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 (63 reviews) - 92% of the 63 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,789 reviews) - 83% of the 2,789 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
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Recent:
Very Positive (63 reviews)
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Very Positive (2,789 reviews)
Recently Posted
Bl@ze
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
nice game
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ST4RG4Z3RK4N
( 45.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Best racing game with the most detail cockpit view design of all time.
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Immortal v2 | Pivvelbunk
( 0.8 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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sebalechef
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
best racing game ever
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Scrabs
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Detailed and functional cockpit view 10/10
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Oh Hello There!
( 13.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This Game is actually pretty decent, but fun to play, but now you cant play multiplayer anymore, because the servers had been shut down.

But it is a still good playable game.

I recommend you buy it since it has cool minigames.
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Tannsi
( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Had this gem a few years ago, bought it on CD. Finally decided to buy it on steam.

I wish there was still some online playing available. But still this is the best racing game I have played.
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Odin Faktor
( 18.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
To arcady for my taste. But that is what makes me recommend it if you are looking for a semi to less serious arcade racer. Plus it has a few fun features to fool you into thinking its a real racing game (simulation). Fun title!
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ELPatron
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
it dont start up and steam dont give me money back greedy ♥♥♥♥ stupid game
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StatTrak™ POOTIS™ | Fade
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
another legendary racing game by the legends at codemasters. it's an arcade/racing sim hybrid. why racing sim? because DAMAGE. LOTS OF IT. crash once and everything changes. it's brutally hard, but fun. however, i won't recommend this to people that like ACTUAL racing sims.

pros:
+the graphics are still amazing for an old game
+a very small but good variety of licensed cars
+legendary licensed tracks
+you can put driving assists if the game is too hard for you
+customization
+drift
+DAMAGE

cons:
-its difficulty
-customization is limited to patterns, sponsor decals and numbers
-unrealistic handling
-not too many cars to choose from
-some cars are ♥♥♥♥♥♥
-no oval tracks

final rating
9/10 would crash to a corner again
possibly the best racing game of all time.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
37 of 47 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
THIS GAME IS 8 YEARS OLD AND IT STILL LOOKS BETTER THAN ANY RACING GAME THESE DAYS.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
51.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Oh my...

"GRID", or "Race Driver: Grid", depending on whether or not you really wanna be formal about all of this, is a racing game developed by Codemasters, and has been released on all platforms that matter (I'm looking at you, Nintendo). Throughout the game, you build up your reputation as a race driver, and are faced with a series of different racing disciplines to prove yourself in: drift, F1, Touring, and many more. All of this leads up to a grand finale in each season: The Le Mans 24 Hour Endurance Race on the infamous Circuit de la Sarthe (the version with winding turns on the straightaway). There's a lot of content to barge your way through, and it'll take you a bit of time to get through everything. It's been a while since this game came out, but...

HOLY ♥♥♥♥ THIS GAME STILL LOOKS BADASS

If you take damage, it's full-on damage. Windows will crack, hoods will fly off, fenders will be bent, and if you crash horribly, your race is over. Granted, it's still hard-body; you're not gonna get the detail that GTA IV gave you with its soft-body damage model. Still, the way tires can come off, and your car ends up looking like it just got done with a demolition derby (which is a racing discipline in-game, mind~), it's a marvel to behold.

That being said, the game is wonderfully optimized. While I'm running some low-tech equipment, I'm still running everything on mostly high settings. It's wonderful to see the inside of your car and how everything reacts according to what's happening on track. It doesn't sound like much, but it helps with the immersion. It's the little things that count.

The cars handle a bit differently than one might be used to. When given the choice between "arcade racer" and "simulation", Codemasters seemed to lean more towards "arcade". Some people might be turned off by this, but, in truth, this really, really adds on to the fun factor. There's no real penalty to being a ♥♥♥♥ to your fellow racers, which, coming from a jaded ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, feels so ♥♥♥♥ing good. Drifting around corners at 100, just to slam into someone else and ruin someone else's day, is so satisfying. While the cars don't act exactly like they should, it's not going to take long to get used to their handling, and you'll find yourself knocking races out of the park in just a few goes.

GRID has a few issues, mainly with its AI. But, in truth, AI has always sort of been a problem (I'm looking at you, Bethesda). While the computer isn't as dumb as rocks, it most certainly could use some work. I'm not sure if it's intentional, but it seems as though the AI can be just as aggressive as you on occasion. Most of the time, they're as submissive as a small puppy, but regardless, a few can lash out like a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ed rotweiller. It's jarring, but it keeps you on your toes, at least.

There's a lot I've missed in this review, but as much as I'd love to go over them, GRID just got done re-downloading, and that takes precident over everything else.

9/10
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
One of the finest car game thats old and still holds up to time i recommend this.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
To arcady for my taste. But that is what makes me recommend it if you are looking for a semi to less serious arcade racer. Plus it has a few fun features to fool you into thinking its a real racing game (simulation). Fun title!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Detailed and functional cockpit view 10/10
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
best racing game ever
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
another legendary racing game by the legends at codemasters. it's an arcade/racing sim hybrid. why racing sim? because DAMAGE. LOTS OF IT. crash once and everything changes. it's brutally hard, but fun. however, i won't recommend this to people that like ACTUAL racing sims.

pros:
+the graphics are still amazing for an old game
+a very small but good variety of licensed cars
+legendary licensed tracks
+you can put driving assists if the game is too hard for you
+customization
+drift
+DAMAGE

cons:
-its difficulty
-customization is limited to patterns, sponsor decals and numbers
-unrealistic handling
-not too many cars to choose from
-some cars are ♥♥♥♥♥♥
-no oval tracks

final rating
9/10 would crash to a corner again
possibly the best racing game of all time.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 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
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Had this gem a few years ago, bought it on CD. Finally decided to buy it on steam.

I wish there was still some online playing available. But still this is the best racing game I have played.
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