I want to clear up that im not going to include Grid 1 to this review.
Gameplay on the tracks are mainly based on acrade style racing. Its all about investment in a new league of sport and becoming the number #1 contender and the number 1# fan.
What I like about Grid 2 are the tracks. They are fun and challenging to race on in career mode and online. The car personaliztion is near enough good, throwing in real life sponsors to put onto your car and personalize.
I was disappointed with the physics in use of the cars as the developers focused on the powersliding instead of clean turn exits to build better momentum through the corners. You may think thats essential for a great game but the handling will lead you to wreckless driving in most modes challenged on. Online as an example is almost unplayable for these reasons because players cant take full stable control around the corners for a clean race.
Another thing I was disapointed in was the input controls on the game. For a controller it wont be much of a problem driving cars but for keyboard users it will be. Most racing inputs ive used was the simple w,s,a,d & (Arrows) and have no issues playing them smootly. For Grid 2 its difficult as its not keyboard friendly in a way of keeping your car stable around the corners and attempting most clean races. Ive tried both controller (F710) & keyboard and its a major difference how you perform in the game.
Cockpit is not required in the game which is another downside for a latest racing release. DLC packs have been scattered around as typical devolepers want more money off you.
+ Tracks to drive on
- Controls are unstable
- Not Keyboard friendly compare to most racing games
- No Cockpit
- Codemasters greedy DLC Schemes
- Graphics are not as good for its age
My rating: 65/100
Metascore rating: 80/100
I dont reccomend this game full price for the aspects ive pointed out from it. If steam provide a discount give it a go and see what you think. Hope you make the right decision on purchaing the game.