gamers (100%) found this review helpful
This game is very similar to GRID 1 minus the cockpit feature. I used it in the first game but I'm not getting my pants in a bunch like the majority of people because Codemasters decided to remove this feature. My only issue is that the game doesn't have more in the ways of car enhancements in the garage.
posted by crunchyedg (MOUNTAIN HOME, AR) Jun 3, 2013
Member since Dec 2008
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
I was not all that impressed with this sequel. But, I do have to say the squirrel in the road was awesome. The first time I barely missed him and thought; "wow, that's some attention to detail." The second time I was further left and I heard a thud and the rumble pack let me know I hit something. I am not entirely sure I ran the squirrel over or simply dipped off the side of the road. However, i choose to believe I hit it. Crazy stuff!! Like others have said this game becomes boring in no time but its worth a rent if only to see the kamikaze squirrel. I rate this one lower than the original and do not suggest it for purchase.
If you played the first one you will like this one but just as the first one you will get bored real quick. Also one the best features I liked about the first game is gone is the second game the cockpit view, I do not know who at codemasters decided to remove this feature either they did not have enough time to implement the feature or they just got downright lazy. Other than that it is an ok game
You will likely enjoy Grid 2 just as much. I'm not a fan of the way cars handle in either game. I was hoping that Grid 2 would at least handle similar to a Need for Speed game. I'm fine with an arcade racer but the handling is too exaggerated in Grid 2 for my liking. Feels like you're driving on air and the flick of the stick will send you flying either left or right.
This game requires an online pass, you are given a 48 hour trial however.
posted by MittensTheCat (HOUSTON, TX) May 28, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
gamers (33%) found this review helpful
I shouldn't really be fighting my own car as much as I should be trying to catch up to the AI. Gave up after only a few races, as I felt I was working far too hard to try to keep the vehicle in control while being competitive at the same time.
Can't really speak for other aspects of the game, but if the handling of the cars is too frustrating, the rest doesn't really matter much.
Grid 2 simply did not live up to the expectations I had for it. The game looks great, but we all know graphics aren't everything. The AI is seemingly wheeled to win in any race past Tier 1, the multiplayer lacks entertainment, and the game actually took a step back in the physics department. If you played Grid and are thinking Grid 2 will make your wishes for the original come true, you may want to wait until Grid 3 hits.
This is a nice Game. i was disappointed that the cockpit view was removed. i really liked the immersion. perhaps they will patch it and add it back. perhaps, but not holding my breath. The atmosphere is nice on quite a few levels.
The car customization is spectacular. So many options and no need to unlock them. i could sit there all day and not have half the options available if i didn't play like a maniac.
The online mode for rental isn't that great though. i played 2 hours, had things to do and all my time was used it up. instead it should have had a gameplay timer.
Other than that. the game is fun. The only things i think should have been changed is the flashbacks in multiplayer, finding a custom game is really hard. The load times are tedious. didn't mess with the car calibration upgrades. i just hope they are easy to manage and use.
posted by Bigtim100 (DAYTONA BEACH, FL) Jun 5, 2013
Member since May 2013
This the best racing game I have ever played hands down. Trust me its so realistic on the courses to me. The career mode is very challenging but fun. I hope everyone go in buy this game because it worth it.
posted by halloween84 (SMITHFIELD, PA) Jun 3, 2013
Member since Feb 2012
This game is pretty freaking cool i love it!!!! i would rather buy than rent just to much beautiful graphics that shouldnt be missed out on plus the racing actually feels REAL i have no choice but to give it a perfect 10 thank you CODEMASTERS for another awesome race game