GRID: Autosport is my favourite casual sim, with amazing physics (similar to GRID 1), good AI, great track selection, nice damage system, and beautiful graphics.Rating: 9/10
Note: I recommend you read the in-depth review below and watch some gameplay videos!
I'm writing this review with about 6 hours of play time logged, so keep that in mind.
GRID Autosport is a great game. I has a few downfalls, but overall it is very enjoyable.
Starting with the graphics/visual side, it has some great looking effects and beautiful lighting. Car models look a little on the low-detail side, but its not a very big problem.
The in-car cameras, I have to say, fail. There's no working dials, and very low detail on the interiors. The mirrors don't work either. Depending on what your requirements are, this could be game breaking or just a 'meh' situation. I can live with it, because I'm not a hardcore sim player. It still needs fixing though, because sometimes it is a nice change to play inside the car.
Physics wise, the game is super. It feels great with an Xbox 360 Gamepad, and absolutely jaw-droppingly amazing with a wheel (and I'm even using an old Logitech Momo wheel!). Haven't tried it with a keyboard yet. It's very accessable, but also quite deep. A very good example of 'simcade' handling, and a great improvement over GRID 2.
My old Momo steering wheel worked fine first time, so thumbs up for old wheel support :)
I don't know whether I like or hate the AI. I think maybe both. They are so damn agressive, it makes for some hair-raising, what-the-heck-how-did-I-pull-that-off racing, but also gets a bit rough, and can get on your nerves sometimes if you want to race clean. They'll grind and bump you quite regularly, so get used it it :)
I haven't had a go at Online yet, I'll update the review when I do.
Car list is good, ranging from the VW Golf, to the Bugatti Veyron and Koenigsegg (did I spell that right?) Agera. Like said before, it would be nice to have some higher quality car models, but it's not game breaking.
There are a nice range of tracks, from Bathurst to the original San Francisco from GRID 1 (finally! I loved that track!).
Performance is good, running it all maxed out at 1080p with a solid 60FPS on a GTX 770 and i5 4670.
Pros & Cons List:Pros:
+ Nice Graphics (eye candy, track detail).
+ Jaw dropping handling (in my opinion).
+ Supported my old Momo Force Feedback wheel.
+ AI provide a good challenge, and make the races exciting
+ Good car list, nice variety (all DLC included).
+ Nice range of tracks (all DLC included).
+ Good optimization, had no hitches getting it running.Cons:
- The car models are not as high quality as I'd like (but lower quality models help with optimzation).
- Interior views are lacking detail.
- AI can get too rough.Overall: 9/10
Thanks for reading :)