GameSpy writes: "Ever have that anxiety dream about being behind the wheel of a car that's going too fast for you to control? There's the screech of brakes and then a horrific metal-twisting encounter with a wall, barrier, or other car and you sit bolt upright in bed with sweat pouring down your face. Codemasters' latest racer, GRID, will let you experience that nightmare scenario whenever you want. While the game straddles the fence between the worlds of arcade and sim racers, there's enough here to speed up the heart rates of fans of both.
Apparently, the folks at Codemasters wanted to do some housecleaning and tweaking with the leap to the next-gen machines. The company's stellar Colin McRae series of rally racers ended up as DiRT when it landed for the PS3 and 360. (Of course, much of this probably had to do with the untimely death of McRae.) When it came to its more traditional racer, the company also decided to throw out a four-letter-word. The TOCA Race Driver franchise has evolved into GRID. (The move to the next-gen consoles also, it seems, affected the company's ability to figure out the appropriate uses of uppercase versus lowercase letters)."
-Great visuals deliver super sense of speed
-Cars show and react to damage
-May be too sim for arcade fans and too arcade for sim fans
-Learning curve can be tough
-Limited number of cars