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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
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  1. Positive: 62 out of 62
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 62
  3. Negative: 0 out of 62
  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. Is GRID the next big thing in the automotive game genre? I think so. The game has incredible arcade form, and I think the Flashback feature is one of the best new ideas we've seen come from this genre in a long time.
  3. Racer Driver: Grid really sets new standards for the racing genre on the Xbox 360, it’s fast and furious, certainly doesn’t lack realism and has that "just one more go" appeal to it.
  4. Race Driver: GRID is tearing up the tarmac this summer without a challenger in site.
  5. 86
    GRID is the type of game that straddles the line between sim and arcade so well that it actually works on both levels.
  6. Both “x-treme” racing fans and racing aficionados alike will find something to enjoy, making it the possible Great Uniter of racing videogames.
  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: 30 out of 41
  2. Negative: 7 out of 41
  1. Seth
    May 27, 2008
    10
    This Game is straight up, one of the best arcade racers on the market.... Graphics are top notch, The controls are Smooth as could be.. But, This Game is straight up, one of the best arcade racers on the market.... Graphics are top notch, The controls are Smooth as could be.. But, the thing that got my attention most was the replay save idea... In the middle of the game if you mess up there is no need to restart... Just go to the Replay and you can continue anywhere 20 secs from your mess up... This does affect how much money you make and the reputation that you get though so you only do it when you need too. If you love Racers or just having fun, this is the game for you.. Expand
  2. AkritaA.
    Jun 10, 2008
    10
    I never wanted to finish a racing game that bad.. Forget air pressures and balancing tires, just drive. Killer graphics, killer replays, lots I never wanted to finish a racing game that bad.. Forget air pressures and balancing tires, just drive. Killer graphics, killer replays, lots of fun. 10 is less I could give... get it Expand
  3. Mar 1, 2013
    10
    GRID is one of the best racing games this generation, perhaps one of the greatest of all time, and how? Because its simple. GRID is aGRID is one of the best racing games this generation, perhaps one of the greatest of all time, and how? Because its simple. GRID is a simulation racer at its core, you build a career from the ground up, assemble a team to race on real world tracks in licensed cars across several different kinds of events such as Touring Cars, Drift, Formula 3 and Le Mans series. However what it does is it cuts away the fat of games like Gran Turismo and Forza but not including things such as car customisation and having a much smaller selection of cars to race in providing much closer competition between racers both online and in singleplayer as you are racing exactly the same machines, no-one has an advantage and everyone is as likely to win as each other meaning its pure driving skill that determines whether you win a race or crash and burn in the gravel at the edge of the track. Though GRID is massivley smaller in terms of content compared to GT or Forza it will easily last you a good 20 hours for the singleplayer and even longer for the infinitely re-playable online modes. You must get known, make a team and earn a pro licence in all 3 regions (US, Europe and Japan) not to mention collect all the cars and sponsors.
    GRID is the perfect simulation racing game for someone who is perhaps not the biggest fan of sitting in menu's fine tuning every single minor detail of their ride yet still provides a satisfying and exhilarating experience for those that do like depth in their racers.
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  4. ApocalypseB.
    Jun 11, 2008
    9
    I think this is the best racing game in this current gen, but not the most complete one. PGR4 has more online features, while Forza 2 has a I think this is the best racing game in this current gen, but not the most complete one. PGR4 has more online features, while Forza 2 has a more in-depth single player. BUT, both games lack the skill and excitement this game has to offer. Driving-wise, this isn't a simulator, but it offers the best and most specular races you will see for a long while. And I personally love the fact that all cars are equal i.e. not much customization, as it makes racing more interesting and ultimately much harder to win or judge what will happen. Crashes are burnout like, but even more pleasurable to witness, whether its first hand or its seeing others roll off the track. And it is the fear of crashing that keeps you on your seat of your chair, as one major impact will end your race unlike other racers. But then you can rewind the game via four pauses or less in each race, to retake that corner or avoid that plie-up. Gimmicky? Not really, as you will at least use it once and won't remove the sense of joy to win one bit. Online is a bit basic, so is the single player. But you know what, its HUGE AMOUNTS OF FUN! And that is all you want, not to fall asleep as in Forza or get bemused what to do in PGR. Simply every petrol head must buy for this year! Expand
  5. MarkValadez
    Sep 9, 2008
    8
    this game is alsome the graphics and detail is the best expecially with hd wires mmmmm.. the best the gameplay alsome good selection of carsthis game is alsome the graphics and detail is the best expecially with hd wires mmmmm.. the best the gameplay alsome good selection of cars the only bad thing i have to say about it is the handling u got to be very good at this game to handle it that is just about the only complaing best xbox 360 racing game. Expand
  6. PeterN.
    Jun 28, 2008
    6
    Visually beautiful, and the feel of the cars is great, but I have to agree with "Noir L." in that you might as well be competing with battle Visually beautiful, and the feel of the cars is great, but I have to agree with "Noir L." in that you might as well be competing with battle tanks out there. If one of the AI cars hits you ever so slightly, you will spin out of control and into a a wall. If you hit the AI cars, you only make them faster on their perfect lines. I accidentally T-boned another car at a hairpin and it did nothing to the AI car. It's frustrating because this game looks and feels so good, and then they screwed it with the invincibility of the AI cars. Expand
  7. RonH.
    Jun 6, 2008
    0
    I just can't put into words the extreme disappointment I feel after waiting for this game to be released. It just doesn't live up I just can't put into words the extreme disappointment I feel after waiting for this game to be released. It just doesn't live up to all the hype that I was reading. This thing is going to be traded in as soon as I can get back to the store. Expand

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