Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Aug 4, 2014
    72
    Looks like the developers read all the reviews and comments that people had posted about Grid 2 and quickly made an improved version of that game. Their best achievement? Grid is no longer a nerve-wracking experience.
  2. CD-Action
    Aug 25, 2014
    70
    Autosport tries hard to bring back the glory of the first GRID (e.g. the cockpit cam returns) but the career mode was designed horribly, the game engine is aging and the whole thing lacks a spark. [08/2014, p.66]
  3. 70
    Grid: Autosport definitely has its talents, and regardless of how much you’ve played the series, the actual racing is still great and has excellent controls.
  4. Jun 25, 2014
    70
    Autosport's top-notch variability, rediscovered love for car simulator, and nerve-racking pace race are tainted by the recycled career and by the system of awarding points which is a moot point. The third Grid could have been fantastic, if Codemasters did not rely on naïve gamers.
  5. Jun 24, 2014
    70
    Grid Autosport is a good racing game but recycles too many content from Grid 2 to shine as a new must-have installment of the series.
  6. Jun 24, 2014
    70
    Better car physics than Grid 2. Better graphics than Dirt: Showdown. Still somewhat of a dull game because of the shallow career mode and weak atmosphere.
  7. Jun 24, 2014
    70
    Grid Autosport is a fine racing game, though it's never a thoroughbred one. It's the muscle car that was Grid 2 stripped out and retooled for the track, but too often you can see the solder-work at the seams. In 2008, Race Driver: Grid was a partial reinvention of the racing genre, equipped with a handful of fresh ideas. Six years on, Grid Autosport - while a definite return to form for Codemasters - is simply a rediscovery of it.
  8. Jun 28, 2014
    60
    Unfortunately the time that has passed since the launch of GRID 2 was not enough to justify another round of the same formula with just a few adjustments.
  9. Jun 25, 2014
    60
    Grid: Autosport is a pretty basic and straightforward type of racing game that wants to be available for everyone. Unfortunately the game doesn’t reach all the way, mainly because of a poor career mode and uneven AI opponents. There are a lot of better alternatives for those who like the genre.
  10. Jun 24, 2014
    60
    Autosport is a decent option, but when you go deep, the experience is soured by the finer details.
  11. Jun 24, 2014
    60
    Friendlier F1 handling in a Grid 2 wrapper, Grid Autosport is a tour through the Codemasters back catalogue. Single player is hampered by predictable AI, but tuning options and improved cornering elevates the multiplayer above Grid 2's.
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 296 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 82 out of 296
  1. Jun 24, 2014
    1
    So CodeMasters kept telling us they´ve listened to players feedback after the pile of crap Grid 2 was, and they were going to developSo CodeMasters kept telling us they´ve listened to players feedback after the pile of crap Grid 2 was, and they were going to develop something to make a triumphal comeback to the driving genre...

    Well, alas Grid Autosport is not that promised mesias.

    The return of cockpit view is an absolute joke! They give you the promised inside the car perspective but is so blurry that is distracting, with no functional panel displays. This yells LAZINESS from the developers. Go to youtube and watch comparisons between THIS and the original Grid to see what I am talking about.

    Now the AI... how is that QA let this go into the final product? It is not agressive, is CHEAP! Every single turn they smash you as if they were a whole team against you and none else.

    Graphics are ok, but the engine sounds are the worse I´ve listened to in a while. I now understand why they refused to develop this for nextgen consoles, it is just an average game that does not help to forget the Grid 2 fiasco.

    Codemasters is becoming the EA of driving games, lying and overhyping their games and releasing a mediocre product trusting on heavy marketing.

    And we still have to see how much paid DLC they pretend to sell. I took my copy back to the store and got a refund, I´ll only play it if I can get it for free as a Playstation Plus member just as I did with Grid 2.

    Save your money and your hopes, if you are a real racing fan and want Codemaster to stop BS us, don´t buy this game.
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  2. Jun 24, 2014
    10
    finally good racing game. no unnecessary crap, just pure racing. car's handling give satisfaction and feels like perfect mixture of simulationfinally good racing game. no unnecessary crap, just pure racing. car's handling give satisfaction and feels like perfect mixture of simulation and arcade. great optimization, it works well on laptop with i3 and GF520M. in overall it feels more like TOCA series rather than GRID and it is a good way chosen by Codies. Full Review »
  3. Jun 24, 2014
    2
    Where to start...and keep in mind this is based on my singleplayer experience.

    The driving is awful. The cars wallow all over the place,
    Where to start...and keep in mind this is based on my singleplayer experience.

    The driving is awful. The cars wallow all over the place, they don't grip in turns, yet you have to break at sim-like distances--meanwhile the AI's only goal is, seemingly, to wreck you at every opportunity, or at least shove you off the track or into the nearest barrier. They will honest-to-god plow into you at the startline if they can. It's like multiplayer with twelve-year-olds.

    The cockpit cam is pathetic. It's worse than the Grid 2 mod.

    No team of your own, no personal livery, no stable full of cars--just mercenarily jumping from sponsor to sponsor and racing whatever they have for you.

    The only reason I'll give this anything but a zero is that it looks very nice, all things considered, and has a pretty interesting car list--that I will never fully get to experience because of the godawful nature of the basic game.

    Thanks, Codies. You really listened.
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