarating racing cars in the most aggressive, spectacular wheel-to-wheel races you've ever experienced.
Incredible persistent world of racing encompassing Muscle car racing, Drift racing, and Circuit racing in Detroit, San Francisco, Milan, Tokyo, Yokohama, Spa, Le Mans and many more
Mind-blowing soft-body damage to vehicles and environments to the most aspirational and incredible vehicles and tracks — all fully licensed
Stunning visual treatment and accessible handling system
Evolution of the physics system used in Colin McRae™ DiRT™ — EGO surpasses all previous engines in terms of AI, effects and packed grids
A great racing gameGeorgeStorm | Jan. 23, 2014 | See all GeorgeStorm's reviews »
GRID was the first racing game I got on PC that I really enjoyed. It strikes a nice balance between an arcade racer and a realistic driving game, with a half decent physics engine, car damage and a range of cars across a variety of categories.
The sound effects are good, with lots of screeching of tyres and crunching of car bodies as the metal crumples on impact. The graphics for the courses and cars are decent, showing a nice amount of detail which helps with the damage engine. The damage engine itself adds a lot to the game, not only in how the cars looks, as they lose wing-mirrors, windows and even doors as they get banged about, but more importantly in how they drive. Depending how the damage is done, where the car is it, and how hard, it can have a variety of results from only being able to steer in one direction after losing a wheel, to sluggish performance if the engine has taken a battering. There are enough camera angles to keep most racers happy I would imagine, whether it be a floating camera behind the car, as though you're on the bonnet or actually inside the car all of which can greatly change the driving experience.
The main campaign is similar to other racing games, where you pick races, win money so you can buy better cars and enter better races, but you can also race for other companies, meaning you can drive some of the 'nicer' cars early on in the game despite not owning them, it's a nice feature because it means players shouldn't feel like they have to grind for hours to get anything worth driving.
One of the more unique features of GRID if its 'flashback' system, where you can rewind a small amount of time if you crash. This is a fantastic feature, especially for some of the longer races where you may have been in the lead all race, then on the 2nd to last corner you muck up making it all pointless, being able to rewind and have another go is great. It can also be used for when you want to set that perfect lap and you don't get a corner quite right, the number of flashbacks you have vary depending on the difficult setting you're playing.
If you like racing games then you'll like GRID, it's not a driving simulator but nor is it a completely arcade style racer. One of the only downsides for me is the lack of local multiplayer which would have been great so I could play with my brother when we got our xbox 360 controllers, but it's a small negative for what otherwise is a great game :)
Solid RacerPr1mus | Jan. 3, 2014 | See all Pr1mus's reviews »
Grid is a solid, focused racing game that straddles the line between simulation depth and arcade fun.
6 years after it's release the game still looks good and will run extremely well on any decent gaming PC which is key for a good experience in a racing game.
A good variety of events, cars and customization is available.
The game is definitely more linear than a Gran Turismo but it also does away will all the boring and slow beginner events these types of games normally put you through when first starting.
Of course it does not hold a candle to its successor Grid 2 visually but i find the driving model vastly superior and the progression more interesting and less restrictive. Absolutely worth it for the price.
Probably one of greatest driving gamesSzyMan1993 | Nov. 19, 2013 | See all SzyMan1993's reviews »
This game has everything what a racing game fan needs. Good graphics, an amazing driving system, customizing and a lot more. Even after GRiD 2 came out i still stick to this game, due to a bigger selection of cars. The visual form does not dissapoint and can bring a lot of fun for anyone who wants to drive a car for a small and decent price.
The closest thing top perfectionPvtmini | Oct. 31, 2013 | See all Pvtmini's reviews »
In all my many years of gaming, I have never ever been captivated by any game, like I was with Racedriver: GRID. Back in 2007 (when it was released), the graphics were out-of-this-world, and to this day they still look amazing!
The cars in the game, are equally amazing, and can be set up for whatever playstyle you prefer, be it hardcore simulation, or a more arcade-ish feel. And even if you somewhere in the heat of battle should make a mistake, the nifty "flashback" function, allows you to rewind time and study what you did wrong. Then, at a time of your choosing, you may then start the race again (like, 10 seconds before you crashed), and this time clear that corner without crashing. THAT is a VERY usefull thing when you want to learn how to corner properly! :D
Apart from that, the damage physics of the game still rival some of todays top titles (not going to name them), if not surpass them all together. Every little bumb you make in your car, leaves a dent and a scratch. And if you're unlucky (or have the hardest difficulty enabled!) that little bumb may have huuuuge consequenses.
And don't even think about slacking. The AI is ferocious and will not give you an quarter (unless they are on easy. In which case they are... well... easy). They will gladly loose a wing to get you 3 spots back. And they do it.
All in all, this is the perfect combination of hardcore simulation, childfriendly arcade-style racing, and beautiful graphics and physics engine.
If you ask me, there is no better racing game out there. Defo a must have, for all would-be racers!
It never stops being fun!lowsuperasder | Oct. 24, 2013 | See all lowsuperasder's reviews »
In this game I found the perfect balance between arcade and simulator driving: the physics are very realistic, the player can feel the car well (though the handling of each car doesn't vary much) and it is a good game to learn proper cornering, since even if we fail, the Flashback can take us back in time to a point from where we can go again, and slow down a bit more, and the many levels of difficulty allow a wide spectrum of possibilities and learining new moves. The graphical side is also nice, the terrain details and shadows look very good, not to mention the cars which look just amazing. The singleplayer career lets the player drive cool cars for other teams, meaning that even in the very beginning we can experiment with the best wheels available, making the first steps more fun. The only thing Racedriver Grid is missing is some cool soundtrack, in my opinion even if the game focuses on realistic events, it could give a more dynamic aura.