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.Read full description
"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
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
When I first time played GRID I knew one thing - I love racing games from Codemasters. It's really enjoyable racing simulator and probably will be loved by everyone who enjoys even a little bit this genre. So, we have great and realistic graphics, driving feel even more realistic and damage done to car when you bump with someone/something looks really nice. It's also much better than DIRT game. Online option works great and to be honest, it's probably one of most fun racing game you can play online. Well, at least that my opinion. If you want something great from racing games - get Grid.
This game is my favourite racing simulator. Without assistances you have perfect feel on car handling. There is many kind of sports cars events and competitions including Le Mans, mini formulas, modern cars, older cars, drifting etc. Graphics are mostly good (my opinion little too much blur, but it can be removed from .ini -location). There is much variation and many differend locations. Variation, visuals and realistic feel keeps you with game. I've owned game for years but I still play this usually. We have had many memorable evenings with my friends and THIS game. Variation is also only bad thing that I can find with GRID. There is sometimes feeling that there is no sense to travel always to other side of the world instead of competiting much with same locations or events. It is not very bad thing still;) If Richard Burns Rally is the best rally game, GRID is the best racing game.
Even after two more games in the series, this game still looks amazing and runs smoothly. The environments are gorgeous, the weather effects are pristine, and the speed feels real intense. I do have a major issue however. It may just be me, but I can't seem to get used to the controls. My first issue is that, at least on a controller, you push forward on the analog stick to accelerate. It makes turning more finnicky, and the cars in general feel extremely awkward and I have yet to get used to it. If you can though, it's a great game in every other regard.
There isn't really that much to say about this game other than that it is one of the best driving experiences I've had in a videogame. The feel of the cars, meaning the weight, the handling and speed, are perfect. The driving in itself is not overly arcadey and not too much simulator-like, but a perfect mix of both. You can also decide a lot for yourself how much of an arcadey feeling you want since there are numerous driving-assist settings. The only thing I can complain about is that I would prefer if there was some sort of customization system for the cars. It would be fun to customize the look and performance of the cars, but I guess that's not the biggest thing that makes a racing game good.
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 :)
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