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 (8,732 reviews) - 81% of the 8,732 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 27, 2013

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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

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
Helpful customer reviews
122 of 149 people (82%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
134.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2015
Before I proceed to the review, you should know that personally I'm racing games addict and cars lover from kid. You should know that I raced in many online leagues in reputable simulator: rFactor - it could have been even 800-1000 driven hours. You may ask "why have you stepped back to GRID?" - it's simple: I don't have time for preparations to compete in online leagues (1 race = whole week of training).

Here's where the GRID2 steps in!


GRID2 is the successor of Race Driver: GRID released in 2008, and it represents the same idea.. but somehow better. At first I need to refer into the roots of the first part of GRID - do you remember a game series called TOCA Race Driver? If not, Codemasters produced that series between 1997 and 2006. Because the sales were dropping, Codemasters decided to abandon TOCA and introduce new brand referring to the old product - Race Driver: GRID. I've personally played TOCA Race Driver 3 and I remember that game featured races not only in sportscars but also Monster Trucks and some motocross ones. It was therefore not only asphalt oriented races like the new GRID series. The success of Race Driver: GRID was an indicator to create a new game as GRID2.


In GRID2 you become professional racing driver from rookie just like in Race Driver: GRID. Your first race at Chicago circuit is the tutorial one before you become part of the WSR league (World Series Racing). After first race you're heading into your racing garage. The game features of a manager helping you to start your career. The campaign is very interesting because you start it from the rookie point of view: slow cars (Tier 1). Interesting thing introduced in GRID2 is that after every race you're not rewarded by money. You're rewarded by the number of fans that you got by completing the race. The game makes you feel like you're really important driver in that league. After a couple of races and challenges you need to complete the final one to get into higher tier. Every new tier brings new tracks from all over the world, game modes and of course new cars. Finishing the campaign on the difficulty set to high with all the achievements (50/60 without the DLCs) took me about 30-40 hours of playtime.


* Game modes: Race, Elimination, Checkpoint and Faceoff.
* Retrospection - the feature known from Race Driver: GRID, gives you the ability to rewind the time and correct your mistakes
* There are some tracks based on the real life circuits like: Algarve, Red Bull Ring, Abu Dhabi and there are many configurations of the tracks
* Cars are well balanced with their advantages and disadvantages measured on different tracks
* Anti-cut-track system which gives you penalty (stop/go) for cutting the track
* You can always change the difficulty and damage level
* If you set the damage level to the highest, you can end up the race for example on the wall very easily
* Very good graphics engine and optimalizations (playable on nVidia 9600 GT)
* Nice destruction model and detailed statistics about your driver's career like in Race Driver: GRID


The game physics is demanding and the tracks are very well made with bumps and kerbs affecting the stability of the car. You can't set the details of the physics like traction control or ABS cause the physics is simplified. You need skills to control the situation all over the time. If you make a mistake, you pay for it. The physics gives slight advantage to those who oversteer the car in turns and drift while the FWD cars don't understeer as they should. You need to remember that the grip is changing depending on the surface. I would rate the physics as 70% arcade 30% simulation.


Alive with many players as it's the extention of singleplayer mode. There are some moments where there's nobody to play with but that's a rare situation. The MP is hard because you start with the basic cars good for some tracks but bad for others. You need to race in order to receive money and buy better cars. Buying new cars isn't the end of story because afterwards you can modify them (of course by paying money). In the DLCs there are some paid cars that make the competition a little bit unfair. For example Mitsubishi Evo X is probably the best drift car in the game, better than the free ones. The anti-cut-track system is not perfect in some situations because there are places where huge cutting (cheating) won't give you the penalty. It's also popular that the penalized driver (stopped for a couple of seconds) does a very bad thing to others: he directs himselft on the path of incoming opponents to caught them on his bumper. It's also reffering to the culture of players because some of them race only to eliminate others, but it's better than it sounds :)


I've tested the game on keyboard and externals: controller Logitech F310 and wheel Logitech G25. The controllers are well discovered and set perfectly. Some cars like Koenisegg are created to be the fastest and hardest so even on the wheel there's a lack of grip on that car and losing control. In general I can tell you that the cars from Tier 4 can be handed perfectly only on the wheel but I disliked doing it in MP.

Drawbacks and issues

* Anti-cut-track bugs on some tracks
* Lack of cockpit camera which was in the Race Driver: GRID
* Lack of the option to change the degree lock for wheel
* Lack of balancing feature in MP - players are always mixed with different level and skill.
* The serious issue I have is: problem with not saving the options to the configuration file (it's locked all the time so I can't even read it). I need therefore to change the graphics options everytime I run the game while there's no problem with the settings of controller (they are in different file). I got used to it but I have the same issue in Race Driver: GRID so maybe it's Windows 8.1 related issue.


To sum up the review, in my opinion GRID2 is worth the money. It provides a lot of fun both in singleplayer and multiplayer and on every controller. To this day I still enjoy the multiplayer and I was also invited to drive for one of the Polish leagues - Goes Like Hell. I don't treat it seriously cause I play GRID2 for chillout, but it's the next challenge for me and possibility for players to spend here many more hours.

Race Driver: GRID or GRID2?
The 1st part is a little more like simulation so my advice would be: enjoy your playtime at first in Race Driver: GRID and when you'll finish it, buy GRID2 :)

Game tested on:
AMD Phenom II X4 945, Nvidia 9600, Windows 8.1
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72 of 98 people (73%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2015
I got this game on sale, and I wanted to like this game, I really did. I loved the first GRID The graphics are really nice, among the best for a racing game when it came out. The single-player story mode is cheesy, but it does okay to fill the gaps between races. The engine sounds are mostly accurate, far more so than the first GRID game. It's really unfortunate that this is where the good parts of the game end.

The driving physics are awful. Literally some of the worst I've ever played. I understand they wanted to focus on drifting and making it a key component of racing, but it is so poorly implemented that certain vehicles are essentially unplayable. Driving the Koenigsegg Agera R is a nightmare... it feels exactly like driving on ice, which I have actual experience with, living in a place that gets really cold during the winter with tons of snow. It's really a shame that ALL of the cars drift. All of the vehicles, regardless of being described as "Balanced" and / or "Grip" when you select them, will drift, no matter how perfect you try to take a corner. As soon as you hit the brakes, you can feel the vehicle start to fishtail. Some cars are okay, but I've found at least 50% of the time, racing is just not an enjoyable experience.

Even worse is the computer AI. They drive their line and regardless of if they hit a wall, if you bump them, and even if you try to spin them out, it's nearly impossible, they do not make mistakes. It feels exactly like a crappy simulation, minus actually simulating anything.

I did enjoy the first 18 hours or so in the single-player game. Really the coolest part of the game was my second race when I drove up the side of a mountain, fell back down on top of the opponent's car, and still won the race. However, after over 21 hours, I've finally put my controller down in frustration, and most likely will not pick it back up for this game.
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27 of 38 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
135.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2015
GRID 2 Review

Game Details

Title: GRID 2
Genre(s): Racing, Sports
Developer: Codemasters, Feral Interactive (Mac)
Publisher: Codemasters, Feral Interactive (Mac)
Release Date: 27 May, 2013
Metacritic Score: 80 (Source)

Pros & Cons

♦ The single-player campaign is, surprisingly, long. It took me 35 hours to finish.
♦ The visuals are simply amazing. There's a host of graphical options to play with.
♦ Decent amount of cars.
♦ Flashbacks.
♦ Good sound effects.
♦ Great optimization.
♦ Nice damage model.
♦ Full controller support.
♦ Multiplayer experience has been great so far.
♦ Free Demolition Derby DLC.

♦ Horrible AI.
♦ There is no cockpit view.
♦ Wonky physics. Beginners may be put off by the handling of the cars, but trust me once you get the hang of it, you're definitely going to love it.
♦ Unbalanced matchmaking. You'll always get matched with players with different levels and skills.
♦ Less number of players online (I would highly recommend changing your download region to UK-London in order to find more lobbies and players).
♦ Lots of hackers.
♦ Pay2Win DLC's which make the game a bit unbalanced.


GRID 2, in my opinion, is a very good and fun arcade-racing game if you can look past the wonky physics and the hackers that plague the game to this very day. I still love the multiplayer aspect of the game and manage to have a great time with a few of my racing buddies that I've made. The game is a bit expensive i.e. 30$ for the base game and 50$ for the Reloaded Edition (which includes the dlc's), so grab this game on a sale. If you're a fan of arcade-racing, I believe you'll love and enjoy this game.

See you on the race track ;)

Personal Rating: 8/10
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
46.4 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.

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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30 of 45 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2015

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


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

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