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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thexblades
4.6 hrs
Posted: August 26
Product received for free
Grid is a racing simulation game and is released back in the year of 2007. The game is nice to play and with a racing wheel it feels more realistic. In the game you'll get a lot of fun with the grid world mode, the race day mode and with the sound even more, but only if the multiplayer mode was still online the game was really worth a shot.

When you open the grid world mode, you will begin with a racing match. The match decides your future; which is if you worthy enough to be a racer. You'll get a race licence. When I first played the match, I'd crashed and started the match again. Only my 4th try helped; I finally surpassed the finish line. After this you'll get a cutscene, which you can't skip. After the cutscene you can choose which match you want to play. If you complete these matches you'll get cash. In the race day mode, you can choose which car you want to race with it and also: the location, the routes, how many laps and the livery of the car.

Pros:

- The game is fun to play
- The graphics of the game seems okay
- The sound of the game is nice
- The crashes are well made
- The races are nice


Cons:

- The multiplayer mode is offline(there will be standing an error message when you click on it)
- Not many variety in customization
- No trading cards

The game is nice, but I'd like to recommend you the newest grid series because of the multiplayer mode to play with friends or stranges worldwide. Only if you are a race fan and the game gets discounted for a reasonable price I will recommend you this game.

Received a free copy for testing/reviewing purposes. This review is part of the Steamified Community Review program. For similar reviews and fantastic giveaways please visit http://www.steamified.com/.
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Moon
20.3 hrs
Posted: August 26
Product received for free
Has the real word feature in it...
By the way, the graphics from the pictures dont show up in game ;(
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VisualQuantum
6.1 hrs
Posted: August 23
Product received for free
Pretty nostalgic when GRID has cockpit detailed view. Good game btw :)
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phiX
13.6 hrs
Posted: August 22
One of my absolute favorite race games, the physics are close to real but still playable.
its nice as well on multiplayermode with friends.
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Christingous
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 18
Product received for free
-crashes each time I try open graphics settings
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SF=RomBurns
74.0 hrs
Posted: August 11
Nothing will prepare you for the final minute of Le Mans. 1337/10 would epic hype music again.
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Scythedelic
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 11
The graphics and realism are amazing, but if you're like me and want an option to turn off the damage element or look at the car specs to compare between rides, you're going to have a bad time. This is great for people who just want to pretent they are real life race car drivers. No elements of arcade style racing or customization of the races themselves. Pick a track, pick a car, that's it. If you have a huge screen you can choose a paint job but it's hard to make out on a PC monitor.
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22Tupacroll
136.3 hrs
Posted: August 10
One of the best multiplayer racing games. After they shut down the multiplayer servers there still is one of the best single player experiences when it comes to racing. Later Grids do not come even close.
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SkyLineBg
5.0 hrs
Posted: August 9
Its cool game tho. But, its really really hard. Car control is REALLY, REALLY HARD i could say. If you are new to this type of games, i dont really reccomend buying this one. I used to play A LOT ''Need for Speed'' and ''Grand Tourismo'' but i suck at Grid. It has its +s. Cool graphics, realistic car damage, cool maps, cool cars etc.
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Jdraag
78.6 hrs
Posted: August 3
Spent lots of time when I was younger playing the non-steam version of this.

+ You can create your own team with custom liveries.
+ Hire and Fire Teammates who all have different skills.
+ 3 Regions (Europe, North America & Asia) with different race types.
+ Career mode progresses as you start from the bottom and reach the international stages, rising through the ranks.
+ Pretty interesting that you can buy cars new or from Ebay.
+ Ravenwest team are your rivals throughout the game that sometimes challenge you to 1v1 races.

For the money it's a really good game. I'd recommend you download the Dargos Realism Modpack which removes the yellow filter and makes the game look much nicer. Also if you have completed the game already and want a challenge, install Broski's Updated GRID modpack which increases the difficulty of the AI as well as other career mode improvements/changes.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
Product received for free
Grid is a racing simulation game and is released back in the year of 2007. The game is nice to play and with a racing wheel it feels more realistic. In the game you'll get a lot of fun with the grid world mode, the race day mode and with the sound even more, but only if the multiplayer mode was still online the game was really worth a shot.

When you open the grid world mode, you will begin with a racing match. The match decides your future; which is if you worthy enough to be a racer. You'll get a race licence. When I first played the match, I'd crashed and started the match again. Only my 4th try helped; I finally surpassed the finish line. After this you'll get a cutscene, which you can't skip. After the cutscene you can choose which match you want to play. If you complete these matches you'll get cash. In the race day mode, you can choose which car you want to race with it and also: the location, the routes, how many laps and the livery of the car.

Pros:

- The game is fun to play
- The graphics of the game seems okay
- The sound of the game is nice
- The crashes are well made
- The races are nice


Cons:

- The multiplayer mode is offline(there will be standing an error message when you click on it)
- Not many variety in customization
- No trading cards

The game is nice, but I'd like to recommend you the newest grid series because of the multiplayer mode to play with friends or stranges worldwide. Only if you are a race fan and the game gets discounted for a reasonable price I will recommend you this game.

Received a free copy for testing/reviewing purposes. This review is part of the Steamified Community Review program. For similar reviews and fantastic giveaways please visit http://www.steamified.com/.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
136.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
One of the best multiplayer racing games. After they shut down the multiplayer servers there still is one of the best single player experiences when it comes to racing. Later Grids do not come even close.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
74.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Nothing will prepare you for the final minute of Le Mans. 1337/10 would epic hype music again.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
Product received for free
Has the real word feature in it...
By the way, the graphics from the pictures dont show up in game ;(
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259 of 269 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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219 of 265 people (83%) found this review helpful
39 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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101 of 110 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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92 of 107 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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107 of 129 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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89 of 108 people (82%) found this review helpful
54 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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