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.
User reviews: Very Positive (5,406 reviews)
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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November 27

The Steam Exploration Sale!

It's sale time on Steam and while our wallets take a collective battering I'm here to tell you of some even more sales to whet your appetite.

GRID 2 and all DLC is currently 50% off, and to help you on your way, the Steam Store is this way

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October 17

GRID 2 Free Weekend



This weekend you'll be able to play GRID 2 for absolutely nothing, completely free!

Simply fire up Steam, hit install and away you go.

To coincide with this we've also got some great sales on GRID 2, including 75% off the full game, 50% off the Reloaded edition and 50% off al the All-in pack.

The free weekend is currently running and will continue to do so until Sunday 19th October, 1PM PST.

Happy racing!

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About This Game

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
26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
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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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
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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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
63.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
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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27 of 49 people (55%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Is more easy to play with a joystick then play with a steering wheel.The graphics are great and exciting game. 9.5/10
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Grid (the first one) was the best - this one sucks.. has no real point, even the racing is just... meh.
Graphics are ok, tracks are ..meh..


if you get it free- then sure by all means, but dont waste the money on it.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Indianapolis was packed with people just to see me test drive a Nissan.

The diving as far as I can tell isn't too special, but is by no means bad. Car customization's pretty good.

Seems like at least half the cars available are DLC.

Still thankful I got this in a bundle.

More info as this review develops, back to you Jim.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Rather bad casual racer.

There is nothing simulated or realistic.
Cars slide on tracks around corners either sideways or not - does not really matter.
Pretty graphics. Irritating cutscenes you can't even skip.

Save your money for something else.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
The perfect balance between simulation and fun.
One of the best racing games I've ever played and after trying its multiplayer I can say smoothest online racing that I've experieneced till now.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Good game to play, support low end PC/Laptops with Onboard Graphics Cards (Intel HD 2000/3500/4000)
Gameplay: Physics are... not so real. To get crashed seems to be so easy, you hit AI cars, you are out of the race, also the same with AI, they hit you, you are out of the race, too
Graphics: Good to play even i use Onboard Graphic card
Multiplayer: Not recommended, since when GRID Autosport released, no one seems to play this game anymore, if you want to play single player only, you can buy this game, but if you want to play multiplayer, you shouldn't buy it .
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Best racing game ever. Better than GRID Autosport. A game i always return to when i need to race hard! BUY AND DOWNLOAD! :)
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
good game ,good graphic ,really addicting . Love it :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Slightly older game, but it still manages to holds its own against newer titles. Controls feel good without being *too* silly and arcade-y. Good selection of cars with fairly distinct characteristics to choose from. Pretty nice selection of tracks — the downhill mountain track in Japan is a personal favourite. Excellent casual online racing fun against your friends, especially if you have a good range of cars unlocked. I just wish we could change that stupid 20 second countdown before each race, as I prefer a bit more time to think about my vehicle choice.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
28.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Really good fun came. Easy to pick up for none race type people,
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Grid 2 is certainly one of the best racing games I've played in a long time. The controls feel very fluid and the graphics are great, there's hardly any complaints I could make. Asides from the core components being present, and the game being built very well, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the game that I played. Great racing game, will be buying GRID 3 for sure.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
It's a fun game.
Has the best racing game engine I have seen and has good graphics.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
32.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Really enjoyed this game for what what it's supposed to be, and arcade style driving game with overdone sounds! Honestly most of the cars in this game handle as if on rails, cars that I know do not hanble that well in real life. It's certainly fun but don't expect Forza realism.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
From the people who package you understeer and oversteer, we present you all supercars in Grid 2. Nevertheless I'd reccomend this game IF it is on sale. For the $10 I spent on it I think it was completely worth the money, however I cannot see myself forking over $30 for it. The game is very well put together, I especially like that you actually have to use the brakes unlike in Forza Horizon, however it loses some points from me on the car selection. There are some cars I really would have liked to see in this game that I have not seen yet, such as the Audi R8 and the Lamborghini Gallardo. That being said I did not finish the main game yet, I just started the final season. Another small hit the game will take from me is the test drive because there is only one track you can drive on, it is not a major issue but I would have liked to have seen one or two more tracks. The last thing negative about the game is not the makers fault. The online community seems to be dead, everytime I try to play an online race I wait for a while before the game tells me it could not find any online races. Despite the few drawbacks the game is very fun and recommended.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Simply the best racing game ever made.

Don't forget to trade paint n bumpers with others, that's like a full-time job to me ;)
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