Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
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  1. Oct 8, 2019
    90
    A fitting return to form for the GRiD franchise, especially given the five year gap since Autosport. Doesn’t take itself too seriously, so it’s a title anyone can pick up and play. Would be just as at home in an arcade cabinet as it is in the console under your TV or on your PC.
  2. Oct 8, 2019
    90
    GRID is, by and far, one of the best times I've had with a racing game. Thanks to a great mixture of arcade and simulation, with a wide variety of options to let you cater the game to you, it's suitable for everybody. Not only that, thanks to the nemesis system and AI race-master, as well as the 400 unique AI personalities within the game, each and every race genuinely feels different. Simply put, GRID looks, sounds and plays great and is arguably the best all-around game from Codemasters.
  3. 86
    Grid is back to establish itself as one of the most exciting racing games in recent years. Missing a bit of courage, but the amount of cars and disciplines manages to keep high the desire to play. There are some technical limits and only 30 frames per second, but also wonderful weather and lighting management.
  4. Oct 14, 2019
    85
    Overall, GRID is a very good game – but one that fails to fully find its own voice. One thing that defined the series when it began was a unique team-based premise and a defined structure to its career mode. You had a sense of identity there that isn’t present now and it hurts the overall experience. Fortunately, the core racing action is still top-shelf and the nemesis system keeps you glued to the race and doing your best to either avoid contact or exploit it depending on your play style. This reboot isn’t my favorite in the franchise, but it is the best-playing on-track experience even if the rest of the game doesn’t quite match its greatness.
  5. Oct 10, 2019
    82
    So how successful was Codemasters in their goal to create a fun experience? They did pretty well. With Grid, Codemasters have crafted a fun racing experience and managed to inject some personality into the game to boot.
  6. Oct 8, 2019
    82
    After five years inside the garage, GRID comes back to the track with a great reboot. It is not as fast as DiRT or F1 reboots, but it offers spectacular races on a few circuits, specially the urban ones.
  7. Oct 21, 2019
    80
    GRID returns and reaches the finish line in triumphant fashion. Codemaster commitment to blend arcade and simulation elements is, undoubtedly, a winning formula that is only strengthened with the furiousness of the AI.
  8. Oct 12, 2019
    80
    For as big as the world is, and for as many car companies are out there, you want a little bit more variety in a racing game that is spread out globally.
  9. 80
    Ultimately, Codemasters plays it safe with GRID, for better and worse. There's certainly a lack of features, less modes, and a lesser number of cars and tracks than other contemporary racers. This is a no-frills arcade racer, but a very good one. If solid racing action is the only thing you care about, GRID has it in spades.
  10. Oct 11, 2019
    80
    Once the feel of the grind of the Career Mode begins, the initial appeal starts to wear off even though the varying race experiences try to hide it. The multiplayer experience is seemingly just an afterthought with something that could have had so much potential. But with beautiful visuals and impressive gameplay, fans of the original GRID will find that this modern version will suit them on the track.
  11. Oct 8, 2019
    80
    A final note of merit also goes to the solidity and stability of the code, which during our test has never allowed us to glimpse any imperfection, much less declines in framerates. While not making a miracle cry, GRID appears sufficiently solid (at least on PS4 Pro) also from a technical point of view.
  12. Oct 8, 2019
    80
    An exciting return to form for the GRID franchise. This is a well thought and executed arcade racing game, with lots of events and races.
  13. Oct 8, 2019
    80
    It’s more streamlined than the original in terms of team management and it’s definitely way too lean on tracks, but Grid packs fun, fast-paced racing into an easy-to-digest format. Sure, it’s unrealistic for the final race to be Prototypes jumping up and down San Francisco’s iconic hills, but Grid isn’t trying to be a realistic facsimile of modern racing. Hell, with throngs of spectators dangling over the Armco, if Grid were realistic the tracks would just be a sea of severed hands and heads. Instead, it’s a hyperbolic brand of high-contact, Hollywood-style circuit and street racing delivered with style and confidence.
  14. Oct 8, 2019
    80
    Grid offers an enjoyable racing experience that tests your driving skills. With the nemesis feature, a ton of racing personalities, and the flashback feature, there's a good amount to make it unique. There are some annoying track designs that drag you down, but most of them are winners.
  15. Oct 9, 2019
    78
    GRID is a good racing arcade, and even if it’s far from perfect, we feel like its virtues compensate for its shortcomings.
  16. Oct 23, 2019
    77
    GRID has some interesting new features, but at the end is a very classic sim-arcade driving game with solid engine and gameplay.
  17. CD-Action
    Oct 25, 2019
    75
    Grid will be an ideal game for subscription based services – stunning at first and tasty in small bites but unfortunately easy to forget after one week. [12/2019, p.50]
  18. Oct 15, 2019
    75
    There's a lot to love here, from GRID's expansive multiplayer modes to the game's ability to cater to your every whim and need. The lack of splitscreen multiplayer is disappointing though, as are the often lacklustre graphics and severely mediocre enemy AI.
  19. Oct 11, 2019
    75
    Even though it is mostly a "best-of" compilation of GRID, GRID 2 and GRID Autosport with updated visuals, the new GRID has that unique Codemasters DNA that guarantees great racing gameplay. And when you add this to the immense wealth of cars and tracks, what you get is a solid racer that is suitable for the masses.
  20. Oct 10, 2019
    75
    GRID is looking for its niche in a highly competitive genre with an eclectic proposal that wants to please everyone but therefore does not delve into any particular field.
  21. Oct 8, 2019
    75
    GRID isn’t a revolution for the racing games genre but that’s not what we asking him to be. It’s a cool little racer with clean visual, accessible driving and a good variety of races.
  22. Oct 8, 2019
    75
    GRID focuses on the basics, and that is barebones racing. Don’t expect anything beyond that to keep you motivated.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 43
  2. Negative: 18 out of 43
  1. Oct 11, 2019
    7
    As a fan of the first Grid I was eagerly anticipating this realease , I missed Grid 2 and Grid Autosport due to the games not being that goodAs a fan of the first Grid I was eagerly anticipating this realease , I missed Grid 2 and Grid Autosport due to the games not being that good , so i thought great they are re-doing Grid , its gotta be good, coz the first one was figgin awesome!!... well it is and it isnt.

    Where it counts out on the track its pretty good nowhere near as good as the first grid , for two reasons, the handling and the damage model. This leans alot towards arcade in terms of handling , there a few "sim" options like traction control etc , but on some cars these just dont matter. The damage model is really poor, seriously toned down, gone are the slow mo smash ups , and your car crumpling and having handling problems , now you can smash a wall and lose a bonnett..really??

    The team mate and nemises things are just padding , they are touted as things to do and watch out for ie you can order your team mate to defend etc , and if you crash into another driver often they become a nemisis and supposedly hunt you down , but it doesnt matter that much and you can easlly forget about it.

    Online is a joke , very limited options for public racing , if youve got 15 mates that have the game great you cab set up a private server full of options, but nothing like that for public games.
    So poor showing in my opinion , buy it yes, but after the price comes way down.
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  2. Oct 12, 2019
    1
    720p and 30fps on PS4, are you f kidding me? Driveclub have 1080p 30fps, but he has great lighting. GTS have 1080p 60fps! This game is just720p and 30fps on PS4, are you f kidding me? Driveclub have 1080p 30fps, but he has great lighting. GTS have 1080p 60fps! This game is just disgusting. Primitive career. Boring. Awful. Full Review »
  3. Oct 12, 2019
    0
    I feel stupid i pre-ordered this game. Online is lacking. There are only quick matches. You can't play with a teammate. Statistics are missingI feel stupid i pre-ordered this game. Online is lacking. There are only quick matches. You can't play with a teammate. Statistics are missing in this game. You don't have a parking garage. In online mode the starting grid seems bugged. Some players count downs are quicker then others.

    In offline the AI is really stupid. It's good to be aggressive, but this ain't aggressive, just plain stupid. They just bump to bump. Graphics are outdated.

    I payed € 90,- for this trash. Even the original GRID is better.
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