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Submitted by Cyrus365 2439d ago | review

Videogamer: Race Driver: GRID Review

Videogamer writes: "Codemasters is well known as one of the leaders in the racing game market, but with the PGR, Forza and Gran Turismo series all leading the way the UK-based publisher needed Race Driver: GRID to be something special. With the most impressive visuals ever to grace a racing game, brilliant variety and game-making rewind feature GRID is everything we wanted it to be and quite possibly the racing game of 2008.

GRID sees you driving for a new racing team. To begin with you need to earn enough cash to buy your team's first car, and from then on it's all about earning cash and reputation points. Cash buys cars needed to enter new events and reputation points add up to earn new licences and access to new event tiers. Essentially, if you place on the podium regularly you'll soon be raking in the money and rep." (GRID, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 9/10

Algullaf  +   2439d ago
nice game but.......?
i liked grid i played the demo its cool, but how they compare it to gt5? how did they compare a full game with a game that did come out GT5 P is not the full game Gt5 will be way better than gt5 p...

by the way grid is nice and its in my buy list :).
FCOLitsjustagame  +   2439d ago
Reviewers seem to love grid. I may have to download the demo and maybe pick up the game. I still have to pick up Dirt though, and that should be cheaper now so maybe Grid will have to wait.
ar  +   2439d ago
DiRT is really fun. Especially with a good steering wheel.
Bazookajoe_83  +   2439d ago
Just bring a dirt2 instead
Leave this to Gran Turismo or Forza..
Funky Town_TX  +   2439d ago
I like the option
I'm not that big of a racing fan, but I had Forza and Forza2. I liked the grid demo alot. The damage system was great.
InMyOpinion  +   2439d ago
I don't trust them anymore.
Just read IGN's review and you'll know how the majority of magazines will score the game. To me GRID is a love/hate game and I feel most of the reviewers are afraid to give an honest opinion. Judging from the demo I'd give it 6/10, and I think PGR4 tops it in every department that counts. I thought the controls were worse than in Dirt. I know some of you don't agree at all, and you shouldn't. Not even if I was writing for IGN...

There are some games that you know for sure are either good or bad, it's obvious, but what amazes me are all the same scoring reviews of GRID. If you check the comments section on N4G on GRID articles you'll see that some people love it to death while some can't stand it at all. How come the reviews don't reflect this? How come you never see games that get review scores ranging from 3/10 to 9/10? To be honest, I think most writers have agreed on some kind of contract to give certain games higher scores no matter what they play like.
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patriotZero  +   2439d ago
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50 cars great variety? FULL HDR Great visuals? Controls sucks..You driving a bicycle not a car..GRID Sux a lot go Play GT and forza..Codeamateurs failed again.
Sackdude  +   2439d ago
9? lol the game is sooooooo bad compared to GT5P and forza2 or PGR......
frikin fanboys
Defectiv3_Detectiv3  +   2439d ago
First of all, lets get some things straight
TOCA, a codemasters game, is their best racing sim to date. I have no idea why they decided to scrap the series since it was highly popular in Europe. I'm an American but it was still one of my favorite racing sims.

Grid, on the other hand will never be as good as TOCA. It's a bastard hybrid of Need4Speed and TOCA. I played the demo and I was quite unimpressed w/ this game. The graphics are good but the controls suck and the AI is lame.

And another thing, Project Gothem is garbage, I'm sorry. PGR2 was such a disappointment, all they added was a few more cars and tracks and some weather effects.

Here are my favorite Racing Games: Gran Turismo(any one) Toca (any one) Forza1 (Forza 2 No Japanese Downhill WTF!) Initial D(PS3 import)
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ar  +   2439d ago
Loved the demo. Might be picking this up.
If GT5p is anything like GT HD Concept I'm staying away from that game.
ar  +   2439d ago
Lol @ disagreer.
Sorry but my personal taste isn't up for discussion.
hrusa2  +   2439d ago
offline multiplayer
there is NO SPLITSCREEN. WTF? if gt5p is just demo and it has this feature why this BIG game has not? toca 3 has splitscreen so why not grid..why?... why?... it is very important feature for me, so because of this, i love gran turismo, and grid not.
Tunerboy8732  +   2439d ago
Im getting it next tuesday for my 360
I preordered it.Ima big fan of racing games and I loved the demo.I believe this game will make me put down GTA IV for a while.
stu  +   2439d ago
Grid looks awesome!
Grid looks awesome and the reviews are showing this. Who cares about Gran T - its a half done game. I will be buying this for my PS3!

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