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  • Summary: Capturing intense moment-to-moment racing action, GRID returns with an all-new experience where every race is the chance to choose your own path, create your own story and define your legacy in the motorsport world.

    From the creators of the hugely successful DiRT and F1 series, Codemasters
    Capturing intense moment-to-moment racing action, GRID returns with an all-new experience where every race is the chance to choose your own path, create your own story and define your legacy in the motorsport world.

    From the creators of the hugely successful DiRT and F1 series, Codemasters invites you to take your place in the GRID World Series and compete in intense wheel-to-wheel racing with the most iconic and desirable race cars -- current and classic, from GT through Touring and Muscle to Stock and Super Modifieds -- and in some of the world's most famous city streets, ovals and circuits.

    GRID captures every moment of the race, from the adrenaline rush of lights-out to the elation at the chequered flag -- and in-between, it's all action too. Incidents come one right after the other -- tight overtakes, bumper-to bumper scrapes and competitive collisions -- all heightened by rivalries, team-mates and a nemesis driver who will all either try to help or hinder your progress as you achieve your goal of becoming the GRID World Series champion.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Oct 8, 2019
    95
    GRID replicates the feeling of motorsport without sacrificing any of the excitement, and it’s the most racing fun I’ve had in ages.
  2. Oct 8, 2019
    80
    GRID brings back the series with great success, showcasing a flexibility rarely seen in racing games that caters for everyone with little compromise.
  3. Oct 8, 2019
    80
    Grid is way too lean on tracks but delivers its hyperbolic brand of Hollywood-style racing with style and confidence.
  4. PC Games
    Oct 12, 2019
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Oct 9, 2019
    75
    Grid does not go beyond its "solid" status.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
  1. Oct 10, 2019
    9
    This game is simple, it has a fantastic racing experience. Some more depth to the game would have been fantastic, but for what it is this gameThis game is simple, it has a fantastic racing experience. Some more depth to the game would have been fantastic, but for what it is this game is a must have for racing fans. They may have taken the race driver out of "race driver grid". But its still grid. Expand
  2. Oct 8, 2019
    9
    Great and funny racing game. Easy to learn and hard to master gameplay. Nice variety of cars and tracks.
  3. Oct 10, 2019
    8
    A pure adrenalin-fuelled arcade racing game that is best played on a wheel and from in-car view, a truly strange mixture but somehow itA pure adrenalin-fuelled arcade racing game that is best played on a wheel and from in-car view, a truly strange mixture but somehow it works. If you want an arcade racing game with realistic looking and sounding cars but the handling more a caricature and exaggerated of the vehicle class this is a game for you. If you in any way want a simulation or realism look elsewhere!

    It's a good game and the racing is the focus and there are many ways it could have been better. I found gamepad (pc) controls utterly frustrating with the cars thrown randomly off the kerbs. The same car using a wheel rides the kerbs fine. The AI are punchy and will defend themselves, especially on hard and very hard levels. The team aspect and teammate seem pretty much pointless to me, it's just about getting out there and winning events.

    For the racing, competitive AI and atmosphere of the rain/dusk/night racing Grid gets an 8. Mostly the 2 points are lost from the score because it's a grid to progress and far too linear a process to do so.

    Forza Horizon 4 and Wreckfest are both far better arcade racers but if you are looking for something new and different to play Grid is worth a go.
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  4. Oct 9, 2019
    5
    I saw the YT video that was put toghether by Don Joewon Song (titled "GRID World Exclusive - You have to own this game!!!") and thought thatI saw the YT video that was put toghether by Don Joewon Song (titled "GRID World Exclusive - You have to own this game!!!") and thought that this Grid was going to be all that I hoped for after being a bit dissappointed with the saga's orientation after the second Grid. Unfortunately, after trying it a bit, I can say the same as other users have said here: this is racing without a soul.

    The bad:
    1) Controls are clunky and erratic. Even had some trouble getting used to it with an Xbox controller.
    2) Graphically wise it is no better than any of the current racing games, at all.
    3) There's no actual feel of a campaign, just the typical different categories of racing, like "Tuner", "Stock" or "Touring" and you just select the event, buy or get in a car, and race.
    4) The only customization you can do is on the liveries.
    5) There's no sense of speed (or at least it doesn't correlate with the speed I see on the HUD).

    The good:
    1) They brought back the cockpit camera, which was something great from the first Grid that was missing in the others.
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  5. Oct 9, 2019
    5
    The game feels unfinished, radically different from the original Grid (2007). No career racer from the bottom to the top, no garage with theThe game feels unfinished, radically different from the original Grid (2007). No career racer from the bottom to the top, no garage with the team, not even epic music in the replays of the race - everything is simplified. There is a list of races and cars, choose and go - racing without a soul. Expand
  6. Oct 11, 2019
    4
    It's with real sadness that I have to say, this game is a disappointment to me.

    I loved the original Grid, and I've been a general fan of
    It's with real sadness that I have to say, this game is a disappointment to me.

    I loved the original Grid, and I've been a general fan of Codemasters racing games, particularly the Dirt series. When they announced a reboot of the Grid series, promising a spiritual return to the first game in the series, I had hoped for a game that just improved on what made the first game great, expanded on the back-then unique features such as team management, and most of all kept (and preferably improved upon) the feeling of ownership, of being a part of this team and progressing.

    That isn't there at all. Sure, the racing itself is fine. A bit more arcadey than I would personally prefer, but I can't fault Codemasters for that - they haven't made any attempt to hide what this game is, and that's fine. But that's all there is.
    Sure, you can earn money and buy cars in the most simplistic possible way, and you can choose liveries for them, but there's no real feeling of ownership.
    You can replace your co-driver, but that's all there is for the team management, and since you never talk to this driver over the radio, there's little feeling of difference. It's just a couple of stats for skill, aggression and so on that get switched out.
    You no longer hire sponsors like in the first game, nor can you design a livery that is the face of the entire team.

    The career mode is a downright embarrassment. It's just a grid list of races in different categories. Zero feeling of progression and team accomplishments.

    The new Grid reminds me of a stripped down Project Cars 1 with arcade physics. And that's not a criticism of Project Cars, because that never pretended to be anything more than racing. But Grid was supposed to be more than that. It was supposed to continue the series' legacy of a certain feeling. Ownership, companionship, team efforts, planning for races and earning new sponsors. And none of that is here. There is no content at all.
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  7. Oct 11, 2019
    0
    Lack of originality, there is nothing fresh, just remastered old stuff.
    Completely ugly graphics for 2019, sounds are ok, physics meh, but it
    Lack of originality, there is nothing fresh, just remastered old stuff.
    Completely ugly graphics for 2019, sounds are ok, physics meh, but it is a clear arcade game.

    Big disappointment for me, like other CM games in 2019.
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