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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Very Positive (9,095 reviews) - 81% of the 9,095 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
124 of 147 people (84%) found this review helpful
120 people found this review funny
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
I like when games tell stories through gampelay. GRID 2 at a first glance seems to be about racing and social media but it's actually a post-apocalyptic dystopia in which all the roads are covered in invisible ice.
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36 of 47 people (77%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
Good graphics, decent car list. That about sums up the positives.

The physics, oh boy. To be quick, you have to drift, which in itself goes against ANY logic, at least on tarmac. And the way you drift is moronic as well- the car just steps out, no matter what you do. If you try driving sensibly, you understeer like you're running bald summer tires in snow. If you don't want to do so, you have to drift, but how can you do it properly when throttle control basically doesn't exist? It just boggles my brain that a game of this pedigree can handle worse than Mario Kart 64.

This is the worst driving game I own by far. I regret spending 6EUR on it, even though it was in a bundle. Speaking of which, can you refund Humble Bundle games?
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36 of 48 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
46.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
GRID 2 Review
I have always been a fan of racing games, playing titles from NFS to GRID to DiRT to Forza, Nascar, and more. For PC, I must say that the GRID series, minus the first game, is phenomenal. GRID 2 deviates from its prior by balancing simulation-level damage and graphics with arcade-style racing. While there are a few things that were missed, such as an in-car view, the huge selection of vehicles, tracks, and environments make this game really stand out.

Single Player Campaign
GRID 2 has a fantastic storyline. You are a new driver, trying to make a name for yourself and your racing league, WSR. You're led by the confident Patrick Callahan, who keeps you up to date on promo events, passing in races, and reminding you of sponsor objectives. The game is split into "seasons," with each season taking place in a different region. At season 4, you race at tracks globally. In general, each season means a new tier of cars, but there is some overlap, making seasons 3 and 4 both T3 races. There are difficulties suitable for anyone, from racing newcomers to GRID experts. There are multiple race types, such as Endurance, Time Attack, Overtake, Drift, Race, Touge, and more, all of which are very enjoyable. The only caveat I find with any of the game modes is when playing Touge, the aggressiveness of your opponent will count against you, even if they hit you. Just avoid aggresion in this mode, and you'll be fine.

Online Multiplayer
The GRID 2 community is alive and well, and the forums are still relevant. Performance is great online, and you can upgrade your cars to suit your own driving style. If I remember correctly, multiplayer lobbies can go up to 12 players at once, but please correct me if I'm wrong. Even when you beat the Single Player Campaign, you will still have loads of fun in online multiplayer.

Replay Factor
One of the things that I look for in a game is whether or not it is enjoyable to play a second time, after you beat it once. I must say that this is one area where this game excels. I often found myself retrying races with different vehicles to beat my lap times, rise in the leaderboards, or just to see the difference each made.

Controls and Graphics
GRID 2 supports a wheel & pedals setup, but I simply use a keyboard. While there are disadvantages to doing so, i.e. pressing W is equivalent to going pedal-to-the-metal 24/7, the steering is very managable and drifting is easy to pick up on. The graphics are fantastic. I don't quite know what graphics engine this game runs, but I play the game on Ultra settings at 50-60 fps on a GTX 860M. It's optimized incredibly well, and lighting, shadows, and reflections all look great. You certainly won't have weather effects anywhere near games such as Project CARS or Assetto Corsa, but the game will be just fine for the vast majority of players.

Value
I purchased GRID 2 on Steam during the 2015 Summer Sale, but I did have it installed previously. Feel free to add about 15 hours to my Steam timelog for it to make up for this. You can pick it up for USD $7.50 as of writing during this "North Pole Noir" sale, and you certainly won't regret it. There are number of DLC packs, all of which I personally do own but don't use very often. I feel like Codemasters hit the sweet spot with the DLC attractiveness, as there are plenty of cars in the base game that will outperform the DLC vehicles, but some of the DLC packs offer more vibrant patterns. For example, the base game's T3 Honda will outperform the T3 DLC Camaro SS, but the Camaro SS is a fantastic looking car. The reloaded edition of this game is probably the best deal you will get, at least when it is on sale.

Here's a rundown of each aspect of the game and how I would personally rate it.

Aspect Rating
Physics 10
Plot 10
Damage 9
Multiplayer 10
Community 10
Graphics 10+
Value 8
Overall 9.5

Final Points on the Game
Not only is GRID 2 the best racing game in its class, the unique storyline makes up from something looked over in most racing games. If you love racing games, you will love this!

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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
91.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
I wasn't sure if I could recommend it or not. The game can be fun, but it might be frustrating either.

First of all: the sngle player mode. Basically your goal is to beat Harrison Carter (a bot), who always finishes first or second (if you're first). The rest of bots is always drunk so don't even mind them. A car driven by AI which is in front of you is always slower than you. It can't drift, never puts pedal to the metal. Is it easy to overtake them? Of course not. The roads are usually so narrow that you're usually blocked by AI cars. If any other car touches yours or you touch it, you'll instantly spin out so don't even try to crash the bots. And here goes the magic! Whenever a car driven by AI is behind you, it starts driving like a pro: never uses break, never reduces speed, never touches anything (and if so, its car isn't damaged at all). It overtakes you in a moment and then it becomes the slow one again. Oh and the best thing, you always starts from the second to last position so have fun with being blocked by cars in front of you and being bumped by cars behind you.

The multiplayer is totally unfair. Guy who starts from better position (especially the first and the second) has always a huge adventage. If he is as good as you, and has a good car you have no chance to overtake him. Also there isn't really any punishment for attacking others so feel free to be a ♥♥♥♥ and keep on hitting any car you want.
Multiplayer is fun when you play with your friends (unless they play fair).
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
The game rips control of the car out of your hands every time you turn. Probably the absolute worst ♥♥♥♥ you could do in a racing game.
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