GRID is another part in the well-known racing series in which players assume the role of a driver competing in numerous races taking place across different tracks around the world. The game aims to balance realism, intensity, and pure fun that comes from racing. Similarly to all the previous installments in theseries, the game described herein was created by Codemasters Software, an experienced studio also known for DiRT and F1 series). Interestingly, while working on this title, the developers benefited from the support and experience of the famous driver Fernando Alonso, who was involved in the project as a consultant.
GRID is a classic racing game in which players can drive different vehicles representing the GT, Touring, Stock, Muscle, and Super-Modified classes. Variety is a feature that is also visible in the range of available races – players can find such types as Street Racing, Ovals, Circuit, Hot Laps, Point-to-Point, and World Time Attack.
The game offers an advanced driving model that combines pure fun with realism, so that both simulator fans and fans of dynamic, arcade racing can find something for themselves. The fun is also made more enjoyable by the system of vehicle damage – car damage affects its results on the track as well as how well (or badly) players drive it.
In addition drivers, with whom players collide several times during a given race will remember this and adequately change their behavior, becoming a real, revenge-hungry nemesis.
One can play GRID alone or with others. The game offers the opportunity to take part in the GRID World Series Championship, or compete in single races against opponents controlled by demanding artificial intelligence, as well as other players.
GRID has attractive, three-dimensional visuals. The creators have put in a lot of work to reliably reproduce the various vehicles that can be found in their game. The lighting system and realistic-looking routes on which the drivers struggle are also presented in a good way.