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Race Driver: Grid (Platinum)

Rating: 7+ (PEGI)

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  Most realistic driving game there is

| | See all DriverJon's reviews (5)

I've played just about every racing game the PS3 has to offer and I have to say this is the best game there is. The fact that it's been taken off line now is a major disappointment, but Grid 2 is under development I understand. I'll skip graphics and features and get to the real point about this game. If you own a d-pad this game probably isn't for you. You will probably turn into corners too fast and too hard and the car will oversteer and you'll be off. You'd be better off playing GT5 or F1 2010 where a steering limiter is built into the game preventing you from oversteering. You'll be understeering all the way round the tracks but at least you won't oversteer and spin off.

You may not have the slightest idea what I'm talking about but I'll try and explain. The only way you can gain a true appreciation of the full potential of this game is via a racing wheel with go-kart style pedals. When cornering in GT5 or F1 2010 (just examples of other driving games I've played) you need to get the timing and speed at the right level in order for the car to turn at whatever turning circle the steering will allow. In Grid you need to get the timing and speed at the right level but, most importantly, you also need to judge the correct turning radius into the corner. You have to judge how hard to steer into the corner, unlike F1 or GT5. This feature makes for a more realistic driving style and greater skill for cornering. This feature doesn't appear in any other driving game I've played to date. The game also allows for driver assists to be turned off, which adds another dimension to the level of skill required to corner. Not only do you need speed, timing and the correct turning circle but you also need to adjust the rate of acceleration and deceleration into (yes, into, not just out of) and out of the corners while combating the cars momentum. It takes a huge amount of skill to compete properly with all these variables - but that's just like real racing. In other words, you need to be a very good driver to play this.

If you want a real driving challenge in a majorly competitive game then this is the game for you. If you want something that you can pick up and master in a few minutes then this game isn't for you. Codemasters have gone to a special effort in making this game as close to a realistic driving game as possible. Yes it is possible to make a game like this, for those who want this type of challenge. Timmy the ten year old will be lost at sea trying to control the car with all these variables going on. He'll lose interest very quickly, but put Timmy on F1 or GT5 and he'll be able to beat Vettel after a short time - think about it!

I'm suprised Codemasters made the steering in F1 2010 the way they did, when they were able to produce a game as good as this. They are renowned for making realistic driving games all the way from PS1 for Colin Mcrae and Toca touring cars. Failed to deliver on F1 2010 in my opinion. I sincerely hope Grid 2 keeps to the original driving style.

  Grid Vs GT5

| | See all AndrewDB's reviews (3)

Having played both Grid and Gran Turismo 5 for over 60 hours and being a GT "fanboy" for over 10 years I'd like to share how the old premier racer matches up to some new competition.

Graphics 9
Sound 9
Lifespan 9.5
Gameplay 9.5
Presentation 9

Graphics 8
Sound 7
Lifespan 9.5
Gameplay 7
Presentation 7

Grid is now 4 times cheaper than Gran Turismo 5 so you do the math. I'm in shock at how far GT5 is behind the times. If you want a true next gen racer get GRID.

P.S. Codemasters, please make a sequel!!!

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  Best Racing Game

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This is the best racing game out...ever! The graphics are outstanding and the gameplay is the most realistic that I have experiance from any racing game.

It can be quite challenging at times, but it is not an impossably difficult game, one ore two atempts at some of the harder races and you should be done. The game offers various types of racing, I particularly like the Drifts as they are very ture to life and the cars handle just how they should.

I would recomend this to anyone that loves a good racing game.

  better than gt5 p

| | See all bigdon23's reviews (9)

I stopped playing this game for a long time then when i dusted off my copy and played it again it was like a new game, someone said that the controls are hard yet for me they were perfect, i played online and the racing is intense but not too hard

this game is almost perfect, sure all games can be improved but this is the closest to a good racing game as you can get right now.

in my opinion its better than gt5 prologue which i owned and quickly traded, and its better than the sparkly tosh that EA has to offer

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  The best

| | See all doctorrock's reviews (6)

This is quite simply the best racing game on any console, ever. On and offline it is competitive, difficult and realistic.
I have a request to Codemasters to please make a motorcycle racing game for the PS3. I have played and bought both other 'offerings' and sold them in disgust. I have had this game since it came out and still totally addicted. Excellence. Please make another soon.

  Very Nice Game

| | See all eLtOrOnEgRo's reviews (1)

Coolest racing game ever. Graphics are superb & so is the gameplay. A real 'must have', especially for this low price.

  Great graphics but...

| | See all Inshaal's reviews (8)

There is one word to describe this game; GRAPHICS. They are absolutely outstanding with crash replays which are impressive. However there is one big issue for me with anyone wanting to buy this racing game; it's really hard. The controlling is difficult for an amateur like me and crashing becomes tedious. If this game was easier I would give it 5 stars but for a tenner its a deal.

. Fantastic graphics
. Cool crash replays
. Good choice of tracks

. Difficult for a beginner
. No split-screen 2 player mode
. No free-roam mode (like in Burnout Paradise)

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  Best track racer on market by far!

| | See all schnad's reviews (2)

Won't beat around the bush, i would pay top wack for this game, what a barrgin at ten quid! hours & hours of fun! 10/10 its a must, say no more!


| | See all Kennnyyy's reviews (1)

Great game, bought it when it first came out, played it constantly, moved house and lost it totally forgetting about it, played it at a mates house and realised how much i missed it, re-bought it off here EPIC, just the way the game flows, graphics are mint for a game thats nearly two years old, cars are well made/designed

  excellent game 10/10

| | See all Transporter21's reviews (5)

got this game from play for 9.99 and its the best game i got ,the on line play is great just spolied by gamers who think its a derby crash em up then a race........10 out of 10.