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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (2,710 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 26, 2014

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"Grid Autosport promised proper motor racing and that’s exactly what it delivers. The spirit of TOCA is finally back."
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January 21

Midweek Madness

It's Midweek Madness time and GRID Autosport, all DLC and the Season Pass is a massive 75% off!

You can find all you need over on the store page.store page

Offer Ends Friday at 10am Pacific Time, happy racing!

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November 27, 2014

The Steam Exploration Sale!

Hey everyone,

Just a heads up, and as I'm sure you've already seen - the Steam Exploration Sale is already in full swing.

As a result, GRID Autosport (and all DLC) is currently at 50% off, this also includes the Season Pass!

For all the deals, head on over to the store page

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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

    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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X compatible soundcard
Helpful customer reviews
176 of 204 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.4 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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122 of 172 people (71%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
I'm only 5 and a half hours into the game, so take what I say with that in mind. I'm also an intermediate level racer.

I like the "sim-cade" genre, I like Gran Turismo and Forza a whole lot. Unfortunately, Neither Sony or Microsoft would ever see those particular cash cows on the PC. GRID is one of the few options on PC.

Okay, usual complaints that PC gamers have on console ports- Controller oriented UI. Still, not nearly as bad as say, SHIFT 2 was. Uneven graphics. Wierd sound stuff. (I noticed it most when driving an open wheel car, the wind sound would go away if I looked side to side or behind me.)

On to the meat-

Limited Tuning, you can't really fine tune the car, just move some sliders around.

The team offers thing is wonky- yeah I get it, you only have so much choice in pro-level racing who you drive for and who's graphics are on your car. But it's a game. Come on man.

Cars are extra, super, crazy tail happy- I expect this from a heavy, vintage V8 Sedan, NOT a super high downforce openwheel car. The opening level GT's are nearly undrivable in my feeling. The Dalara F312 has HORRID snap oversteer even when you click all those dumb sliders to what should be the most stable settings. It's an open wheel car, it has tremendous mechanical grip AND downforce, I expect it to get loose if I kill all that downforce but NOT when I'm at speed.

The AI is set to murder- they don't do clean racing. They love to shunt you, cut you and generally drive like ♥♥♥♥♥. Every race is a street fight in this game.

It makes you Drift. Drifting isn't racing. Drifting is a hell of a show, but it isn't racing and I've never enjoyed it. (I prefer to get my drift on running tail-happy Sixties race cars or Rally cars in various other games.)

Unlicensed/Fake cars. :(

The pricing/amount of DLC is silly. I bought the Drag pack because of how poorly represented that aspect of motorsports have been in the game world... It does it half right at best. Staging is there but it leaves out the burnout box. It just doesn't feel right anyhow.



Also, I bought the game on impulse, I broke my own rule- "Don't pay Codemasters again until they FIX Dirt3." I still want them to fix Dirt3.
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87 of 134 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
+ Dazzling array of cars
+ Great-sounding engine noises

- Cockpit view is low-res, blurry, and the needles don't even move
- Cars seem to handle like a barge. With wheels. That is aquaplaning. On the Moon.
- AI seem to have two modes: religiously follow driving line; or swipe me off the track.
- Damage modelling is rough. I only seem to pick up minor scratches, and then lose parts of my car. Damage model doesn't seem very realistic. In fact, it doesn't even seem to be satisfyingly unrealistic. Just bits falling off.
- Game seems horribly unoptimised for my set-up. Alas.

All in all, I would say that this game is a waste of £29.99. I'm glad I got it for free when I bought this PC, because there was no way I would buy this on sale.

11/10 - IGN
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
222.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Where do i begin?

-Physics-
The Physics in this game are completely different from the past games, they are more like a simcade
Assetto Corsa and Autosport are so far the best simulators i have ever played so far.

-Cars-
Haven't heard of half the cars in this game and didn't know they existed, surprised me a lot. just like Race Driver GRID back in 2008, full of surprises!
And of course the detail in the cars is insane in terms of damage and such.

-Tunning-
I always wanted the customization at Autosport since 2008 and i finally got it!
Finally i can set down force, suspensions, brakes bias, differential etc the way i always wanted!
I can upgrade my engine, clutch and more stuff under my hood! insane!

-Tracks-
A huge amount of tracks in this game, all around Europe, Asia, Australia, America and more based on real life. as good as it gets they are big as well.

-Graphics-
Beautiful graphics, and my pc is not amazing and i still manage to run it on high with a 16:9 resolution and get a really good fps. so i'll admit, the game engine is as good as it is since always!

-Car Sounds-
Obviously not the only game which has really realistic engine sounds and definitely not the best one.
But they are great and i love them, and they make me wanna boost my corsair all the way to 100% volume.

-Multiplayer-
Compared to GRID 2, this game finally brought back the wide space roads from GRID 2008 which means multiplayer is actually playable without having the whole lobby totaled at the first few corners.
Match making is nice too, i can find races fast and easily without too much pain and also have a voice chat feature which is nice.
Weekly/Daily multiplayer challenges are cool too.
And i love the fact that i can buy whatever car i want again whether its a brand new car or a used car from "ebay".
Just like the old days in GRID 2008!

-Controller Support-
Supports joypads, gamepads, wheel, keyboard and everything you can dream of.
The game is also very balanced so its very playable with keyboard as well for a simcade.

-Camera-
Good to see the rewind feature is still here, very useful indeed!
And the replay feature after finishing a race also has an option to hide hud and upload on youtube directly from the game.
Also has various cameras positions which is cool as well.

The only down sides of this game i could think of are:
-A broken cockpit cam
-Can't make my own team and hire my own team mates
-No drifting mountains like the old days.

But overall, i'm glad codemasters listened to the community and its requests and gave us most of the things we asked for.

We were also introduced to Drag which is brand new to GRID which is cool as well!
8/10 from me, i really want those drift mountains.
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24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
30.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
This turned out to be a fun game it looks great and feels great, im glad codemaster went the way they have with this title, racenet is always fun with weekly challenages.

Plenty of game play and things to do plus lots of DLC's including drag racing one which i like so the season pass is worth the money, great looking cars with AI that likes to get rough, drifting mode is super fun one of my favorite modes

It worked well with my setup which is always a bonus

Only issue was clutch or shifter lag on G27

I wish i bought this game when it was released
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33 of 50 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
72.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
Dear fellow players. I have just bought this game recently and in my opinion it is amazing. The best thing to mention is that the game focuses on the player only, you do not have to go through a boring career method, you can freely do the events as you would like to.

The game has really wide range of motorsport genres, you can find almost everything what you like, including drift, formula car series etc.

The gameplay, with the RPG elements also fantastic. In online games, you will start the game with a loan vehicle, which are the slowest one. As you progress and earn money for racing, you can finally buy your first car and upgrade them through your online career. As soon as your car is leveled to the highest level, you will experience some really difficult and enjoyable races online.

The online community is also good, the game has an “impact rating system”, which means if you make an impact with other players, your rating will be lowered and you will be temporarily banned from some of the events which has impact rating enabled. If you would like to improve your impact rating, you need to drive safe and look out for the other racers and stay away from impacts at all costs.

The mixture of arcade and simulation style is also a good idea, it is not easy as an arcade game for example Need for speed series and it is not that difficult either. You need to have some skills, if you would like to finish in the top places, so the challenges will last long enough to play lot of hours.

Only two negative thing to mention. The first is the blurry HUD, which is painfully awful. I do not even know, why codemasters did not do it perfectly (they do it right in the first GRID). Secondly, the silly AI is can be really annoying. The system did not even notice whether I am on the track or not.

Altogether, a game which is really fun to play in my opinion and I will play many more hours in the future. Hopefully, the negative problems will be solved in the future through a patch or something. I am really recommend this game, if you are looking for good competition, it is an 8 out of 10 for me.

I am really looking forward to see you soon in my rearview-mirror! :)
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
I did not play very often at this time, but the prologue (intro race) was just amazing! The first thing I noticed and liked a lot is the fact that the AI can do mistakes too and anything can happen to them which will bring some more actions or challenges to the races. When the 6th racer at 6 meters in front of me popped his right tire and did a barrel roll over my head, I knew this game was going to be crazy-amazing!

I do not think I need to tell you about the graphics, everyone can see it. But what people might wonder about is how are the controls. I play with a controller, so I do not have the real feeling of driving a racing car, but I am still fine with that. The handling is great, I really feel in control of my vehicle unlike Grid 2, (not Autosport of course).

The voice actor is fantastic, except for when the girl mention your name or nickname. I feel like Microsoft speech or whatever was talking to me for a moment there.

I will edit my review eventually once I have more times to play it, but so far I love it! *I just wish I could save that video from the prologue. What a shame.
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43 of 72 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
Utter Rubish, I have played i would say most of the codemaster racing games from the first TOCA thru to now and many others starting as far back as Geoff Crammonds formula one grand prix in 1992, and by far this is the worst one, the so called AI is a joke the laws of physics only seem to apply to your car, a waste of money.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
51.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
After Grid 2, I felt there was a lot of good things to be made in the next instalment in the GRID series and I was happy to find out that many were improved. I have invested easily twice the time when comparing to GRID 2 and there was a reason for this. The multi-disciplined Events offer you a lot more variety and it's great for those who are a fan of mixing different race styles. From Endurance races to Tuner and Street you also have Touring Events and Open Wheel as well giving you different tastes of what's available in the racing words. For me all were great aside of any Drift events. It's nothing personal but I love to race in all sorts of classes but when it comes to win by points in a corner by making good use of your handbrake the racer fan in me feels a bit bored.

As you advance in all events you will get a chance of having better sponsors interested in you with more difficulty and challenging objectives to complete such beating a rival time, finish above 5th place, then 3rd place and so on.

There is a clear effort in making this game a pleasant experience for the racing fans but even after so many efforts there is still much to be done. Endurance races are great but it lacks some proper tuning and the duration of most of them are not really what I would call endurance since the bigger ones are around 12 minutes long. Qualifications are back and it's a great opportunity to set a time to start on a better position.

The audio is the best effort I've seen in the grid series. You really do not need any soundtrack or any other sound effect. You just need to remove all the hud in the game, increase the volume and you will have such a good time driving while pushing to the max to the next gear. There are also little things that did not go unnoticed. For instance, you can ask (with the D-pad) what is the current state of your car (gearbox, engine damage, etc) as well the position of your rival, team-mate and so on. If you are entering a tunnel and you ask for this info you can see there's a difference in the sound from the speaker since the signal may be weaker. These little things are always appreciated. One last thing regarding the sound: I loved GRID 2 main theme and it's a such a shame that I felt a downgrade regarding the tunes/themes in the menus (not to mention these menus are quite... bland).

Then there are the community feedback that Codemasters did or tried to achieve with things like the Cockpit view. For many racing fans this view not only is a must but it's also the only view they play their racing games. So, in order to keep fans happy Codemasters implemented this view but to be honest this was the most poor effort I've seen in adding something that is a big request in these games. First I thought that my eyes were deceiving me because I've played and seen many recent games with great looking cockpit views like Driveclub and Project Cars so it crossed my mind I was not being fair to GRID Autosport since this game was released some time ago. Then I just remembered. Games like Dirt 2 or Dirt 3 do have a cockpit view and they are quite nicely done, if you ask me. So what happened here? Was no time to develop a better view and they just tried a quick solution? For those who haven't seen it, go check it out. It's a dark, blurry mess with no details at all. Seriously. This was such a wasted opportunity and I can see why so many fans were upset with all this.

One thing I also liked was the Cups between the major events. This would be races without a team member and they had a great selection of either prototypes or older gems, something I'm fond of. But still, I wish I could have seen more of them.

In the end, I had great fun with Autosport. I played more than 50 hours, I did more than 400 races, leveled up every single category to level 10 or above and finished all the major events, all cups with many qualifications as well.

Side Curiosity: It is thanks to Ben Gouldstone, the Senior Game Designer of Driveclub that the racetrack from Algarve, in Portugal is a reality after he gave this feedback to the Codemasters team. It's great to see when companies are open to all sorts of feedback in order to bring more variety and content to their games.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
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Great graphics.
Good sound quality.
Good driving feel.
It's not grid2.

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Bad cockpit, generaly.
Dead multiplayer.

7/10

Recommended if your looking for another good offline racing experience.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Pros:
Great sense of speed when driving (most important thing in a racing game)
Large variety in gameplay modes even without the DLC
Great career mode loaded with car variety, race/event variety, sponsors and splintering objectives
Online challenges even without a present online community
Great graphics
Custom tailored difficulty
Cosmetic car damage including option to affect vehicle performance
Flashback option allowing for rewinds to retry certain moments as opposed to restarting an entire race (newbie friendly)

Cons:
Driver side view isn't in HD. Blurry, none of the meters work. Extremely limiting in view
Ravenwest Team (Developer's team) is unagonizingly cheap
Polarizing AI. Can create distance in some races, impossible to shake off in others (rubberband AI)
Certain AI race on a track and will not stop even when you block them causing them to just railroad you

Overall a great racing game with a varied career mode, great graphics, great style all around. Cars look gorgeous, races are intense and game is just fun overall.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
TL;DR VERSION:

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!

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IN-DEPTH REVIEW:


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.
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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
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Thanks for reading :)
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Great Racing Games. Try to be number 1, collect XP, and learn to drifting. very addictive

Graphic : 9/10
Sound : 9/10
Gameplay : 9/10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
The best experince for me on the road with super cars!
Graphics are great even at medium settings, expect for the blurry cockpit view, but all the others are fine to me, and the game runs fine and stable even on onboard graphic cards like the Intel HD ones.
Cars and the enviroment looks great, so detailed that i can see the the reflection on the car easily (medium settings).
Great combination between arcade racing game and simulation racing game, not too easy to steer like Need for Speed, but also not too hard like F1 games, this will make lots of gamer happy, specially casual gamers
Drive on 5 disciplines with many cars, so thrilling and exciting, test your driving skills at all 5 of them.
10 teams, racing at the GRID Lengends series, join one of them and lead that team to victory, great move Codemaster =))
The AI are a little more agressive than GRID 2, they will try to smash your car, try to make you out of the race, be careful!
One things i don't like is the Multiplayer, still reigon lock, still no world wide multiplayer, still have to change download reigon to UK before playing the multiplayer, that really annoys me when i download a new game, have to change back to my country to download it, even though the multiplayer is good, you can join a team and race with them. That really interested me =))

The game is great, if you're fan or would lilke to play simulation racing game (not too hard, for casual players), you should buy it.

RECOMMENDED
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
I don't know why am I even writing this review but I really want to.

Have all grid titles including Grid and Grid 2 in my Steam Library but never touched them. Bought Grid AutoSport + Season Pass just because I had money to waste (and maybe to show off to others that I buy expensive games) and I think it is one of the beautiful mistakes I've made in my life.

I was always an avid follower of F1 and thats why I love racing games. Played almost all newer NFS titles where you kind of get a supercar and blast through all the racer and get 1st , 2nd or 3rd place almost every time. Played this game and I got a reality check about what actual racing is. I selected the "Easy" AI Mode but after 4 races (15th Place , 14th Place , 9th place and 16th place *I ain't joking*) . I had to set the AI to "Very Easy" mode. Even after that , I've managed to get the podium 2 times ONLY (2nd and 3rd) even after playing almost 30+ races (I know I'm a bad gamer but I was like a supergirl when playing NFS) .

If you think you've mastered racing games just because you can play NFS , play this game. I'm sure you'll love it. Although I understand that this game is frustrating at times just because the amount of complexity you'll have to go through e.g. In Online mode car damage will affect your car's performance and trust me when I say that I wanted to threw away my laptop just because I couldn't come 1st in a race just because my car's handling failed after getting hit by another car. I've only played like 2-3 games online so I dont know much about that but I'm really enjoying the Single Player mode.As of now , I've only tried "Touring" and "Endurance" disciplines but I plan to try other ones soon enough.

And about the optimization part , I'm running this game maxed out in Intel HD 5200 and haven't encountered a visual glitch till now. Also , the visuals are really top notch. Somethimes when playing , I felt like I was racing in a real world (but I'm too much dreamy so you can ignore that part :'D ) This game also has a good set of cars and racing tracks .....

Well , to finish , I know I spoke too much in my review but if you can , buy this game. You'll have countless hours of fun like I'm having (fun in coming last :P ) .... Thank You again for reading this length pile of garbage. P.S. I never played Asseto Corsa and don't plan to. So , please don't tell me about how Asseto Corsa is better than Grid : Autosport even if it is !! Thank You :)
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
This is one of those "rare" PC games that can be discribed as "done.". Hard to find these days.
GRID Autosports is a content filled but not overburdened racer with various types of cars, tracks and gameplay.
It runs smooth at rock solid 60 fps with no stuttering or hickup, even on mid class rigs and... it... just makes a lot of fun to play. ;)
Slick menus, wonderful graphics and believable car physics with good headroom to dig into and master every aspect of the ideal racing line. If you like racing games done with passion and have a heart for devs that still take the pc serious: grab your copy now! ;)
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15 of 26 people (58%) found this review helpful
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115.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
I have played more racing games in over 20 years than I could ever remember. While not the worst racing game I have ever played, It is a long way from the best. Controls and handling of the cars is not really an issue except to point out that keyboard players should expect to be at a disadvantage.
The main problems are the AI, the lack of visibility and the atrocious in car view.
The AI is following the same principle that has been used for a few years now. That is they are "heavy" meaning you cannot ram them and expect to see them suffer much. Unfortunately that the same does not apply in reverse, and you will often find yourself losing many positions or even out of a race after being hit by the AI. What make it worse in this game, is the AI generally doesnt see you or care. They will maneuver to overtake on a corner, then switch into your lane after a few seconds, regardless of where you are. This only applies if your are not drift/sliding around the corner. In this instance you do not exist and that will blindly drive right into you. If by chance you get t-boned and stuck on the front of thier car, then race over. They will not stop to let you off, and will happily push you as far off the track as they can go before hitting a wall or running out of momentum.
Visibilty in this game is not something you will notice much as the graphics are quite nice. The problem does become apparent on the more technical circuits though. The issue is you can see a lot of scenery, but very little of the road ahead. In many places the corners are hard to judge as you can not really see a far as you should be able to. It is like an artificial limit on the draw distance. Using the best line feature can help, but if you cannot see much of the road, you wont see much of a line on the road either.
Now for the in car view. Its there.... partially. This is absolutly the worst view I have EVER seen in a car game. Not only do they further restrict your view by making you feel like you are to small to look over the dash, but the whole interior of the car is blurred W...T...F!!! Bonus xp for limiting views to incar only, but not worth it.

People who played Grid 2 online are in for some good news. You can buy quite a few cars in this game without having to play online for 100hrs. Bad news is there are now something like 50 catagoeries, so you will still get stuck having to use loan cars until your 100hrs is up.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Good
- Demanding racing
- Excellent handling
- Some great track and vehicle combinations

Bad
- Aggressive AI a double-edged sword
- Poor cockpit view
- Annoying Drift events
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Since I saw this game was on sale for $9.99 today I decided I should write a review for people looking at this game. First off, I don't think I have ever seen this game go on a 75% off sale, and for the record I got this game for free. GRID Autosport is probably one of the best racing games on Steam in my opinion. The graphics are great, and it runs well on my average PC.

The career mode is very unique, with you playing as a professional racer who drives across 5 different disciplines: Touring, Endurance, Open Wheel, Tuner, and Street. Touring is basically normal racing on tracks all across the world. Endurance is similar, but the races are a lot longer and require you to manage your tires by deciding when to put wear on them and when to hold back. Open Wheel features open wheel Formula 1 type cars. Tuner events are drift competitions set into heats, and also time attack where racers begin in a staggered moving start and try to set the fastest lap speed rather than the highest position. Finally, Street is racing on tracks made in tight city streets with many sharp turns and short tracks. As you progress through the different disciplines you unlock new Season opportunities and get closer to racing in the GRID, where all disciplines are tested in one competition. For events you do not get to choose the car you drive, which some people don't like but I am fine with. The game is structured into racing seasons where you pick one discipline and a season with preset races and cars. Seasons can also feature a special event where maybe everyone drives the same car or something. When a season ends you can choose a new season from any discipline. The game will save your progress between events so you don't have to play a whole season in one sitting. For each season you can also choose a racing team which gives different challenges or offers which give you bonus XP. For example, improve your lap time, finish above 5th position, lead for a lap. Also, for most racing events each racing team has two drivers. You recieve a teammate with a description and stats (however I do not think the stats really have a great impact on them). During the race you can order your teammate to hold their position, push for a higher one, or just have the default balanced approach.

The racing itself is quite good, featuring a penalty system for infractions like going off track and gaining a position by way of that. There is also a replay feature, similar to Forza Horizon where you can rewind the last seconds where you may have crashed or made a mistake. For racers who don't like this feature, you can disable it, and you will receive an XP bonus. There are also other setting you can turn on or off that will increase your XP bonus or lower it. For inexperienced racers I would recommend turning on the driving line which displays the best path to take on the track and where to brake. Now, a lot of the times you can make big gains in races by way of road rage and muscling your way through the competition, I have to admit I do this some of the time. As long as you are on the track you receive no penalty, however if you take enough damage, your steering column, engine, or tires can be damaged.

The multiplayer is fun, one thing is that you have to set your Steam download region to UK-London in order to find matches. From what I've heard this will not affect your downloads and it hasn't seemed to affect me so far. Surprisingly the multiplayer features the rewind function, however it will only rewind your car while everyone else keeps racing, so its really only for big mistakes. By racing in multiplayer you earn money and XP and can buy new cars. There is no customization and the cars you buy are just for multiplayer.

All In all I think this is a great racing game and a steal for such a big sale. I probably would not buy this game for full price however, but if I didn't have it and saw it on this sale I would definitely grab it! Great graphics, good career mode, good multiplayer, nice music.
NOTE: This game like most racing games is best with a CONTROLLER.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Looks good. Has probably the most hateful AI in a game I have ever seen. They just smash into you. Their cars seem to knock you off track with the slightest bump, whereas if you hit them they don't budge an inch. Super-aggressive AI makes this game, which looks good and feels good, absolutely infuriating. Can't recommend it.

Still it was on sale. And it WAS fun smashing into my friend in split screen mode. I suspect it would be better with a proper wheel and pedal set-up, but I'm not going to buy one just to be whacked about by the suspect AI in this game.

I played TOCA 2 back in 1999 or 2000 on PSone. Loved it. Played it to death. Made by the same folks who produced this game I think. The AI in it were totally fine, perhaps not aggressive enough, but it WAS fun. How can 15 years go by and their game evolves to this?

I'll probably sink a few more hours into it, see if it grows on me, you never know. If nothing else, the time trials aren't affected and I like trying to beat my own times round a track.

Would I recommend it? - on sale, perhaps. It hasn't made me want to look out for the next installment, that's for sure.
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