Discover a stunning world of motor sport brought to life, from racing muscle cars through the iconic streets of San Francisco and competing in the legendary 24 hours of Le Mans to drifting around the docks of Yokohama.
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Mostly Positive (68 reviews) - 79% of the 68 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Jun 4, 2008

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About This Game

Discover a stunning world of motor sport brought to life, from racing muscle cars through the iconic streets of San Francisco and competing in the legendary 24 hours of Le Mans to drifting around the docks of Yokohama. Jump behind the wheel of exhilarating racing cars in the most aggressive, spectacular wheel-to-wheel races you've ever experienced.
  • Incredible persistent world of racing encompassing Muscle car racing, Drift racing, and Circuit racing in Detroit, San Francisco, Milan, Tokyo, Yokohama, Spa, Le Mans and many more
  • Mind-blowing soft-body damage to vehicles and environments to the most aspirational and incredible vehicles and tracks — all fully licensed
  • Stunning visual treatment and accessible handling system
  • Evolution of the physics system used in Colin McRae™ DiRT™ — EGO surpasses all previous engines in terms of AI, effects and packed grids

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista/XP
    • Processor: Athlon-64, Pentium 4 3.0GHz
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon X1300, NVIDIA GeForce 6800
    • DirectX Version: 9
    • Hard Drive: 12.5GB Hard drive space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
33.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
You ask me what people should know about this game?
This is the best racing of the 21st century
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
This is the perfect game if you like racing. But it has great graphics but be warned if you dont have a powerful computer the game wont run
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
great game but it sucks **** without a controller or wheel or whatever you have for it
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
better than no man's sky
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275 of 286 people (96%) found this review helpful
52.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2014
I've played this game for nearly 6 years (my Steam hour count would tell you different). I used to own the CD version which never used steam, I've put MUCH more hours than a measly 40+into this game. So, I finally decided I should write a review about one of my most beloved racing games in gaming ever.

I love this game, it is no secret to my friends, family and probably my neighbours (the outragous roars from car engines and crashes most likely shake the walls). I've always wanted more and more people to try and play this game, my passion. I have a long term passion for ANYTHING motorsport, be this Moto GP, BTCC, Formula 1 and all the way up to prestigious Le mans 24. Race Driver: GRID manages to capture a real genuine feel of BEING a REAL race driver in a REAL team, after you have finished a few races you are able to set up a team. Later on, bring in a team mate (fair few to choose from each having different discipline specialities and stats). You can create a livery (albeit from a rather limited customization level) and obviously, give your team a name. Within races you will have a team engineer talk to you from time to time to update you on damage to the car or, whether an opponent has spun and who is leading the race. Your team mate ALSO makes communication with you but, this is primarily used to tell you where he is on track. All of this combined along with having a personalized garage of cars allows for complete immersion (for me atleast) into the world of 4 wheeled motosport.

The career being the main SP experience of the game is split up into 3 different categories: USA, EUROPE and JAPAN. The USA focuses more on Street type tracks, Muscle cars and GT1-2 spec cars. EUROPE is focused on Tourers, open wheel and endurance type races. These mostly play out on race tracks such as SPA, Jarama, Germany's famous Nurburgring and Donington Park. Japan goes the route of drifting, Touge and Tuners. Tuners being beefed up Nissan Skylines and Honda NSX's (My favourite tuner). There is also a GLOBAL catagory that unlocks once the player has reached 10,000,000 REP points (this combines all regions 3 into one). You have a liscense for EACH of these locales that levels up as you complete races and earn REP (XP). One you select an event or race, you can select your difficulty, assists and what-not. Turning all the assists off and boosting the difficulty can boost REP dramatically.

This career mode is also split by seasons (there is no obvious prgress through a season) but, it seems to consist of 5-10 finished races per time. These are unlimited and are used to promote the played with entering a 24 Hour Le mans race, either as a hired driver for another team or allowing the player to enter his/her own team. This race is 20 minutes (realtime) and transitions to night time then back throughout, with some big money payouts it's hard to say no a lot of the times. This event CAN be skipped whenever the offer arises the player is never forced to enter the Le mans race.

Outside of the main team progession there is also an option called 'driver offers' this takes you to a screen that randomizes 3 events for the player to choose from. You wll be racing for other teams whilst also using the car listed on the event. You will have certain objectives to complete and the payouts are much higher sometimes.

Now, lets talk about gameplay, that IS what you are here for right? Let me make it clear to you that this is NOT A SIMULATOR, sure each car has it's own behaviour and feel but, Codemasters have found the perfect balance between real and arcade. Sometimes the cars can feel floaty but, that's usually fixed if using a wheel with some decent forcefeed back. Each discipline does feel almost completley different from one another, Formula 3's for example really need to be tamed with decent accelerator control. I recomend playing with a wheel, manual gears, ALL assists off and blast a Formula 3 around Okutama (Grand Circuit). GRID manages to capture the intensity of speed insanely well, the amount of times I have skipped a heart beat whilst driving GT2's, Prototypes and Formula 3's are un-countable; it's incredible. The vehicular damage in the game has some of the more accurate damage in gaming. You smash your front left of a wall and you will feel it. do something to your engine you'll know about it but, there is much more than just these two examples that can happen. Endless possibilities for damage.

This game is just genuinly FUN and fluid to play. It is one of the more simpler racing games to play, it's not complicated, there's no rule book, the AI is genuinly decent and very aggressive and it's completly immersive with amazing engine and ambient sounds. The game visually still holds up but, it does have a rather odd spepia like filter over it, there is a MOD availible called the 'Dargos Mod'. Not hard to find, it makes the game look crystal clear by removing the sepia and adding some beautiful colour.

Thanks for taking the time to read my review, I'm sure by now you have come to the conclusion that I just love this game. If you have any questions about the game please, give me a bell.

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234 of 281 people (83%) found this review helpful
41 people found this review funny
44.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 12, 2015
better than grid 2

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106 of 115 people (92%) found this review helpful
51.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 13, 2014
i think this game speaks for itself ! Old = Gold 10/10

I Recommended you a Guide:
Unlock all bous car's , get the DLC's and Google is your friend for an Ultra High Graphic Mode.

After using all this , it's look's like the game is released 2012 !
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97 of 112 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
It should have ended here, the first GRID is the only one worth it's money.
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112 of 135 people (83%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
107.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Released in 2008
Still holding as the best racing game ever made.
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59 of 65 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
44.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2015
I managed to pick this game up on sale for $4.99. If you are looking for an above average, arcade-simulation racing game at a budget price, look no further than GRID.

  • Despite being a 2008 title, the graphics have held up incredibly well for being 7 years old (with the added benefit of many of today’s low-spec PCs able to run it).
  • Extremely detailed damage visuals.
  • Engaging career mode with a modest yet sufficient number of tracks.
  • Very responsive AI, which is arguably better than many of today’s racing titles. AI difficulty level can be set for each individual race.
  • Unique race types, such as drifting races (though these can be challenging).
  • Great value for the money. Even if you only play 5-10 hours, it still provides more entertainment than a 90-minute movie ticket.

  • Limited number of cars - but the cars which are included are fan-favorites.
  • Unrealistic, yet manageable handling. Almost all the vehicles handle like American muscle cars, and prone to rear tire skidding. My guess is that the developers tried to develop a physics model somewhere between pure arcade and full simulation.
  • Non-functional multiplayer. The official MP servers are dead. There are some 3rd party unofficial servers which are active, but I haven’t used these.
  • Lack of Steam achievements.

Overall, if you are in the mood for doing some racing, and don’t mind a somewhat arcade-like racer, I would highly recommend this game. Similar games include Need for Speed and Burnout Paradise, but GRID is probably the superior one of the lot.
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13.4 hrs
Posted: October 20
Product received for free
good game
nice cars
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Dragon Porn
8.4 hrs
Posted: October 18
I say this without hesitance, GRID is the best racing game of all time. It's hard to describe how great this game is.

Before GRID, Codemasters was acclaimed for their excellent racing simulators replicating the European Touring Car (TOCA) Championships. The TOCA series was about realistic circuit races- GRID is a step away from this. GRID puts you in charge of running your own racing team across 3 major regions- U.S, Europe, and Japan. The major difference is in the amount of content: a broad range of vehicles and venues, with additional challenges such as team and money management. This "multiple-genre" style was a success, and shifted of direction for racing games at Codemasters. It paved way for the future release of DiRT 2 and eventually DiRT 3, which were also critically acclaimed.

GRID is an perfect mix between a racing simulator and an arcade game. Vehicle behavior feels realistic and polished, but at times can feel uncontrollable or scary. Damage is dynamic, meaning individual parts of the car can fail on you and affect your performace differently. Clumsy NPCs can spin or crash, and aggresive ones can bump your car or attempt to overtake you. By far one of the best features is "Flashbacks." If your car is totaled, you have an option to rewind time a few seconds before the accident. Driving doesn't feel too stiff or too fluid- it feels "just right." GRID also has a rare cockpit view that raises the realism and the difficulty level.

Money manangement is crucial- more sponsors on your car mean more money flowing to you. Buy a new BMW and pay the extra $20,000, or buy a cheap one off of eBay and have the risk of it failing on you.

Graphics and Physics
The graphics are impressive even today- cars look exactly like the real thing. Codemasters' game engine was built to handle physics well, which is evident in the quality of the crash damage. Different environments give different cars advantages and disadvantages. Speaking of environments, each track feels different from the other: mixes of winding bends or long straights in packed, vibrant cities, forested race tracks, or long mountain roads. Everything looks great for its age.

GRID isn't a game about in-depth vehicle customization or extreme realism. It's about the fun and intensity of racing.

It's a game at its finest- anyone can play it, it's cheap and looks great. You don't need to have previous experience with racing games to enjoy GRID. The developers put a lot of time into making such a great game.

GRID is truly a masterpiece of work that I love. Thank you, Codemasters, for making such an amazing game.

(I have played through the career at least 5 times on the PlayStation 3.)
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15.7 hrs
Posted: October 18
I hate this game
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2.5 hrs
Posted: October 16
I cant drift. *uninstalls game
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7.5 hrs
Posted: October 16
Playing this with keyboard is super hard. Most cars have no weight to them and have no grip to the track. Even aiming for 12th place can be hard, because just surviving the race is a challenge. Some of the races, with some of the cars, are good. Most are super difficult to complete.
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2.8 hrs
Posted: October 15
It made me want to punch a baby...
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28.2 hrs
Posted: October 14
The racing mechanis in this game are edgy and corner cutting. I would highly recommend an X-Bach controller for this one. You don't really get to pick a car you take what's given for the heat. The race car choice is communistic. The money is fast though but not easy to race to. I gave this game three wheels peeling out of four tires.
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47.7 hrs
Posted: October 13
No modern racing game can stand up to the simplicity of this one. An easy purchase
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1.8 hrs
Posted: October 10
its a very good game
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12.9 hrs
Posted: October 10
i love the drifting in the game once u are good at drifting u never wanna race again. the graphics are really good still considering the game came out in 2008 and the physics are pretty good. 10/10
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