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  • Summary: Capturing intense moment-to-moment racing action, GRID returns with an all-new experience where every race is the chance to choose your own path, create your own story and define your legacy in the motorsport world.

    From the creators of the hugely successful DiRT and F1 series,
    Capturing intense moment-to-moment racing action, GRID returns with an all-new experience where every race is the chance to choose your own path, create your own story and define your legacy in the motorsport world.

    From the creators of the hugely successful DiRT and F1 series, Codemasters invites you to take your place in the GRID World Series and compete in intense wheel-to-wheel racing with the most iconic and desirable race cars -- current and classic, from GT through Touring and Muscle to Stock and Super Modifieds -- and in some of the world's most famous city streets, ovals and circuits.

    GRID captures every moment of the race, from the adrenaline rush of lights-out to the elation at the chequered flag -- and in-between, it's all action too. Incidents come one right after the other -- tight overtakes, bumper-to bumper scrapes and competitive collisions -- all heightened by rivalries, team-mates and a nemesis driver who will all either try to help or hinder your progress as you achieve your goal of becoming the GRID World Series champion.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  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
    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.
  3. 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.
  4. Oct 8, 2019
    75
    GRID focuses on the basics, and that is barebones racing. Don’t expect anything beyond that to keep you motivated.
  5. Oct 8, 2019
    70
    Limited number of cars, tracks not always inspired and non-existent management section prevent Codemasters' driving game from having a strong personality.
  6. Oct 8, 2019
    70
    Grid is an enjoyable racing game that fails to do anything great. There’s a decent amount of content, but nothing to truly ride write home about. The career mode is relatively phoned in without any unique elements and can become a grind due to the game’s progression system. Returning fans will remember why they enjoyed the series, but they will also realize why it hasn’t been missed all that much in the past five years without an entry.
  7. Oct 8, 2019
    50
    Grid is a visual spectacle, but offers a matt racing experience. You may be even better off with the recent Switch release of five-year-old Grid Motorsport.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. Oct 21, 2019
    10
    I don't know why the use score is so low. Perhaps these dudes missed the point of this game. It is not meant for hyper-realism, nor is it NFSI don't know why the use score is so low. Perhaps these dudes missed the point of this game. It is not meant for hyper-realism, nor is it NFS type kiddy racing game. While you certainly need to have a good understanding of driving dynamics, punishment for a small mistake will not be race-ending harsh. The point is to have fun. And the game certainly delivers that, which is most important. Expand
  2. Oct 30, 2019
    10
    This game got me interested in the genre once again, I longed for a fun Simcade game since the last GRID came out.
  3. Oct 12, 2019
    9
    got this at launch (the normal version) and at first wasnt sure about it there is not many tracks and cars and the frame rate even on my progot this at launch (the normal version) and at first wasnt sure about it there is not many tracks and cars and the frame rate even on my pro takes a very occasional hit but after a few hours i have to say i love it, the reason? the AI is fantasitin and gives you a really fatasic race on hard and very hard (dont try medium its way to easy) the game looks fantastic and the limited number of tracks (more to come in free DLC) does not hurt the game as much as i thought it would, also turn of the driving assists (or lower them anyway) traction control stability control etc.. blunt and sanitise the game and take away from the raw racing on offer, one last gripe is the use of bots to fill lobbys online, i realy ont like thatand hopefully is was just a early launch day issue, anyway im off to have some more FUN Expand
  4. Oct 14, 2019
    7
    Its a simple, fun, basic racer. Not as arcade style as driveclub (I actually prefer the handling of this game), but still a fast paced simpleIts a simple, fun, basic racer. Not as arcade style as driveclub (I actually prefer the handling of this game), but still a fast paced simple arcade.

    It brings nothing new to the genre, but has a good variety of racing modes that keeps you entertained. The handling is ok, arcade style, easy to pick up and play.

    Not many vehicles, not many tracks, and nothing extremely exciting. Still, very fun to play if you like racing.
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  5. Nov 5, 2019
    6
    Codemasters will never learn. They really want to follow success of the first GRID but they failed again. GRID 2019 is as poor as GRIDCodemasters will never learn. They really want to follow success of the first GRID but they failed again. GRID 2019 is as poor as GRID autosport. Driving model and graphics are kind of ok for me, but everything else is very weak for 2019. This is simply unfinished product, which becomes to be boring after several rides. All in all, it is something like poor GRID Autosport v2.0. Expand
  6. Oct 20, 2019
    5
    I'm not going to lie, I am, indeed, having much fun with this game. BUT, it is far from perfect. Far from ideal, actually. Most certainly notI'm not going to lie, I am, indeed, having much fun with this game. BUT, it is far from perfect. Far from ideal, actually. Most certainly not worth a full price tag.

    In short, the game feels like a bare-boned remake of Grid 2, but with way many bugs and crashes, with things flickering and all. But, since the bads outnumber the goods, the latter will come first, then...

    Pros:

    The opening is breath-taking. They really worked all out on that. Makes you think that the game... Is more that it really is.

    It's fun. I mean it. It is really fun. Racing really raises the tension, and the challenge of mastering the cars are just... wow. Battling against the tracks AND the car, is something else every time, even if you have driven it before. Kudos to that. The feel of the game is really... Well, Grid. If you are familiar with the series, you will feel right at home.

    The sound effects are actually pretty good.

    And... That's it.

    Now for the cons, get ready:

    The rear-view in any mirror looks like a chopped-down vídeo with sluggish FPS (it is, actually, painful to look, so just rotate the R button), the renders take their time to function; there are unpolished things everywhere; the graphics are REALLY outdated (seriously, this game does not belong in the actual level of the current generation).

    Campaign... Really just looks and feels like a bunch of challenges/events packed together without prep. I can't even count how many times I've heard the announcer say the exact same line, or the manager in my comm.

    There's no actual scaling of difficulty, just the learning curve of the cars, since they reuse many of the tracks.

    Teammates... Well, its a hit or miss, even if they are inside their specialty AND the stats are good, seems like a random algorithm somehow, since they can or cannot accompany you in the race-pacing. The instructions... Are kinda just there, since it's really limited. Really feel like it was post-thought, but they felt like it was a good idea to include it anyway.

    The car selection is very limited, but you can tune some aspects of the vehicles. BUT, since you can race on any track with the standard configurations, I just can't stop wondering if there was any reason at all for the tuning system. There are no requirements, only your practice with the cars and the track.

    Aesthetically, you can only change the liveries, adding preset ones that can be unlocked gradually as you play. The colors of said liveries are customizable, but that's that. The sponsors? Fixed. And there are cars which no visual customizations can be made whatsoever... And I'm really struggling to understand why is it even in the game, in the first place.

    The track selection... Feels really weird. It is common for racing games to recycle some tracks for events, reverting them, using some sections and all, but... this is kinda pushing it. You will race on the same track for a bazillion times, and I'm not talking about restarting events, I'm talking different events.

    And, speaking of which, the events... Are the same. Actually, Grid 2 had more events, or at least made it feel like it had more, with a more vast selection of cars and all, so the situation in this new Grid is unnerving.

    The AI, which was highly praised by the media, is... Ok? I mean, the nemesis system is really interesting in concept, but, as soon as you passed the nemesis, which is not that hard, it will make absolutely no difference whatsoever, so... I don't even understand how and why there was such praise.

    Music? Well, I really hope that you like to hear the same music-tracks over and over again, since there are just the menu/ending of events ones. No in track racing, no licenced tracks, nothing. Prepare some Spotify play-list. Just a warning.

    It really feels like a unfinished game that REALLY needs attention. I really hoped that the 2GB launch patch would fix many wrong things with the game from the get-go, but... No, don't even know what that did, since it feels like the same thing.

    Oh, and the season-pass promises 99 events and some more things, but the price tag - for love' sake that price tag - is higher than the game itself. Really reinforces the "unfinished game" feeling.

    Don't get me wrong, it is a fun game. I'm having my time with it and I am loving it. But not worth a full price-tag by a long shot and I almost regret paying it. This is an unfinished game.

    Just wait for a sale or something like that before considering buying it...
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  7. 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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