Analog Addiction writes: "There are two main types of racing game fans, simulation and arcade. Arcade racers provide an over-the-top racing experience, one that just wouldn’t realistically occur. While simulation is for the car enthusiast, providing an experience that is grounded within the confides of reality. GRID 2 ultimately satisfies both racing game fans, providing intense racing arcade racers will enjoy, with a focus on driving realistically to earn the chequered flag. Pulling off arcade style passes might be a key to success, but without driving with awareness of your surrounding this could ultimately send you into the wall. Being able to ride the line of both racing genres is something GRID 2 does significantly well, offering both types of racing fans thrilling racing experience."