"I have to admit that I was a little up-in-the-air on GRID when I first started playing it. I had been reading previews and earlier reviews of the game and they were raving about it and giving it nines out of tens. I have been playing Burnout Paradise ever since it was released and my 4-year old son and I have loved the open environment and hardly any load screens that it provides. Burnout Paradise is also more forgiving on how you take a turn and what happens to your car if you rub the wall or other competitors.
GRID is definitely not Burnout Paradise and the game leans a lot more towards Gran Turismo 5 Prologue and Forza Motorsport 2 than it does the arcade racer that is Burnout Paradise. But, that doesn't mean GRID is a total driving simulation game, since it is more forgiving than some of the other racing games on the market and it has a little bit of an arcade feel to it. Maybe it would be best to describe GRID as being more similar to the Need for Speed series. Any way you describe it you will find it in good company with some of the most popular racing games on the market and it holds its own very well."