Excerpt: Fans of the original GRID have had to wait five years for Codemasters to produce a sequel to this city-based racer. Unfortunately GRID 2 isn’t always able to live up to the expectations one has for a racing title developed by a studio which has proved its mastery over the genre time and time again.
Conclusion: GRID 2 occupies a weird spot between sim and arcade racer. If you know what you are getting into this is a solid title that doesn't try to break any molds. Online racing a track design could be more compelling though.
Excerpt: The original Grid delighted racing fans and newcomers alike when it was introduced almost five years ago. Grid 2 does nothing to tarnish that reputation, sporting gorgeous visuals, captivating environments, scads of intensely powerful vehicles, and meaty offline and online campaigns.
Pros: Intense, gorgeous racing, Wide variety of competitions, Meaty offline and online modes
Cons: No cockpit view, No single-player car upgrades, Handling is initially jarring
Excerpt: When it comes to racing games, there are two camps. There are the uber-serious car people, the types that buy steering wheels for their racing games and spend hours getting anal about the specs of their vehicle before each race like they’re a character from Fast and the Furious or something.
Excerpt: While the team at Codemasters focused on the off-road thrills of the Dirt series, some fans eagerly passed rumors that the company would return to the circuits and street courses of their 2008 racer GRID.
Conclusion: At first it feels like a solid, but routine racing game. However, as you work your way through the campaign and unlock more interesting cars, the racing gets more intense. A different game from the original, but
Excerpt: Looking back at the huge catalogue of racing games that came out in the 7 th generation of console gaming, I would say that Codemasters’ original GRID was certainly up there as one of my favourites.
Conclusion: Not when we're talking about one of the best racing studios the world has ever seen coming back onto the track with a new title. Yet having played the original Grid religiously and poured numerous hours into this sequel, it does feel that Codemasters have become comfortable with the formula created...