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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 18 August 2011
Career mode is something that for some reason many racing games get wrong, so I was really hopeful about GRID.
And indeed, the idea is executed pretty well. You start out as a hired driver, eager to earn enough money to buy your first own car and found your own racing team, there's reputation points, three different regions to race in...

It could all have gone so well if it wasn't for the racing itself.
The driving physics must be among the worst out there, the AI drivers not just reckless but criminally insane.
It's just as well that vehicle damage doesn't cost anything to repair because each race causes more mayhem than you could possible ever afford.
It's just no fun seeing your million-dollar Koenigsegg smashed to pieces by other million-dollar supercars as if they were just made of plastic.

In general, driving against the AI is way too hard, regardless of whether you care for the state of your car or not. You can't shake the feeling that they're cheating when it comes to grip and top speed.

There is no practice, warmup or qualifying for the events, effectively leaving you to race on a completely unfamiliar track every single time - and that just doesn't make sense.

Finally, although that's just a personal gripe, I don't like how you are put in charge of supercars straight away even though the game explicitly pictures you as a rookie.
No team would hire someone with no experience to drive their million-dollar car.

So in effect, all these little (and not so little) things completely destroy the illusion of you actually having a racing career to advance and leave you frustrated and annoyed.
What were they thinking...?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 26 July 2010
This game is brilliant it`s so realistic the graphics are amazing I cood probably play it all holidays
but sadly I have to go to school.

You can buy 45 cars from keonigsegg-zonda-audi-aston and dodge etc....
You can`t upgrade the cars but you can get sponsers wich get better the better you get.
There are 3 diffrent places to race america-europe and japan.
you start off by driving for other teams it`s good and gives you a go at some of the best cars.
After that you recondition an old ford mustang then it`s up to you.
you can sell cars on ebay and buy them.

THIS IS A MUST BUY FOR ANY DRIVING GAME LOAV
But there is the new grid reloaded out which i`m buying
HOPE YOU ENJOY AS MUCH AS I DID.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 19 July 2011
I knew I might be in trouble after reading the reviews but I've decided to give it a go anyway. I was hoping it was all down to personal experience which for me, potentially, could be completely different.

Bad choice.

Yes, the career mode with the character you play, the garage, the deals etc is a very good one and I totally agree that this is what is so badly needed in Forza to give it a little bit of life and personal feel, but this is where all my stars come from. Because as soon as you start driving, the experience is dreadful. The physics engine is simply all over the place. 8 bit Atari racers had more real feel to them than this atrocity. The cars basically do what they want. One moment you feel you control the vehicle going round the corner, the next you simply don't any more. Grip comes and goes like in good old AD&D. Like there was someone sitting inside your Xbox rolling dice and deciding whether you're going to spin or not. And it's a shame. It could have been a brilliant game, but it's let down by the most important element of them all, the driving mechanics. It looks very nice, has some great ideas behind it, but for me, turned out to be completely unplayable.

So for anyone thinking of giving it a go, please, make sure you can borrow or rent it first, because you're risking a massive disappointment.
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on 31 October 2011
Stunning & exciting much better than Forza 3 which is pedestrian as compared to this. Yes it may not be a perfect drive but is sure is fun and gives a real sense of excitment about the act of racing right down to the Playback experience where the cameras seem to shake. Damage is quite realistic with doors banging and wings and bumpers unhingeing and dragging behind the damaged vechicles. The A1 is challenging and you really have to try hard to beat the competion. Some reviewers have based their reviews here on the fact that their son or daughter simply did not play it and theres an explanation for that because it is challenging. Its not the complete racing package but damm close. Who cares if your car gets trashed its not real life its just pure racing fun. the menus are direct and the racing is direct more so than in Forza where you have to wait ages for the races to download. Its also much easier to read the screenshots giving advice than Forza where you really have to get close to the TV to decipher and even then its hard or impossible. There is something of the excitement of an Arcade game to it as well! Just get it!
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on 26 July 2010
This game is brilliant it`s so realistic the graphics are amazing I cood probably play it all holidays
but sadly I have to go to school.

You can buy 45 cars from keonigsegg-zonda-audi-aston and dodge etc....
You can`t upgrade the cars but you can get sponsers wich get better the better you get.
There are 3 diffrent places to race america-europe and japan.
you start off by driving for other teams it`s good and gives you a go at some of the best cars.
After that you recondition an old ford mustang then it`s up to you.
you can sell cars on ebay and buy them.

THIS IS A MUST BUY FOR ANY DRIVING GAME petrol head
But there is the new grid reloaded out which i`m buying
HOPE YOU ENJOY AS MUCH AS I DID.
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on 16 June 2014
So you bored of Forza and want a challenge from challengers that don't completely suck? Then you are looking in the right place and reading the right review. This game is truly epic, 2007 and with them graphics? You got to be kidding me?! 2007! Graphics to contend with present day racers and hours of fun. I played this game lately and it wiped the floors with Forza. Challenging challenges (I know, well dhuurrr) and track that leave you ripping your hair out because your team mate crashed you into a wall. The Le Mans after every season is a good touch too.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 6 February 2010
This is the best racing game i have played the AI is a bit mental and the tracks are hard but thats what you want. The handling and graphics are amazing and the damage is realistics this is a must buy :) hope you ave as much fun playing it as i have
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on 18 June 2011
Race Driver: Grid, has to be the best racing game of all time
You get everything from Stock Car racing (Demolition Derby) all the way up to the Prototype cars e.g. Audi R10
You also get to drive Lamborghnis, Aston Martin, koenigsegg, The old Ford Mustang and countless other cars

This isn't the first time ive bought this game, its so good i had to buy it again.
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on 20 March 2014
This was bought for my son he already has an Xbox one,and still kept his Xbox 360,he had played a trailer of this game and he thought it was a lot better than some of the newer racing games that are available.
It arrived very quickly indeed and in first class condition and he gave it a try ,no complains at all ,just the way we all like it ,thanks to amazon.
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I have had this game for years and even the new F1 2010 game could not compete long term although being a fantastic game itself.

Grid provides a very realistic very enjoyable way of racing both on and offline.
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