Excerpt: Cars simply don't handle the way they ought to. Any slight bump, any slight deviation from the road, spells disaster. Let's say you're racing along an enclosed track and one of your tires strays over the line. The second you touch dirt, you're finished.
Summary: If you’re a fan of the “Race Driver” series, “Burnout” or any other true arcade racing game out there, I highly recommend this game. For those of you who are more into the realistic racing simulation titles, rent this game before you buy, but definitely give it a chance. “GRID” deserves to be a part of any car lover’s video game collection.
Pros: -Great graphics., -Realistic sense of speed., -Plenty of events to complete., -Very solid online multiplayer., -Perfect difficulty curve for all types of gamers., -Flashback is a really badass feature., -Never a dull moment during an event., -Car damage is really well done.
Cons: -No upgrade system to speak of., -A bit too easy at times., -Cars sound completely unrealistic and “cheap”.
Excerpt: GRID is all about speed and presentation. The races are insanely fast and you only need one wrong turn to lose (and to create an awesome crash). As for the presentation, GRID immediately pushes you into the game without a tutorial. To put it bluntly, GRID doesn’t cater itself in either direction in the racing game genre. Instead of leaning too much towards the hardcore racing fan crowd or the flashy “underground” racing crowd, the game is nestled in the middle.
Excerpt: For as long as I could remember, Codemasters has often disappointed me with practically every one of their racing games since the PS2. Pro Race Driver was one of those first disappointments, as the game was hard on the eyes, despite screenshots featuring beaming details. And of course, with a game like Gran Turismo 3 to compete with, Codies had a lot to live up to.