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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,
    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: 21 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Oct 8, 2019
    90
    A fitting return to form for the GRiD franchise, especially given the five year gap since Autosport. Doesn’t take itself too seriously, so it’s a title anyone can pick up and play. Would be just as at home in an arcade cabinet as it is in the console under your TV or on your PC.
  2. Oct 10, 2019
    82
    So how successful was Codemasters in their goal to create a fun experience? They did pretty well. With Grid, Codemasters have crafted a fun racing experience and managed to inject some personality into the game to boot.
  3. 80
    Ultimately, Codemasters plays it safe with GRID, for better and worse. There's certainly a lack of features, less modes, and a lesser number of cars and tracks than other contemporary racers. This is a no-frills arcade racer, but a very good one. If solid racing action is the only thing you care about, GRID has it in spades.
  4. Oct 8, 2019
    75
    GRID isn’t a revolution for the racing games genre but that’s not what we asking him to be. It’s a cool little racer with clean visual, accessible driving and a good variety of races.
  5. 70
    As with most reboots, there's a sense of compromise running throughout GRID. The fundamentals are there. Racing feels fantastic and action-packed with a great emphasis on presenting the races as genuine occasions. Unfortunately, you see where the icing has been spread thin. The career mode can feel repetitive and lacking in variety. As a racer, it's sound but it feels like an appetiser.
  6. 70
    With absolutely nothing new to bring to the table except the pointless 'Nemesis' feature, GRID treads water in spectacular fashion. It looks and sounds amazing, and plays like an arcade game which has aspirations to be a simulator, but with no realistic car damage to penalise reckless driving, it becomes a long drawn out affair.
  7. Oct 8, 2019
    50
    Grid is a visual spectacle, but offers a matt racing experience. You may be even better off with the recent Switch release of five-year-old Grid Motorsport.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Oct 21, 2019
    10
    I don't know why the use score is so low. Perhaps these dudes missed the point of this game. It is not meant for hyper-realism, nor is it NFSI don't know why the use score is so low. Perhaps these dudes missed the point of this game. It is not meant for hyper-realism, nor is it NFS type kiddy racing game. While you certainly need to have a good understanding of driving dynamics, punishment for a small mistake will not be race-ending harsh. The point is to have fun. And the game certainly delivers that, which is most important. Expand
  2. Oct 13, 2019
    9
    Just about racing, nothing more. Competion, overtake..thats it! No drift crap, no xenon light.
    Multiplayer could be more options on lobby but
    Just about racing, nothing more. Competion, overtake..thats it! No drift crap, no xenon light.
    Multiplayer could be more options on lobby but its good racing with all classes of cars not only one class or two, very fun!
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  3. Oct 12, 2019
    9
    got this at launch (the normal version) and at first wasnt sure about it there is not many tracks and cars and the frame rate even on my progot this at launch (the normal version) and at first wasnt sure about it there is not many tracks and cars and the frame rate even on my pro takes a very occasional hit but after a few hours i have to say i love it, the reason? the AI is fantasitin and gives you a really fatasic race on hard and very hard (dont try medium its way to easy) the game looks fantastic and the limited number of tracks (more to come in free DLC) does not hurt the game as much as i thought it would, also turn of the driving assists (or lower them anyway) traction control stability control etc.. blunt and sanitise the game and take away from the raw racing on offer, one last gripe is the use of bots to fill lobbys online, i realy ont like thatand hopefully is was just a early launch day issue, anyway im off to have some more FUN Expand
  4. Oct 14, 2019
    7
    Its a simple, fun, basic racer. Not as arcade style as driveclub (I actually prefer the handling of this game), but still a fast paced simpleIts a simple, fun, basic racer. Not as arcade style as driveclub (I actually prefer the handling of this game), but still a fast paced simple arcade.

    It brings nothing new to the genre, but has a good variety of racing modes that keeps you entertained. The handling is ok, arcade style, easy to pick up and play.

    Not many vehicles, not many tracks, and nothing extremely exciting. Still, very fun to play if you like racing.
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  5. Oct 20, 2019
    5
    I'm not going to lie, I am, indeed, having much fun with this game. BUT, it is far from perfect. Far from ideal, actually. Most certainly notI'm not going to lie, I am, indeed, having much fun with this game. BUT, it is far from perfect. Far from ideal, actually. Most certainly not worth a full price tag.

    In short, the game feels like a bare-boned remake of Grid 2, but with way many bugs and crashes, with things flickering and all. But, since the bads outnumber the goods, the latter will come first, then...

    Pros:

    The opening is breath-taking. They really worked all out on that. Makes you think that the game... Is more that it really is.

    It's fun. I mean it. It is really fun. Racing really raises the tension, and the challenge of mastering the cars are just... wow. Battling against the tracks AND the car, is something else every time, even if you have driven it before. Kudos to that. The feel of the game is really... Well, Grid. If you are familiar with the series, you will feel right at home.

    The sound effects are actually pretty good.

    And... That's it.

    Now for the cons, get ready:

    The rear-view in any mirror looks like a chopped-down vídeo with sluggish FPS (it is, actually, painful to look, so just rotate the R button), the renders take their time to function; there are unpolished things everywhere; the graphics are REALLY outdated (seriously, this game does not belong in the actual level of the current generation).

    Campaign... Really just looks and feels like a bunch of challenges/events packed together without prep. I can't even count how many times I've heard the announcer say the exact same line, or the manager in my comm.

    There's no actual scaling of difficulty, just the learning curve of the cars, since they reuse many of the tracks.

    Teammates... Well, its a hit or miss, even if they are inside their specialty AND the stats are good, seems like a random algorithm somehow, since they can or cannot accompany you in the race-pacing. The instructions... Are kinda just there, since it's really limited. Really feel like it was post-thought, but they felt like it was a good idea to include it anyway.

    The car selection is very limited, but you can tune some aspects of the vehicles. BUT, since you can race on any track with the standard configurations, I just can't stop wondering if there was any reason at all for the tuning system. There are no requirements, only your practice with the cars and the track.

    Aesthetically, you can only change the liveries, adding preset ones that can be unlocked gradually as you play. The colors of said liveries are customizable, but that's that. The sponsors? Fixed. And there are cars which no visual customizations can be made whatsoever... And I'm really struggling to understand why is it even in the game, in the first place.

    The track selection... Feels really weird. It is common for racing games to recycle some tracks for events, reverting them, using some sections and all, but... this is kinda pushing it. You will race on the same track for a bazillion times, and I'm not talking about restarting events, I'm talking different events.

    And, speaking of which, the events... Are the same. Actually, Grid 2 had more events, or at least made it feel like it had more, with a more vast selection of cars and all, so the situation in this new Grid is unnerving.

    The AI, which was highly praised by the media, is... Ok? I mean, the nemesis system is really interesting in concept, but, as soon as you passed the nemesis, which is not that hard, it will make absolutely no difference whatsoever, so... I don't even understand how and why there was such praise.

    Music? Well, I really hope that you like to hear the same music-tracks over and over again, since there are just the menu/ending of events ones. No in track racing, no licenced tracks, nothing. Prepare some Spotify play-list. Just a warning.

    It really feels like a unfinished game that REALLY needs attention. I really hoped that the 2GB launch patch would fix many wrong things with the game from the get-go, but... No, don't even know what that did, since it feels like the same thing.

    Oh, and the season-pass promises 99 events and some more things, but the price tag - for love' sake that price tag - is higher than the game itself. Really reinforces the "unfinished game" feeling.

    Don't get me wrong, it is a fun game. I'm having my time with it and I am loving it. But not worth a full price-tag by a long shot and I almost regret paying it. This is an unfinished game.

    Just wait for a sale or something like that before considering buying it...
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  6. Oct 23, 2019
    4
    Pre-ordered the game in the hope of it being similar to their first GRID game from 2008. Man I'm disappointed...
    No touge, drift or
    Pre-ordered the game in the hope of it being similar to their first GRID game from 2008. Man I'm disappointed...
    No touge, drift or demolition derby events. No starting from the bottom and only being able to be hired by other teams. Limited sprint and open wheel races. Even the damage system is crap. There's no damage at all that impacts your driving ability unless you hit a wall head on, then it's game over.
    The only good thing are the slightly better graphics compared to the original Race Driver: GRID. But that was to be expected after 11 years...
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  7. Oct 12, 2019
    0
    I feel stupid i pre-ordered this game. Online is lacking. There are only quick matches. You can't play with a teammate. Statistics are missingI feel stupid i pre-ordered this game. Online is lacking. There are only quick matches. You can't play with a teammate. Statistics are missing in this game. You don't have a parking garage. In online mode the starting grid seems bugged. Some players count downs are quicker then others.

    In offline the AI is really stupid. It's good to be aggressive, but this ain't aggressive, just plain stupid. They just bump to bump. Graphics are outdated.

    I payed € 90,- for this trash. Even the original GRID is better.
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