+ When it comes to arcade-style handling and physics, Race Driver: GRID
nails it perfectly, and yet still maintains a realistic approach to motor sporting; it’s very accessible to both fans of arcade and simulation-style racing. The newly implemented flashback system also lessens the burden of minor (yet sometimes costly) mistakes made on the tracks, leading to a more fluid driving experience
+ Graphically the game is stunning, with superb lighting and shadows, as well as high-quality textures and car details; topped off with good crowd details that make it stand out as one of the best looking racing games to date
+ Sound-wise, the cars engines sound authentic, and the personalisation that the game offers when it comes to your driver rounds off the games audio extremely well
+ The game also boasts a lot of content when it comes to the amount of tracks, disciplines and events that you can take part in. It will take around 8 ½ hours to just get your global licence, and many more if you want to take part in every event the game lets you participate in; the career mode is certainly lengthy.
- The only real noticeable negative in the sound department is that the in-game dialogue in the game will get repetitive quickly, leaving you wanting to turn it off after hours invested into the game (which is unfortunate because the voice acting is absolutely fine)
- While the team management system is a welcome addition, your teammate rarely ever performs well in a race or benefits your career, making it sort of pointless for them to be included in the career mode at all.
“A simply great driving experience, Race Driver: GRID
manages to hit all the right notes with me in what a racing game should look and feel like. Fans of racing titles should definitely check this one out (if you haven’t already).”