Be fast, be first and be famous as the race returns in GRID 2, the sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, multi-million selling Race Driver: GRID. Experience aggressive racing against advanced AI and become immersed in the race with GRID 2’s new TrueFeel™ Handling system which powers edge of control exhilaration behind the wheel of every iconic car. The next generation of the EGO Game Technology Platform delivers genre-defining visuals and jaw-dropping damage as you prove yourself across three continents in a new, evolving world of motorsport. Earn fame, fans and fortune as you blaze your way to the top in intense, relentless races on licensed circuits, beautifully realised city streets and lethal mountain roads. GRID 2 will also set the new standard for multiplayer racing with innovative modes, an entirely separate progression system and deep integration with RaceNet, the free online extension for Codemasters Racing games. GRID 2 is racing, redefined.
The race comes alive with GRID 2’s TrueFeel™ Handling system for edge-of-control exhilaration
Prove yourself against advanced AI in aggressive, blockbuster races packed with wow moments
Conquer dynamically changing LiveRoutes™ where the race route changes on the fly for the ultimate test of reactions and supreme replayability
Blaze your way to the top of a new world of motorsport
An extensive and separate online campaign redefines multiplayer racing games plus full RaceNet integration
Powered by Codemasters’ EGO Game Technology Platform for jaw-dropping damage and stunning visuals, GRID 2 sets the standard for technical excellent in racing.
Race a handpicked selection of iconic cars that represent the best in automotive engineering from the last 40 years
Take on challenging licensed tracks, stunningly realised city streets and lethal mountain roads
Race Immersion Technology puts you in the race like never before
The long-awaited sequel to the BAFTA-winning, multi-million selling Race Driver: GRID
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Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
Additional Supported Graphics Cards: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel Graphics 5200. AMD Radeon HD2600 or higher, HD3650 or higher, HD4550 or higher, HD5000 Series, HD6000 Series, HD7000 Series. NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or higher, 9500 or higher, GTX220 or higher, GTX400 Series, GTX500 Series, GTX600 Series: AMD Fusion A8 or higher.
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GRID 2 is a fantastic looking game on the PC. The cars look great, which makes it a total shame that Codemasters felt the need to rip out the cockpit view, because I can imagine it looking spectacular in this game?s engine. The tracks shine with plenty of details and look great to drive around. Courses can sometimes feel empty, but when a little squirrel runs across the road or a plane swoops in the sky, all those tiny additional appearances give the tracks more personality to stand out from each other. Codemasters are known for their awesome menu designs, but GRID 2 plays it safe in this regard. Menus still offer great presentation, but not as much flair and animation is going on this time around. Sound design is brilliant, with loud, roaring car engines blasting out, giving that sense of power coming from high-performance cars. The return of the GRID franchise isn't as ground-breaking as I would have hoped for from a sequel to one of my favourite racing games this generation, but that doesn't mean it?s not a great racer. Codemasters still brings that balance of simulation and arcade racing with great graphics, quality sound and solid gameplay, but what stops GRID 2 from being this generation?s swansong racing game is its sheer lack of any real new ideas that made the first GRID such a cutting-edge racer for its time.
I was a huge Grid 1 fan, and at first play this game disappointed me at how different it is. Grid 1 wants you to turn corners carefully, 2 wants you to drift drift drift all the time. It's very arcadey & far from the sim based racer 1 is. Multiplayer servers aren't very active, I think people have moved on to Autosport & other games. I really hate the corner cutting "feature", its punishment enough when you accidentally go over gravel or grass, I don't need an additional penalty for a mistake. One thing this game did well was a variety of gametypes. As opposed to just race, drift & head to head from 1, it added checkpoint, overtake, time attack & togue. As a comparison to Grid 1, it's very inferior. As a cheap racing game, it's fun enough.
The game was fun from the start till the end, it is true that some tracks repeat in the camping, but as long as the physics are good it was always welcomed to get back to your first track in the middle of the game with harder AI. Cars are nice, you don't need the DLCs to have fun and complete the game. One feature that isn't that common in racing games (or any games really) is the rewind feature, hardcore fans might not like this but trust me, even with rewinding the game will get very challenging few races in! Graphics are awesome, cars are awesome, physics are awesome and gameplay is awesome. In my opinion this is one of the best racing games ever made.
GRID 2 is an outstanding racing game. It has really beautiful graphics, nice controls (for keyboard and controller), it's well balanced between simulation and arcade. One of the features that I liked the most was the availability of split screen. I spent quite a few hours competing with my brother and it was a real fun. Other feature that can be considered as great is the multiplayer mode, which was absent in the previous game. In my opinion, the number of race tracks is rather small (and the same tracks are used in other GRID games) and they can get a little boring if you play a lot. But, I am positive about the game. I think it's the best in the series and it's really entertaining to play.
Grid 2 gives you everything you expect in a racing game: solid controls (I use an X-Box controller, can't speak to the quality of keyboard or other controls with this game), plenty of well designed maps, and graphics. Not much else to say about graphics. Sadly for Grid 2, the story line is cringe worth - it really takes you out of the game. If Grid 2 dropped the story and voice acing, this would defiantly be a 9/10 for me.
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