Excerpt: Anyone who has cooked for me knows my meal time preference: pasta. Noodles and sauce are the way to my heart. I'll eat them and relish them in nearly any form except one: deli-made macaroni salad. I should love it but I don't. When it comes to video games, I have a similar quirk.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: Codemasters' Race Driver series has long put the emphasis on making the driver, not the cars, the stars of the show. Grid is the spiritual successor to this series, and though it still offers you the chance to travel the world as a racing driver, the emphasis is firmly back on the racing itself.
Pros: Plenty of racing disciplines and locations, Accessible and rewarding career mode, Excellent online lobby system, Superb graphics and presentation
Cons: Lacking online game types, No mechanical upgrades for vehicles, No split-screen multiplayer support, Sometimes finicky controls