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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“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

Coming to SteamOS/Linux

GRID Autosport will be available on SteamOS and Linux in Summer 2015.

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
54 of 65 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
231.5 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 32 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
After playing Grid 2 and having mixed, mostly-positive feelings, I was hoping Autosport would win me over. It did not. I'd definitely recommend Grid 2 over this game, and if you've already played 2, don't bother with Autosport.

My biggest problem is with the driving physics (which are similar to Grid 2). I get that it's an arcade racer; that's fine. But the cars don't feel like they have 4 wheels contacting the ground. They're more than just "floaty". They are kind of like cardboard with a pencil stuck through the middle. When you turn, the car seems to pivot around its center (you can feel the rear wheels swing out). So I'll brake before a turn, start turning in, and keep traction through the turn. But while doing this, the car has pivoted and feels like it's drifting... but I have traction?... it's a bizarre sensation and just feels "wrong".

As a comparison: Project Gotham Racing was an arcade racer that nailed driving physics. Even though PGR was arcadey, the cars felt weighty and had momentum. You could feel the road under the wheels and could tell when you made little mistakes. Very satisfying to master. Grid's physics don't have that magic at all.


Beyond that, Autosport's career mode is dull. My experience with Grid 2 was that, in spite of the poor physics, the career's trickle of exciting tracks and cars kept me playing. However, I do not feel this in Grid Autosport. Your career progress is only portrayed through menus, and everything (everything!) boils down to filling XP bars. Gone is the illusion of building up a racing career, gone is collecting cars, gone is my garage. For the first few races I was actually confused: "what is my GOAL here?" It turns out: I don't need to win, I don't need to beat my rivals, I don't need to finish objectives. I just need to play enough to fill XP bars up.

Couple that with the fact that most of the tracks are straight from Grid 2, and I'm left super disappointed. It's a shame because I've always liked Codemaster's Colin McRae and Dirt series. I want to like this game, but I can't.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.8 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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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.7 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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13 of 17 people (76%) 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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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1,627.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
It seems odd that we had to wait close to five years at an official sequel to Codemasters incredible Race Driver: Grid, and now only a year later, sitting with the series' third game. It tastes undeniably by a developer as well by the jokkede in the spinach, and therefore has worked diligently to together splitting the successor as the series' many fans had hoped for in the first place.

Therefore, it is not surprising that the Grid: Autosport in style feels like an extended, graphic prettier version of the series' first game and never really manages to put his own stamp on the whole for fear of differ so radically from the original as Grid 2 did.

There should not be many button presses to before is started with the first race, and actually Codemasters discarded part of the personalization that or has characterized several of their car racing. Five different race classes means that you can decide how you want to approach it all the way and is a welcome approach compared to some of the more restrictive structures you find in many of the genre's other games.

Touring is the closest the new games come on the series' roots, so then Codemasters yet called the TOCA Touring Car Championship. Here it is on standardvognsræs with lots of horsepower, clashes and cars stretching from a Honda Civic to a Nissan Skyline GT-R.

Endurance is a completely different size and is about ran over long distances, which means a completely different approach. If you want to see the finish line, let alone join in a proper location, so at all times make sure to treat the car properly and get the rubber of your tires to stretch as far as possible. It's a really exciting form of racing that few other games have had the courage to include and the right discipline requires that you have the concentration skills in order.

Open Wheel is the game's fastest class and focuses on small, fast single-seaters, among other means of races in Ariel Atom, Dallaraa F312 and Caparo T1. If one before has been caught by developers F1 series, it is also where you will feel most at home, despite the fact that simulation trends obviously not Special focus.

Street is by-race as in the first Race Driver: Grid and is definitely where the game most frequently shows its graphical muscles. It's also the closest race, and you are almost constantly surrounded by a whole field of other cars, making the class very intense.

The last wild lass is Tuner, despite having its own qualities also seems like the least adequate in the game's complete package. Here is the following of ardent running competitions and time trial with everything from muscle cars to the tuner-favorites like the Mazda RX-7 and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X.

You have to take my hat off to the tremendous work Codemasters obviously put in to ensure that each of those five classes not only clearly different from each other, but also is relatively faithful to the racing classes from the real world that inspired them. If you are planning to transform yourself into the ultimate Grid cruise control, however, you can look forward to spending time in all disciplines, as it is the only way the game closes on all its content.

To master race classes means that you will greatly be working to find the balance in the variety of cars and it is really encouraging to Codemasters have returned to a management that has far more in common with it from the first game than the powerslide-happy approach from Grid second

Codemasters has again orchestrated a controller that clearly lets you mark how far you can push the selected car before it goes wrong. If that kind of gets simulation alarms ringing in you, there is nothing to fear, for Grid: Autosport are just as motivated by arcade racing as its predecessors. Mixing balance is the developer's own, and again, they have hit the mark with something that works accessible, speed-filled and action-oriented without the chamber completely in Burnout territory.

It is no secret that the development time on Grid: Autosport has not been very long, and despite a thoroughly solid game racing, it's something you feel in virtually all aspects of the game.

The aforementioned inability from start to personalize the experience is just the first symptom of a game where there seem saved and reused in all the edges and looking where it has been possible. Most cars, tracks and race types have already been included in the series' previous edition, and the graphical difference from Grid 2 to Grid: Autosport is not enough to hide the problem.

Saved there also seems to have been on the development of artificial intelligence, and Autosport offers the series' most unprofessional opponents to date most of the time does not seem to suspect that there are others on the field than themselves.

Elsewhere must wonder a bit over the configuration of the various races, and even races in fast single-seaters can be boring when you are forced into a time around to run six to eight different tournaments where each race to be run twice before one again gets to choose another runaway lass.

Graphic is also not much has happened lately, and though sometimes it still is impressive how many colors, effects and cars Codemasters manages to force the screen without sacrificing frame rate, it's a little disappointing that there is at least not been lavished little more for the PC version.

Grid: Autosport is certainly not without talent. Whether you have played the series before or not the race is on the field still fun, intense and delivered with a really good management. However, it is without doubt those who do not have experience with the series, which will make the most of Grid: Autosport, for the rest of us will find it hard to ignore the clear taste of recycling.

Thomas Blichfeldt
Gamereactor Denmark
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
27.6 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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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.3 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 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
28.1 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.

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9 of 12 people (75%) 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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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.0 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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11 of 16 people (69%) 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Good game with good graphics.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
I really wanted to like this. But they make it hard when they do a half arsed job and just recycle models and tracks from the previous two games and mash them together.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
252.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Overall a great experience. A few bugs here and there, and personally i think that the Offline / Career mode is awful, but at least Online is nice. Join a related steam group as GASR or IR, because this game is meant to be played online. It's nice having the Weekly Racenet Challenges as well, too bad there's 'traffic' in them
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.1 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
66.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
Unless you're a hardcore racing fan I don't recommend.

The AI is too aggressive and the online multiplayer is dead.

AI 'catchup' feature completely ruins the game, if the AI get's too far behind they get a stat boost to their car making them overpowered and just not fun or realistic at all.

Otherwise the physics compared to GRID2 make it a completely different more realistic and fun experience, but its hard to have fun as the AI is so awful.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
One of the best grids going . Great game great racer recommend 10/10!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
85.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Change of review... (old one see bottom of this, hypocrite maybe)

So, I did like this until Codemasters and a few of the devs on here mentioned they are working on a new engine. Then the placebo wore off. Then F1 2014 came out, nearly everyone complained it was a clone of 2013 and again Codemasters stated they are working on a new engine. So basically all we have here are 2 games, very similar to the last, with yet another price tag to pay.

If you own 1 and 2 I would say save your money. The online mode is almost dead, the game hasn't delivered in fairness. You will still see the same cars winning above any other like the 4wd Golf etc. The crash system hasn't stopped fools having a laugh. The tracks are mostly the same, along with the darby races brought in as a "free" dlc (wish they brought more of Showdown into that dlc).

And finally, my biggest problem, the real life physics. Disk breaks still only glow for a few second and don't ware, the handling is still too "drifty" and you get no sense of the car your driving from any other. Cars are all the same blah blah blah blah.Again if you buy this try and enjoy the placebo while it lasts. Otherwise wait for Project Cars this March or the next in Codemasters plans. Provided they give the new games the lift it really needs, not something that feels very very much descended from ps1's Colin Mcrae...

26th June, 2014YES YES YES! Thank you to all the team over at Codemasters! I never got early access, but read many reviews. Most good, but some talked about handling being well rubbish, wobbly, no grip. Obviously these people haven't taken a real car into a corner at 70mph. I would say its near spot on. Grid 2 I hated, you just turn full lock and floor it. This you think, you slow down and you gently turn into a corner. Just what a good racing game should be. I finally feel we are all out of this NFS arcade way of driving. Its very early days now so haven't really played the game enough to fully see how things go but one things for sure. Your not going to play online only to have one option of wining a race, Ie follow the sheep and only drive one car on each class. Just what racing games needed. I will give a better review in the coming weeks. And once again thank you!!!

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