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  • Summary: (Also known as "Race Dirver: 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 Dirver: 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: 39 out of 39
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 39
  3. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. 100
    Many will balk at the game because it doesn’t offer a million different models of car. Those who do are missing the point. Grid is all about the fun and excitement of the race. It’s racing with a capital ‘R’ minus the frustration. You won’t find a more fun racing game this year.
  2. Series vets with fond memories of the Pro Race Driver/TOCA games on previous systems should pick this up immediately, and if you're unsure about it, there's a demo available for download that’ll give you a good idea as to how easily most of the cars can be controlled, but won't give you a very accurate view of just how many kinds of racing styles are represented in the full game.
  3. Fulfilling all the promises and expectations, Codemasters offers a high quality racing game. In fact, GRiD not only sets a new path for the historical Race Driver series, but also manages to keep the high quality standards usually accomplished by the company. [June 2008]
  4. A scintillating racing experience, and as a revitalisation of the Race Driver series it's utterly successful. [July 2008, p.90]
  5. 87
    There are plenty of other racing games on the market, but Grid captures the soul of the track like none other.
  6. GRID is a driving game that won’t disappoint speed fans, especially those who follow Codemasters games.
  7. 75
    Think of it as a racing fling, not asking you for any long-term commitment, and letting you walk away once you're finished so you can pursue something with more depth. Still, it's fun while it lasts.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Sep 30, 2010
    10
    It's an arcade and a simulator, anyone will be able to fully enjoy the game's physics as it'll give you a fairly realistic feel while beingIt's an arcade and a simulator, anyone will be able to fully enjoy the game's physics as it'll give you a fairly realistic feel while being easy to handle, and even though the Grid lacks of vehicle customization, you'll notice that it's not really required on a game like this! Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jun 3, 2008
    10
    Crazy intense racing with the perfect blend of simulated and arcade racing.
  3. MickO.
    Jul 4, 2008
    10
    Not as many cars available to buy as on GT and less tweeking allowed, but visually it's as good as if not better in some regards with Not as many cars available to buy as on GT and less tweeking allowed, but visually it's as good as if not better in some regards with far more courses and it's certainly a hell of a lot more fun when actually racing. AI on other cars is streets ahead of GT - pressure the car in front enough and they'll make a mistake and possibly spin out - not to mention the damage physics or having 19 other opponents on track, who can have tyre blow outs and overheated engines go up in smoke and all the mayhem that entails. Three main arenas: Europe, USA and Japan, with plenty of races available in each. I really enjoyed Codemasters previous race games from the original Colin McRae and TOCA, but thought they ran out of steam somewhat on the PS2. But, first with Dirt and now with GRID, they're definitely back on track. Expand
  4. AlanB
    Jun 2, 2008
    9
    Very pretty and very fun. The only reason it gets a 9 instead of a 10, is because I don't own this game, and I haven't gotten to Very pretty and very fun. The only reason it gets a 9 instead of a 10, is because I don't own this game, and I haven't gotten to play it for too long, but the few hours of play time that I had was some of the most fun I've had on my PS3. Expand
  5. MARKW.
    Jul 11, 2008
    9
    Very impressed overall great gameplay excellent graphics, online a laugh and single player mode well thought out with sponsorship etc very Very impressed overall great gameplay excellent graphics, online a laugh and single player mode well thought out with sponsorship etc very realistic best racer on ps3 in my opinion! Expand
  6. SirM.
    Jun 10, 2009
    8
    I own GT5-prologue as well as GRID. There's really no way to compare them as they're two completely different animals. GT is I own GT5-prologue as well as GRID. There's really no way to compare them as they're two completely different animals. GT is refined and 'processed' - GRID is sex on wheels. GT has far sharper and clearer graphics, while GRID has more of a dreamy/blurry feel. You can afford to take corners at a higher speed in GRID, but that's not to say its easy. It isn't. No spoonfeeding the controls like in NFS. It takes a while to get used to this. Pure adrenaline. Expand
  7. AmigaGuruToAks
    Jul 9, 2008
    5
    a huge letdown, the demo was excellent but the game never really specialized it self on anything and it where just plain boring after a few a huge letdown, the demo was excellent but the game never really specialized it self on anything and it where just plain boring after a few hours. graphics and physics are cool but not outstanding. Expand

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