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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: 62 out of 62
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 62
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  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. Is GRID the next big thing in the automotive game genre? I think so. The game has incredible arcade form, and I think the Flashback feature is one of the best new ideas we've seen come from this genre in a long time.
  3. Racer Driver: Grid really sets new standards for the racing genre on the Xbox 360, it’s fast and furious, certainly doesn’t lack realism and has that "just one more go" appeal to it.
  4. Race Driver: GRID is tearing up the tarmac this summer without a challenger in site.
  5. 86
    GRID is the type of game that straddles the line between sim and arcade so well that it actually works on both levels.
  6. Both “x-treme” racing fans and racing aficionados alike will find something to enjoy, making it the possible Great Uniter of racing videogames.
  7. 75
    Think of it as a racing fling, not asking you for any long-term commitment, and letting you walk away once you're finished so you can pursue something with more depth. Still, it's fun while it lasts.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 42
  2. Negative: 8 out of 42
  1. Seth
    May 27, 2008
    10
    This Game is straight up, one of the best arcade racers on the market.... Graphics are top notch, The controls are Smooth as could be.. But, This Game is straight up, one of the best arcade racers on the market.... Graphics are top notch, The controls are Smooth as could be.. But, the thing that got my attention most was the replay save idea... In the middle of the game if you mess up there is no need to restart... Just go to the Replay and you can continue anywhere 20 secs from your mess up... This does affect how much money you make and the reputation that you get though so you only do it when you need too. If you love Racers or just having fun, this is the game for you.. Expand
  2. AkritaA.
    Jun 10, 2008
    10
    I never wanted to finish a racing game that bad.. Forget air pressures and balancing tires, just drive. Killer graphics, killer replays, lots I never wanted to finish a racing game that bad.. Forget air pressures and balancing tires, just drive. Killer graphics, killer replays, lots of fun. 10 is less I could give... get it Expand
  3. Mar 1, 2013
    10
    GRID is one of the best racing games this generation, perhaps one of the greatest of all time, and how? Because its simple. GRID is aGRID is one of the best racing games this generation, perhaps one of the greatest of all time, and how? Because its simple. GRID is a simulation racer at its core, you build a career from the ground up, assemble a team to race on real world tracks in licensed cars across several different kinds of events such as Touring Cars, Drift, Formula 3 and Le Mans series. However what it does is it cuts away the fat of games like Gran Turismo and Forza but not including things such as car customisation and having a much smaller selection of cars to race in providing much closer competition between racers both online and in singleplayer as you are racing exactly the same machines, no-one has an advantage and everyone is as likely to win as each other meaning its pure driving skill that determines whether you win a race or crash and burn in the gravel at the edge of the track. Though GRID is massivley smaller in terms of content compared to GT or Forza it will easily last you a good 20 hours for the singleplayer and even longer for the infinitely re-playable online modes. You must get known, make a team and earn a pro licence in all 3 regions (US, Europe and Japan) not to mention collect all the cars and sponsors.
    GRID is the perfect simulation racing game for someone who is perhaps not the biggest fan of sitting in menu's fine tuning every single minor detail of their ride yet still provides a satisfying and exhilarating experience for those that do like depth in their racers.
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  4. AlexH.
    Jun 1, 2008
    9
    At last a racing game which is actually exciting to play and the only one I've played with a realistic and usable in car view.
  5. RodrigoR.
    Jun 21, 2008
    8
    Pros: amazing graphics and sounds, nice online and single career mode cons: controls are on the loose side, very sensitive trigers, low count Pros: amazing graphics and sounds, nice online and single career mode cons: controls are on the loose side, very sensitive trigers, low count number of licensed cars. Expand
  6. JaceNaylor
    Jun 6, 2008
    6
    Not really up there with the Gran Tourismos and Forzas of the world and dont Codemasters know it...to the point where they take a cheap swipeNot really up there with the Gran Tourismos and Forzas of the world and dont Codemasters know it...to the point where they take a cheap swipe at those games in the product description.
    Its really like the Colin Mcrae DIRT team took their hand to a different realm of racing which in itself aint bad if it werent already ruled over by its peers.
    As a sad consequence it feels like "You cant beat em so dont try to" at almost every turn.
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  7. Aug 21, 2019
    0
    Absolutely terrible. Controls are way too sensitive and it's almost impossible to drive cleanly

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