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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Very Positive (83 reviews) - 84% of the 83 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,841 reviews) - 83% of the 2,841 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (83 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (2,841 reviews)
Recently Posted
hardadinuraziz
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
the reason i bought this game is the music theme in main menu, its giving me eargasm
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Jonny
( 97.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Overall a great simcade title. It packs together realistic elements, sich as a detailed damage model and responsive handling in an arcadish environment. - like overt top speeds of some cars and that even the LMP1 cars of that time got 6-speed transmissions.
The career mode is detailed and gives the player control over various elements of a racing team, such as finding sponsors, buying and selling cars and later hiring a team mate. Especially at the beginning the player must consider the prize of his actions, but after a few seasons money might not longer be a problem...

The difficulty setting is variable at every time, also various driving aids can be turned on and off individually, but come with a penalty for race rewards. Thus GRID is playable for less experienced and seasoned players alike, but will push you to improve.
However, on the highest difficulty settings, you might need to withstand some frustration. But in the end, the racing business is a though one.

Personally I find the soundtrack praisable and fitting at many times. Important moments through your career will be stressed with a respective piece of music, that also plays dynamically during races.

The graphics are even today quite enjoyable, however the engine sounds are in general very generic and not individual for every car.

In my own play time (almost 100 hours at the moment) I never widnessed any major bug. Only one time I used a flashback while background music played and after the game started again, it disappeared.


You might need to work yourself a bit into the game, but GRID is the right choice for everyone who seeks a solid simcade racer that provides fun and a challenge alike.
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Full Contact Gaming
( 21.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
Old game but still good fun. I enjoyed it
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ay4fre
( 15.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
brb gonna score 5 mill on the drift events and laugh at how easy they are
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<An Orange Muffin>
( 28.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Need some time to get used to it but overall, it's a good racing game almost realistic feeling.
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Pencil
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
thumbs up for cockpit view
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Паша
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
grid is good game if u want to play an arcade game with a keyboard
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NerdCore314
( 35.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
-GRID is really good as long as you're looking for a arcade-type racing game.
-You can choose the difficulty before every race so if there is a particular type of racing that you're not good at (ex: Drifting) you can set it on easy just for that race.
-The controls are really on point (atleast with a 360 controller)
-You will WANT to read the guide about changing the max resolution (very easy) to 1920x1080 because it's locked at 1280 I believe. But once you do that, with the graphics settings all the way up, it still looks really good (2016)
-If you're looking for a real simulation game or a game with customizable cars you're in the wrong place. The only customizing you can do in this game is changing your team's car colors a bit.
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Kyle
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
A good game compared to other Grid Games in my opinion.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Detailed and functional cockpit view 10/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This game may be 8 years old but oh boy is it still a great game and if you're wondering whether to get it, now is the best time as it is 3 dollars and it's an all time classic! 10/10 IGN
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
101% awesome. Old but gold. This game almost simulates the real life racing, except for the drift mode. Handling are good, not too sensitive like DiRT 3. Le Mans, Sprint races, Circuit races, all of them are perfect. This game also works on low budget laptop or PC. I buy this game for IDR 23.199. Cheap but the quality of this game is awesome. You can also add more challenge with any steering wheel and pedal to play this game. But unfortunately, i don't have any.

Go and buy this game if you're looking for more challenge in an official races (not street racing like Need For Speed). And if you have more money, maybe you can spend it for GRID 2 or GRID Autosport.



P.S: Street racer like me who love to play Need for Speed or Midnight Club may get difficult on the first time playing this game. But, don't give up quickly. It's fun too to being an official racer.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
97.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Overall a great simcade title. It packs together realistic elements, sich as a detailed damage model and responsive handling in an arcadish environment. - like overt top speeds of some cars and that even the LMP1 cars of that time got 6-speed transmissions.
The career mode is detailed and gives the player control over various elements of a racing team, such as finding sponsors, buying and selling cars and later hiring a team mate. Especially at the beginning the player must consider the prize of his actions, but after a few seasons money might not longer be a problem...

The difficulty setting is variable at every time, also various driving aids can be turned on and off individually, but come with a penalty for race rewards. Thus GRID is playable for less experienced and seasoned players alike, but will push you to improve.
However, on the highest difficulty settings, you might need to withstand some frustration. But in the end, the racing business is a though one.

Personally I find the soundtrack praisable and fitting at many times. Important moments through your career will be stressed with a respective piece of music, that also plays dynamically during races.

The graphics are even today quite enjoyable, however the engine sounds are in general very generic and not individual for every car.

In my own play time (almost 100 hours at the moment) I never widnessed any major bug. Only one time I used a flashback while background music played and after the game started again, it disappeared.


You might need to work yourself a bit into the game, but GRID is the right choice for everyone who seeks a solid simcade racer that provides fun and a challenge alike.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
-GRID is really good as long as you're looking for a arcade-type racing game.
-You can choose the difficulty before every race so if there is a particular type of racing that you're not good at (ex: Drifting) you can set it on easy just for that race.
-The controls are really on point (atleast with a 360 controller)
-You will WANT to read the guide about changing the max resolution (very easy) to 1920x1080 because it's locked at 1280 I believe. But once you do that, with the graphics settings all the way up, it still looks really good (2016)
-If you're looking for a real simulation game or a game with customizable cars you're in the wrong place. The only customizing you can do in this game is changing your team's car colors a bit.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Fun, good looking, and varietied arcade driving game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
the reason i bought this game is the music theme in main menu, its giving me eargasm
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
best racing game ever
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Wow, made in 2007 and amaze with the graphic!!
Good job codemaster!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Pro:
Fun game with different cars.
Challenging but love the crowd cheering.
It takes a few times to get used to and even then, unless you're a pro or have the right equipment, you'll still finish last and crash a few times. But I definately see this as doable to get better. It'll just take awhile (unless you're an experienced racer) to get 3rd place or higher.
Used a true xbox pc controller and worked great. Though a G27 is on my wish list, I wonder if it would make driving in this game easier and more fun.
Realistic in the sense of when you crash into a wall, it tears up your car. And it's very possible to total your car to the point where you can't finish the track.

Con:
Not for the absolute beginner.
Lots of curves, for better or worse.
No casual play.
No solo mode.
No training.
No practice runs.
(Ok, I'm being redundant at this point.)
Would wish it would be more forgiving on crashes and not tear up your car so much. But then I'm complaining because though I have a handful of racing games, I generally love them but I still suck. lol

I'd still recommend this game as it's one of the better racing games out there.
I bought this during the summer steam sale and glad I did. I think for many the normal $14.99 price is worth it for many as it's better than more expensive games out there. But for me the cheaper sale price was more realistic for my level of experience and skill.

If you are looking for similiar games but with a different flavor:
Though more expensive, I would recommend Dirt 3 Complete Edition. It has so many options (cars, tracks, experience levels) and is a blast for an absolute beginner to the experienced. And less frustrating.
Another good racing game that offer a different but varies skill levels are Riptide GP2 and Riff Racer (Drive Any Track). The only thing with Riff Racer is that it's solo with no AI. But it builds tracks on music you choose so I like it.

Finally, buy this game. You could pay more for other games but overall this game is worth the normal price for most.
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