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  • Summary: It’s all about the teams, the rivals and the race as you become a driver for hire, specialising in your favourite disciplines or conquering them all in an intense world of professional motorsport. GRID Autosport features over 100 routes across 22 incredible locations, the return of in-car view, authentic handling and the world’s most exciting contemporary and classic high-performance racing cars. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Jul 29, 2014
    90
    One of the outgoing generation's best racers and the kind of game that makes you wish for a new-gen port. [Sept 2014, p.76]
  2. Jun 24, 2014
    86
    Grid Autosport is a very good racing-game, that should please most fans of the first Grid. Although it is far away from a simulation, it has an extremely authentic race-feeling. The only thing annoying is, that you have to play some races for multiple times, so the career-mode feels a little bit drawn-out.
  3. Jun 28, 2014
    83
    Despite the lack of choice and freedom in the single player side, GRID Autosport delivers some exciting gameplay thanks to its believable driving model and over the top AI. It might lack some polish on the multiplayer side, but it's still a great comeback for fans of the original game.
  4. Jun 25, 2014
    80
    If GRID Autosport is Codemasters' way of saying 'sorry' for the last one, consider the apology accepted.
  5. Jun 27, 2014
    75
    GRID Autosport is a great comeback after GRID's 2 failure. Interior view is back and the 5 driving disciplines add a new challenge to the game. Career mode is challenging, but after a while it becomes repetitive and boring. On the other hand, multiplayer is the way the career mode should be. Overall is a fun game, but don't expect to be playing it a lot after a while.
  6. 70
    Grid: Autosport definitely has its talents, and regardless of how much you’ve played the series, the actual racing is still great and has excellent controls.
  7. Jun 24, 2014
    60
    Friendlier F1 handling in a Grid 2 wrapper, Grid Autosport is a tour through the Codemasters back catalogue. Single player is hampered by predictable AI, but tuning options and improved cornering elevates the multiplayer above Grid 2's.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 44
  2. Negative: 18 out of 44
  1. Jun 24, 2014
    10
    finally good racing game. no unnecessary crap, just pure racing. car's handling give satisfaction and feels like perfect mixture of simulation and arcade. great optimization, it works well on laptop with i3 and GF520M. in overall it feels more like TOCA series rather than GRID and it is a good way chosen by Codies. Expand
  2. Jul 3, 2014
    10
    поиграв немного подольше и разобравшись что к чему понял что это классная игра... даже поставил сложный уровень и наслаждаюсь игрой. важное место в успешном прохождении занимают тренировки и квалификации... а те идиоты которые говорят что на легком никого обогнать не могут, идите играйте в тупорылые нидфоспиды. Expand
  3. Jun 28, 2014
    9
    Let's put it this way: if you liked TOCA Race Driver 2 and 3, you are going to like this. I have waited for a racing game with similar handling to those two for almost ten years and its finally here. Expand
  4. Jul 3, 2014
    8
    People, you must configure each car before the races (suspension, traction, etc.). For that is the offers of 10 minute training run, to test the settings of the cars before the race. This game Is not like Grid 2 is more complete and therefore requires mechanically adjust each car before competing, if you do not adjust the car, the driving experience will be horrible ... GOOD GAME!! Expand
  5. Jul 3, 2014
    5
    +++ Pros: +++
    1. Decent lenght of the game (21 various tracks and 5 different disciplines and all unlocked from the start).
    2. Graphics of
    cars (with free DLC hi-res textures) are great.
    3. Local (splitscreen) and online multiplayer.
    4. The damage model is present (optional).
    5. Licensed cars of all classes are present.
    - - - Cons: - - -
    1. The graphics of tracks and background are poor (as from PS2 2005 game).
    2. The controls and handling are pretty bad. (little difference among cars)
    3. The A.I. opponents cheat. (They will smash you from any side,yet they are sticked to the road).
    4. Little customatization of your cars (probably ready for upcoming DLC).
    5. No licensed music (just some free loops).

    Do you like instant action,choose any track any event and race?
    Do you like arcade controls and style?
    Do you have a mate to play with?
    Do you like cheating?
    Do you like hoover sounds instead of music?
    If you answered at least 3 times yes,then this game might be just for you.
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  6. Jun 30, 2014
    3
    I've played the first Grid and it was amazing, and the second Grid and it was much better, and then...and then Codemasters took a big, fat, almighty dump on my intelligence and produced this utter shambolic experience.

    I'm sorry but whoever says this game is seriously a major improvement from the (IMO) better predecessor, then they are either completely blind, are hardcore driving sim players (in which case, WHY GRID!? Hardly up there as the most realistic!), or are just very new to critique on games.

    So here's what's missing and what's notable in Grid Autosport.

    What's missing should be glaringly obvious, and it saddens me because for me, part of the whole joy in racing games is the ability to customize the cars. Give it sponsor vinyls, give it tinted windscreen, give it different paint colours. All that stuff? GONE. NADA. ZIP. NULL POINT. ZERO. Absolutely SWEET FA.
    This is why I lost faith in the EA NFS series, they did the SAME DAMN THING and the series went right the way downhill for me. I was all for racing and stuff, but if you ask me, customization ADDS not necessarily to the experience but definitely to the gameplay. It adds a tiny bit of variety to the game. And they shot that to hell. Bye bye garage, bye bye paint jobs, bye bye customization. All gone.

    Then there's the driving assists. With those turned ON, every - EVERY - car handles like a goddamn Sherman tank. Forget drifting - oh and that's another one - drifting is like you may as well just stop at each corner and struggle to regain control of the car as you TRY to drive in any particular direction YOU want to drive in.
    The drift mechanics of GRID *completely* escapes me. In normal races you can comfortably drift all damn day around every single corner, but as soon as you get to a drift event, out comes the skidpan track and you can kiss any hope and notion of drifting in the same way good-bloody-bye.
    The best drift mechanics I ever saw was the simplest which was in the NFS series back in the second underground, and not one game has been released using those very same mechanics and it's annoying as hell.
    Where was I? Oh yes Drifting with driving assists, forget it. Driving assists for newcomers or people who use keyboards, you're just going to struggle like hell playing this game.

    Codemasters appears to have taken a very, oh so very equipped-with-stilts step backwards on this, and just basically made the whole thing harder, regardless of what playing level you are at.
    So beginners and casual players, stay the hell away from this one, or don't say I didn't warn you.

    Those familiar with the Grid franchise, prepare to either be impressed with the simplicity of the menu system, and the very minimalist look and feel of the front-end of the game, or utterly disappointed - like I was - with the very bland look of it, with very little variation to speak of, it lacks where it needs more, and has more where it didn't need it.

    I was hoping to see a very well produced first person cockpit view, but instead I may as well have been drunk in reverse, because although you can see the road you cannot see a damn thing inside the car. This is utterly pointless and the reasons for making it this way completely escapes me, not to mention it looks REALLY **** What you do see is some SERIOUSLY blurred hands on a *seriously* blurred steering wheel in a *seriously* narrow windscreen, you may as well *seriously* have been in a tank......seriously.

    Now you'd think by all this that I was a newbie and very new to Codemaster's previous efforts in the racing genre for which they are VERY popular, given the rally games and the F1 games they've released in the past (the F1 games being the best of them thus far if this game is anything to go by - glitches and all!), but no, I've tried assisted and unassisted and the whole thing just has me oozing disappointment out of my ears.

    This is no good racing game, and by far and away THE worst effort I have EVER wasted my money on as far as Codemasters is concerned.

    Codemasters....I honestly expected much better from you than this.

    Making this kind of multi-genre racing game lack some of the features it had before destroyed it - and with unbelievably overpowering assistance available, it takes the joy out of the game, and without them it's still just as disappointing.

    A big fat booo! Codemasters needs to REALLY up the game, bring back some of the features that were present before in Grid 2, and ditch, for the love of God, that **** cockpit view or make it CLEARER and more detailed. The way it was presented in this game hinted at nothing but laziness in all fairness, and that was a large let down.

    And APPLES22, your review is your review, but don't dare mention it like it's for people who've done motorsports before, Nigel Mansell would **** all over you - because he was (A) a Formula One champ, (B) An Indycar and Touring Car driver and you know something? HE HATES THESE GAMES - YOU'LL SEE IT IN HIS BOOK!
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  7. Jul 2, 2014
    0
    Bad game! Very boring. It feels like we are still in 2004... The graphics inside the cars are terrible. The physics are terrible. The sounds are terrible. Just don't waste your money! GRID 2 was so much better than this crap... Expand

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