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 57 items: Overlord™, GRID™, Rise of the Argonauts, Hospital Tycoon, Maelstrom: The Battle for Earth Begins, Damnation, Overlord II, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, Overlord: Raising Hell, F1 2010™, Operation Flashpoint: Red River, F1 2011, DiRT Showdown, F1 2012 (ROW), F1 Race Stars - Europe Track, F1 Race Stars, F1 Race Stars - Games Accessory Pack, F1 Race Stars - Music Accessory Pack, F1 Race Stars - Princess Accessory Pack, F1 Race Stars - Science Accessory Pack, F1 Race Stars - Nature Accessory Pack, F1 Race Stars - Monster Accessory Pack, F1 Race Stars - Holiday Accessory Pack, F1 Race Stars: Canada Track, F1 Race Stars: China Track, F1 Race Stars: India Track, GRID 2 Super Modified Pack, Grid 2, GRID 2 - GTR Racing Pack, GRID 2 - McLaren Racing Pack, GRID 2 - Headstart Pack, GRID 2 - IndyCar Pack, GRID 2 - Car Unlock Pack, GRID 2 - Drift Pack, GRID 2 - Peak Performance Pack, GRID Autosport, GRID 2 Spa-Francorchamps Track Pack, GRID 2 Bathurst Track Pack, GRID 2 Classic GRID Car Pack, GRID Autosport - Black Edition Pack, GRID Autosport - Boost Pack, GRID Autosport - Premium Garage Pack, F1 2015, Toybox Turbos, Colin McRae Rally, GRID Autosport - Best of British Pack, GRID Autosport - Coupé Style Pack, GRID Autosport - Sprint Pack, GRID Autosport - Road & Track Car Pack, GRID Autosport - Touring Legends Pack, GRID Autosport - Drag Pack, DiRT Rally, F1 2014, DiRT 3 Complete Edition, F1 2016, Overlord: Fellowship of Evil, F1 2016 Headstart

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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

Mac OS X
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • OS: 10.9.5
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 8GB Memory
    • Graphics: 1GB*
    • Hard Drive: 11GB HD space
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
At first i disliked this game it felt to floaty to control this was mostly because of there being no cockpit view however after a couple of minutes looking on the internet i found a mod that fixes this i now love this game.
^^^that is the link to the mod^^^
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
This is an amazing racing game, and for people who say it controlls like ice try taping the a or d button in stead of holding it, you will have better control, and dont hold gas when you are drifting through corners
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
If you're running with polish people you're ♥♥♥♥ed.
They'll ruin everything, your race and your life, so, if you have polish people in your race just quit cause is just ramming all the time.
Beside that the game is really good, buy it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
25.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Best brake-blocking simulator ever.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Best racing game i own at this stage
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
So a quick "review". PROs and CONs first. Then some comments & random notes I have about the game.
(note, my #/10 score = MY ENJOYMENT + minimal thought of gameplay+graphics/sound+story etc.. )

+fair amount of cars
+fair amount of race types
+fair amount of races
+drifting felt for most part nice
+"physics" were fun (crashing and vehicle falling apart was nice toucn)

-handling felt too quick and floaty (turning was way too sensitive)
-too arcady
-lack of vehicle customization
-too "sporty" thematic (I'm not fond of them)
-no cockpit view (can mod it in though)


First I started playing I didn't like handling at all but got used it. Few hours into career I finally got to fun mountain passes and drifts.. that was the highlight of the game for me.

It got variety (cars/races/race types).. but I don't like the whole "sport" thing in race at all. I mean the whole arranged tracks, ads EVERYWHERE. Side blockages and people... "cheering" just is.. not fun for me.

I've been always fond of "street race" types. Got that satisfying "danger" feel.

Nevertheless... drift handling was smooth and enjoyable, that I liked. But turning was so damn sensitive, I moved my stick a bit and damn car just instantly reacted and turned way too fast.

Game got dull really fast for me...

There is cockpit mod on the internet and some sort of overhaul mod. But I could not be bothered with this game anymore. Thus I'm done with it. As a game it's good. But for me personally it was borefest for most part.

If you into car sports thematic and arcade racing you will probably like it much more than I did
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Yeah, this game is fun, I guess. Some of the mechanics are ridiculous, though. If an NPC spins you out or even nudges your bumper mid-race, you are guaranteed to end up facing the opposite way you need to be, though, regardless of how well you try to steer out of it, and might as well just restart as there is no possible way to recover. So just be forewarned - save yourself a lot of frustration and know that unless you race perfectly, be prepared to "restart" a lot of races. Some races are factually unwinnable, especially the ones at the racetracks. The best, though, are the races where you're all in the exact same car, but the NPCs can corner at 120mph and you spin out at 60.
The game is fun, to be sure, once you know what you're doing, but just be prepared for a lot of WTF head shaking at the blatant cheating. I am going to say that I recommend this game, but only if you can get it for two dollars or less.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Exceptional bad mechanics. Every single car drifts, making it totally unpleasant. The worst part is the abysmal AI of the cars, taking racing lines regardless if you are taking the line and then there is the factor that any car can bump you off track. They bump into your backside and you spin, you bump into their backside and you spin.

All in all this is a poor game which I received as a gift and won't spend a penny on.

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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
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10.8 hrs
Posted: October 25
The game deserves props for great visuals, graphics and gameplay. One downside was the online interface, it doesn't allow much customization or player setup and control previlages. Aside from the limited car selection (w/ out DLC) and a rough online interface, the actual gameplay itself is pretty good. The racing experience feels accurate and is enjoyable. I would buy the next installment. I give it 8/10.
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17.4 hrs
Posted: October 23
Got it when it was for sale, now i wait for the next to get the DLC package :D
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4.8 hrs
Posted: October 22
Hi, I found a solution to the constant crashing !!!! The one where it kicks you out, gives a steam intallation window,then an error 42 (or something like that).
The problem is with Windows 10, search "services" then look for "Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service" and stop the service.
I acually found it in a steam forum of all places (after googling it). People are very quick to accept that a problem will always be there and blame it on the devs. But if you look hard enough and not give up, you'll find a solution. This is a great game, fell in love with Grid. There are very few proper racing games where everything just works. Grid 2 is a good game for casual and very easy to get into and thats what I love about it.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: October 22
Steering wheel setting controls are HORRIBLE! Worse than GRID 1. You can't fine tune anything other than force feedback, and the mustang you're given has the most senstive steering and if i try to turn the wheel just a little, BAM! straight into the wall. Project Cars works just fine.
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15.9 hrs
Posted: October 21
When you start the game you feel like:´Choose nickname,what am I? Noob?´ But when you jump into the action,in the legendary Ford Mustang it´s another felling like in the menu. Through racing you have more and more challenges to complete:promos,vehicle challenges. Big plus is that there are various race modes:Elimination,Checkpoint,Drift,Touge,Faceoff,race. My favourite cars are Mustang Boss and Agera R,i finished the game after 16 hours,i think this is the one of the top 5 racing games in the whole world.
11/10 D-GN
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Edward Elric
16.9 hrs
Posted: October 20
disgusting how they can still charge 20 pound for a game that nobody plays online anymore. not that i bought it recently, but still. online is dead.
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1.8 hrs
Posted: October 20
Code"Masters" Nuff Said.
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16.3 hrs
Posted: October 18
Let's cut to the chase: the driving is simply not fun. Specifically, it doesn't ever leave you satisfied. It's an arcade racer with heavy drift emphasis trying to play off being a semi realistic experience, and it fails miserably at both. Vehicle physics are all over the place too, and don't even try to match its real world specifications.

With that summary out of the way, more details below.

I just finished the game's single player 100%. This review primarily focuses on that. Went through what the game calls "Season 1" on the hardest difficulty, then bumped it down to the 2nd hardest difficulty for the remainder of the game. That excludes most "drift" events and the final set of races, where I did it on the hardest difficulty. I did this all on a PS4 controller.

Here's the problem with the game: To go fast, you drift. What the game calls "drift", "balanced", and "grip" race styles? Nonsense. If you want to go around a corner fast, you must break out the rear end. Otherwise, you will crash into a wall or hit a track due to understeer at the same speed.

This problem compounds itself: Have a series of slow turns that alternate direction? Good luck breaking out the rear end or getting the vehicle to drift how you want it. Luckily, this is a mostly rare occasion, but it is something that will frustrate you.

Then there's every single car with regard to drifting, minus the final, fastest car (more on that later): Even if you stomp on the gas/accelerator, you cannot hold the drift. But here's the silly part: if you don't hit the accelerator all the way, you can hold it longer. How does that make any sense? Who knows. This discovery I made about 75% of the way through the singleplayer did make the game slightly more bearable for some vehicles, but it's a complete mess still.

Now of course, this is just your vehicle. The computers/AI? Horrible. This is both because they cheat heavily and because of the complete imbalance between vehicles.

Let's go with the AI first: hardest difficulty, you have to race almost perfectly, or you have no chance of catching up. This means learning how to deal with your chosen car's behavior, the specific track in question, and how to get around the AI in the first place.

Yes, most of the difficulty with AI is getting in front of them in the first place. This is abnormally annoying given how on the hard/hardest difficulties, they will gain acceleration and turning speed out of the blue just to stay in front of you.

Once you are out in front though, you can drive at about 90% of the speed you were just racing and usually will stay out on top. The AI has trouble passing you too... but sometimes will crash into you and spin you out (your car is weightless compared to their vehicles, regardless of vehicle characteristics). If you continue to race as well as you can, a large lead usually makes all the AI vehicles fall further and further behind.

Every time you crash/ tap a wall however, the AI has a tendency to speed up. On the 2nd hardest difficulty, when I ran into a wall, 3rd place drifted around the corner fast enough to overtake the current 1st place AI, where first place is usually faster than the rest.

The AI is also severely imbalanced. On some tracks, I can pull out a 15-20 second lead quite often (2nd hardest difficulty). On others, I struggle to stay even one second ahead. This is both due to rubberbanding and horrible AI racing lines. Specifically, Cote d Azeur has some brutal AI, and is what made me change from hardest difficulty to 2nd hardest difficulty: there simply didn't seem like a way to win without blind luck (which did allow me to actually win a Season 1 race on the hardest difficulty: the fastest AI racer crashed/retired).

Now let's go on to vehicles specifically: their balance is all over the place. This isn't too noticeable early-mid game, but the huge imbalance in their performance despite being in the same "tier" becomes extremely noticeable by late game. Generally speaking, you really want your opponents to have heavier, slow accelerating cars so you can pass them in the corners by braking later than them/ going around it faster. Every time my opponent (assuming a 1-on-1) is in a slower, heavier car, I can win easily on the 2nd hardest difficulty.

This doesn't even mention how drifting works in each. While each car can break out the rear end, some have a lot more trouble than others in doing so. This is regardless of its acceleration/power: some cars just don't feel right. I can't give specifics given how the game put me into several different cars against my will.

The exception to that drifting rule is the fastest car in the game: the Koenigsegg Agera R.

This is the only car where i can get the rear end out on demand: turn in hard, stomp on the accelerator, control throttle to maintain the drift. It makes the most sense, and why every single car cannot do this is beyond me. In fact, why it requires over 1000 horsepower to drift a car properly, even in an arcade racer, is far beyond me.

As a note, the speeds you "drift" the car would be fatal in most real world situations. While you do still have to brake/slow down for corners, the speeds you take them are... I want to say 1.5x-2x what you would be able to in a real world scenario. In most cases at least.

Anyway, back to the Koenigsegg: I went against one of these cars on 2nd hardest difficulty before i unlocked it myself. The amount of work i had to put in (about 40 minutes alone of my total time, which only matched one race back in season 1 hardest difficulty) to win that race was absurd. The car accelerates so ridiculously fast for this game that once I unlocked it myself, I felt like the game's difficulty levels all jumped down one (on the remaining races I could use the vehicle in). Hence why I did the final set of races on the hardest difficulty: it felt about the same as what I had been racing at.

It just astonishes me that the car that made the game feel "right" was at the end. It felt so proper that it made the rest of the game feel disgusting. Looking back at my approximate 15 hours spent on this game, it feels so wasted.

Terrible "gameplay" aside, the visuals are at least pretty good looking. Especially when you consider when the game released. Engine noises sound okay. Commentator needs to shut up, and the whole premise of the single player campaign is laughable. Vehicle damage looks a bit excessive sometimes, but does the trick. How it affects each car specifically I never found out, but slight vehicle damage did sometimes help me with a race seemingly.

Overall, after about 15 different play sessions over about 15 hours (that's the maximum amount of time this game could hold my attention) and completing all single player events, this is a game I can't recommend. I had fun with 1 car in the end. And that lasted at most about 45 minutes, including two custom events with it.

There's nothing to bring me back either; I don't want the overpriced and pointless DLC at all.

Go with a proper racing SIM or a proper arcade racer. This is neither, and it's an overall shallow experience.
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21.1 hrs
Posted: October 18
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