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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Includes 56 items: Overlord™, GRID™, Rise of the Argonauts, Hospital Tycoon, Maelstrom: The Battle for Earth Begins, Damnation, Overlord II, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, Overlord: Raising Hell, F1 2010™, Operation Flashpoint: Red River, F1 2011, DiRT Showdown, F1 2012 (ROW), F1 Race Stars - Europe Track, F1 Race Stars, F1 Race Stars - Games Accessory Pack, F1 Race Stars - Music Accessory Pack, F1 Race Stars - Princess Accessory Pack, F1 Race Stars - Science Accessory Pack, F1 Race Stars - Nature Accessory Pack, F1 Race Stars - Monster Accessory Pack, F1 Race Stars - Holiday Accessory Pack, F1 Race Stars: Canada Track, F1 Race Stars: China Track, F1 Race Stars: India Track, GRID 2 Super Modified Pack, Grid 2, GRID 2 - GTR Racing Pack, GRID 2 - McLaren Racing Pack, GRID 2 - Headstart Pack, GRID 2 - IndyCar Pack, GRID 2 - Car Unlock Pack, GRID 2 - Drift Pack, GRID 2 - Peak Performance Pack, GRID Autosport, GRID 2 Spa-Francorchamps Track Pack, GRID 2 Bathurst Track Pack, GRID 2 Classic GRID Car Pack, GRID Autosport - Black Edition Pack, GRID Autosport - Boost Pack, GRID Autosport - Premium Garage Pack, F1 2015, Toybox Turbos, Colin McRae Rally, GRID Autosport - Best of British Pack, GRID Autosport - Coupé Style Pack, GRID Autosport - Sprint Pack, GRID Autosport - Road & Track Car Pack, GRID Autosport - Touring Legends Pack, GRID Autosport - Drag Pack, DiRT Rally, F1 2014, DiRT 3 Complete Edition, F1 2016, Overlord: Fellowship of Evil

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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
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Product received for free
the second most iconic racing game from Codies after the CMR 2.0
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
79.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
3rd place simulator :D

"looks like Ravenwest is in this one"

well ♥♥♥♥
3rd is fine
I guess
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2 of 19 people (11%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Bad game for low specs pc...
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265 of 275 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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.

10/10.
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222 of 269 people (83%) found this review helpful
40 people found this review funny
Recommended
44.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 12, 2015
better than grid 2

10/10
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102 of 111 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=142145065
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 !
http://youtu.be/3fHXlsePQVw
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95 of 110 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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109 of 131 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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90 of 109 people (83%) found this review helpful
55 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2015
The Best "Restart Race" Simulator.
Unregrettably spent 2.59 .
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60 of 67 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
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.

Pros:
  • 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.

Cons:
  • 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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GREAT GAME! Nuf Said!
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desert sandwich
1.5 hrs
Posted: September 12
It's a drunk driving sim except the car is the one thats drunk no you.
I think you need a wheel or a controller to even be able to stear around a 179 degree turn. Crash derby mode works though.
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Nick wilde
5.6 hrs
Posted: September 10
best racing game its realistic and fun you should buy this and the damage is just outrageous sponser liveries has Le mans and the 24hour one too you can select how many mins or hours its a great buy if you have a thing for racing and if you know how to play racing games go for it
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