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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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
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Mostly Positive (120 reviews)
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Th3Gr3@tD3$tr0y3r
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Game is awesome. The looks in this gane are incredible! As my friend would say it, it has crisp graphics. Runs real smooth too! I only get a little big of lag when there's a lot of smoke from burnouts.

Pros:
Good graphics
A lot of cars
Good tracks
You can turn speech off!
And drift!

Cons:
Controls take a little getting used
You drift with about every car
If you want really really good cars you have to get a dlc thing
Dead multiplayer

Sum up: this game is great and is fun with friends. If you like racing games, I would definitely put this in your collection!
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★BLuR✩Unknownenemy
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Product received for free
GRID 2 is a half-simulator, half arcade style racer that is a genuine balance between both styles of racing genre and can be categorised in a league of its own in terms of car handling and circuit design. Interior view has been removed from the original GRID which is disappointing as I feel that this camera view adds authenticity to a racing game, even if it is rarely used, I would’ve liked to switch views mid-race to know that my driver was steering the car. The music being added at climatic points in each event adds immersion in the racing experience, unlike games such as Forza or Gran Turismo which have static tracks played all race. This game is a minor step down in drifting compared to GRID 1, however city circuit tracks for regular racing seem to have a realistic transition between brick, asphalt and kerbs unlike the games predecessor.

Codemasters has created World Racing League ‘WCR’ were your job is to race a variety of racing clubs from the US, Middle-East, Europe and Asia to attract ‘fans’. The inclusion of ESPN a well-known sport commentating channel in the US adds a layer of mirrored fame found in real life and adds depth in the single player experience, which helps new players to the genre engage in this racing game. The addition of displaying short story clips of your racing fame across YouTube, the WSR in game website and SMS messages motivates you to aim for a greater number of fans. While story typically lacking in racing games, Codemasters has pulled of a story mode that doesn’t ruin the experience of racing or feel that there is any difficulty in progressing to the next race as skipping events is optional. As you near completion of a race, overtaking a threat (another popular driver), complete a race or experience damage issues your crew chief will annoy you which adds to the enjoyment of the game but gets repetitive as you progress through the game. Throughout the game the same tracks, modes and simular challenges were reused however the difficulty of driving a faster vehicle in the later stages of the game compensates for this. Codemasters could pull some of the officially licenced world class circuits from the F1 series into Grid 2.

In short the singleplayer provides a decent range of content despite the large amount of additional content and will give at least 24 hours of gameplay in the base game*, additional tracks including the extravagant demolition derby has been brought from GRID 1 in a free DLC which is brilliant for local multiplayer fun with friends and family. The demolition derby features only one car to choose from that is kitted out just for demolition events which you can select in the quick race menu for single or multiplayer modes. It was disappointing that Grid 2 features the same tracks as its predecessor, which feels like Codemasters reworked the handling of the vehicle in this mode to be significantly easier to control, making it harder to slide out.

*Please do note that I have played this game for console on release week. *

In GRID 2 online unlike the ‘WRS’ singleplayer mode you can purchase and upgrade vehicles performance. The new rivalry mode allows users to set up randomly assigned online players which compete for XP to crown the ‘better racer’, this mode I feel is underused at the time of writing this review but is a great feature that I believe GRID should integrate with the main multiplayer mode of future titles. There is also a global challenge that ranks your account on various tracks against world times and a full featured online mode which has typical lobby matchmaking as you would expect. With some interesting indicators for racers which prefer to drive aggressively indicated by traffic light colour exclamation marks next to their profiles. Also by purchasing the DLC you get no advantage over users who have not purchased the DLC other than the specific vehicle, and all tiers are able to be used from the start in multiplayer however if you want more cars they need to be purchased unlike the singleplayer. Grid 2 is a graphically enhanced GRID 1 with several race types such as checkpoint, time attack, endurance, face off, drift, touge, races that change each lap and regular races found in the single payer as well as the multiplayer.

GRID 2 is a well-priced game to buy standalone during a sale event, do not be pressured to purchase the DLC’s on offer for this title as the content is not worth what you pay for. The free DLC of demolition derby is to be expected as it features the same tracks and cars from the previous title, but I found that the gameplay was more enjoyable for the demolition derby races than in the original GRID. The lack of cockpit view is a major letdown and detracts the simulation aspect found in the previous title. Both GRID 1 and 2 are great games and if you prefer a more Arcady family and friend gaming experience than GRID 2 is the game of choice out of the two which is an easy game to get into for beginners. Overall GRID 2 is a brilliant game that can be set apart from the previous title in ways, however there has been key gameplay features removed and missed from the original game.

*Please do note that I have received this game for the purpose of reviewing it*
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SmokeWeedEveryday
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Product received for free
nice game
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br_iron
( 206.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Amazing physics and graphics, looking forward to Grid 3 maybe.
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☠ ♛ ✯ O MASTORAZ ☣ ☢
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Very well- designed game nice gameplay

(i sugest you to play it on hard with full damage in car ) because it makes this game realistic af
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witchking
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Keyboard stops working.
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pkowol
( 138.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I love and hate this game. However, after over 130h I think I more hate it than love it. Anyway, it's a nice racing game with reasonable arcade / sim compromise, mostly for those, who plan to play multiplayer. And there we come to the part where I really hate it. Single player is very short. No problem. Switch to multi, where:

- you have no way to report cheaters (yep, after couple of years they still haven't dealt with it). So there you are, racing, and suddenly one accellerates from 100 to 300 withing 0.5 sec. kicking you out. Nice, right?
- then there are Touge races, with absurd disqualification rules. Being hit from left/right -> OK . Slowing down before corner and being hit from behind -> DQ. Hitting the wall, spinning and being hit -> DQ.

I like the game but because it was never finished, I will never ever buy anything from this publisher. End of story. Back to Assetto Corsa
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tautrimas
( 27.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Easy to play and fun as I am a fan of racing games. Got this in Humble Bundle, very good value.
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WishManiac
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
The game itself is not bad...but I expected something different.Unfortunately it's a regress comparing to the first GRID.
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Rohan @ B> QS Unu/Aussies
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I didn't expect a lot from this game as i bought this for £5, surprisingly it is very fun!

People complain about traction and drifting, but it is not easy to drift anyway, it is more realistic in that way.

People complain about cars having to be bought in a DLC, come on, this game is £5 in the sale, what else do you need? A pretty good game to play in my past time, commentary is great aswell!

Yes, the graphics COULD be improved but it runs very well, even on my i3 potato laptop.

I would recommend this game to people who love their racing games and don't expect drifting and traction to be easy!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
24 of 36 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
- DLC bloated. Sometimes, from 10 cars you COULD use, 8 come from DLCs.
- Annoying, long, cheesy cut-scene sequences
- Drifting worse than GRID (1)
- Bad bots are too bad, leading bots are too good. You always start at the end, and you have to mow through all the bad bots, who are simply road block for you. After you've done that, you have to chase down those bots, who HAPPEN to start at the front every single time. Gets pretty annoying after some time.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
RECOMMENDATION?:
*Yes, for who enjoy street-racing, flashback features, offline & online challenges.
*No, if gamer is looking for professional race, car modification, open world.

+Superior quality graphic for 2013 tech
+Beautiful cars
+Amazing crash effects
+Wonderfully music & sound
+Easy to drive
+Best flashback very user friendly
+Beautiful mountain track & night track
+Alot of game mode

-Lap time didnt update into Leaderboard
-No rear view mirror
-No nitrous (doesn't bother me)
-No cockpit view (doesn't bother me)
-Car upgrade only in online event

ENJOYMENT:
*Score for Offline 8/10
*Score for Online 8/10

COMPLETION TIME:
*Main campaign: Around 17 hours
*Main + Extra: Around 19+ hours

MORE INFORMATION:
*IGN review score 8.0/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVPg5ILEBOA

WORTH BUYING?
*Yes, if you want the developer continue make a good game in future!
*No, if you can wait for 75% sale in future!
*Purchase the reloaded edition is more valuable for singleplayer & multiplayer
*Price History:
https://www.steamprices.com/us/app/44350/grid-2

http://store.steampowered.com/app/44350
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
A big disappointment, particularly compared to the first GRID. While the UI and the conceit are cool, the game is disgustingly crammed with DLC. How disgusting? The cars that "count" as DLC are DIFFERENT between the single player and online versions of the game. Also, it doesn't work with my racing wheel (a Microsoft Sidewinder Pro) which did work with the original game. Playing it with a Xbox gamepad just isn't the same.

On a possitive note, the racing *feels* very fast, and the maps are good, particularly the country road ones. So if you value feeling fast over anything else, this might be the racing game for you.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Product received for free
GRID 2 is a half-simulator, half arcade style racer that is a genuine balance between both styles of racing genre and can be categorised in a league of its own in terms of car handling and circuit design. Interior view has been removed from the original GRID which is disappointing as I feel that this camera view adds authenticity to a racing game, even if it is rarely used, I would’ve liked to switch views mid-race to know that my driver was steering the car. The music being added at climatic points in each event adds immersion in the racing experience, unlike games such as Forza or Gran Turismo which have static tracks played all race. This game is a minor step down in drifting compared to GRID 1, however city circuit tracks for regular racing seem to have a realistic transition between brick, asphalt and kerbs unlike the games predecessor.

Codemasters has created World Racing League ‘WCR’ were your job is to race a variety of racing clubs from the US, Middle-East, Europe and Asia to attract ‘fans’. The inclusion of ESPN a well-known sport commentating channel in the US adds a layer of mirrored fame found in real life and adds depth in the single player experience, which helps new players to the genre engage in this racing game. The addition of displaying short story clips of your racing fame across YouTube, the WSR in game website and SMS messages motivates you to aim for a greater number of fans. While story typically lacking in racing games, Codemasters has pulled of a story mode that doesn’t ruin the experience of racing or feel that there is any difficulty in progressing to the next race as skipping events is optional. As you near completion of a race, overtaking a threat (another popular driver), complete a race or experience damage issues your crew chief will annoy you which adds to the enjoyment of the game but gets repetitive as you progress through the game. Throughout the game the same tracks, modes and simular challenges were reused however the difficulty of driving a faster vehicle in the later stages of the game compensates for this. Codemasters could pull some of the officially licenced world class circuits from the F1 series into Grid 2.

In short the singleplayer provides a decent range of content despite the large amount of additional content and will give at least 24 hours of gameplay in the base game*, additional tracks including the extravagant demolition derby has been brought from GRID 1 in a free DLC which is brilliant for local multiplayer fun with friends and family. The demolition derby features only one car to choose from that is kitted out just for demolition events which you can select in the quick race menu for single or multiplayer modes. It was disappointing that Grid 2 features the same tracks as its predecessor, which feels like Codemasters reworked the handling of the vehicle in this mode to be significantly easier to control, making it harder to slide out.

*Please do note that I have played this game for console on release week. *

In GRID 2 online unlike the ‘WRS’ singleplayer mode you can purchase and upgrade vehicles performance. The new rivalry mode allows users to set up randomly assigned online players which compete for XP to crown the ‘better racer’, this mode I feel is underused at the time of writing this review but is a great feature that I believe GRID should integrate with the main multiplayer mode of future titles. There is also a global challenge that ranks your account on various tracks against world times and a full featured online mode which has typical lobby matchmaking as you would expect. With some interesting indicators for racers which prefer to drive aggressively indicated by traffic light colour exclamation marks next to their profiles. Also by purchasing the DLC you get no advantage over users who have not purchased the DLC other than the specific vehicle, and all tiers are able to be used from the start in multiplayer however if you want more cars they need to be purchased unlike the singleplayer. Grid 2 is a graphically enhanced GRID 1 with several race types such as checkpoint, time attack, endurance, face off, drift, touge, races that change each lap and regular races found in the single payer as well as the multiplayer.

GRID 2 is a well-priced game to buy standalone during a sale event, do not be pressured to purchase the DLC’s on offer for this title as the content is not worth what you pay for. The free DLC of demolition derby is to be expected as it features the same tracks and cars from the previous title, but I found that the gameplay was more enjoyable for the demolition derby races than in the original GRID. The lack of cockpit view is a major letdown and detracts the simulation aspect found in the previous title. Both GRID 1 and 2 are great games and if you prefer a more Arcady family and friend gaming experience than GRID 2 is the game of choice out of the two which is an easy game to get into for beginners. Overall GRID 2 is a brilliant game that can be set apart from the previous title in ways, however there has been key gameplay features removed and missed from the original game.

*Please do note that I have received this game for the purpose of reviewing it*
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
206.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Amazing physics and graphics, looking forward to Grid 3 maybe.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
364.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Want a good racing game? Get original GRID, want a game you won't be able to complete unless you buy all dlc, get this! It's easier than original was, and yet it feels harder, almost all cars you get trough career are drifters (even the ones that really shouldn't be) So you will have a really hard time finishing some races without buying a good dlc pack :(
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
135.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
The best racing game, absolutely amazing mechanics and graphics. Its also very competitive, you can get into multiplayer and play against some real people.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
56.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
General Gameplay
GRID 2 is the sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, multi-million selling Race Driver: GRID.

What disappoints overall is the single-player experience, lots of content was removed and changed.

The Multi-Player experience is still alive unlike the first game (servers were closed), but it's full with kids and cheaters, it's only enjoyable with a group of mature friends.

As an arcade car game it's awesome, as a Race Driver: GRID sequel it's disappointing, if you want a Race Driver: GRID experience look at Grid: Autosport instead.

The DLCs make it a minus too, considering some cars are locked under a paywall both in Single-Player and Multi-Player!

Gameplay Rating: 2/5

Engine
EGO 3.0

Graphics Options
Has the same set of options has the first game, it's on par with all other games in the market!

Graphics Quality
The engine suffered a huge improvement, specially in lightning! The colours feel more natural and the textures have higher quality too (Compared to Race Driver: GRID)!

Performance
A low-end PC can run this game at 60FPS without problems, some tweaking may be involved depending on the hardware!

Engine Rating: 5/5

Overall Rating: 7/10

Notes
Overall rating is a combination of the gameplay (mechanics and story) and engine (how the game looks and runs). If you disagree with my take on the game or if something is factually incorrect, please leave a comment below!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I didn't expect a lot from this game as i bought this for £5, surprisingly it is very fun!

People complain about traction and drifting, but it is not easy to drift anyway, it is more realistic in that way.

People complain about cars having to be bought in a DLC, come on, this game is £5 in the sale, what else do you need? A pretty good game to play in my past time, commentary is great aswell!

Yes, the graphics COULD be improved but it runs very well, even on my i3 potato laptop.

I would recommend this game to people who love their racing games and don't expect drifting and traction to be easy!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Game is awesome. The looks in this gane are incredible! As my friend would say it, it has crisp graphics. Runs real smooth too! I only get a little big of lag when there's a lot of smoke from burnouts.

Pros:
Good graphics
A lot of cars
Good tracks
You can turn speech off!
And drift!

Cons:
Controls take a little getting used
You drift with about every car
If you want really really good cars you have to get a dlc thing
Dead multiplayer

Sum up: this game is great and is fun with friends. If you like racing games, I would definitely put this in your collection!
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