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  • Summary: (Also known as "Race Driver: GRID") GRID takes players to dramatic and beautifully realized race locations over three continents to compete in a variety of racing events. Packed with the most powerful race cars - new and classic, circuit and drift - players compete to conquer the most(Also known as "Race Driver: GRID") GRID takes players to dramatic and beautifully realized race locations over three continents to compete in a variety of racing events. Packed with the most powerful race cars - new and classic, circuit and drift - players compete to conquer the most prestigious official race tracks and championships then beyond to compete in challenging city-based competitions, and then on through to road events and urban street races. The drama, the rivalries, the aggression and the crashes; this is not a game about collecting cars or spending all of your time in the front-end tuning suspension settings or designing liveries. Codemasters wants to make racing exciting again. Gamers compete on Europe's greatest official race tracks in prestige Marques including Aston Martin, Koenigsegg and Pagani. Iconic cities across the U.S, including San Francisco, Washington DC and Detroit - each with their own atmosphere and events - play host to diverse street races, where high-performance V8 muscle cars set the pace in aggressive, closely fought pack competitions. And in the Far East, Japanese racing culture sets the tone where night races, including Drift racing, takes drivers through neon illuminated cities and to outlying mountain roads. There's also the opportunity to compete in races that operate on the fringes of legality in the back streets and industrial areas of Yokohama. [Codemasters] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. A game that pushes the DS to its limits and though it's a simulation in nature, GRID always puts fun ahead of cold accuracy.
  2. a great handheld racing game. Compared to Race Driver, it's more like an expansion pack. It's very similar, although more refined. But if you haven't played the original, this is the one to get.
  3. Whether you're competing against CPU cars or your friends, though, GRID is one of the most challenging and entertaining racing games for DS yet. [July 2008, p.88]
  4. Racing games on the DS have so far definitely not been the best of breed, which is exactly why we're so surprised over just how fun Race Driver: GRD for the DS is. Sure, graphics-wise is won't blow your mind but the presentation definitely does it's job well and driving is just pure fun. If you've been longing for the chance to burn rubber in a gratifying way on the DS, this is it.
  5. It's packed full of features and is well worth a look for anyone wanting some racing thrills while out and about.
  6. 80
    GRID is difficult at first, and the lack of a speedy frame rate may throw you off. Otherwise, there's nothing to hold you back from shifting into high gear. Buy it, hit the gas and race for the finish line.
  7. 42
    Call me a purist, but I like my traditional racers on consoles -- not my DS -- where I can sit on my couch, marvel at the crisp graphics, and feel the feedback coming into my racing wheel as I drive along the road. But if you really want to race on the DS -- and it's your only viable option -- GRID works as intended...mostly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. DSi
    Jan 17, 2010
    8
    Racedriver: GRID on DS is a pretty sweet game that takes 10+ hours to complete, so there's a lot to do. Track editor is really great, Racedriver: GRID on DS is a pretty sweet game that takes 10+ hours to complete, so there's a lot to do. Track editor is really great, and it uses DS's touch screen well. Altough graphics aren't that great, some cities look really impressive. Collapse
  2. Ryan
    Mar 10, 2009
    8
    A console game virtually crammed onto a DS cartridge! Excellent grpahics and environments, as well as plenty of different types of challenges A console game virtually crammed onto a DS cartridge! Excellent grpahics and environments, as well as plenty of different types of challenges to put you through your paces. Astounding technical design makes this game feel unlike any other DS racing title. The only weakness is the reliance on a digital D-pad, thus making subtle steering impossible. Expand
  3. MichaelAlsup
    Jan 16, 2009
    4
    Grid on the DS looks like it could be a great game, but thanks to issues such as heinous graphical glitches, low draw-distance, an incredibly Grid on the DS looks like it could be a great game, but thanks to issues such as heinous graphical glitches, low draw-distance, an incredibly low difficulty, and the fact that nobody's ever online turns Grid into an exercise in boredom and frustration. Expand
  4. anb
    Oct 29, 2008
    3
    Its horrible. Literally. I won't give a bad game good credit just because "it pushing console to limits" or whatever. The car behavior Its horrible. Literally. I won't give a bad game good credit just because "it pushing console to limits" or whatever. The car behavior is so dumb i cant even imagine, seriously, Road Rash on Genesis was 100 times more "natural" than this crap. Expand