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 (6,567 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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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
40 of 58 people (69%) 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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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,182.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Best arcade-racing I've played since old school ''Need For Speed'' in every way.

Cherry 100% recommend GRiD 2.
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32 of 55 people (58%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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18 of 29 people (62%) 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
278.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
This is a fun arcade-racer that I have really enjoyed playing since I bought it back in September 2014, Some people like to base it off the original Grid, but this game is definitely has more of an arcade feel to it while Grid 1 I felt was more of a simulator. The Online Multiplayer Racing can be fun and enjoyable once you get the hang of the driving style that the game brings to the table and also when you make friends with a bunch of other respectable racers also... The sad things about the Online is that it is dying and there are those occasional hackers every now and then that can ruin the fun, but I enjoy the hell out of this game and playing with my racing buddies... I would recommend you buy this game when it is on sale, the $50 price tag for the reloaded edition is kind of expensive when you look at the age of the game. If you are an arcade racing game fan, I would recommend this game to you. I would believe you would enjoy this game.
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11 of 17 people (65%) 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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11 of 18 people (61%) 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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Pros:

+ Gorgeous Visuals
+ Lengthy Campaign
+ Unique car design
+ Environment variety
+ Car Damage
+ Relaxing soundtracks
+ Sound Effects
+ Every bump feels realistic
+ Flashback ability
+ Fast Loading
+ Multiplayer

Cons:

- Sometimes feels repetitive
- Less number of players online
- AI is dumb at times
- No cockpit view

9/10
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
389.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
I ran over a rabbit (by an accident). Nothing happened and the rabbit kept happily running. 10/10 nature friendly
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.9 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
73.3 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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
90.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Worthy sequel of the first one!
Overall: 8/10

Graphics: 10/10
Design: 10/10
Singleplayer: 9/10
Multiplayer: 7/10
Sounds/Music: 8/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
Cool game, nice car models and the sounds of the engines are great, sometimes the AI is just plain stupid so they ram you offroad for no reason, if you want to play some arcade game with cars this is game for you. There is one problem with my game, if i don't play it in windowed mode it is just lo laggy.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
12.8 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 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
35.7 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 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
168.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
As a professional racing driver I got this game due to being injured in a high speed race, which I won. I thought I was going to miss all the excitement of the track being injured, but this game has me drifting and overtaking like a pro again. I highly recommend the game, if you are playing and hear a whoosh sound whizzing past you, thats me....
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
That game has an amazing graphics and good cars. Online multiplayer is a nice addition to the game. We can't personalize the car to much but there's not really a problem, only if you like that option.
You have a flashback power where you can come back in time. You can do that to master some corners or overtakes for example. Has a nice driving if you can manage the acelarator and brake at the same time. I really recommend this game if you like racing games.
Graphics: 9/10
Audio: 8/10
Gameplay: 9/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Jumping in to this right on the trail of completing Grid 1 took a little getting used to. This is not the same game as the original, It feels completely different. But that's not necessarily a bad thing, this is a very competent and fun racing game. The handling model is a lot more arcade based to the point where you mostly drift round corners even in grip class cars. This is sometimes fun to just sling your car round a corner but sometimes it can be frustrating with cars often sliding out of contol and straight into a wall. Where this game really shines is the design, this game is visually stunning and the audio for the cars is great. You can take some amazing screenshots of this game on nearly any track. It does still let you down in some bits like having no cockpit cam and the voice over constantly yapping in your ear can get very annoying, thankfully both these problems can be altered with mods. To me this game was just as good as the last and I was surprised to find it as good as I did after hearing countless people tell me it was crap. 8.5/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
People come to this one from the first grid expecting a simulation racing game, well it is not a simulation game, it is just arcade with little difficulities, look at it that way and you're not gonna hate it. Once you get used to the gameplay you'll enjoy it, the career is long and entertaining, the game has lots of cars to pick from, as well as different game modes, graphics are good and there is no fps limit, online game mode is seperate, you level up and you make your reputation (contains challenges), It is compatible with the gaming wheels which is great. It is a challenging game worth the try.
And the crowd on this one is really cool.
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