Conclusion: GRID seems daunting at first, but once you get your head around the flashback feature (the game never actually tells you that you can use it whenever you like), and the fact that you’re not necessarily meant to win every race right off the bat, it starts getting a lot more fun. It’s a well-presented and entirely solid racer that provides the player with a number of different driving styles to switch between, making it easy to recommend to anyone who’s even casually...
Excerpt: The Codemasters folk really love their racing, don’t they? Following their huge roster of previous titles, Race Driver: GRID fine tunes the driving formula while chucking in some fresh new tricks. GRID World is the game’s equivalent of career mode and begins with your rather foxy-sounding team manager laying down the fundamentals. It’s a simple format—choose an event and meet the required objectives to earn cash and respect.
Excerpt: The latest driving simulator from the developers down at Codemasters, Racedriver: Grid, the replacement of the Colin McRae series. The links between this and the TOCA racing game series which has been around now for over a decade are very obvious throughout the game. Codemasters probably thought the series would need a re-branding to enter the massive next gen market and Pc gaming.
Conclusion: Despite some of its flaws, I cannot say that this is a bad game. If you want to experience a good racer and have been disappointed by recent failures like NFS: Pro Street and such, then I advise you to give this one a go. The single-player campaign is fun all the way and worthy of your time. Assuming you are prepared to look the other way when it comes to the aforementioned setbacks, GRID can provide many long hours of top-notch entertainment.
Pros: Captures the essence of high-speed racing, plenty of tracks, cars and events to enjoy, brilliant damage model, well-structured single-player campaign;
Cons: Missing multiplayer features, may not be fun for those who prefer realistic racing games, vehicle handling requires some getting used to, can't save replays.
Excerpt: It took me quite a bit of time to come to grips with what Grid is. Let me get that out of the way right up front. Codemasters, the developers behind a long line of simulation-style driving games on consoles appeared to be focusing on the arcade genre judging by early press releases and screen shots. A preview video of a horrific crash with realistic-looking damage would be followed up by cars zipping around a street course at unrealistic speeds.
Pros: Great sense of speed., Cockpit camera is fantastic., Grid World Mode is good.
Cons: Online modes are like an afterthought., Stable of cars a bit light., Races feel a bit repetitive.
Excerpt: "Race Driver: GRID on varsin pelattava ja koukuttava autopeli Codemastersilta, joka tarjoaa riittävästi pelattavaa yksinpelaajalle mielenkiintoisen Flashback -ominaisuuden kera, sekä lisäksi varsin toimivan moninpelin. GRID on hyvä lisä Xbox 360 -pelikonsolin autopelivalikoimaan.