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GRID

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PlayStation 3 4 4.1
Windows 18 3.5
Xbox 360 5 3.8
Combined MobyScore 27 3.7


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100
Xbox 360EL33TONLINE
In fact, you can keep your “high-def, two hours driving a Suzuki Cappuccino round an oval, super shiny, 4 wheels always on the ground” tedium. Race Driver: GRID is the most action-packed, grittiest, smokiest, varied and entertaining game that I have played this year. Anyone who says damage does not add anything to a driving game is a liar and anyone who doesn’t think this sets a new standard for the genre is a pedestrian in every possible sense too.
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Xbox 360RewiredMind
Race Driver: GRID is a solid, solid title with very few flaws - and certainly nothing to put you off a purchase. Love it.
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PlayStation 3Jolt (UK)
Forza is not alone in being outshone here; though each series has its own considerable merits, GRID makes Gran Turismo feel dispassionate, Project Gotham feel without direction and the whole genre feel slightly apathetic. If Colin McRae: DIRT was a sign of Codemasters regaining a foothold in the racing market, the latest Race Driver is evidence of the publisher taking full control. GRID makes the high points of its rivals feel like false dawns, and if what’s on offer here is a sign of things to come, we’re all in for a remarkable ride.
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Xbox 360Play.tm
How you like your racing games is a personal thing, for me the delicate balance between pedal to the metal racing and slightly dull car porn is something that GRID gets spot on. However, I imagine for others it'll be that exact lack of hardcore petrol head material which may make them think twice. Which side of that line you fall is up to you, but if you're more than happy being spoon fed a succession of sexy cars with minimal choice over what to drive when and absolutely no setup options to tweak then GRID gets everything spot on. However, once you're behind the wheel both parties should be more than satisfied because there's no doubting that's where GRID excels which makes it, for my money, the most enjoyable racing game of the year so far and well worth the pennies.
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Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
This is the premium driving title out on the 360 at the moment, and a must own for any fans of the racing genre. When buying a car in real life, it isn't about the miles per gallon, but about the smiles per mile. This game will definitely make you smile. Codemasters have certainly put themselves at the top of the pile, and it's going to be a major challenge for anyone to come close, let alone knock them off.
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Xbox 360FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
GRID is a return to what it is to play a racing game. Driving. Racing. GRID spotlights the tracks and cars, and the thrill of coming in first. The heart-pounding feeling of threading a car through that pin-head turn takes center stage this time around. Codemasters had the same philosophy and struck gold with DiRT. With GRID they expanded and deepened what made DiRT so great and turned out a fantastic racing experience for those who just want to see the world fly by in a flash and cross the finish line at the top spot.
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Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
While other games may nail the simulation experience, Grid embraces the fun of racing, and doesn't let up until you cross the finish line.
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PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine
While other games may nail the simulation experience, Grid embraces the fun of racing, and doesn't let up until you cross the finish line.
92
Xbox 360V2.fi
Satojen autojen valikoimiin tottunut pelaaja saa shokin nähtyään Race Driverin tarjoaman, melko suppean raaserikatalogin. Kiitos eri luokkien tarjoaman vaihtelun ei autojen vähäisyys kuitenkaan häiritse. Kokonaisuutena Race Driver GRID on varsin tehokas paketti ratasarjojen ystäville. Tuning-faneille tarjolla olevat drifting-kilpailut ja tosiäijien amerikkalaiset romurallit tuntuvat muuten vauhdikkaassa pelissä hieman päälleliimatuilta lajeilta, jos kohta näitäkin on pakko tahkota myös uramoodissa. Ratakilpurit ja formulaluokat ovat pelin ehdottomasti parasta antia niin yksin- kuin moninpelissäkin. Vauhdista pitäville ja perheautoilla kisutteluun kyllästyneille GRID on juuri oikea valinta bensanhuuruille sykkivän sydämen tyydyttämiseksi. Loput voivat jatkaa autokaupan kansanautoilla ajettavia leikkikilpailujaan siloisempien pelien parissa.
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PlayStation 3GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven
Sure, there are a plethora of racing games on the market but GRID stands out above them all. The game plays fantastically and the crashes are mind blowing in their detail and diversity. The presentation is top notch and the game engine is one of the best to date. The audio can be annoying at times and the car count isn’t jaw dropping but these are minor shortcomings which do very little to ruin the overall product. It is sure to appeal to people who like both simulations and arcade racers as both audiences are catered for, to varying degrees. Very highly recommended.
92
Xbox 360GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven
Sure, there are a plethora of racing games on the market but GRID stands out above them all. The game plays fantastically and the crashes are mind blowing in their detail and diversity. The presentation is top notch and the game engine is one of the best to date. The audio can be annoying at times and the car count isn’t jaw dropping but these are minor shortcomings which do very little to ruin the overall product. It is sure to appeal to people who like both simulations and arcade racers as both audiences are catered for, to varying degrees. Very highly recommended.
92
WindowsCheat Code Central
So, is GRID the next big thing in the automotive game genre? I think so. The game has incredible arcade form, and I think the Flashback feature is one of the best new ideas we've seen come from this genre in a long time. This type of innovation is very encouraging and gives me hope that perhaps the automotive genre is not as stale as I might have thought. So, if you're in the mood for an absolutely delightful and fresh automotive experience, you owe it to yourself to pick up GRID!
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PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central
So, is GRID the next big thing in the automotive game genre? I think so. The game has incredible arcade form, and I think the Flashback feature is one of the best new ideas we've seen come from this genre in a long time. This type of innovation is very encouraging and gives me hope that perhaps the automotive genre is not as stale as I might have thought. So, if you're in the mood for an absolutely delightful and fresh automotive experience, you owe it to yourself to pick up GRID!
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Xbox 360Cheat Code Central
So, is GRID the next big thing in the automotive game genre? I think so. The game has incredible arcade form, and I think the Flashback feature is one of the best new ideas we've seen come from this genre in a long time. This type of innovation is very encouraging and gives me hope that perhaps the automotive genre is not as stale as I might have thought. So, if you're in the mood for an absolutely delightful and fresh automotive experience, you owe it to yourself to pick up GRID!
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Xbox 360Xboxdynasty (XD)
Race Driver GRID ist einfach großes Kino! Angefangen bei der Präsentation, über die unterschiedlichen Regionen und abwechslungsreichen Rennen, bis hin zu der grandiosen Grafik. Für uns fährt sich GRID dank seinem tollen Look, dem fantastischen Schadensmodell sowie der einzigartigen Rennatmosphäre in die erste Riege der großen Racinggames. Codemasters schafft es, dass sein neuestes Wunderwerk in einem Atemzug mit Forza2 und PGR4 genannt werden darf und dabei noch mit der besten Optik von allen punkten darf.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Im Gegensatz zu Bobbycar-Daniel mag ich meine Rennspiele hübsch anspruchsvoll. Und ich war spektisch, ob Grid den Spagat zwischen Spaßraser und Simulation wirklich hinbekommt. Umso größer jetzt die Begeisterung: Daniel fährt bevorzugt Driftrennen, ich brettere lieber mit Prototypen über den Nürburgring. Daniel hat mit seinem Gamepad und den Fahrhilfen alles unter Kontrolle, ich gebe mir mit meinem Lenkrad und der grandiosen Cockpit-Perspektive die volle Realismus-Packung. Jedem das seine, aber alle haben den gleichen Spaß. Und das ist abseits der ganzen (berechtigten) Grafik-Jubelei die größte Leistung von Grid.
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PlayStation 3Gaming Age
I'd definitely suggest picking up Grid though; it's a game that can appeal to a wide variety of racing aficionados out there. The Pro mode provides enough of a challenge to the vets out there, while the rewind ability does a great job of teaching newer players how to manage the turns and get a grip on the physics at play. While the game is definitely more in tune with an Arcade racer than a Sim game, it has qualities that can appeal to both crowds, which is definitely the formula for an excellent title.
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Xbox 360Gamers.at
Für Spieler mit Hang zu Rennspielen kann es diesen Sommer eigentlich nur eine Empfehlung geben: Holt euch Race Driver GRID! Die Grafik ist umwerfend und muss am PC auch nicht mehr mit so hohen Anforderungen erkauft werden, wie noch bei Colin McRae DIRT; das Fahrgefühl sollte sowohl Simulations-Fans, als auch Spieler mit weniger Hang zu Realismus in Spielen gefallen; die Management-Komponente ist spaßig, aber nicht übertrieben; und die diversen Austragungsorte bieten mit ihren verschiedenen Schwerpunkten genug Abwechslung, um nie Langeweile aufkommen zu lassen. Da verzeih ich dem Titel auch gerne, dass er „nur“ 42 Autos in petto hat und keinerlei Tuning-Möglichkeiten bietet. Codemasters beschränkt sich einfach aufs Wesentliche, und treibt das bis nahe an die Perfektion!
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Xbox 360Power Unlimited
Het feit dat GRID meer arcade racer is dan de voorgaande Race Driver delen kan de game niet worden aangerekend. Dat zou ook belachelijk zijn, want de sterke graphics, enorme diversiteit aan auto’s en banen en gevarieerde race events maken van GRID geheel terecht de trotse bezitter van een Gold Award. Zo, nu krijg ik tenminste geen boze J.J. op de stoep...
90
WindowsAvid Gamer
There’s not much to gripe about when you seriously examine Grid. It brings the old with a new twist. It’s hampered by the drifting which is difficult to get hold of without a wheel. Minus that, it fully deserves the nine it gets.
90
Xbox 360Totally Gaming Network
With around 20 hours play under my belt, I’ve still got a severe craving to get back to it as soon as possible to see how things progress when I move into the upper echelons of GRiD’s champion drivers. I’d seriously like to see a sequel feature more tracks and different racing types as there’s still enough room for it to expand a touch. Secretly too I’d love to see Codemasters produce at least one more proper Touring Car game based on the BTCC stuff (which probably wouldn’t sell very well in the States but what do they know about driving games anyway!)
90
Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
Although the drift racing is too dependant on the hand brake and I'd like more emotional investment in the cars in my garage (some tweaking would be nice, as would more of a sense of pride in each car I own), Grid is a shining example of how to make a fresh racing game that captures that age-old fundamental desire to go screaming down the asphalt like a rubber-shredding, hell-bent maniac.
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PlayStation 3GameZone
Burnout 3 holds a special place in my heart and now GRID sits right next to it. This is not a racing game that you should play with a friend casually or plan to finish as a weekend rental. GRID is a must-own classic that begs to be played now and will continue to hold your interested throughout the year.
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Xbox 360Tilt.tv
Race Driver Grid on todella hyvä autopeli. Arcadeautoilijalle se toimii kuin unelma, ja simulaatiofanienkin kannattaa testata sitä: kun nettipelikin toimii, pelistä ei löydy oikeastaan yhtään huonoa osa-aluetta.
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PlayStation 3GBase - The Gamer's Base
Ich bin begeistert! Codemasters haben ein qualitativ hochwertiges und sehr umfangreiches Rennspiel-Spektakel abgeliefert, das sich vor niemandem verstecken muss. Tolle Rennevents, eine riesige Auswahl an Original-Boliden, eine fordernde KI und eine wunderschöne und authentische Grafik. Doch auch das Rückspul-Feature gefiel mir ausserodentlich und rettete oft meinen virtuellen Hintern. Etwas schade ist, dass es keine Witterungsverhältnisse gibt und dass die ansonsten hochwertige Optik ab und an ein wenig stottert. Abgesehen davon kann ich euch diese Perle nur ans Herz legen. Wer nur im Entferntesten etwas mit Rennspielen anfangen kann, wird hier sehr viel Spass haben.
90
Xbox 360Worth Playing
After a good amount of thought, I'm not so quick to label Race Driver: GRID as "the perfect racing game," but it's definitely one of the best on the market ever made, and it is the perfect example of compromise between the two divisions of the genre. It's forgiving enough for arcade-style players to get into, yet challenging and rewarding enough to make them want to get better, while not leaving them stuck in one place. Sim nuts, naturally, will be quite pleased as well. I don't say things like this often, but if you play only one racing game this year, it really should be GRID. It absolutely has to be experienced to be believed.
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PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine
Although the drift racing is too dependant on the hand brake and I’d like more emotional investment in the cars in my garage (some tweaking would be nice, as would more of a sense of pride in each car I own), Grid is a shining example of how to make a fresh racing game that captures that age-old, fundamental desire to go screaming down the asphalt like a rubber-shredding, hell-bent maniac.
90
WindowsGamereactor (Sweden)
I slutändan är Race Driver: Grid ett briljant spel som tillgodoser samtliga av mina racingbehov. Om du bara ska köpa ett racingspel i sommar; köp för guds skull detta. För ett mer varierat, homogent, utmanande och framförallt supersnyggt bilspel hittar du helt enkelt inte.
90
Xbox 360Game Tap
While the game's focus is clearly on driving, managing sponsors right will double or triple the income of winning an event and is a fun minigame on its own; making lots of money is crucial to entering higher-level, ultra-costly racing series. Hiring and managing a teammate is also a small but nice feature; not only because you'll need to avoid smashing into him during a race, but because some racers deceptively sell themselves as highly skilled. After a few races, it will be clear whether they were worth the signing bonus. Also, the four difficulty settings, which you can switch to at any time, offer a good way of getting the right level of challenge for beginners or hardcore racers.
90
Xbox 360Console Monster
GRID is ultimately the fun and enjoyable racing game that many people have been waiting for. With beautiful graphics and an amazing flashback feature, who wouldn't buy this game? With so many different game types, GRID really does cater all thrills that drivers seek. The single player is addictive and online play is expertly done. GRID is now a force to be reckoned with, and the only thing holding back a higher score is the lack of car customisation and the fact that Codemasters didn't include split screen. Apart from that, hats off to Codies for creating such an excellent game.
90
Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
Otherwise, GRID is a great success: the single-player is varied without being confusing; the online multiplayer supports 12 players and damage modelling, reducing the number of first-corner pile-ups; tracks and cars are well chosen and recreated; and Flashback allows you to race with the same determination on lap three as you did on lap one, mitigating risk in a manner of which other racing game developers will soon be envious. Even if GRID doesn't give Codemasters parity with PGR in US sales, as the developer hopes, it's a fine achievement and an early leader in the race to be 2008's best driving game.
90
WindowsEurogamer.net (UK)
GRID is a great success: the single-player is varied without being confusing; the online multiplayer supports 12 players and damage modelling, reducing the number of first-corner pile-ups; tracks and cars are well chosen and recreated; and Flashback allows you to race with the same determination on lap three as you did on lap one, mitigating risk in a manner of which other racing game developers will soon be envious. Even if GRID doesn't give Codemasters parity with PGR in US sales, as the developer hopes, it's a fine achievement and an early leader in the race to be 2008's best driving game.
89
WindowsGamer Lobby
Wie oft hat man sich schon geärgert, wenn in der letzten Kurve vorm Ziel das Heck ausbricht und man im Schotter landet? Ein wenig zu viel Gas gegeben, ein bisschen zu steil das Lenkrad eingeschlagen und man kommt schneller von der Fahrbahn ab, als einem lieb sein kann. Rennspiele, die sehr simulationslastig sind, werden daher zu recht des Öfteren verflucht und der Controller muss sich den Frust des Spielers über sich ergehen lassen. Mit Race Driver Grid schonen Anfänger allerdings nicht nur ihre Hardware, sondern werden auch viel mehr Spaß am Fahren haben. Codemasters neues Pferd im Rennstall besitzt ähnlich wie der Prinz aus Persien eine Rückspulfunktion und macht somit kleinere Fehler, oder ganze Massenkarambolagen ungeschehen – ein genialer Kniff, der die Neustart-Funktion überflüssig macht und zum großartigen Rennerlebnis beiträgt.
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PlayStation 3Gamezoom
Mit Race Driver: GRID haben die Entwickler ein mehr als beeindruckendes Rennspiel erschaffen. Das Spiel bietet ein überarbeitetes Fahrverhalten, welches einen hohen Realismus-Grad aufweisen kann. Auch die Grafik bietet optische Höhepunkte, die einer Next Generation Konsole gerecht werden. So kommt ihr in den Genuss von einer hohen Anzahl von Details und zig Schatteneffekten. Das Spiel zeichnet sich aber auch durch seinen umfangreichen Karrieremodus und den Motorensound aus. Negative Aspekte weist das Spiel kaum auf, einzig der nervige Soundtrack und die fehlenden Fahrzeugklassen trüben den Gesamteindruck etwas.
89
WindowsGame Captain
Und dennoch oder gerade darum und auf Grund des überaus motivierenden Karriere-Modus plus den Teamchef-Funktionen und der Rückblenden zum Ausbügeln von Fehlern ist es für mich aktuell eines der besten Action-Rennspiele auf dem Markt. Der GameCaptain-Award und eine Kaufempfehlung werden daher zurecht fällig. Für einen eventuellen Nachfolger wünsche ich mir noch eine Speicherfunktion bei den Wiederholungen, bessere 24-h-Rennen-Umsetzung, abwechslungsreicheren Boxenfunk oder Team-Order, dann geht’s mit der Wertung auch gern noch höher.
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PlayStation 3Gamesmania
Auf der Strecke gibt es kein Vertun, da ist Grid die derzeitige Nummer 1 im Genre. Ob technisch oder spielerisch, Codemasters Ausnahmeraser macht stets eine gute Figur und zieht euch auf dem Asphalt sofort in den Bann. Dank gut ausbalanciertem Schwierigkeitsgrad, überzeugender Gegner-KI und der innovativen Rückspulfunktion, fährt sich jedes Rennen ein wenig anders, ohne dass dabei Frust entsteht. Ein Manko von Grid ist freilich, dass das Spiel in viele Rennklassen nur hineinschnuppert. Ich hätte gerne eine längere Meisterschaft bestritten, am liebsten auf noch mehr Stadtkursen, denn diese sind schlichtweg genial designt. Auch wenn Grid abseits der Strecke ein wenig zu puristisch daher kommt, bietet es auf dem Asphalt derart viel Fahrspaß, dass wir eine uneingeschränkte Kaufempfehlung aussprechen können.
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Xbox 360Gamesmania
Auf der Strecke gibt es kein Vertun, da ist Grid die derzeitige Nummer 1 im Genre. Ob technisch oder spielerisch, Codemasters Ausnahmeraser macht stets eine gute Figur und zieht euch auf dem Asphalt sofort in den Bann. Dank gut ausbalanciertem Schwierigkeitsgrad, überzeugender Gegner-KI und der innovativen Rückspulfunktion, fährt sich jedes Rennen ein wenig anders, ohne dass dabei Frust entsteht. Ein Manko von Grid ist freilich, dass das Spiel in viele Rennklassen nur hineinschnuppert. Ich hätte gerne eine längere Meisterschaft bestritten, am liebsten auf noch mehr Stadtkursen, denn diese sind schlichtweg genial designt. Auch wenn Grid abseits der Strecke ein wenig zu puristisch daher kommt, bietet es auf dem Asphalt derart viel Fahrspaß, dass wir eine uneingeschränkte Kaufempfehlung aussprechen können.
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WindowsGamesmania
Auf der Strecke gibt es kein Vertun, da ist Grid die derzeitige Nummer 1 im Genre. Ob technisch oder spielerisch, Codemasters Ausnahmeraser macht stets eine gute Figur und zieht euch auf dem Asphalt sofort in den Bann. Dank gut ausbalanciertem Schwierigkeitsgrad, überzeugender Gegner-KI und der innovativen Rückspulfunktion, fährt sich jedes Rennen ein wenig anders, ohne dass dabei Frust entsteht. Ein Manko von Grid ist freilich, dass das Spiel in viele Rennklassen nur hineinschnuppert. Ich hätte gerne eine längere Meisterschaft bestritten, am liebsten auf noch mehr Stadtkursen, denn diese sind schlichtweg genial designt. Auch wenn Grid abseits der Strecke ein wenig zu puristisch daher kommt, bietet es auf dem Asphalt derart viel Fahrspaß, dass wir eine uneingeschränkte Kaufempfehlung aussprechen können.
88
WindowsPC Zone
While the open structure is a double-edged sword in that it enables you to race the events you like while the ones you dislike inexorably mount up, you're never short of something to do. Apparently, there's something called Gran Turismo coming out on the PS3. We simply won't be there. You'll find us on the GRID.
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PlayStation 34Players.de
Mit Race Driver: GRID gibt Codemasters vor allem technisch richtig Gas! Was die Entwickler mit ihrer EGO-Engine hier an Kulissen und Geschwindigkeitsgefühl auf den Bildschirm zaubern, ist schlichtweg fantastisch. Doch auch spielerisch hat es der inoffizielle Nachfolger der DTM Race Driver-Serie in sich: Das Konzept hinter der GRID-Welt mit Sponsoren-Deals und dem Aufbau eines Rennteams wirkt frisch und auch der Umfang kann sich mit vielen Renndisziplinen sowie massig Events sehen lassen. Der größte Pluspunkt ist neben dem gelungenen Schadensmodell jedoch das intensive Fahrerlebnis, das nur leider immer wieder von den rüpelhaften KI-Schergen gestört wird. Zwar dürft ihr mittels Rückspulfunktion die sehenswerten Crash-Katastrophen verhindern, aber die KI ist und bleibt ein Kritikpunkt. Die stärkere Fokussierung auf den Arcadebereich ist dagegen ein guter Schritt, weil er konsequent von den Entwicklern durchgezogen wurde.
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Xbox 360TeamXbox
While it’s hard to fully judge GRID compared to other racing games that feature heavy vehicle modification, the on-road manners of Codies’ affair can hang with the best of ’em. Although less technical and robust than Turn 10’s Forza, GRID pulls alongside of the Project Gotham series on its way to becoming a new podium-worthy entrant into the Console Racer Cup. Perhaps more importantly looking toward the future is that it is Mission: Accomplished for Codemasters in its efforts to create a globally appealing console racer steeped in both driving fun and motor-sports realism.
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PlayStation 3Fragland.net
Race Driver: GRID stands solid in my top list of racing games. It offers everyone both the necessary challenge as well as accessibility, a very beautiful presentation and gives more exciting moments in one race than many other racers together. We already hope to see more titles based on this engine. That this may be a rebirth of games where driving cars is exciting again.
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PlayStation 3IGN
There are plenty of other racing games on the market, but Grid captures the soul of the track like none other. The crashes are insane, the races are intense, the cars are coated with style and the overall presentation is just plain sexy. Although its car count is low, customization is limited and the repetitive dialogue grates a bit, Grid's stands out as a stylish but serious alternative to both hardcore driving simulations and over-the-top arcade racers.
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Xbox 360XBox Front
Und Action: Wer mit GRID einen Nachfolger der simulationslastigen TOCA-Serie erwartet, wird bitter enttäuscht. Dennoch, auch der ein oder andere Sim-Fan wird sicherlich Gefallen an dem actionreichen Gameplay finden und eines ist sicher: Langeweile kommt bei GRID aufgrund der vielen Rennserien so schnell nicht auf. Die Präsentation des Titels ist wirklich hervorragend und Codemasters schafft es tatsächlich in einigen Punkten, eine Brücke zwischen Arcade und Simulation zu schlagen. Dennoch: Auf der Wunschliste für den sicherlich erscheinenden Nachfolger wünschen wir uns von Codemasters wieder etwas mehr „Back to the Roots“-Mentalität und vielleicht etwas mehr Konsequenz.
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Xbox 360IGN
There are plenty of other racing games on the market, but Grid captures the soul of the track like none other. The crashes are insane, the races are intense, the cars are coated with style and the overall presentation is just plain sexy. Although its car count is low, customization is limited and the repetitive dialogue grates a bit, Grid's stands out as a stylish but serious alternative to both hardcore driving simulations and over-the-top arcade racers.
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WindowsIGN
There are plenty of other racing games on the market, but Grid captures the soul of the track like none other. The crashes are insane, the races are intense, the cars are coated with style and the overall presentation is just plain sexy. Although its car count is low, customization is limited and the repetitive dialogue grates a bit, Grid's stands out as a stylish but serious alternative to both hardcore driving simulations and over-the-top arcade racers.
86
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Wer auf Rennspiele des Kalibers Need for Speed steht, findet hier die Erfüllung seiner Träume. Seit langer Zeit hat mich kein Racer mehr derart gefesselt und fasziniert wie Race Driver: Grid. Die Rennen fordern und sehen zudem unglaublich gut aus. Da fallen selbst die wenigen zu harten Passagen kaum ins Gewicht. Simulationsfreunde enttäuscht Grid aber, die Fahrphysik ist zu unrealistisch und zu sehr auf das actionreiche Gameplay ausgelegt.
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WindowsGameswelt
Ich bin hin und her gerissen. Dass 'Race Driver: GRID' mehr Arcade als Realismus bietet, passt mir als Pistensau irgendwie nicht so richtig. Dabei kann ich aber nicht leugnen, dass ich bisher sehr viel Spaß mit dem Spiel hatte. Ich musste mich nur an das eigenwillige Fahrverhalten der Fahrzeuge gewöhnen. Was mich letztendlich überzeugt hat, waren die Abwechslung und die Spannung, die das Spiel bietet. Das Renn- und Mittendrin-Gefühl wurde sehr gut umgesetzt, und auch darauf kommt es ja an. Enttäuschte Jünger der 'Need for Speed'-Gemeinde werden in 'GRID' ihren neuen Messias finden. Auch wenn der Aufbau von Fahrzeugen fehlt.
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PlayStation 3Gameswelt
Ich bin hin und her gerissen. Dass 'Race Driver: GRID' mehr Arcade als Realismus bietet, passt mir als Pistensau irgendwie nicht so richtig. Dabei kann ich aber nicht leugnen, dass ich bisher sehr viel Spaß mit dem Spiel hatte. Ich musste mich nur an das eigenwillige Fahrverhalten der Fahrzeuge gewöhnen. Was mich letztendlich überzeugt hat, waren die Abwechslung und die Spannung, die das Spiel bietet. Das Renn- und Mittendrin-Gefühl wurde sehr gut umgesetzt, und auch darauf kommt es ja an. Enttäuschte Jünger der 'Need for Speed'-Gemeinde werden in 'GRID' ihren neuen Messias finden. Auch wenn der Aufbau von Fahrzeugen fehlt.
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Xbox 360Gameswelt
Ich bin hin und her gerissen. Dass 'Race Driver: GRID' mehr Arcade als Realismus bietet, passt mir als Pistensau irgendwie nicht so richtig. Dabei kann ich aber nicht leugnen, dass ich bisher sehr viel Spaß mit dem Spiel hatte. Ich musste mich nur an das eigenwillige Fahrverhalten der Fahrzeuge gewöhnen. Was mich letztendlich überzeugt hat, waren die Abwechslung und die Spannung, die das Spiel bietet. Das Renn- und Mittendrin-Gefühl wurde sehr gut umgesetzt, und auch darauf kommt es ja an. Enttäuschte Jünger der 'Need for Speed'-Gemeinde werden in 'GRID' ihren neuen Messias finden. Auch wenn der Aufbau von Fahrzeugen fehlt.
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Xbox 360Jeux Vidéo Network
Race Driver : GRID est une superbe invitation pour les amateurs de courses féroces et rapides. Avec une réalisation impeccable, des challenges relevés, un pilotage souple… on frôle l’overdose de plaisir.
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Xbox 360MS Xbox World
GRID exceeds in many ways for a racing title, it certainly takes over DiRT just based on the fact that it has an actual proper multiplayer component, however, I prefer the style and pick-up n' play nature of DiRT. If you are someone who likes your arcade racing games then GRID is certainly worth a look-in, perhaps giving the demo a test-drive before hand, too? Just don't expect an easy ride compared to those arcade racers that came before it. GRID is better than many of today's highly regarded racers, yes it can be frustrating and may take some brief getting used to; however Race Driver: GRID is one rewarding drive worth taking.
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WindowsGBase - The Gamer's Base
Schwierige Entscheidung diesmal. Eigentlich könnte ich sogar zwei Fazits ziehen, denn aus der Sicht eines Simulations- und Arkadespielers lässt sich der Titel auch grundlegend anders beurteilen. Moment, Simulationsfan? Nun, die Race Driver-Reihe hatte ja mal den Anspruch, als realistische Rennsportsimulation betrachtet zu werden. Dies ist jedoch in GRID nicht mehr der Fall. In technischer Hinsicht zeigt uns Codemasters, dass sie es doch schaffen, ein ruckelfreies Spiel mit der EGO-Engine unter die Leute zu bringen und sorgen für herrliche Augenblicke mit vielen detaillierten Schauplätzen und tollem Geschwindigkeitsgefühl.
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Xbox 360Kombo.com
GRID does a brilliant job of balancing the depth of simulation racing with the pure fun of arcade racing, and the result is as intense as it is accessible. There are a few small problems that will hopefully be worked out in the future, but nothing even remotely serious enough to warrant a moment's pause from racing fans. If you've never played a racing game before, this is a good place to start, and if you have, there's going to be something here that you'll enjoy. Codemasters is two for two with its racing game rebranding strategy, and we can't wait to see what they do with the newly acquired F1 license.
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WindowsExtreme Gamer
GRID is a solid racing experience whether you like arcade style racing games or not. There’s nothing to really complain about, the game is all around good. The graphics are excellent and easy on the eyes, and the sound is well rounded and helps you get into the game. The car views make it easy to see unless you’re in the in car view with a shattered windshield. The only complaints are that the controls feel a little floaty and take a little getting used too. Also with today’s popularity in the car tuning business the game lacks aftermarket mods. The last real complaint is that there’s no split screen multiplayer option. Aside from these few bad things the game is wonderful. The career mode will take a long enough time to finish that you’ll be busy for a while. If you liked Project Gotham, or like racing games in general, this is certainly worth the $ 70 price tag or at least a rental.
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Xbox 360Extreme Gamer
GRID is a solid racing experience whether you like arcade style racing games or not. There’s nothing to really complain about, the game is all around good. The graphics are excellent and easy on the eyes, and the sound is well rounded and helps you get into the game. The car views make it easy to see unless you’re in the in car view with a shattered windshield. The only complaints are that the controls feel a little floaty and take a little getting used too. Also with today’s popularity in the car tuning business the game lacks aftermarket mods. The last real complaint is that there’s no split screen multiplayer option. Aside from these few bad things the game is wonderful. The career mode will take a long enough time to finish that you’ll be busy for a while. If you liked Project Gotham, or like racing games in general, this is certainly worth the $ 70 price tag or at least a rental.
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PlayStation 3Extreme Gamer
GRID is a solid racing experience whether you like arcade style racing games or not. There’s nothing to really complain about, the game is all around good. The graphics are excellent and easy on the eyes, and the sound is well rounded and helps you get into the game. The car views make it easy to see unless you’re in the in car view with a shattered windshield. The only complaints are that the controls feel a little floaty and take a little getting used too. Also with today’s popularity in the car tuning business the game lacks aftermarket mods. The last real complaint is that there’s no split screen multiplayer option. Aside from these few bad things the game is wonderful. The career mode will take a long enough time to finish that you’ll be busy for a while. If you liked Project Gotham, or like racing games in general, this is certainly worth the $ 70 price tag or at least a rental.
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
GRID zoekt keurig de grenzen tussen simulatie en arcade op en geeft heel goed weer waarom autosport zo leuk kan zijn.
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Xbox 360TalkXbox
GRID’s delicate straddling of the line between arcade and simulation racing is one that works well for it, appealing to fans of either simulation or arcade racers, once you get used to its handling quirks. While the wealth of race disciplines provides a refreshing sense of variety, the lack of environments and vehicles to match is a bit disheartening. It also trips up slightly in its representation of Professional racing, which it emulates with mixed results. That being said though, GRID is a surprisingly fun racing game that does a great service to the sport. While the Xbox 360 isn’t exactly in desperate need of another great racing game (its catalog is quite full of those), this one should do racing fans proud and is worth a look for anyone with even a small interest in the genre.
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Xbox 360ActionTrip
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.
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Xbox 360Xbox World Australia (XWA)
Still, when you have a game that looks as good as this and which delivers some thrilling racing moments, it's hard to complain too much. The damage model needs to be seen to be believed, and is even more advanced than what we saw in DiRT. A deep, engaging and somewhat varied experience, Race Driver: GRID should offer something for most players.
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Невзирая на недостатки, Race Driver: GRID — событие среди компьютерных автогонок (возможно, благодаря небольшой продолжительности). Динамичная и почти не надоедающая аркада.
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Xbox 360Brutal Gamer
Overall this truly is a brilliant game not only as a racer but compared with all other types of games, with a wonderful single player and expansive multiplayer, it is the full package. It gets around the fact that this is just Colin McRae Dirt re-skinned by its fast gameplay and amazing graphics. This game is definitely worth a buy or rental.
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Xbox 360Gamestyle
After being addicted to Forza 2 for quite some time it’s a refreshing change to play a game that really doesn’t take itself too seriously. If high speed crashes and action packed races are your thing then there is no reason not to give GRID a try.
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PlayStation 3Good Game
If you’re after realism, I’d still recommend Forza 2, or R-factor. But here, the smart camerawork serves to stylise and romanticise the cars, which is what fans want. In the same way that a good fighting game stylises the action. It’s 8/10 from me.
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Xbox 360UOL Jogos
"Grid" é um jogo que não sabe muito bem qual o seu papel. Apesar de ser vendido como um simulador , com um sistema de gerenciamento de equipes e tudo mais, acaba mostrando mais características de arcade, como dirigibilidade mais simples e poucas opções de pistas e carros. Ao menos a apresentação é de grande qualidade e há bastante desafios para manter o interesse por muito tempo, o que deve agradar os fãs do gênero que buscam algo não tão preso à realidade.
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PlayStation 3UOL Jogos
"Grid" é um jogo que não sabe muito bem qual o seu papel. Apesar de ser vendido como um simulador , com um sistema de gerenciamento de equipes e tudo mais, acaba mostrando mais características de arcade, como dirigibilidade mais simples e poucas opções de pistas e carros. Ao menos a apresentação é de grande qualidade e há bastante desafios para manter o interesse por muito tempo, o que deve agradar os fãs do gênero que buscam algo não tão preso à realidade.
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Xbox 360GamePro (US)
Still, despite its rather basic approach, GRID does deliver an intense model of racing that is as enjoyable as it is plain. The lack of vehicle tuning and the dearth of available cars leaves one corner of this square missing, but that doesn't keep it from rolling along. When you consider that it can cost as much to fill your gas tank as to buy a copy of the game, it's that much easier to be hip to the straightforward, yet energetic racing that GRID offers.
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Xbox 360Games TM
At times Codemasters seems to be positioning the game as a 'greatest hits of racing', and while some refinement in individual disciplines has been sacrificed to achieve this, Grid would serve as the best available entry point for newcomers to next-gen racing, and a worthy investment for anyone else.
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PlayStation 3Gamereactor (Finland)
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WindowsUOL Jogos
"Grid" é um jogo que não sabe muito bem qual o seu papel. Apesar de ser vendido como um simulador , com um sistema de gerenciamento de equipes e tudo mais, acaba mostrando mais características de arcade, como dirigibilidade mais simples e poucas opções de pistas e carros. Ao menos a apresentação é de grande qualidade e há bastante desafios para manter o interesse por muito tempo, o que deve agradar os fãs do gênero que buscam algo não tão preso à realidade.
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Xbox 360Thunderbolt Games
GRID isn't a hugely deep game, but it has an impressive array of small features and presentation pieces that serve to make it feel bigger than it really is. By amping up the excitement level of virtual racing, GRID's driving serves as a great benchmark for how to do racing properly - intense, with a proper feeling of danger. Unfortunately, the quirky handling and lack of tuning options strip it of pole position somewhat - it's hard to imagine the hardcore elite racing fans leaving Forza or Gran Turismo for it - but as a pick-up-and-play racer, GRID earns its podium finish. Just don't spray champagne all over your TV when you win.
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Xbox 360PlayDevil
"Race Driver : GRiD" is not the perfect racing game, and long term fans will probably be upset at the move into a far more arcadey territory than the previous titles. There also is, whatever Codemasters says, a serious problem with a lack of cars. True, the 300 or so in Forza mean I'll never drive them all, but 45 is too few. A PGR-esque number of 75 would be more appropriate. But, for all that, GRiD is astonishingly beautiful, performs well, and had an excellent multiplayer mode. If you are a fan of arcade racing games (I'm looking at you PGR fans) you owe it to yourself to buy this game. Yes, it panders to Americans like GRiD, but it is also deep, long, fast, furious and seriously addictive and well thought out, and is as such, the racing game of 2008, no questions asked.
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PlayStation 3GameSpot
As both an extension and a rewrite of the Race Driver series, Grid is certainly a successful progression of Codemasters' art. It may not feature the customisation of Forza 2, and it doesn't have the diversity of online modes found in Project Gotham Racing 4. But as an alternative to arcade racers such as Need for Speed and Juiced, Grid is an accessible and rewarding first step in what we hope will be an ongoing franchise.
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PlayStation 3GameSpy
GRID is definitely a departure from what Codemasters has given racing fans in the past, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. This hybrid of sim and arcade racing may take some getting used to -- its learning curve is steeper than your average Burnout or Need for Speed -- but the time investment is worth it. Purists may scoff at some of the on-road physics and the ability to play with time, but there aren't too many games that deliver as intense of a racing experience.
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Xbox 360GameSpy
GRID may be somewhat of a shock to gamers used to Codemasters' more typically traditional take on motorsports, but once they get over any initial apprehension they'll be enjoying a very solid racer. This hybrid of sim and arcade racing may take some getting used to -- its learning curve is steeper than your average Burnout or Need for Speed -- but the time investment is worth it.
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Xbox 360GameDaily
If you want a racer that lets you coast to the finish line without much of a struggle, you're better off skipping this. However, if you embrace the thrill of victory and seek just the right hybrid of technical and arcade racing, buy GRID. The presentation works moderately well, the driving is intense and tight and the numerous events, online and off, are worth your time.
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PlayStation 3GameDaily
If you want a racer that lets you coast to the finish line without much of a struggle, you're better off skipping this. However, if you embrace the thrill of victory and seek just the right hybrid of technical and arcade racing, buy GRID. The presentation works moderately well, the driving is intense and tight and the numerous events, online and off, are worth your time.
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Xbox 360GameSpot
As both an extension and a rewrite of the Race Driver series, Grid is certainly a successful progression of Codemasters' art. It may not feature the customisation of Forza 2, and it doesn't have the diversity of online modes found in Project Gotham Racing 4. But as an alternative to arcade racers such as Need for Speed and Juiced, Grid is an accessible and rewarding first step in what we hope will be an ongoing franchise.
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Xbox 360Digital Spy
Codemasters has done a fine job creating this racer. Despite an already-flooded market, Race Driver: GRID is a title that offers something for everyone. There’s smash-'em-ups, drift races, 24-hour races and simple circuit tracks. It could have done with more cars and the initial learning curve means this is no pick-up-and-play affair, but for those looking for a game with racing depth, a finely-developed career mode, great online play, excellent visuals and highly rewarding gameplay, then this is it.
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Xbox 360IGN Australia
Race Driver: GRID is a good game, but it’s become just like everything else. Tuners, street racing, drifting, canyon racing – sorry, but that horse has bolted Codies. That really leaves Le Mans as the only unique bullet point, and it’s not nearly enough. GRID’s super slick presentation and the flashy bells and whistles will grab your attention, but there isn’t anywhere near enough depth to hold it. You’ve changed, Race Driver. We hardly know you anymore.
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PlayStation 3Computer Bild Spiele
Immens viel Abwechslung, keine Chance für Langeweile. Grafik und Spielgefühl sind in der Tat vom Feinsten. Rennprofis werden sich allerdings wegen der abenteuerlichen Fahreigenschaften aller Autos entsetzt abwenden. Dieses Spiel wurde eher für Anfänger und Gelegenheitsfahrer konzipiert, denen der schnelle Erfolg wichtiger ist als ein Höchstmaß an Originaltreue. Und trotz mit der Zeit stark ansteigender Schwierigkeit sind Siege immer drin.
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Xbox 360Computer Bild Spiele
So reiht sich das neue Racer Driver - Grid zwar deutlich im vorderen Drittel der bereits erhältlichen Rennspiele ein, eine noch bessere Wertung als "gut" wäre mit einem nachvollziehbaren Fahrverhalten aber durchaus drin gewesen.
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PlayStation 3Peliplaneetta.net
Pelin ajomallinnus oli jotain niin sekavaa ja masentavaa, että muuten hyvästä meiningistä huolimatta en pystynyt pelaamaan peliä ilokseni. Jotkut pystyvät, kuten pelin muualla saama vastaanotto osoittaa. Oma soveltuvuus kannattaakin testata demon avulla, sillä mikäli sen ajettavuus tuntuu hyvältä, voi luottaa siihen, että GRID tarjoaa virtaviivaisen ja yksinkertaistetun, mutta vauhdikkaan jännittävän ajokokemuksen.
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Xbox 3601UP
And that's one of the little things that makes GRID feel hit-or-miss for racing fans. It looks great, even if nothing's under the hood, but it's still pleasurable in several ways. Think of it as a racing fling, not asking you for any long-term commitment, and letting you walk away once you're finished so you can pursue something with more depth. Still, it's fun while it lasts.
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PlayStation 31UP
And that's one of the little things that makes GRID feel hit-or-miss for racing fans. It looks great, even if nothing's under the hood, but it's still pleasurable in several ways. Think of it as a racing fling, not asking you for any long-term commitment, and letting you walk away once you're finished so you can pursue something with more depth. Still, it's fun while it lasts.
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Windows1UP
It looks great, even if nothing's under the hood, but it's still pleasurable in several ways. Think of it as a racing fling, not asking you for any long-term commitment, and letting you walk away once you're finished so you can pursue something with more depth. Still, it's fun while it lasts.
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Xbox 360Game Revolution
Grid hits all the basics just right and tops everything off with a shiny, grease-covered bow. With a little more fine-tuning and some added variety, the follow-up could easily be the leader of the arcade racing pack.
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PlayStation 3HonestGamers
In some ways GRID is the perfect racing game, but the physics are exasperating enough that if you don't get the hang of them, you won't care about anything else. It's a pity.
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PlayStation 3PlayLipse.fr
Codemasters nous offre un nouveau volet de l’une de ses franchises cultes dénué de tout réalisme. Si le jeu a gagné en dynamisme et en fun, il perd totalement son côté « simulation ». Si les premières minutes de jeu seront sans doute pénibles pour les fans, il faut reconnaître que cette nouvelle orientation offre une prise en main immédiate. De plus, l’esthétique très soignée donne un charme fou à cet épisode. Malheureusement, Codemasters ne s’est pas soucié du moteur physique qui est loin d’être satisfaisant, ni même de l’intelligence artificielle qui est souvent ridicule. D’autres détails comme la « relecture instantanée » seront laissés au jugement de chacun mais nul doute que les fans de la série ne pourront qu’être déçus. Dommage puisque GRID est un bon jeu de course qui permet de passer de bons moments. Si le gameplay et le contenu avaient été plus riches, le titre ne serait certainement pas passé pour une simple démo technique.
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PlayStation 3Good Game
In a world of simulation racers and silly fun racers, you can’t please everyone. Well, GRID compromised and while arcade racers might get frustrated with the difficulty, realism racers will definitely get frustrated with the lack of options. Which leads me to believe GRID is something everyone can enjoy, but few people will make it their racer of choice. 6/10
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WindowsComputer Bild Spiele
Immens viel Abwechslung, keine Chance für Langeweile. Grafik und Spielgefühl sind in der Tat vom Feinsten. Rennprofis werden sich allerdings wegen der abenteuerlichen Fahreigenschaften aller Autos entsetzt abwenden. Dieses Spiel wurde eher für Anfänger und Gelegenheitsfahrer konzipiert, denen der schnelle Erfolg wichtiger ist als ein Höchstmaß an Originaltreue. Und trotz mit der Zeit stark ansteigender Schwierigkeit sind Siege immer drin. Die PC-Version gab sich auch auf Oberklasse-Rechnern zickig und wurde dafür um eine Note auf "befriedigend" abgewertet.