It’s all about the teams, the rivals and the race as you become driver for hire, specialising in your favourite disciplines or conquering them all in an intense world of professional motorsport.
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Release Date: Jun 26, 2014

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Includes 11 items: GRID Autosport, Grid Autosport Season Pass, GRID Autosport - Boost Pack, GRID Autosport - Premium Garage Pack, 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, GRID Autosport - Black Edition Pack

 

Reviews

“One of the outgoing generation's best racers”
9/10 – CVG

“A vivid impression of what it’s actually like to be bumper-to-bumper at 140mph”
9/10 – Edge

“No modern day racer captures the romantic idea of driving a racing car like GRID Autosport”
9/10 – GamesRadar

About This Game

It’s all about the teams, the rivals and the race in an intense new world of professional motorsport. Racing alongside a teammate, you must overcome key rivals and satisfy team sponsors in ferocious races where every pass and position counts. In a huge career, specialise in your favourite racing discipline or conquer them all feel the aggression of the pack in Touring Cars, manage tyre wear and race into the night in Endurance events, race Open-Wheel cars with precision, show car control in Tuner events and react on the fly in Street races. Each unique category features series dedicated to different classes, including Touring Cars, Hypercars, Endurance GT Cars, Prototypes, Single-Seaters, Super Modified vehicles, Drift cars and many more. Bursting with content, GRID Autosport features over 100 routes across 22 incredible locations and the world’s most exciting contemporary and classic high-performance racing cars to collect, tune and upgrade. Development has been driven by Community feedback to include the return of in-car view, authentic handling and multiplayer racing powered by RaceNet to deliver new challenges every week, plus all-new Racing Clubs for online team competition. Party modes, Demolition Derby and competitive split-screen modes complement the game’s extensive career mode and expansive core online game.


BUILD YOUR PRO RACING CAREER. Live out your professional race driver dream. Join and switch teams, earn sponsor rewards, beat your rivals and race with a teammate. Choose your favourite style of racing or conquer them all.

HUGE RANGE OF SERIES. Compete in series dedicated to Touring Cars, Hypercars, Endurance GT Cars, Prototypes, Single-Seaters, Super Modified vehicles, Drift cars and many, many more.

EXPERIENCE DIFFERENT RACING STYLES. Take on aggressive pack racing in Touring Cars, manage your tyre wear in Endurance competitions, race smoothly and with precision in Open-Wheel cars, demonstrate your car control in Tuner competitions and react on the fly in Street Races.

RACE THE MOST EXCITING CARS. Love the cars you race as you tune and upgrade the world’s most thrilling contemporary and classic high-performance racing cars. Show your style online by creating your own liveries and building your car collection.

RACENET MULTIPLAYER INTEGRATION. Join with friends to form Racing Clubs and race under your own team colours against other clubs in the community. Receive new challenges every week, track stats and climb leaderboards powered by RaceNet.

AUTHENTIC HANDLING. GRID Autosport’s new handling model recreates the feel of motorsport’s most exciting contemporary and classic racing cars, hitting an authentic, responsive sweet-spot between Arcade and Simulation handling.

REALISTIC AI. Feel the pressure of racing wheel-to-wheel against advanced, realistic rival driver AI who will defend their line, take chances or spin out under pressure depending on their personalities AI will adapt to the racing style taking place for an authentic experience, for instance, racing more cleanly in Open-Wheel events, or making contact in Touring Cars.

INTENSE RACING. In front of cheering crowds, every pass counts and every position matters. Become immersed in the race with the return of in-car view, use Teammate controls and Radio comms to ask your teammate to attack or defend for you to take the advantage.

A WORLD OF AUTOSPORT. GRID Autosport features over 100 routes across 22 incredible locations and the huge career and core online game is complimented with Party Modes plus competitive split-screen.

FEEDBACK DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT. Codemasters has consulted extensively with the Community, Racing Drivers and experts from AUTOSPORT magazine in designing and producing GRID Autosport.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4Ghz or AMD Athlon X2 5400+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD3000 or AMD HD2000 Series or NVIDIA Geforce 8000 Series Series
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X compatible soundcard
    • Additional Notes: Supported Graphics Cards •Intel HD3000 Series, HD4000 Series, HD5000 Series • AMD Radeon HD2000 Series, HD3000 Series, HD4000 Series, HD5000 Series, HD6000 Series, HD7000 Series, R7 Series, R9 Series • NVIDIA GeForce 8000 Series, 9000 Series, GTX200 Series, GTX400 Series, GTX500 Series, GTX600 Series, GTX700 Series • AMD Fusion A8 or higher
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista 64 bit, Windows 7 64 bit or Windows 8 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 or AMD FX Series
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD5200 or AMD HD7000 Series or NVIDIA GTX600 Series minimum 1GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X compatible soundcard
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.10.5
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB AMD 5000 series or better, Intel HD 4000 series or better and NVIDIA 600 series or better. New MacBooks are not supported (Intel HD 5300).
    • Storage: 18 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, ATI HD3xxx series, ATI HD4xxx series, Intel GMA series, Intel HD3000, Intel HD5300, NVIDIA 8xxx series, NVIDIA 7xxx series, NVIDIA 9xxx series, NVIDIA 3xx series and NVIDIA 1xx series.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.11.1
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB: AMD 6000 series or better, the Intel Iris Pro and the NVIDIA 700 series or better
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, ATI HD3xxx series, ATI HD4xxx series, Intel GMA series, Intel HD3000, Intel HD5300, NVIDIA 8xxx series, NVIDIA 7xxx series, NVIDIA 9xxx series, NVIDIA 3xx series and NVIDIA 1xx series.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04.02 (64bit) or SteamOS 2.0
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel Core2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB NVIDA 640 or better with driver version 352.55
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Intel and AMD GPU's are not supported at time of release.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04.02 (64bit) or SteamOS 2.0
    • Processor: 3.4 GHz Intel i5 quad core or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB Nvidia 760 or better with driver version 352.55
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Intel and AMD GPU's are not supported at time of release.
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TECHNIC
61.9 hrs
Posted: August 20
Pros:
High quality visuals and sounds, no glitches or performance issues while playing. Many exciting cars to drive.

Cons:
Unbalanced difficulty across race genres. The menu is vanilla looking and you have no control over which cars you select before a race, just the option of which team you want and the cars they have chosen for you. Theres no real sense of progression in this game, I felt like I was grinding race after race.


I would rather play the original GRID over this dispite the better graphics and updated car selection.
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ExaltedRevenge
7.5 hrs
Posted: August 19
The best racing game on GNU/Linux... as of today.
Until the day DiRT Rally comes out... if SteamDB is not wrong.

So, after fans complained that GRID 2 was too arcadey, left cockpit view out of the base game and missed the real race tracks, GRID Autosport brings back what the sequel was missing, and rewrites the handling of the game so it stick closer to that simcade balance from GRID 1.

In short, the game can be formulated as "GRID 1's spirit" + "GRID 2's technology and assets".

The game may have its flaws, but it's ultimately a good experience filled with variety. I should also mention that it has split-screen multiplayer, a rarity on PC games (and even current console games).

What differences this version from Windows' is that it performs worse graphically, so if the game runs flawlessly on Windows, chances are you may experience some frame drops (unless your computer is that powerful). As a reference, playing on Nvidia has the same performance as playing on Windows + AMD card. BUT, considering how GNU/Linux works, if the game freezes, it won't affect anywhere else on the computer, where Windows could freeze itself entirely.
______________________________________________

Oh, one last thing: if your country uses commas to represent decimals (0,3333..3 as in "one third"), use this command on launch:
LANG=C %command%
Otherwise the game may not even launch!
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Andreas .Mky
7.5 hrs
Posted: August 19
I do not know if this pice of ♥♥♥♥ is realistic or not but if it is I ♥♥♥♥ing hate it and if it is't I still ♥♥♥♥ing hate it , OMG! the way the cars handle is absolutely ♥♥♥♥. I played Grid 2 and it was GUUUD!! not like this pice of mother ♥♥♥♥ing pice of ♥♥♥♥ing SHIAAAAAAAAT!...


Mmm... Had to get that off my chest...
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PANDA
8.6 hrs
Posted: August 18
Love this game serie "Grid"...But mainly Grid 2 and Autosport...
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The Fire Priest
5.5 hrs
Posted: August 14
Picked this up in a sale a while ago and have started a new career 3 times now. Initially I had constant crashes and could only play 2 races at a time which corrupted my save data. Now I have had an error (which appears to be common online) that appears to be Windows 10 related: The game does not start unless Steam is asked to verify the integrity of local content before lauching. However, this has now corrupted my save data again.

Buggy mess with Windows 10. I won't be trying to play this anymore.

Shame because I loved the original Racedriver: Grid and was looking forward to getting my teeth back into one of these games.
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Dragonswilldie
77.0 hrs
Posted: August 10
I dont know why people dont like this but its great!
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ez1to3
1.6 hrs
Posted: August 8
I had really enjoyed Grid 2 - And played it a lot. When I read the reviews for this game online, it seemed like this was the better of the two games. After trying to play this game, and progressing, I can easily say that I am dissapointed. Most of the time, this game does not launch, and I have to reverify the files. The game seems incomplete as there main menu is lack luster compared to Grid 2. They did add dash cam, except all you see is a black blob and a stearing wheel. You get more experiance points for which assists you enable and disable, yet those are all rigged. Changing the difficulty setting only changes which position you will rubberband with. The Car assissts should really be "how much do you want the AI to drive for you."

dissapointed in this game.
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BOT Toose
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 8
Overall handleing of cars in game with a keyboard is quite poor.
Detail and overall graphics are quite nice, does lagg out on ultra graphics (Not my GPU, Just the game in general)

6/10
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Marquis de Pain (Unempld Trump)
22.9 hrs
Posted: August 7
How to define reality in racing simulators? Is a late 90s M$ Wheel and pedals attached to a desk considered "real"? Probably not. Not when you don't even have a clutch. So, maybe the reality I'm after is a bit limited from where I start.

Computer gaming is not ever real, but it does require some acquired skill to perform well in a game. Racing "simulators" are particularly sensitive to acquired skill. I don't know if they will ever have a correlation to actual racing, but they sure do try.

GRID Autosport wants you to acquire skill. It is the most challenging game, if you want it to be. I don't know who could possibly play it with all setting to the maximum difficulty, and come away from a race with good standings. It has made me question my gaming ability in racing simulators, that is for sure.

Maybe I don't have as many peers to compare against as I should, but there is probably only a few thousand in the billions of earthlins that can master this game. I don't know if real life experience would help, although having ultimately learned the tracks would likely help. If there was anything that the game could do to help, it would be allowing hours of play time on a single vehicle, withouth switching over. Maybe that would help conquer the game.

The graphics, the sound, even the interface, they are just fine. I barely notice them anymore. I only try to beat the AI. At "medium" setting, it is already hard enough. Going "hard" or "very hard" is for those with glutton for punishment. Front wheel drive cars are something you can handle with traction control, but every rear-wheel drive vehicle becomes something you have to handle on the very edge of grip. Perhaps the clutch would have been helpful.

Maybe I should lower my expectations of reality and change the settings to a more arcade type of game. But I don't know if that would make it more enjoyable. I suppose it is the punishment I am after. Not the enjoyment. That will come later, after a year of actual game time behind the wheel.

I figure that if I can eventually master this game, I will be able to master every gaming simulator without any problems. They will be like casual strolls along the beach.

P.S. As I started to play this game again the Subaru BRZ made me want to vent a little, as it did before my break. I drove an actual BRZ earlier this year when I was looking for a new car in real life. I took it through a round-a-bout, full 2nd gear in, shift to 3rd half-way in, and stayed on the gas exiting. At no point did I feel like the car's rear end giving away like in this game. Go through a turn in 3rd, apply too much gas, and it spins out? Come on. What kind of tires does this car have? And yes, I did push the RL car on a parking lot to spin, until traction control took over through annoying pulses. That was 1st gear, with gradually increased power and enough lateral G's to make any car lose some traction.
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Saleen
65.0 hrs
Posted: August 5
If you like the type of a game where you want to throw your pad at the wall out of anger and then pick it up 2 mins later to continue playing this might be perfect for you.

TL;DR
If you plan to get the game for some single player racing - don't
If you plan to get the game for some multi player racing - don't
Unless you are a fan of GRID games and can get it for like 5$ max, you can buy it if you want to.


Good things:

1. Graphics and optimisation
The game looks really nice, even compared to new games and it's so well optimised that a decent pc can run it at medium-high or high settings with 60+fps. Night races are good looking and occasional eye catchers like jets or baloons are a nice thing.

2. Driving model
It's not a simulator, but still, driving model is very nice and somehow addicting, it's just fun driving in this game.

3. Multiplayer part 1
If you can get few friends to play with you, the game can be really fun.


Meh things:

1. Sounds
Sound is okay-ish, cars sound good, there is also some music. Nothing too impressive, but not bad either.

2. Career mode
At the beginning it's fun, but after some time it gets so boring and repetitive you completely space out when you want to do it. For the occasional races it's much better to create your own cup.

3. Amount of cars
Well, there are many known cars, both old and new ones, but still, feels like more wouldn't hurt and well...who wouldn't want more cars?

4. Racenet
Sometimes connecting to racenet takes a while - it's not a super long time, but still few seconds. It can be annoying when you have to do it multiple times.


Bad things:

1. AI
People responsible for creating AI for this game should be tied to a pole and hit with rotten tomatoes for every ruined race. The AI is just made to irritate the player as much as possible, it's the cause of failing like 80 out of 100 races. They block your line on purpose, won't let you pass on straights unless the track is wide, block you on the corners while they're slow as snails, block the hell out of the road on first corners, brake early, sometimes they crash with each other and they even ram you off the road. They feel like they have only two states - either you don't exist for them on the track, or you do, but they are so agressive it's ridiculous. Driving among them feels like defusing 5 bombs at the same time - you never know which one will do what. They can easily do the pit maneuver on you, but if you try to ram them out of anger, their cars behave like they weight at least 4 tons. It's worth noting that if you manage to pass an AI car, they seem to slow down. They also don't get any penalties...oh those penalties...

2. Penalties
So what about the remaining 20 out of 100 causes of faling the races? 6 of them are crashing the car or going off the track by yourself and ridiculous penalties you get for cutting the track are the other 14.
Sure, there definitely should be a way to punish the player for cutting the track, but the system in this game...it's crap.
Penalties slow you down to 50 km/h for a short duration, which is decided by how much you've cut the track...well that's all in theory, in practice you get 5 seconds of penalty for slightly-yet-completely-acceptable cutting when you go over the white line by few centimenters or sometimes even not go over it at all. That type of penalty completely ruins your lap or race and all the fun in trying to get the best time as possible by creating the fastest racing line by yourself. This penalty system was a failure from the very beginning, sadly there's nothing that can be done about it. A simple time penalty PROPERLY calculated would be much better.

3. Weekly challenges
While they are a good way to earn money in the game, it's extremely frustrating. In theory you can compete with other players in the world for the best time while getting paid for it - sounds nice? BAM, in reality you get the two problems from above and sometimes some ridiculous requirements for platinum. I'm 99% sure nobody checks if those times are possible to beat, just some AI(ugh) system sets it. I'm not the best driver there is, but good enough to be really fast with practice, and sometimes even when you practice one challenge over and over and over again until there's nothing that can be improved, you're still not getting that platinum. Weird thing is sometimes it's so easy to get platinum you can get it on the first try, even with some racing errors.

4. Multiplayer part 2
Well. we know how multiplayer racing games are - there are many good, clean racers and also there are the ones that crash other players and ruin the fun - this game is no different. Who knows, maybe those crashers are people who got angry at the AI? You can kick crashers if they get enough votes to kick...yeah, "if" is the keyword.
There is voice chat, which people with always-on-and-over-sensitive microphones love. You can mute them, no problem, but only if you're in the lobby before the race. Yep, even while you've crashed or abandoned the race, all you can do is listen to whiny comments or weird music or some other sounds.
There is no text chat, which should be available in a pc game, but when you think about it - maybe it's better you don't have to read about who did what with your mother, but then again, they can crash into you instead, so I don't know really.
There is also a small problem with lags. Sometimes you will get pushed out of the track and the other person might not even know about it and vice versa. The only solution to this is to keep a safe distance.
And while we talk about multiplayer races...

5. "Rewards" from racing...
...or rather lack of them. If you are racing in an expensive rental car, it won't matter if you finish 1st or 8th - you won't earn anything, instead you lose money for repairs after every race. I call it investing in the races to get better and have a laugh about it, but really I'm laughing through tears.



So in the end very few pros and many cons. Shame really, this game had potential to be really fun, but too many things are just bad. I wouldn't recommend buying it, there are so many better alternatives.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
77.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
I dont know why people dont like this but its great!
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Not Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Picked this up in a sale a while ago and have started a new career 3 times now. Initially I had constant crashes and could only play 2 races at a time which corrupted my save data. Now I have had an error (which appears to be common online) that appears to be Windows 10 related: The game does not start unless Steam is asked to verify the integrity of local content before lauching. However, this has now corrupted my save data again.

Buggy mess with Windows 10. I won't be trying to play this anymore.

Shame because I loved the original Racedriver: Grid and was looking forward to getting my teeth back into one of these games.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
65.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
If you like the type of a game where you want to throw your pad at the wall out of anger and then pick it up 2 mins later to continue playing this might be perfect for you.

TL;DR
If you plan to get the game for some single player racing - don't
If you plan to get the game for some multi player racing - don't
Unless you are a fan of GRID games and can get it for like 5$ max, you can buy it if you want to.


Good things:

1. Graphics and optimisation
The game looks really nice, even compared to new games and it's so well optimised that a decent pc can run it at medium-high or high settings with 60+fps. Night races are good looking and occasional eye catchers like jets or baloons are a nice thing.

2. Driving model
It's not a simulator, but still, driving model is very nice and somehow addicting, it's just fun driving in this game.

3. Multiplayer part 1
If you can get few friends to play with you, the game can be really fun.


Meh things:

1. Sounds
Sound is okay-ish, cars sound good, there is also some music. Nothing too impressive, but not bad either.

2. Career mode
At the beginning it's fun, but after some time it gets so boring and repetitive you completely space out when you want to do it. For the occasional races it's much better to create your own cup.

3. Amount of cars
Well, there are many known cars, both old and new ones, but still, feels like more wouldn't hurt and well...who wouldn't want more cars?

4. Racenet
Sometimes connecting to racenet takes a while - it's not a super long time, but still few seconds. It can be annoying when you have to do it multiple times.


Bad things:

1. AI
People responsible for creating AI for this game should be tied to a pole and hit with rotten tomatoes for every ruined race. The AI is just made to irritate the player as much as possible, it's the cause of failing like 80 out of 100 races. They block your line on purpose, won't let you pass on straights unless the track is wide, block you on the corners while they're slow as snails, block the hell out of the road on first corners, brake early, sometimes they crash with each other and they even ram you off the road. They feel like they have only two states - either you don't exist for them on the track, or you do, but they are so agressive it's ridiculous. Driving among them feels like defusing 5 bombs at the same time - you never know which one will do what. They can easily do the pit maneuver on you, but if you try to ram them out of anger, their cars behave like they weight at least 4 tons. It's worth noting that if you manage to pass an AI car, they seem to slow down. They also don't get any penalties...oh those penalties...

2. Penalties
So what about the remaining 20 out of 100 causes of faling the races? 6 of them are crashing the car or going off the track by yourself and ridiculous penalties you get for cutting the track are the other 14.
Sure, there definitely should be a way to punish the player for cutting the track, but the system in this game...it's crap.
Penalties slow you down to 50 km/h for a short duration, which is decided by how much you've cut the track...well that's all in theory, in practice you get 5 seconds of penalty for slightly-yet-completely-acceptable cutting when you go over the white line by few centimenters or sometimes even not go over it at all. That type of penalty completely ruins your lap or race and all the fun in trying to get the best time as possible by creating the fastest racing line by yourself. This penalty system was a failure from the very beginning, sadly there's nothing that can be done about it. A simple time penalty PROPERLY calculated would be much better.

3. Weekly challenges
While they are a good way to earn money in the game, it's extremely frustrating. In theory you can compete with other players in the world for the best time while getting paid for it - sounds nice? BAM, in reality you get the two problems from above and sometimes some ridiculous requirements for platinum. I'm 99% sure nobody checks if those times are possible to beat, just some AI(ugh) system sets it. I'm not the best driver there is, but good enough to be really fast with practice, and sometimes even when you practice one challenge over and over and over again until there's nothing that can be improved, you're still not getting that platinum. Weird thing is sometimes it's so easy to get platinum you can get it on the first try, even with some racing errors.

4. Multiplayer part 2
Well. we know how multiplayer racing games are - there are many good, clean racers and also there are the ones that crash other players and ruin the fun - this game is no different. Who knows, maybe those crashers are people who got angry at the AI? You can kick crashers if they get enough votes to kick...yeah, "if" is the keyword.
There is voice chat, which people with always-on-and-over-sensitive microphones love. You can mute them, no problem, but only if you're in the lobby before the race. Yep, even while you've crashed or abandoned the race, all you can do is listen to whiny comments or weird music or some other sounds.
There is no text chat, which should be available in a pc game, but when you think about it - maybe it's better you don't have to read about who did what with your mother, but then again, they can crash into you instead, so I don't know really.
There is also a small problem with lags. Sometimes you will get pushed out of the track and the other person might not even know about it and vice versa. The only solution to this is to keep a safe distance.
And while we talk about multiplayer races...

5. "Rewards" from racing...
...or rather lack of them. If you are racing in an expensive rental car, it won't matter if you finish 1st or 8th - you won't earn anything, instead you lose money for repairs after every race. I call it investing in the races to get better and have a laugh about it, but really I'm laughing through tears.



So in the end very few pros and many cons. Shame really, this game had potential to be really fun, but too many things are just bad. I wouldn't recommend buying it, there are so many better alternatives.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Hey guy do you like cars? do you like repetative tracks that you have raced on on nearly every generic racing game? Do you like stupid AI with "catch up"? Do you like no indepth customization / tune up?

well look no further!!

3/10 vroom vroom no psssssssssh

(Alright for an Arcade race game but no Forza or Gran Turismo)

Buy only if on sale!! or go for Grid 1 which is awesome or Dirt Rally which is hard but sweeeeeeeeeeet, Other than that go with "Forza Apex(which is FREE)" and add as non-steam game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
The best racing game on GNU/Linux... as of today.
Until the day DiRT Rally comes out... if SteamDB is not wrong.

So, after fans complained that GRID 2 was too arcadey, left cockpit view out of the base game and missed the real race tracks, GRID Autosport brings back what the sequel was missing, and rewrites the handling of the game so it stick closer to that simcade balance from GRID 1.

In short, the game can be formulated as "GRID 1's spirit" + "GRID 2's technology and assets".

The game may have its flaws, but it's ultimately a good experience filled with variety. I should also mention that it has split-screen multiplayer, a rarity on PC games (and even current console games).

What differences this version from Windows' is that it performs worse graphically, so if the game runs flawlessly on Windows, chances are you may experience some frame drops (unless your computer is that powerful). As a reference, playing on Nvidia has the same performance as playing on Windows + AMD card. BUT, considering how GNU/Linux works, if the game freezes, it won't affect anywhere else on the computer, where Windows could freeze itself entirely.
______________________________________________

Oh, one last thing: if your country uses commas to represent decimals (0,3333..3 as in "one third"), use this command on launch:
LANG=C %command%
Otherwise the game may not even launch!
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
222.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
I bought this game as a preorder, because I thought it will be good.
Good graphics, nice optimization (Intel HD4600 playable on FullHD) sound is unfortunately worse than GRID 2 (I don't know why), driving model is good, but still quite arcade. Something near TOCA Race Driver 2/3. The feel of driving cars is nothing as good as in Shift 2/Project CARS or Raceroom Racing Experience. Cockpit view is ugly and unusable (GRID 1 and Dirt series have better). Inconsistent AI during races and also with something called "catch up", which I hate. The singleplayer has very long championships and is quite boring. Default chase cams are quite unpredictable, use some modded cams instead for competitive play. Too little people online and too much online achievements that are almost impossible to achieve now (like win 100 races and level up car to lvl 100). Car upgrades do literally nothing (see youtube comparison). Used cars vs bought cars... Only advantages of bought cars: 1. you can paint it 2. you can tune it. The tuning of everything other than Gear ratio is really subtle, barely noticeable in most cars. Limited multiplayer garage space with a +5 space DLC... you can't even buy a single car in all car classes, so you are stuck with money you can't spend. Constant disconnecting from Racenet, even during online race, and recently Racenet is barely working. Buying DLCs is pointless because almost nobody has them in multiplayer, so you are doing it basically only for the achievements and curiosity. DLC championships don't save in the middle like in singleplayer, you have to go through it as a whole during single seating. Weekly challenges are a really nice addition, these are the reason I still play this game from time to time. But sometimes there is a challenge with a Platinum or even Gold medal set too high, so nobody can even come close to it. Oh, and I like the drift events, they are really cool to play. There are bugs which will never be fixed, like a ghost car with an irritating constant booming bass sound. Or a ghost car which is enabled even if you disabled it. Or a massive lag when restarting drift race.
Overall I don't recommend this game, it doesn't feel like a true standalone game, rather like a big addon to GRID 2.
Choose free-to-play Raceroom Racing Experience instead. The feel of driving a car there is really satisfying, and the sounds + Force Feedback are amazing. Plus that game in constantly updated. And these things are something GRID Autosport doesn't have now. GRID Autosport feels abandoned now, and that is sad.
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Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
I had really enjoyed Grid 2 - And played it a lot. When I read the reviews for this game online, it seemed like this was the better of the two games. After trying to play this game, and progressing, I can easily say that I am dissapointed. Most of the time, this game does not launch, and I have to reverify the files. The game seems incomplete as there main menu is lack luster compared to Grid 2. They did add dash cam, except all you see is a black blob and a stearing wheel. You get more experiance points for which assists you enable and disable, yet those are all rigged. Changing the difficulty setting only changes which position you will rubberband with. The Car assissts should really be "how much do you want the AI to drive for you."

dissapointed in this game.
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1,399 of 1,646 people (85%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
36.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2014
Here are my neatly categorized observations about GRID Autosport (GA).

►Controls:
There are no dead zone options for my Logitec F310 gamepad. There are no options to reduce steering lag (speed of my joystick motion vs steering input). Several users report that a bug from GRID 2 has cropped up in GA concerning steering wheel support. You might have trouble getting your favorite wheel working with GA.

►Physics:
Sudden steering input does not result in under-steer as it should. The cars have a bias towards oversteer in almost every situation. Hitting debris such as broken car parts and cones has little to no effect. Everything feels like GRID 2 with more grip. The physics are not better than GRID 1.

►Graphics:
The graphics look pretty good; especially after installing the high rez pack. Frame rates are fast on my Nvidia 750ti. However, the graphics feel like a step back from GRID 2. The building models of Chicago look WAY better in GRID 2. Blur cannot be disabled in the cockpit. IncGamers review of GA speculates that Codemasters have retrofitted all of the car interiors from a free community mod from GRID 2. Also the RPM and speedometer needles don't move. XD

►Voices:
Teammates say the same thing over and over. If you improve your times on each lap he'll literally say the same thing "thats the fastest lap this race" over and over. This is a clear step back from GRID 1 and a FAR CRY from DiRT 2.

►AI:
On "very hard" difficulty the AI becomes EXTREMELY aggressive. You'll get hit and spun worse than any EA title. At lower difficulty levels the AI does show some signs of personality and can be mildly entertaining.

►Online Gameplay:
In online mode you (supposedly) can race with friends and compete on leader boards. You can also buy, sell and tune cars. Multi-player is dead; the lobby is always empty. I've spent 3 hours waiting. 1 Hour for Friday night, 1 for Saturday afternoon and 1 for Sunday morning. The result? Not a soul showed up. It probably has to do with the fact that there are so many reports of cheating.

As for vehicle tuning I think its sad that a game like Gran Turismo 1 (from 1997) has a much more engrossing and detailed tuning system. The mods don't even feel all that effective. I tuned my engine, lowered the weight and adjusting my gearbox for a bit more acceleration (for a tight course). I'm a pretty good driver, holding several records on a few online racing sims. The result of my mods? Nadda. On average my lap times stayed the same. I call shenanigans!

►Single Player Gameplay:
Single player gameplay does NOT include buying, selling or tuning cars. This is a grave mistake considering the multi-player situation. In single-player you will drive what your team tells you to drive; like it or not. If you don't like open-wheel racers TOO BAD! You will drive open-wheel racers to progress the game; like it or not. All so you can earn XP to go on to more events. LAME. Sadly none of the team building from GRID 1 made it to GA. Too bad.

►Summary:
The game feels rushed and has poor production value. Models and program-code are reused from GRID 2 and possibly even ripped from free community mods. There is no motivation to race in single-player and there are no people to race in multi-player. All I wanted was to earn some dough, buy a car and tune it. And wouldn't it be fun to build a team and climb the charts? All in single player of course!

I don't recommend this title on any level whatsoever. If you already own it I don't recommend buying the season pass. If you're looking for a great simcade grab GRID 1 or Need for Speed Shift (1 and 2 are both great). Heck, I'd even recommend Test Drive Unlimited 2 over this.

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Recommended
180.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2014
UPDATED: 5th Sept 14 Patch

There is much emotion within the community in this latest instalment to the GRID series. It's been promoted as the ‘community's game’ with many of the new additions/changes from GRID 2 being done based on our feedback. Many love it & many despise it, with myself falling in the middle as I feel both viewpoints when I play.

Although this may read as a negative (& long lol) review, let me state straight off the bat that GRID Autosport (GAS) is a solid racing game, its fast, challenging & fun to drive with a good selection of tracks (some new, some old), a decent range of balanced cars & various modes to choose from. At the end of the day that is what a good racing game should deliver & is why I give it a 'Thumbs Up' overall. It is easy to sink a lot of hours into GAS. That being said, although I do think this is a decent improvement over GRID 2 (and more closely aligned to GRID 1), it is still most lacking from being the definitive PC racing experience for me, so let me explain in more detail.

One of the main disappointments for me was the Career mode. Actually, not really a Career it’s more an offline practice mode for your multiplayer career, as it primarily only a series of single events. Each series is a season (huh?), and you simply progress by completing each series in sequence for each racing discipline. Once you reach certain level, you unlock the GRID Tournament events which are larger playlist of all racing disciplines (with around 10 events). There are about 500 races in total which is approximately three times as many races as career in GRID 2, but this is basically it! It's boring!

You cannot run your own team as in GRID 1, as in GAS you are a driver for hire, so no choice of car, livery or sponsors etc. Nothing to work towards collecting or unique events (like 24 Hours of Le Mans) to aim for, or other things you need to unlock... it’s just mindlessly follow the event list. Team co-op would have been nice to see in GAS, but obviously not setup with that in mind (focus clearly seems to be on Multiplayer, but more on that later). There is also no choice to specialise your career to say just Touring Cars or stick with one team, as you are forced to complete all disciplines & teams seem random based on the event.

AI is an improvement to a degree, with much tougher competition to contend with from GRID1-2, which is a huge plus to the experience. They still suffer from being overly aggressive, will not honour racing line and will often cause you to have multiple restarts after the notorious first corner. Still with the improved physics, handling & damage models in GAS, it makes it less hurtful than getting hit by AI in GRID2, let’s say, but it remains a source of frustration. In the end it forces you to race aggressively too, rather than racing a 'proper' race.

Likewise with the AI, it seems to have minimal randomness, from seemingly predictable lap times to the driving results. In offline 'ahem career' mode, your racing team mate will almost always finish last making it unlikely, even when you win every race, that your team will win the event. I also noticed some strange behaviour when team mate is winning all through the race & you overtake, he almost immediately drops position after position every time! Also a little odd, the AI seem to race faster than qualifying laps. You could be 6-8 seconds ahead in qualify, yet struggle to keep up in the race or find on some tracks the AI are always super-fast & others they are always super-slow; they seem predefined and not adaptable to your experience.

AI get a boost at race start so you always play catch-up for the first few corners, which means you miss out on all the starting grid hustle or you start on pole and get taken out from behind! These sort of issues end up drawing your attention the more you play & end up breaking your immersion.

Moving on from Career & AI, the Multiplayer online component of GAS has got more positive feature changes. There is a much longer progression curve, where you also level up your purchased cars to provide more modification. You can join a club (or create your own) & compete against your friends & the world. Clubs seem to be underutilised (no event creation, no group racing, no club vs club, limited in-game info/management). There is an improved Global Challenges with tough times & decent rewards. Overall, I have found the online racing experience to be much better than in GRID 2. Damage is more severe (& costly) although this unfortunately doesn't prevent bad drivers taking you out first corner, or any corner for that matter (Kick from game is improved tho :)).

Matchmaking & finding games still needs much improvement. Online play is still region locked, which was a big issue in GRID 2 still not addressed for those outside of UK/US. It means for players like me in Australia, where online games are limited that I cannot race with others around the world without changing my Steam client region. This segments the community & is compounded by a lack of visibility of the games in progress to see what you might like to join. Matchmaking is good to have but not at the expense of manually finding games too; this is console-centric online play not PC in my view. You eventually give up trying to find a specific active game mode as it normally isn't populated with any active games anyways (& you don't know what is), so you just choose the Random playlist.

It would have been great to also be able to create your own customised playlists in advance & save them for selection later online. So you can prepare as a host & setup some unique configurations for others to race.

Most of these issues or limitations I have highlighted you can live with, although not as good as I expected, there is enough done decently to make it fun to race! Those that wanted the cockpit view however, may be disappointed as this is not much more than an in-car angle, blurry without a real cockpit functionality. Not an issue for me, but just to mention for others that might be an important factor.

Omitted from the original release version due to issues was Time Trial mode. This has returned in the July 14 patch (in limited form). You can only choose the primary circuits (not the 100+ variations), no reverse tracks & selection is limited to the discipline. Still no friends times in career mode (ala GRID 2) nor any online times recorded. Great to have this feature finally to compete with your friends, but is lessened by limited implemenation.

There are other artificial limitions throughout GAS, such as limited garage slots, limited custom cup events to 5, limited number of laps, or the extra long multiplayer grind. Rather than fixing some of these, CM instead brings out a XP Booster & Garage Pack DLCs for us to buy! These are a joke & are simply a money grabbing endeavor providing a solution to a problem they created. Shameful!

Players from GRID 2 will also find a lot of reused components in GAS, such as cars/wheels/logos/livery patterns/tracks. This is not necessarily a bad thing to maximise the amount of content & customisation, but it does feel light on new content. I would have liked to see more of everything or at least some integrated modding support for community to create its own?

GAS is still a blast but it's far from a perfect game. I think CM can do better which is why I feel disappointment seeing some of the corners cut in GAS (pun intended .. time penalty enforced!). The 4k UHD Texture pack brings GAS back up to code graphically, but still feels more like an expansion to GRID 2. Can't help but to feel its rushed & not well enough rounded (or refined) to be a real classic!


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222 of 254 people (87%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
31.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
So, is it any good?
Well, it depends on what you expect.
But if you take it for what it is, you will discover a really good and enjoyable arcade racer!
Nothing more, nothing less.

It has good graphics, except for the blurry cockpit view, but with the dashboard cam I find it alright!
Sound is alright too, and the tracks are nice and detailed.
Even if some known tracks can be hard to recognize when you drive on them.
The damage model is excellent, with cracked windows, scratches and dents, twisted metal, lost car parts and sparks!
Your car will also be harder to drive and steer the more you crash / bump into things.

There are many cars and championship events with thrilling, exciting races.
10 hours in, and I have only scratched the surface of Modern touring championship and Open wheel, and tested some other modes.
I do multiply the number of laps in options though.

The AI is decent and somewhat competitive.
They are agressive and will do some cheap blockings, but they just trying to keep their positions and I don't find them to agressive.

What goes for the physics, I find it driveable and it handles better than Grid 1 did.
So I think it will please many casual players!


One thing I really don't like is the preprogrammed DLC!
I also bought the Touring Legends pack, a good pack, but no download was needed after the purchase!..
So they are already in the game, hidden away from us from the start!
That is really, really low Codemasters!!

So I say go for it!
But don't buy the DLC, atleast not to full price,
This kind of behavior from Devs should not be supported!!
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