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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, Codemasters
    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: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Oct 10, 2019
    96
    Is GRID the perfect racer? I have to say it comes close. It definitely checks off a lot of the boxes that I look for in a game. There may be a few features from other titles that I would have loved for Codemasters to have borrowed from but that’s a moot point. The car count is decent, the locales are gorgeously rendered, the audio is spot on, track layouts are interesting, and the racing at higher difficulty levels is incredibly intense. I would have liked to be able to set the length of the race in Career mode as I feel the races are a bit short but that’s probably the only gripe I have with this game. If video racing is your thing do yourself a favor and pick this up. Right now.
  2. Oct 10, 2019
    90
    GRID, I can happily say, is a triumph. It can be forgiven for a career mode that on some fronts lacks variety, due to how well realised the gameplay is, as it's deep, authentic and above all else, a huge amount of fun. You’ll struggle to find a racer that plays better than this.
  3. Oct 10, 2019
    90
    Grid is a game that manages to leave behind several vices of the genre to give way to greater realism and greater dynamism in the race thanks to an improved AI and its new System "Nemesis".
  4. Oct 8, 2019
    80
    Grid offers exhilarating racing and unmatched atmosphere but the modest track list means things get old faster than they should.
  5. Oct 8, 2019
    80
    Grid is way too lean on tracks but delivers its hyperbolic brand of Hollywood-style racing with style and confidence.
  6. Oct 8, 2019
    70
    The experience at the core of GRID is undoubtedly a great one. The racing is exciting and keeps you on your toes, moreso than any other racer currently available. But there just aren’t enough modes to keep your attention in the long term. Additionally, many features that should make GRID shine feel shallow and inconsequential, and you soon feel like you’ve exhausted all of the game’s tracks. GRID simply needed to be more.
  7. Oct 21, 2019
    60
    Codemasters throws away the series' historical legacy delivering us a flat, soul-less and very casual oriented arcade racer.

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  1. Oct 8, 2019
    9
    Really good job. Better than I expected. Congratulations codemaster. Keep the game alive..
  2. Oct 10, 2019
    8
    GRID the series is fairly new to me. Despite this though, I did have a lot of interest in the new GRID game because after doing some researchGRID the series is fairly new to me. Despite this though, I did have a lot of interest in the new GRID game because after doing some research it looked liked this game was going for both simulation and arcade style racing which is something that excited me almost immediately. Excitement is what this game delivers as well but I would recommend that you play it in short bursts only because if you play it for long periods you will find quite a bit of repetitiveness because unlike other similar games there isn’t lots of varied content for you to work through. This doesn’t mean though that the game is bad and I’m sure fans of these types of games will definitely get something from GRID. It holds up really well actually and whilst racing in this game doesn’t always feel as realistic as it should it still remains fun for the most part. The AI for me also further enhanced the fun factor because they do things that you would expect them to do and this doesn’t change throughout your time with the game. Anybody can race as well because you can chop and change things to your heart’s content so if you want to be challenged then you can be but if you’re one of those who likes an easier time of things then you can also do that as well. As mentioned earlier there isn’t a huge amount of content at your disposal but is the content that is available fun and exciting? Well... Yes and no. On the one hand I felt that the career mode was pretty decent and with a nice amount of variety included this is definitely where I’ve spent most of my time when playing GRID. Unfortunately though I’ve found the online components in the game to be a little disappointing because there just isn’t enough to keep you occupied and for some reason it just fails to pack a punch when racing online. This is a shame as well because a lot of these types of games are ranked on their online capabilities but if I had to give a sole recommendation on online alone then GRID just wouldn’t cut it. I will say though that despite my issues with the online components they did at least hold up really well with no issues getting into races or staying in them.How is the presentation in the game and have the tracks and cars been done well?

    Let me get this out of the way immediately it isn’t the best looking and sounding racing game you’ll ever see. In fact it probably isn’t in the top 5 but that isn’t too much of an issue because it still looks good with enough realism present when it comes to the different sounds a racing car makes. Speaking about the cars there’s a nice selection to choose from and you can definitely tell that a lot of thought and effort has gone into them so trying each car out is worthwhile. Trying out each track is worthwhile as well because they are very realistic and with the added bonus of a nice amount of atmosphere within them racing around them hardly ever gets dull. GRID is a decent addition into the racing genre because it gets the most important aspects right without being too spectacular in their approach. Yes it isn’t the best racing game of all time and it does have its limitations but if you’re one of those people who favours the arcade style when it comes to racing then you can do far worse than this game. Just don’t expect too much from the online components and you’ll be just fine.
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