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.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,367 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 4, 2008

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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
Helpful customer reviews
81 of 91 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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45 of 50 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
89.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Released in 2008
Still holding as the best racing game ever made.
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31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
31.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
8/10
GRID is a racing game that did not let you drive like crazy and crashing all the stuff in your way (just like in Need For Speed) nor it is too realistic to give you penalty for driving through the grass or disqualified you for just losing a front bumper (like in F1) . So this game has a nice balance between realism and arcade, that is what makes this game is enjoyable and fun for casual gamers and racing enthusiast alike. This game also welcomed newbie or pro racing gamer. For newbie you can turn on all the driving assist in the game so the driving will be more simple and easy to learn, or if you feel like racing game is your everyday life you can turn off all the driving assist for more complex driving and customize the driving options so the car will perform like what you expect.

As for the graphics, although this is an old game (realeased in 2007) the graphics of this game is still feel good and comparable to current game graphics. The best thing about the graphics is the car crash effect, it looks so realistic !! see it for yourself here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH2KUrNow7s

But for me, the best thing about this game is that all race events in the game are based on actual official racing event, from the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans to the brutal American Demolition Derby (so don't expect any ilegal street racing in this game! ).
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
+Fun arcady simulation
+No abs braking option
+ Team management system
-Ugly yellow tint on everything

Its just a fun game. Not too serious but not too lax.

It's refreshing not having the option to disable abs braking. It adds an extra level of difficulty, knowing slamming on the brakes too hard will lock up your tires and render your steering input useless.

You get to create a paint scheme for your team, choose sponsors that reward you for winning, and hire a team mate. Its all stuff you really don't see anywhere. It really sets this game apart.

UGLY YELLOW TINT EVERYWHERE. I don't know why codemasters thought it was a good idea to make everything in the game look yellow from the sun.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
By far one of the best racing games. By no means a simulation, its provided me with hours of fun. Drifting is a blast (although tricky sometimes) and demolition derbies are just glorious carnage. There is enough track diversity that they never get old, but they still feel familiar.

My only complaint is that it can feel like a grind getting podium finishes to rank up/
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
One of the best track based racing games I've played so far. It's the perfect blend of arcade and realistic to allow anyone who is interested in racing games regardless of your skill level to play. It's also very good looking for a game from 2008 with a detailed interior view with working mirrors. Decent selection of cars to collect with a bunch more to get with some modding to get the DLC in the game. The only let down is that the multiplayer is long gone now with only the LAN option available to play. I would recommend anyone that likes or is interested in racing games to pick this great game up. On sales it's usually £2.50 which is a bargain. 9/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
The first and also the best Grid game! It has a detailed cockpit view, unlike Grid Autosport... The graphics are pretty good for a 2008 game.
I still play it regularly even though it's 6 years old by now. The SP is great (I spent around 25-30 hours to complete the SP), this game is definately worth it's money!

Pro's:
- Detailed cockpit view
- Single Player
- Graphics
- Physics (mix between arcade and realism)
- Damage model
- LAN play via Hamachi

Cons:
- Online does not work anymore
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
This is an amazing game. Great cars, tracks etc. One of the best racing games out there I've seen. The career can be rough, but it's nothing too hard after a while. Really recommend it to anyone who likes games like Need for Speed.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
TL;DR: 8.5/10, would use as an alternative for an adrenaline epipen.

So I bought this game not really knowing what to expect. I'm into racing games, but mostly the Need For Speed series. This game is certainly the most unique racing game I've played. Keep in mind that I haven't played NFS: ProStreet or Shift, so I can't make a comparison with those games.

GRID is a racing game that attempts to simulate a professional's driving career, and in my opinion, succeeds for the most part. You're allowed to create your own team name, colors, and run just about everything else. You can buy cars, hire drivers to gain more points for your team, etc. However, you never seem to pay for damages taken to your car, which might irk some who want extreme realism. You also have the option of accepting other teams' offers and driving for them to earn some extra cash. Along the way, you'll gain sponsors, which you can put on your car to gain extra money if you meet the company's requirements for the race (e.g. Get above 2nd, win $4K).

The biggest aspect of the game is, of course, the driving. I'd say it's one of the best handling and realistic driving mechanisms I've played, especially for PC and using a keyboard. The options menu gives you control over how sensitive key presses send your car so that you're not constantly hitting left and right to straighten your car (although you still have to do that sometimes, but not often). The stats of each car accurately correspond to how they handle on the track, and there's a variety of classes and brands to choose from.

One thing I'll say, if you're used to racing Need For Speed, get ready for a rude awakening from the world of realist driving games. You can't just press up and bounce off cars and walls constantly to get a win. If you hit things, your car will take damage, and the way it's shown on the car is very accurate. Take too many hits and you'll start damaging things like the wheels, transmission, etc. If you slam into something too hard, you're out of the race. Braking is very imporant in this game and it'll take a few tries (and wrecks) to get the hang of it, but after you learn, the game is a blast.

So far, multiplayer hasn't worked for me. Perhaps they took it down. Even if they did, though, the single player is enough to keep you extremely entertained and have your heart pounding. The AI is very well programmed, trying to avoid hitting you and taking routes that a normal pro driver would. The tracks are very nice, with some (I'm not sure if all) using real-life tracks. The soundtrack is very good too, although you won't notice it most of the time, as the driving takes most of your focus.

Overall, a very good racing game. There are a few nitpicks I have like how your spotter sometimes says, "You took some damage, but it's nothing serious.", even though your car can be severely damaged. The graphics can also wear on your computer, so if you have a sub-par graphics setup, then make sure you can run the game first before buying it. They look very good though, even on lower FPS the game looks to run smoothly. Like I said, an adrenaline rush that is worth the money (even moreso if it's on sale).

8.5/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
I have played it on xbox 360 and it was so fun which i am sure will be the same for the pc version
Thumbs up
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
34.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
Race Driver: GRID is quite likely the last wholly enjoyable experience offered by a Codemasters title on PC. There's not really anything bad to say about it. Cars handle nicely, there's a fun variety of events (Drift and Togue in particular have eaten up a lot of my time), and the head-to-head battles with other Racing teams have some surprisingly excellent music. It plays well, sounds great, and looks very pretty. Highly recommended to just about anyone.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
69.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Great game. If you enjoy a racing simulation this will keep you entertained for hous on end. Driving is simple and very easy and quite honestly the games heaps of fun. Maybe it's just me but my favorite part are the midnight touges intense fun and much like fast and furious tokyo drift. i think the drifting on the game has a bit of a learning curve to it but it's not that bad but that might just be me. Buy the game, you wouldn't regret it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
A racer with a really nice balance between arcade and realism, and quite a large variety of motorsports; open-wheel formula racing, Tōge, drifting, even a demolition derby and a (truncated) version of 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Still one of the best racing games released in the past 5 years or so.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
42.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
This is a great racing game with a lot of different types of racing to enjoy. Being able to skip LeMans is awsome if you don't want to redo it all the time. Play to place your team in first place or play just for fun, both are rewarding and enjoyable!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Positive

+ When it comes to arcade-style handling and physics, Race Driver: GRID nails it perfectly, and yet still maintains a realistic approach to motor sporting; it’s very accessible to both fans of arcade and simulation-style racing. The newly implemented flashback system also lessens the burden of minor (yet sometimes costly) mistakes made on the tracks, leading to a more fluid driving experience
+ Graphically the game is stunning, with superb lighting and shadows, as well as high-quality textures and car details; topped off with good crowd details that make it stand out as one of the best looking racing games to date
+ Sound-wise, the cars engines sound authentic, and the personalisation that the game offers when it comes to your driver rounds off the games audio extremely well
+ The game also boasts a lot of content when it comes to the amount of tracks, disciplines and events that you can take part in. It will take around 8 ½ hours to just get your global licence, and many more if you want to take part in every event the game lets you participate in; the career mode is certainly lengthy.


Negative

- The only real noticeable negative in the sound department is that the in-game dialogue in the game will get repetitive quickly, leaving you wanting to turn it off after hours invested into the game (which is unfortunate because the voice acting is absolutely fine)
- While the team management system is a welcome addition, your teammate rarely ever performs well in a race or benefits your career, making it sort of pointless for them to be included in the career mode at all.


Verdict

“A simply great driving experience, Race Driver: GRID manages to hit all the right notes with me in what a racing game should look and feel like. Fans of racing titles should definitely check this one out (if you haven’t already).”

8.5/10 TJBs
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
From what I've played of this so far, it is such a rewarding racer in an old fashioned kind of way.
They don't make them like they used to!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Perfect game! Awesome graphics and spectacular damage modelling. Still holds very strong after 8 years.

Downloaded the DLC for free, adds awesome content!

DLC Link: http://www.moddb.com/mods/8-ball-prestige-packs-dlc-pc/downloads/8-ball-prestige-packs-dlc-pc
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
this game is owesome. i recomender it for all players who like cars
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
What an awesome game! first i looked at the negative comments and thought, should i buy this game? but i just did it and it it defenitly worth your money. everything is just perfect made the handeling it is just perfect and there is so much realism in this game. Its not like need for speed were you can drive like an idiot. I have know only 2 hours played but in the future its going to be a lot more! So dont look further for another race game beacause this is it! I ♥♥♥♥ING LOVE this game. Finally i got a cheap race geam for worth is money!!

Ps: Play this game with a XboX Controller 100% wurf
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
This racing game is not too serious and not too silly either, like a perfect balance between realistic and fun. The career mode is nicely done and makes you want to race more and more. I would definitely recommend it !
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