Grid 2 for Playstaion 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC hit stores worldwide last week and the game has been flying off the shelves, there is no reason why it shouldn’t be. Grid 2 is pure awesomeness! Check out our review of this much awaited and much needed racing game.
If you have ever played GRID you will automatically know that it was a benchmark game that gave gamers a chance to become drift kings and queens and the chance to race exotic cars without worrying about the suspension setup and driving dynamics.
Grid 2 has done that again, but only better. They let you drive the most outrageous fully licensed vehicles on earth with a perfect blend of simulation and arcade driving dynamics. Grid 2 allows you to mildly customize your cars with off the hook vinyl designs from the best and well known brands from Shoei Helmets to Skullcandy. A rim change and colour change can make your race vehicles just as original as you need them to be. The audio is amazing and really puts you in the race seat but also creates tension and excitement by changing the music and increasing the volume as you get closer to the finish line.
“Grid 2 is pure awesomeness”
Starting off the game you are forced into a huge American muscle car and told to race against a few rivals to try get your foot in the door. Racing out of your garage at first and getting emails and messages from a few sponsors to tell you where the next events are. The game doesn’t give you credits or cash when you win but gives you fans. The more fans you get the more popular you become and the better sponsors and race cars you earn. Touring the world and perfecting all types of racing disciplines from drifting to street racing keeps the excitement factor high.
The graphics are properly off the hook with amazing smoke detail and the cars look stunning. This was achieved by cutting out the detailed in car view which is something you easily get used to after a few minutes of playing. The driving dynamics are easy to get used to and the sounds are out of this world, after smashing hard into a wall for a split second everything goes silent with a metal crunching noise and a slight shake and pixilation of the screen, it makes you feel sorry for the car and makes you really try keep on that important race line. All the locations that you get to visit on your tour of the world to dominate are spectacular from a golden sunset that blinds you on the horizon in Dubai to the insane lights and Eiffel tower in Paris night races. All these environments are exceptional to their detail.
Grid 2 to will keep you entertained for hours as you travel the globe finding new disciplines and events that you will have to master to make it to the next great championship, and if you’re online there are plenty different events to take part in that are like no other race game. From competing one-on-one, checkpoint, time attack, endurance, drift and few more. You can also race against opponents across the globe on weekly challenges and have your name on the leader board. A really cool new entry online is the “Rivals” event where you can challenge any social rivals that you have been beaten by in the past.
Whether you’re competing online or off, Grid 2 offers a fantastic blend of arcade and simulation racing. This is a game that wants you to experience the thrill of breakneck street racing, and gives you all the tools necessary to do just that. With terrific handling, gorgeous environments, and a broad selection of event types, Grid 2 slams on the gas and rarely slows down.
We rate Grid 2 – 9/10
Words by Brannigan Achadinha