Be fast, be first and be famous as the race returns in GRID 2, the sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, multi-million selling Race Driver: GRID.
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Release Date: May 27, 2013

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Includes 11 items: GRID 2, GRID 2 - Bathurst Track Pack, GRID 2 - Classic GRID Pack, GRID 2 - Drift Pack, GRID 2 - GTR Racing Pack, GRID 2 - Headstart Pack, GRID 2 - IndyCar Pack, GRID 2 - McLaren Racing Pack, GRID 2 - Peak Performance Pack, GRID 2 - Spa-Francorchamps Track Pack, GRID 2 - Super Modified Pack

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Includes 10 items: GRID 2 - Bathurst Track Pack, GRID 2 - Classic GRID Pack, GRID 2 - Drift Pack, GRID 2 - GTR Racing Pack, GRID 2 - Headstart Pack, GRID 2 - IndyCar Pack, GRID 2 - McLaren Racing Pack, GRID 2 - Peak Performance Pack, GRID 2 - Spa-Francorchamps Track Pack, GRID 2 - Super Modified Pack

 

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Be fast, be first and be famous as the race returns in GRID 2, the sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, multi-million selling Race Driver: GRID. Experience aggressive racing against advanced AI and become immersed in the race with GRID 2’s new TrueFeel™ Handling system which powers edge of control exhilaration behind the wheel of every iconic car. The next generation of the EGO Game Technology Platform delivers genre-defining visuals and jaw-dropping damage as you prove yourself across three continents in a new, evolving world of motorsport. Earn fame, fans and fortune as you blaze your way to the top in intense, relentless races on licensed circuits, beautifully realised city streets and lethal mountain roads. GRID 2 will also set the new standard for multiplayer racing with innovative modes, an entirely separate progression system and deep integration with RaceNet, the free online extension for Codemasters Racing games.


Grid 2 Is Racing, Redefined.

key Features


  • The race comes alive with GRID 2’s TrueFeel™ Handling system for edge-of-control exhilaration
  • Prove yourself against advanced AI in aggressive, blockbuster races packed with wow moments
  • Blaze your way to the top of a new world of motorsport
  • An extensive and separate online campaign redefines multiplayer racing games plus full RaceNet integration
  • Powered by Codemasters’ EGO Game Technology Platform for jaw-dropping damage and stunning visuals, GRID 2 sets the standard for technical excellent in racing.
  • Race a handpicked selection of iconic cars that represent the best in automotive engineering from the last 40 years
  • Take on challenging licensed tracks, stunningly realised city streets and lethal mountain roads
  • Prove yourself by entering and winning events across three continents
  • Race Immersion Technology immerses you in the race like never before
  • The long-awaited sequel to the BAFTA-winning, multi-million selling Race Driver: GRID

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum
    • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4Ghz or AMD Athlon X2 5400+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 15 GB HD space
    • Video Card: Intel HD Graphics 3000 / AMD HD2600 / NVIDIA Geforce 8600
    • DirectX®: 11
    • Sound: Direct X compatible soundcard
    • Additional: Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional Supported Graphics Cards: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel Graphics 5200.
      AMD Radeon HD2600 or higher, HD3650 or higher, HD4550 or higher, HD5000 Series, HD6000 Series, HD7000 Series.
      NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or higher, 9500 or higher, GTX220 or higher, GTX400 Series, GTX500 Series, GTX600 Series: AMD Fusion A8 or higher.
    Recommended
    • OS: Windows Vista 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7/AMD Bulldozer
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 15 GB HD space
    • Video Card: Intel Graphics 5200 / AMD HD6000 Series / Nvidia GTX500 Series minimum 1GB RAM
    • DirectX®: 11
    • Sound: Direct X compatible soundcard
    • Additional: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.9.4
    • Processor: 2GHz
    • Memory: 4GB Memory
    • Graphics: 256MB*
    • Hard Drive:11GB HD space
    • Other Requirements: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, Intel HD3000, NVIDIA 7xxx series, NVIDIA 8xxx series, NVIDIA 9xxx series, NVIDIA 3xx series and NVIDIA 1xx series.
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.9.5
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 8GB Memory
    • Graphics: 1GB*
    • Hard Drive: 11GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
79 of 102 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
This review is focused on the singleplayer aspect of this game.

Pros:

- Fairly nice to look at
- Good sound design
- Bathurst
- Decent length career

Cons:

- Handling inferior to the original GRID
- I have seen better AI in N64 racing games
- AI vehicles are also far stronger than player vehicle, which causes trouble with the high likelihood of AI colliding with player
- Rubbing against a wall while turning a corner may result in a sudden outbreak of the Flips
- No longer has the 'build your own racing team' style of the original, which I feel makes the game less appealing
- Have to pay extra for Bathurst (and on that note, there is quite a catalogue of DLC which indicates that a decent amount of content was cut from the game for DLC, the same problem was had with DiRT 3.)

This is not really a bad game. However, it is inferior to its predecessor- your money would be much better spent on that.

Still could be worth picking up on sale if you are a fan of the series though.
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48 of 61 people (79%) found this review helpful
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
GRID 2 tries to bring a sort of story element to its career progression. Longtime fans of Codemasters’ racing games might remember the TOCA Race Driver series implementing the same idea. In regards to GRID 2, it’s about one American billionaire called Patrick Callahan, who is launching a new franchise – World Series Racing (WSR) – and has noticed your dazzling skills in the game’s opening introduction race. From there, you become the material to promote WSR across the world and are given the challenge to bring more people to the sport. How do you do this? By beating all the other rivals around the world.An assortment of events populate each season in GRID 2. For example, the first season is set in America and involves racing from point A to point B, but then you move to season three, which is set in Asia and includes events like Touge and Drifting. Along the way you’ll also get to participate in elimination races and overtake challenges. It’s fantastic that the game is throwing a varied amount of events at the player. Making your way through the seasons introduces more powerful cars. Even though GRID 2 includes around 45 cars, it manages to cover a range of types.AI, for the most part, is good and feels to have been given an aggressive characteristic, as these racers aren’t afraid to grind metal with metal with the player. Codemasters has managed to pinpoint that line between realism and arcade racing, allowing anyone who enjoys racing games but isn’t into those that try to represent a serious realism of the sport to come to GRID 2 and get in with humble ease. Online multiplayer is great fun. Players can set up their own playlist of events and what cars to use. At first, the online is limited with its vehicle selection, since the online multiplayer has its own level-up system. Hitting a target level will unlock more cars, which you can then purchase with the earnings you get from taking part in race events online.GRID 2 is a fantastic looking game on the PC. The cars look great and tracks shine with plenty of details. Sound design is brilliant, with loud, roaring car engines blasting out, giving that sense of power coming from high-performance cars.The return of the GRID franchise isn’t as ground-breaking as I would have hoped, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a great racer.
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34 of 47 people (72%) found this review helpful
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
While I enjoyed my time with GRID 2 (playing the campaign to completion), I can't in good conscience recommend it as a good example of a racing game.
The odds in the game are pretty much stacked against you every which-way. If an opponent touches you your car will, nine times out of ten, spin out and you lose a ridiculous amount of ground. However, if YOU touch an opponent, you'll still receive the brunt of the damage and time lost. The AI relies wholly on rubber-banding too - drive badly, they will be more forgiving, drive well, and they'll go toe to toe with you. The gamemodes are generally enjoyable. The problem is how the game creates progression late-game. Instead of new tracks, the game simply extends old ones, or, by season 5, makes you do the same 6 mile course three times over. This wears thin quickly, and the endgame feels more like a grind than an edge-of-your-seat world championship.
The game looks nice, the tracks are nice - hell, the cars are nice (if you're prepared to drop upwards of $5 to use the good ones). But when the actual gameplay is as infuriating as GRID 2 is, it really isn't worth your time/money - particularly at full price. I happpened across my copy in a Humble Bundle, and I'd be wary of paying any more than the $4 I shelled out for that bundle on this game alone.
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19 of 29 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
I played through single player with my Logitech G27 Racing Wheel. I didn't try playing it with a controller, but I do know that this game is designed to be controller friendly.

I found this game to give a really fun racing experience without being punishingly difficult or realistic. Unlike games that are designed to be simulations first, it really feels like GRID 2 is designed to be a fun game first.

The fun comes from a few things.

First of all, the racing does really feel "intense" - this comes through thanks to all the great visuals and sounds. It's not easy to describe, but there's just loads of polish on the overall aesthetic. The wide variety of levels and locations really helps here as well.

Second of all, they have lots of little ways to prevent you from getting frustrated. My favorite mechanic is the flashback mechanic - it basically lets you rewind time to undo a mistake you made. This is really great because not only does it prevent you from going "oh no, I need to restart the whole race...", it also gives you the opportunity to learn much more quickly. There's a limit to how many times you can do this so it doesn't make the game too easy. Furthermore, they have a wide range of difficulty settings for all levels of experience. I have only played a few racing games and found the Easy difficulty to be decently challenging without being frustrating. Finally, they have this guy who is talking to you all the time who will ocassionally offer useful suggestions and keep you focused on what to do during a race (and it doesn't get annoying, in my opinion).

Third, the overarching story of trying to get fame for the WSR feels like a pretty significant goal. There's lots of different ways you can advance the story (for example, if you don't like a particular type of event you can focus on other types of events).

My major issue with the game is that, towards the fourth WSR series, I felt like the content was becoming a bit same-y and it started to feel like a bit of a grind.

Overall, if you are interested in having a fun racing experience as a change from a hardcore, realistic racing sim, this game is pretty fun. I haven't played many other PC games in the genre, though, so take this recommendation with a grain of salt.
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20 of 32 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
Game is not worth it. Anything made good in this game is lost by the fact that every AI car in the game are on rails that are harder to break than Wolverine's Bones. You can not race against them without constant annoyance. They will push and shove you out of their way like your car is made out of paper cups and they are titanium. That is on any difficulty. I would recommend Dirt3 but that is a no go as well, as it can not save. It is a dark day for driving games, a dark day indeed.
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31 of 53 people (58%) found this review helpful
63.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
starts ok but cars are ridiculously loose at the rear end, and become undrivable like a real car as they get faster, and the sensitivity of the throttle doesnt seem to work if you are using pedals.
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
According to some statistics made by the developers, they removed interior view since only like 30% used it and upon playing the game for a while you'll discover that was not the only thing they removed to save development cost and time.

Pro:
- Good graphics.
- Decent audio, apart from the obnoxious low frequency noises switching between menus.
- Fun for a short while.
- Damage model
- Online demolition derby.

Cons:
- Lack of interrior view.
- Lack of any game music/theme.
- No rear view mirror, you have to look back.
- Extremely annoying slow animation transitions between menus, customisation..etc (aesthetics infavor of functionality)
- Pure arcade car handling.
- Most cars if not all are drift happy, as the game rewards drifting even in circuit racing.
- Extremely annoying announcer everywhere with a sense of humor matching a cheesy car salesman, and unskipable.
- Pay 2 win dlcs for online racing, as you get very few cars for online racing.
- Rubberbanding AI.



Overall impression: meh... skip it.
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26 of 44 people (59%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2014
I tried this when it was a demo, and didn't like it then. I got this only as part of a humble bundle, and I still don't like it. Let me tell you why.

-crappy controls
-DLC required for full unlocks of progress in main game
-crap AI opponents who slow down if you make mistakes and ride your rear if you don't
-solo ho-hum hum drum craptastic racing experience

Skip it. You can find better for free. Much better.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
It's just so bad . First of all your car is made out of paper, but all other cars are made out of alluminium . I doesn't matter which car you pick , hell if you even had a frickin monster truck it would according to this game also be made out of paper . But that's not the worst part oh no . The worst part is the fricking handling of the cars . The cars are so out of control you would had better luck doing it in real life . Other than that there's not much to complain . It's just so dissapointing , this could have been a great racing game but it just fails on the most simplest thing's .
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Game was played on Hard

6/10


Pros
- Great graphics
- Good selection of cars
- Nice tracks
- Lengthy game(20+ hours)
- Game feels "real" compared to Grid 1
- Circuit races and sprints are very satisfying and provide a good amount of challenge
- Can run smoothly on weak/medium PCs

Cons
- AI is still ♥♥♥♥, some cars are almost impossible to beat while the rest try to slow you down
- Drifting sucks
- Your car becomes unstable at high speeds. CPU can cruise the tight corners easily.
- NO RACING LINE
- Inconsistent difficulty
- Grip cars feel useless


Race Driver Grid was a fantastic game, but in terms of driving it felt quite similar to the Need for Speed series. It feels more arcadey than realistic. Grid 2 on the other hand did a better job of making the game feel real. You can't just hit the pedal and force your car to turn. You have to find the right moment to brake and accelerate. The game feels much better in terms of circuit racing or sprints. You actually have to fight all the way to get to the number 1 spot. In Grid 1 it was quite easy to get to 1st.

There are lots of cars as well, and they are classified as one of the three : Balanced, Drift or Grip. In my entire playtime I don't think I have ever used a Grip car for a race, unless I had no choice and the game forced me to use it. You're going to have to drift a lot in Grid 2, and some grip cars suck at drifting.

Speaking of drifting, it sucks in this game. Grid 1 absolutely nailed drifting. It was perfect. Now drifting here is a 30 second track and no customizations. Plain horrible. It tried to go Japanese since most drift races are on mountain passes.

The game still has no racing line, which can become crucial in those difficult tracks for the Vehicle Challenges on the higher tiers. There were 3 difficult challenges where the racing line would have helped significantly. The Jaguar at Hong Kong, the Benz at Okutama and the Pagani Huayra challenge. Cars also become unstable at high speeds while other cars can just stick to the ground and not slide. I've seen this several times already. I forcefully rammed a CPU car and took a 10 second lead, but he was able to catch up and beat me on the last corner. I've seen his style and even with the car he should not be able to just accelerate through corners at that speed. Don't be surprised if you see the CPUs blast through chicanes at 250km/hr without slowing down.

It's a good game, but I can't recommended it. A lot of race types just suck and the circuit races and sprints are the only fun ones.
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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
39.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Great game!
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14 of 24 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
Can't drive ♥♥♥♥ing straight simulator 20 ♥♥♥♥ing 15
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
I really loved this game. The visuals were the best visuals I have ever seen in a video game and I loved playing this game online with my friends.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
The AI resembles someone with cerebral palsy and thats being modest 7/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Grid 2 give you the most incredible experience behind the wheel.
In spite of being focused on a touring concept, it has the largest choice of cars and tracks on the urban and mountain territory, where you can race on a ford focus or on a bmw in midtown chicago or drift them in the mountains of japan.
Grid 2 brings the old school muscle cars, the brand new urban cars, the fastest touring cars, mixing them and put you into a test of different race modes, like drift, sprint, lap race, endurance, etc, giving you a total experience of racing your way to the top.

The multiplayer is outstanding, unfortunately since the release of Grid Autosport, the number of players have decreased but believe me guys, Grid 2 is even more worthy to buy because its more versatile and not so "one dimensional" like autosport is, only focusing his gameplay on touring. Btw, the demolition derby free dlc is awesome and just gave me a ton of good laughs when i smash my friends!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
Very polished and great looking racing game. The initial limited tracks are annoying but the dynamic tracks keep things interesting. Goals, objectives, trendy social media faux link-ins and customizations keep the game interesting and alive. 9/10
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34 of 64 people (53%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Good graphics and good gameplay. But if you want to play online then it might not be such a good idea. No one else plays this game online.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
72.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Fantastic racer, possibly the best on PC. Decent range of tracks and point-point races.
Small multiplayer community limits playability but is decently populated at certain times.
8/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
44.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
At first I didnt like this game, the races came thick n fast and didnt really give me time to enjoy it. I think if id of played the game on hard instead of normal then that wouldnt of been a problem. The graphics are awesome, better than the more recent driving game ive bought The Crew. I remember playing the original Grid and loving it and after finishing this I have to say once again im impressed. The driving style is a little arcadey but thats not such a bad thing for the mainstream... rather a good thing. Theres plenty of cars, which are all grouped up into tiers. The amount of tracks is acceptable although at times it seems you do race the same track once to often in a different race type or direction. Overall this is a great racing game, and I thoroughly reccommend it. If you can pick it up cheap, n play it on hard youre get hours of enjoyment. 8/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
One of my personal favourites when it comes to racing games.

Pros

+ Good choice of cars, even without DLC
+ Every car feels different
+ Challenging gameplay
+ Lengthy campaign
+ Easy to use livery editor
+ Graphics are amazing - Enviroments, Car Damage etc
+ Fairly good choice of different modes
+ Flashback mode

Cons

- AI acts as if you're not there, they'll crash into you a lot
- Can be grindy at times (Personally I like the grind but others may find it boring/repetitive)
- Some of the cars are quite awkward to drive, the back ends will spin out too much


If you enjoy racing games, then you'll probably enjoy GRID 2. If you're not very experienced with the genre then you may find GRID 2 a little too hard at the start.

If you're going to pick this game up then I reccomend using a controller as it makes the game much more enjoyable!

Hope this review has helped you decide whether or not to pick up the game!
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