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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: 24 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  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. Gamers.at
    91
    There can only be one recommendation for PC-Gamers who love racing games this year: Get Race Driver GRID! Great graphics and the fantastic driving experience that will satisfy fans of simulation as well as arcade racers will convince any car freak. Go already and get it! [Issue#14]
  3. Codemasters celebrates the racing circus with such enthusiasm that the gamer can’t resist. This game is surprisingly well done.
  4. 90
    While the game's focus is clearly on driving, managing sponsors right will double or triple the income of winning an event and is a fun minigame on its own; making lots of money is crucial to entering higher-level, ultra-costly racing series.
  5. A racing experience that both simulation and fast thrills lovers will enjoy.
  6. PC Gamer
    86
    The game entices you with its beauty before hooking you with its effects and finally landing you with its enormous gameplay depth. [Sept 2008, p.66]
  7. PC PowerPlay
    70
    Overall, Grid is an impressive racer, slick enough to forgive its obvious console origins and deep enough to forgive the frustrating AI. [Aug 2008, p.59]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 83 out of 131
  2. Negative: 32 out of 131
  1. Nov 23, 2019
    10
    I think that it is the best arcade racing game. I appreciate atmofphere in games and its a really atpmosphere game
  2. lugduweb
    Oct 7, 2009
    10
    The graphics of this games are really impressive. For me, it's really the best 2008 game The game is quite difficult at the start, then The graphics of this games are really impressive. For me, it's really the best 2008 game The game is quite difficult at the start, then you get used to it and it becomes really fun. Note that It requires a very good gfx card to get all game dimension. Expand
  3. Oct 22, 2010
    10
    Every RED rated review for GRID suffers from the same problem: Their own bad driving. The physics are great, The AI tries to finesse theirEvery RED rated review for GRID suffers from the same problem: Their own bad driving. The physics are great, The AI tries to finesse their turning when in close proximity to you or others, giving a small amount of intelligence to them. They don't want to be hit! People say there needs to be a 'speed limit' so one doesn't go flying into walls? These cars are equipped with both standard brakes and an emergency brake, and the ability to NOT floor the gas at all times. Try it. Once you ease up on the throttle a little and practice your braking, it gets easy to dominate the simple circuit, but fret not, raising the difficulty will provide plenty of new challenges. This is the street version of DiRT 2, and when people say it should be "like dirt", they should take note that it is by the same publisher and pretty much a clone of DiRT2's engine with a fresh set of textures and no truck/buggy racing. What this game gives up in diversity of vehicle class, it makes up for with beautiful, fun tracks, and rewarding, precision driving. Expand
  4. Nov 19, 2019
    9
    This is the best GRID game I ever played.
    Finished it on 100% with all possible races as a champion.
    Still playable to this date.
  5. Tom
    Jun 17, 2008
    8
    OK I only tried the demo, but I believe I have enough to write a little comment. This game is not the first to use the flashback feature, but OK I only tried the demo, but I believe I have enough to write a little comment. This game is not the first to use the flashback feature, but maybe the first to make it popular. The graphics is over average, the handling is typical arcade, and the feeling of driving is really there. However if this game had a little bit more seriousity to it, I think it could have hit the roof. Anyways, I am going to buy this game as soon as possible, and so should you! Expand
  6. Jul 15, 2015
    5
    It's Need For Speed without any of the features that Need For Speed has. You get the same cartoonish handling & physics, but none of theIt's Need For Speed without any of the features that Need For Speed has. You get the same cartoonish handling & physics, but none of the excitement of buying a collection of cars and working through a career. It's not a good racing sim, and not a good arcade game. Graphics are fantastic, though. Expand
  7. Aug 20, 2013
    0
    If one game with all details turn on minimum can't stay at 30 fps with an HD5870, I'll not waste my time.
    What a shame for a such good
    If one game with all details turn on minimum can't stay at 30 fps with an HD5870, I'll not waste my time.
    What a shame for a such good gameplay ruined by design choises.
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