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  • Summary: Prove yourself against advanced AI in aggressive races. Catapult your way to the top of a new world of motorsport. A separate online campaign features full RaceNet integration. Race a handpicked selection of iconic cars that represent what some consider to be the best in automotiveProve yourself against advanced AI in aggressive races. Catapult your way to the top of a new world of motorsport. A separate online campaign features full RaceNet integration. Race a handpicked selection of iconic cars that represent what some consider to be the best in automotive engineering from the last 40 years. Take on challenging licensed tracks, city streets and lethal mountain roads. Prove yourself by entering and winning events across three continents. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jun 5, 2013
    85
    GRID 2 for PC is one of the best racing games around, thanks to an excellent AI and gorgeous graphics.
  2. May 28, 2013
    85
    Grid 2 is a racing game that rewards skill without punishing you for the tiniest mistakes, letting you master a simple system with a forgiving attitude. It may stray too close towards the easy side of the scale at times, and it'll be interesting to see how the game works online (which unfortunately wasn't tested in this review), but its career mode is well worth playing and you won't be satisfied until you've mastered every single corner.
  3. May 31, 2013
    84
    GRID 2 doesn’t insist on tuning, there is no setup hassle – just driving fun with a great sense of speed. Unfortunately some problems remain untouched, among them the very aggressive AI.
  4. May 28, 2013
    80
    A well-curated car list, a great sense of speed, and a well-thought out career mode combine in a racer that is a lot of fun to play through.
  5. Jun 7, 2013
    80
    This is a gorgeous, exciting game.
  6. 80
    The more time you spend with Grid 2, the more you feel like its caught in a conflict of personality. However, there are no problems here that can’t be fixed with a patch or two, and racing fans will find plenty to enjoy. Here’s to hoping that Codemasters will support the game post-release.
  7. Jul 2, 2013
    69
    Every situation in GRID 2 feels the same, and there is a reason. Having collected more than 50 cars in my virtual garage, I can’t point out my favorite ones – they all behave the same way, without any distinctive quirks of ‘character’. And locations that repeat ad nauseum only make this feeling worse.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 152
  2. Negative: 75 out of 152
  1. May 29, 2013
    10
    GRID 2 manages to inject a nice dose of realistic physics within an arcade style racing game. The result is a game that simulator purists willGRID 2 manages to inject a nice dose of realistic physics within an arcade style racing game. The result is a game that simulator purists will surely frown upon.... (lack of view, no tuning) but everyone else will enjoy. The locations and cars look absolutely stunning. The single player is meaty and the multiplayer is absolutely worth playing. Expand
  2. Aug 13, 2016
    9
    Best compromise between sim and arcade. This game has perfect handling that I want since nowadays, racing game is simulator with annoyingBest compromise between sim and arcade. This game has perfect handling that I want since nowadays, racing game is simulator with annoying handling or need for speed with unrealistic handling. But little disappoint with car list. Expand
  3. Apr 16, 2014
    8
    I have just re-downloaded Grid 2 via Steam and after playing the game for a bit I find it's an enjoyable racer. It's not a full on simulationI have just re-downloaded Grid 2 via Steam and after playing the game for a bit I find it's an enjoyable racer. It's not a full on simulation type game but it's still a good game. The game shouldn't need a top of the range PC to run on but if you do have such a machine then you can set all the graphical options to their highest and the game looks good. Expand
  4. Jun 1, 2013
    5
    Little disappointed was expecting more from the people who gave us dirt 3 and f1 2012.
    Graphics are good but the car handling is boring! you
    Little disappointed was expecting more from the people who gave us dirt 3 and f1 2012.
    Graphics are good but the car handling is boring! you have to be uber special to spin out or go off track.
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  5. Aug 31, 2013
    3
    This isn't like the original GRID at all. The graphics have not at all improved since the original, and no special effort seems to have beenThis isn't like the original GRID at all. The graphics have not at all improved since the original, and no special effort seems to have been made in improving the graphics on PC. Buildings are blocky, textures aren't high-res and there is too much texture repetition. Perhaps the game has been limited by the static console platforms, but as a PC user it's disappointing to see that little has changed. In actual fact, it seems like a step-down when you consider that the view was removed from the game. The new handling system seems even more arcadey, which is another disappointment as this is what differentiated GRID from other arcade racing games. The actual racing experience is incredibly boring. There doesn't seem to be any background music during racing and the menu music is incredibly dull. It does nothing to excite the user, leading to a very boring experience. The driver AI is also very robotic, and pales in comparison to the AI seen in other games, like the Need for Speed SHIFT series.
    They've also introduced this ridiculous concept whereby winning events will garner 'fans' and likes on social media sites. I really don't want to see some made-up YouTube comments written in txtspeak. Boring. The in-game menu system is also boring, and is too similar to other Codemasters games. The whole game just reeks of staleness, there is nothing fresh here, just tired concepts re-done. About the only thing I think has improved in this game is the lighting system, but it seems that in order to do that other aspects of the game suffered (such as the lack of a view). Even the track locations are stale many of the cities have been done before in other racing games, and again the amount of tracks is minuscule compared to the likes of NFS Shift. All in all, the game is turning out to be a big disappointment and will make a regrettable purchase. In fairness, I'm basing this on around 1-2 hours of gameplay, but I struggle to see how things will get better. Perhaps things will get better, but it will be a chore to get there.
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  6. Sep 13, 2014
    2
    Just disgusting. What did they think when they developed that physics engine? It's just so bad and unpredictable.
    Pros:
    Graphics Runs at
    Just disgusting. What did they think when they developed that physics engine? It's just so bad and unpredictable.
    Pros:
    Graphics
    Runs at 1080p 60fps on my 2009/2010 mid range build
    Amount of cars

    Cons:
    Physics engine(ruins the game completely)
    Design editor
    No car customization
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  7. May 22, 2019
    0
    Запустил игру
    Начала очень громко орать, пошла заставка, которую никак нельзя пропустить, или поставить на паузу, чтобы сделать звук тише.
    Запустил игру
    Начала очень громко орать, пошла заставка, которую никак нельзя пропустить, или поставить на паузу, чтобы сделать звук тише.
    После окончания заставки был выбор: Синглплей или Онлайн.
    Думаю, ну выберу сингл и зайду в меню синглплеера и настройки.
    Нет же, началась еще одна заставка, которую нельзя пропустить.
    После заставки началась гонка.
    И только в гонке можно зайти в настройки и убрать звук.
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