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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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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Codename.WiAx
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Truth to be told, I never had this much fun with a racing game, except for Burnout Paradise. The game looks and runs smooth. The track racing portion is the best thing about the game. Zooming through large tracks reminded me the fun I had with GT games on Playstation 2 and PSP. The street racing portion is very frustrating though, with the AI constantly slamming into you and make a mess on the road. It is borderline unplayable on some tracks. The AI cars would often pile up at corners leaving no way for you. Sometimes they will just push you into walls making your car slam into a wall or immobile truck and BAM! Terminal Damage, race can't continue. I'm still into the game and given the price tag, the game is definitely worth it.
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.hazard
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
I really like this!
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Monster
( 27.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
There's not much to say about this racing title other than It's a lot of fun! The vehicles are fully tune-able and handle very well. The graphics are great, the soundtrack is powerful and does well in creating a feeling of tension as you're neck-and-neck for first place on the last lap. The boss races (against Ravenwest) are always intense. The special soundtracks that play specifically for those races make it even more so.

There's a variety of different cars to drive. Classic muscle cars, Formula cars, Italian supercars, and demolition derby races.

You're able to choose your name or nickname (from a list) and you'll hear your name being announced, which adds to the immersion. There's a real sense of accomplishment when you finally start moving up in the ranks, start beating Ravenwest, and go from a small dim garage to a much sleeker, bigger garage with a different soundtrack.

When that happened I sat there for a few minutes just thinking "I finally did it!"

Only downside is there's no multiplayer. It got shut down.
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Obey the Fist!
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
While Grid was once presumably a premier racing game, it's now 9 years old and has aged badly.

No widescreen support, no support for HD monitors and above are simply too damaging for this game to be playable today.

These are things that would be quite fixable if the developer, who are still selling this product and accepting money for it, dedicated the effort to fix with a modernisation patch.

Reprehensible developer behavior and lack of support for modern systems makes this game unrecommendable.
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terygas222
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
can't tell to buy or not to buy cause my childhood racing games started with nfs and between nfs and grid . nfs win easly
but still not that bad racing game with really high fps even if your pc not that much
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Киса
( 45.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Проблема при запуске.
Заходим в Steam-свойства самой игры-нажимаем установить параметры запуска.
Далее прописываем туда "-novirtual", без ковычек.
Проблема решена!)
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Lord Sealand
( 22.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
A real fun racer. Exciting, visceral and good looking. Must use controller!
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Matt23
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
The multiplayer doesn't work. I paid for an incomplete game, and for this reason I asked for a refund.
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harryorlsen
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
FU Codefukkers for killing the multiplayer of the best arcade-racer back in 2011!
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H5PAHezry
( 20.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
When I'm bored of NFS, I jump to this. This game is beautiful even with low settings. Get it cos it's one of those racing games that are tough but you can still enjoy!
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PapaBravo
( 25.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
The game was true fun... until I get to the 3rd level of events. The amount of obvious rubberbanding went incredible, you can cut all the corners just perfectly, make a lot of clean overtakes - but it is all pointless cause as soon as you get to the final lap you can expect podium competitors catch you up with the speed of the millenium falcon. I understand this way of making the game more challenging, but when with every next race it becomes more and more the main (or only) part of AI skill, the game simply becomes a piece of annoying arcade turd, forcing you into bashing, smashing and redoing the same stage on and on till you are sick.

Honestly I just rage-quited after a few tries of getting through Ravenwest lead during Prototype Championship in J-Speed Super One. But enough is enough, I am simply tired of starting all the time in the last place (what the heck is the method of placing the starting position? Is it simply random?), forced to bypass a bunch of f***ing idiots (the biggest one being your teammate, I mean WTF man, are we for sure in the same team?!) bashing into each other or in the rear of your car. When you are done with them rookies, no matter how good you are it is hardly possible to keep your nerves together when all you can see are Ravenwest taking corners with ridiculous speed without even breaking… ♥♥♥♥ it! Try to do that exactly the same way – yeah, now you can rewind…

Other big issue is that game simply gets boring in the half of the way of the ‘Grid World’. I really enjoyed touges, D-Derby were just amazing and Pro-Types were incredible. But the second half of the game is mostly all about endurance (which is more a fight with your understeering car than taking care of competitors) or drift (where AI completly sucks and you nail the scoreboard with your eyes closed).
I do not want to dwell on the pros of this game, because there is as many of them as cons – and cons are the part that should be noticed – for getting rid of them in the future (yeah, we already had GRID 2 and Autosport so maybe it is too late to say this) and thus making them better.

Well, there is one special positive thing about entire series - each car has its own unique ‘soul’ making driving them a lot of fun – hard to say it feels like real but for sure you can feel the power and heaviness of muscle car. And that is the thing that will make me finish the game. Even if I am temporarily annoyed by it.
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Ana Baba Yala
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
This game has the best drifting ever made in a driving game.
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20bart
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
don't buy this game the steering is way too sensitive
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Juurus
( 31.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
Gay-Related Immune Deficiency™
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RandySavage_0ya
( 14.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
It's pretty good. 7.5/7.5 perfect score!
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|LOD|H8MyBoss*
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
From a greenhorn's standpoint, I give this racing game a solid two thumbs up.

It's arcade-ish enough to throw a ton of fast paced fun in your face, but still presents a challenge for those that don't want a gimme. Just in the early stages of the game, but it seems that the AI competition is no slouch when it comes to bumping and grinding. Courses are authentic and challenging; take too much damage, and you're out of the race, which adds a nice (if small) bit of realism to the game.

Xbox controller seems to work fairly well with the game.

Stunning graphics, great sound. Gameplay feels responsive, not clunky at all. Lovin' Grid so far! :)

If you're looking for a hardcore challenge/simulation, maybe 'steer' clear of this game. If you're just looking for some fast paced racing action, I'd say the regular price of the game is worth it for sure.

10/10
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McGavin
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
I enjoyed playing this game when it first released back on the PS3, however the lack of control settings is irritating and makes the game more unessesarily difficult overall. I cannot switch the standard arrow keys to the WSAD keys for acceleration and other driving options, and it makes the gameplay more tedious and unenjoyable. The controlling isn't available through mouse either, making it nearly impossible to be precise with your steering and other manevuers. If this issue were to be fixed, I would recommend it, but until this is no longer an issue, I can't agree to it.
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Munch4us3n
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Sem comentários, na época de lançamento acho q superou os da franquia NFS.
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zastroph
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
The cars in this game lose control at the slighest bend, and what is worse, instead of just going straight ahead like there is no tomorrow, they actually fly up in to the air and flip around and around, and where they stop is anybodys guess!

If you're one of the players that like this type of thing, have fun!!!

As for me, it is Pointless garbage, however, I got the game in a humble bundle, so no real loss if I don't play it much!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
I got GRiD on a sale for a little over a euro and I must say it's worth many times more than that. My PC's current VGA is terrible and yet the game manages to run at 40-50 FPS (albeit on low settings). The racing disciplines and the cars themselves are well-varied and, while not a simulator, you can get a challenge out of it if you turn off the driving aids. Sadly all kind of MP is long dead, so whatever you're doing is gonna be singleplayer-only. Still, there aren't many games out there that give you accessible fun to domains such as open wheel, touring cars, drift, GT and LMP, and certainly even fewer that offer all of that at the same time. Definitely a must!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
One of the most fun racing games in my opinion.

+ Amazing nice blend of arcade and simulation (with all assists enabled), which is enjoyable but still poses a challenge
+ Stylish graphics
+ Wide selection of cars, some of which are really fun to drive (like Honda NSX-R or Audi R10 TDi)

- All the cars in the drift category have way too powerful engines
- Sometimes damage to the car persists after going back in time
- LMP1 races are imbalanced if you drive any other car than the R10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
From a greenhorn's standpoint, I give this racing game a solid two thumbs up.

It's arcade-ish enough to throw a ton of fast paced fun in your face, but still presents a challenge for those that don't want a gimme. Just in the early stages of the game, but it seems that the AI competition is no slouch when it comes to bumping and grinding. Courses are authentic and challenging; take too much damage, and you're out of the race, which adds a nice (if small) bit of realism to the game.

Xbox controller seems to work fairly well with the game.

Stunning graphics, great sound. Gameplay feels responsive, not clunky at all. Lovin' Grid so far! :)

If you're looking for a hardcore challenge/simulation, maybe 'steer' clear of this game. If you're just looking for some fast paced racing action, I'd say the regular price of the game is worth it for sure.

10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
The game was true fun... until I get to the 3rd level of events. The amount of obvious rubberbanding went incredible, you can cut all the corners just perfectly, make a lot of clean overtakes - but it is all pointless cause as soon as you get to the final lap you can expect podium competitors catch you up with the speed of the millenium falcon. I understand this way of making the game more challenging, but when with every next race it becomes more and more the main (or only) part of AI skill, the game simply becomes a piece of annoying arcade turd, forcing you into bashing, smashing and redoing the same stage on and on till you are sick.

Honestly I just rage-quited after a few tries of getting through Ravenwest lead during Prototype Championship in J-Speed Super One. But enough is enough, I am simply tired of starting all the time in the last place (what the heck is the method of placing the starting position? Is it simply random?), forced to bypass a bunch of f***ing idiots (the biggest one being your teammate, I mean WTF man, are we for sure in the same team?!) bashing into each other or in the rear of your car. When you are done with them rookies, no matter how good you are it is hardly possible to keep your nerves together when all you can see are Ravenwest taking corners with ridiculous speed without even breaking… ♥♥♥♥ it! Try to do that exactly the same way – yeah, now you can rewind…

Other big issue is that game simply gets boring in the half of the way of the ‘Grid World’. I really enjoyed touges, D-Derby were just amazing and Pro-Types were incredible. But the second half of the game is mostly all about endurance (which is more a fight with your understeering car than taking care of competitors) or drift (where AI completly sucks and you nail the scoreboard with your eyes closed).
I do not want to dwell on the pros of this game, because there is as many of them as cons – and cons are the part that should be noticed – for getting rid of them in the future (yeah, we already had GRID 2 and Autosport so maybe it is too late to say this) and thus making them better.

Well, there is one special positive thing about entire series - each car has its own unique ‘soul’ making driving them a lot of fun – hard to say it feels like real but for sure you can feel the power and heaviness of muscle car. And that is the thing that will make me finish the game. Even if I am temporarily annoyed by it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
can't tell to buy or not to buy cause my childhood racing games started with nfs and between nfs and grid . nfs win easly
but still not that bad racing game with really high fps even if your pc not that much
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
It's pretty good. 7.5/7.5 perfect score!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
good graphics for an old game, but hey its way better then some new-generation games....
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Gay-Related Immune Deficiency™
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
FU Codefukkers for killing the multiplayer of the best arcade-racer back in 2011!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Sem comentários, na época de lançamento acho q superou os da franquia NFS.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
D4LE'S EXPERIENCE: RACE DRIVER: GRID

Let me tell you a story if you don't mind because this is pretty much sums up my childhood and my reason why did I bought this game on Steam.

*F L A S H B A C K S*
I was a big fan of the Toca racing games. I owned Toca world touring cars for the ps1, Toca racing driver, Toca racing driver 2 and also the 3rd one, all which are for the PS2. Jump to 2007 where I got the Xbox 360, I heard Toca racing driver is back but this time they changed the name to "Race driver Grid". Me and my dad went to a gaming store to buy the game and when I got home, I quickly went to my room, turn on my Xbox, put the disc in and play it. Aaaannnd, I barely touch it because my 7 years old brain told me "it was too complicated". I didn't touched the game until late 2015 (THAT LONG BOYS N GIRLS) and the disc was full with scratches. In other words, Rip in Porsches.
Hop to 2016 where I was messing around playing a game with my friend and he told me he wanted to play GRID. I was a bit shocked and asked him "Wait, u can play grid on steam?" and he replied with 1 word "Yes." I quit the game and checked to the store and to my surprise, the game had 80% discount. I bought the game, download it and play it for quite awhile. This is my experience and my opinion on Race Driver Grid.
* END OF F L A S H B A C K S*

First of all, I was surprised that my PC can run this game smoothly. My PC is categorized as a potato and it runs like in the Xbox with slightly better graphics. And if you're saying "Well d4le, this game is made in 2007. How come u find it surprising?" There are games made in that year where my potato is screaming for help and in this case, it wasn't screaming. Though there were times where the fps is dropping, I don't really mind because it's not really major. Speaking about the graphics, this game has some pretty nice graphics & visuals. At the time which I believe was the competitor for Forza, I liked this more because the color and you can see how well detailed if you had an accident on a corner or you rammed a car on purpose like when my brain was 7 years old.

Second, I fell in love with the gameplay. Yes, I do know this game can be frustrating and I know this game isn't really realistic. But when you get the hang of it, you feel this big sense of accomplishment like "YOU DID IT SON. I'M PROUD OF YOU". There was this one moment when I used an old mustang against a Honda NSX in a Touge race. The level was extreme and It was painfully hard but after couple of restarts and start to realize my mistakes, I did it. I felt like I was the king of the world and I literally screamed to my monitor saying "HAAHAHAH LOOK AT ME NOW, BOYS. I'M THE CHAMP". In short, I had a lot of fun with the gameplay and with all my seriousness, I can't wait playing it again.

Third, the cars and the track selection are awesome. There's actually a DLC for this game which I'm not mistaken, they added a Bugatti veyron and other cars and also other tracks that I might have forgotten, but even if you don't have money to buy it, it doesn't really matter. The thing I remembered is the San Francisco track and I also remembered every time I race against a Mustang GTR, he always fail at the corner before the last chicane. Even if I race or drift alone in that track, I will still remember it as the Mustang corner.

However, there are things sadly I have to nitpick.
Probably the only thing that is quite bothering me is the controls and physics. Every car controls differently which is great and understandable. But oh my lord, the default force feedback is so awful. If you don't know what I did, I spent just around the first 15 minutes of the game just to tune the force feedback (if you want to know what I truly did, I just put 10% more on it except the strength) and after that, it made the game like how I wanted to. Don't get me wrong though, I like the EGO engine and I enjoyed the first DiRT because it's a good mixture between arcade and simulation, but in some aspects there are parts where the car gets too twitchy to the point of frustration. On my right brain, I see it as a challenge. However with my left brain, I see it as the other way around.

In conclusion and even though the controls are a bit weird, this game is still an awesome racing game and I will recommend it for ones who adore racing games in general.
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25 of 43 people (58%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
An arcadish racing simulator with the aptitude to have a lot of "turning" points.
Hint: At the end of this review you will find a TL;DR and a video section.

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●▬▬▬▬▬[➤ REVIEW]▬▬▬▬●

GRID™ is a racing simulator which was developed and released by Codemasters in May 2008. It runs on the EGO 1.0 (Ego Engine, developed by Sony and Codemasters) and was released later that year for Mac OS X, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS and the Arcade System "Sega Europa-R."

Like for each racing simulator the story is hold simple. The player jumps into the role of an primary driver who manages his own race team over time. While accepting and completing racing offers from three different regions (US, EU, Japan) the player gains money and reputation, which will lead later to enquiries from sponsors with own missions. The player has to complete these throughout a match, to gain a bonus on money and reputation.

The graphics are well made for the year 2008 thanks to the lighting effects, highly detailed exterior and interior of the 43 fully licenced cars and the amazing soft-body damage to vehicles and environments. However, compared to newer racers and also its sequel "Grid 2" they are obviously outdated. In the year 2010 the community released a "Ultra Mod Compilation" on Steam, which modifies not only the sun reflections but also the shadows, details of the track and so on. It is mentionable that this mod also requires a stronger PC build what should not be a problem for newer PCs anyway.

In its gameplay GRID™ does feel more arcadish than like a real simulator. Determined by the difficulty setting the player has the option to use a limited "flashback" mechanic. Does the player regret driving against the wall, he is allowed to rewind the gameplay up to ten seconds and resume the game at a point of his choice, which simplifies the race a bit more. Money and reputation increase with higher difficulty and less rewinds but also decrease with lower difficulty and more rewinds.
The goal for a race is from time to time slightly different. While the player has to finish as the first driver in one match, he just needs to be first in the car class in another. Several type events, such as drifting, demolition derby and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, give thankfully some variety, which is absolutely needed for a game with up to 26+ hours of gameplay according to the website HowLongToBeat.

The AI of this game is unfortunately not acceptable if not awful. Drivers from the same car class are often paradoxically faster than the own car, no matter how the player drives. The end justifies sometimes the means - even for the AI - so some of them crash into the player and walls without a reason, blocking him and destroying the possibility to win the race. This leads to the point, where the player has to restart the whole match, since he does not have the hope to catch up with the other cars after a crash.

Besides of the AI there is another reason why the player has to restart a match or does not even try to finish the game - the controls. Admittedly, every car in GRID™ feels different in its handling, what is refreshing compared to other more arcadish racers. Whatsoever, breaking too strong or driving on grass and sand ends abruptly in turning the car controlless around itself and crashing either in the wall or in another car, even when only one or two wheels touched these elements. Chicanes are too hard to drive, since even on the normal track the car can turn without a reason. Restarts of restarts occure and destroy the fun more or less immediately after the fourth restart from the same race mission.

GRID™ includes also a multiplayer, which is sadly not available anymore since 2011 due to the fact that the servers have been taken offline.

All in all GRID™ is not necessarily bad considering its age, but caused from its arcadish apperance graphically and physically it is hard to play through the whole game or even only one race without restarting twice or more often. For arcade racer lovers probably a well made game with some weaknesses, but all those who are looking for an real simulator should just move on with Grid 2 and Autosport. Recommendable on a sale.

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After already 12 hours into GRID™'s sequel "Grid 2", I tried not to have too high expecations or standards or even compare it. But even when taking this game as its own, it is hard to like it. The controls and AI made me rage so much that not even the nice tracks and detailed cars could satisfy me. Restarting a mission so often caused from the unfair AI or touching grass and sand, which makes the car not controlable anymore, made me quit this game more than once, even as an experienced racing (simulator/arcade) gamer.

The game has a lot of positive reviews, so I guess it is only a matter of personal taste and people who love weaker arcadish simulators will love this game as well.

●▬▬▬▬▬[➤ TL;DR]▬▬▬▬●

[✔] Great graphics plus an "Ultra Mod Compilation" from the community
[✔] 43 fully licenced, highly detailed cars with unique handling
[✔] Soft-body damage to vehicles and environments which change the car handling

[✖] Unfair AI, crashing often for no reason and blocking the player
[✖] AI cars from the same class are often faster than the own
[✖] More arcade racer than an actual simulator
[✖] Awful controls e.g. when touching the grass or sand, the car gets uncontrolable

●▬▬▬▬▬[➤ MEDIA]▬▬▬▬▬●

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ppye4UcrEYg

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=648689967

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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
The Best $2.99 Ever Spent
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Awesome game...
Love playing it
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
My childood.

10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
This is quite an amazing game, yet I didn't know about it until a year ago. It feels like a Codemasters took ToCA and made it so it appeals to the casual gamer (which is what they essentially did). The game has awide variety of different cars ranging from a little, underpowered japanese hatchback turned into a tire slayer to a top-of-the-class LMP1 bolide designed in a special facility. You get to form and manage your very own racing team, recruit team members, have sponsorships and design team liveries. The driving physics are fun and easy to adapt to. The game doesn't punish you if you don't win every single race. Sponsorship objectives add more variety and challange to the races.

I bought this game from a code marketplace for cheaper than a Happy Meal, and after an hour into the game I felt like I robbed the people over at Codemasters because this game is just so fun.

9/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
A nicely done racing game.

I'm not a racer: I'll play a racing game for a week or two and then not play another for a few years, but I think I'll keep coming back to this one. The graphics are good, the racing is excellent and its well thought out.

The big feature of this game is the Instant Replay: you can rewind time about 3-4s and retry a section of track. Since you can be sent flying off track by the smallest of unintentional bumps this is pretty vital.

My only gripes about this game is the AI, these are possibly different at harder difficulties but I have no plan on finding out:

1- the speed boost AI cars get when you are out in front means it is very hard to get more than 1-2s clear (you can't really build up a buffer in case of accidents)
2-the AI will not risk crashing into you if you are in front. You can slalom your way down a track keeping much faster cars behind you because whenever you cut in front of them they'll slam on the breaks.... BUT if you are side by side with an AI car it'll just side swipe you (often throwing you off the track).
3- the AI hates uphill and loves downhill... no idea why but on a lot of uphill sections I can clear by 1-2s, all of which I lose coming down again. This is odd when I'm leading and helpful for overtaking (especially since I can just sit in front and block coming down) but a total pain while following: AI cars keep breaking for no reason on the uphill and then flying away from me coming down...
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
60.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
I keep coming back to this gem.

Great graphics even for today, fierce AI, good diversity in cars and tracks and the best drift mode ever do it for me.

The only problem is that there's no official online, as it's been killed some years ago, however you can still play LAN or emulate one to challenge your friends.

It also gets dirt cheap during sales, there's no reason for you not to pick it up (unless you are a hardcore sim fan, in this case just steer clear).
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Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Great game, a lot more fun and a lot harder than any other racing game I've played or play. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys more realistic racing games and don't mind trying and failing multiple times! Ten thumbs up!
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