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|Publisher:||Codemasters||Platform:||Sony PlayStation 3|
|Utilizing the full power of the Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3), GRID is a slick arcade racing game with realistic graphics, a clean in-game GUI, and a strong following among fans of the genre. GRIDd follows in the footsteps of its race driver predecessors in the TOCA Touring Car series, also from Codemasters, to focus on race driver skills over vehicles. It is the first of the series’ games for the PS3 (and Xbox 360). Race courses in GRID for the PS3 are grouped into three geographical zones including Europe, the USA, and Japan. Each of these zones offers specialist autosport styles. In Europe, the focus is squarely on track-based racing. Both the U.S. and Japan have street racing courses, with Japan having more of an underground street racing focus with short, winding tracks ideal for drifting. The vehicles also vary to suit the demands of these varying geographical zones, with Europe featuring touring and GT cars, the U.S. having muscle cars, and Japan offering highly modified Japanese makes like Nissan and Subaru. With the focus on the drivers though (so often overlooked in other autosport games), players in the game’s GRID World mode are tasked with increasing their reputation and earning money. As the game progresses and races are won, the player’s driver is rewarded with money and sponsorship bonuses as well as challenged with higher difficulty levels. While players are encouraged to spend their money on different vehicles, the emphasis is on replacing rather than upgrading cars, another divergence from other autosport games. Players can purchase brand new vehicles or get them secondhand from the in-game eBay Motors after taking care to inspect them for functionality. One of the most innovative gameplay features in GRID for the PS3 is the rewind function. End up in a head-on collision with another vehicle, and rather than having to duck out of the race, players can rewind time to an earlier point, before they made the critical mistake that led to the crash. Players can also rewind at other times, such as after a series of collisions and falling afoul of GRID’s sophisticated damage system. The rewind feature can be used a set number of times, depending on the difficulty level, with overuse being penalized by a reduced cash reward upon completion of the course. Codemasters worked hard on optimizing the game’s highly responsive controls for the PlayStation 3 though, so it’s easy to avoid overusing the rewind function. Players also have the option to enable traction, braking, and stability assistance. Another of GRID’s most celebrated features on the PlayStation 3 is its advanced AI, which varies competition between highly challenging, competitive rivals and more inept drivers to leave them far behind. All of the other drivers are capable of taking risks and making the same critical errors as the player, giving GRID a sense of realism. Also adding to the realism is the day and night cycle of the Le Mans 24 Hour Race, which can be run through in 24 minutes in the GRID World career mode. Multiplayer games in GRID for the PS3 support up to 12 players via LAN or PlayStation Network, and all courses and events from the single-player GRID World mode can be played in multiplayer. Codemasters’ GRID is a visually impressive, innovative, and realistic arcade racing game. Great for quick races between friends and more involved single-player games, this PS3 game quickly established itself as a race gaming benchmark following its 2008 release date. While it was also released for the Xbox 360, DLC, like the Prestige Pack, is exclusively available on the PS3.|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||59958287|
|Product Key Features|
|Platform||Sony PlayStation 3|
|Additional Product Features|
|Number of Players||1-12|
|Control Elements||Gamepad/Joystick, Steering Wheel|
|Game Name Special Features||Includes three race styles: city racing, drift racing, and circuit racing Compete in American, Japanese, and European venues Features online multiplayer support for up to 12 drivers|
|Game Name Series||Grid Series|
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Good game for the price
Now it's almost obsolete but Codemasters did a good arcade near simulator racing game. For those are used to Need For Speed, the first turn show you that there's time you just have to release the gas button. I had to repeat the first turn almost 10 times before I realized about how make it. There is no sound ingame, and multiplayer in PS3 has few people, but it's still a fun racing game. Other backward for PS3 is it don't support trophies as it has on Xbox360, and never will. Codemasters says it isn't simple implement trophies on a past game and they don't see the the pay off doing that. The replay camera let you travel back time and chose a point to do it that turn again. You feel looking forward for turn because it's where you have the probability to pass an oponent. If you have friends who have his game too, well, it'll be fun. If you don't, it's still fun. Or you can wait for GRID 2.
a great first generation ps3 racer
this title follows up on codemnsters already established pro race driver series. i was dissapointed that the aussie v8supercars and german dtm series have been dropped in grid. i loved playing the full season of v8's on the pro race driver series. this game has a limmited amount of tracks and cars compared to other racing titles in todays racing game market & past pro race driver games as well..but what the game lacks in sheer car & track numbers it makes up for in the cars that it does have in the game. most are full blown race cars and power house's no mini vans here lol. the damage model is the best i have seen on any ps3 title to date..i like this game a lot better overall than need for speed drift & dirt2 wich are both very good games, with dirt2 being my second favorite racing game at the moment. the graphics are stunning, specially compared to code masters older ps2 racing titles wich were above average on ps2 and i only expect the ps3 titles to get even better in the future. the driving physics have changed a little on the ps3 compared to grid's older brothers on ps2, it may take racing newbies a while to get the handling down to become a front runner in the races..i actually like the feel of the racing phyisics in grid alot better than NFS drift wich got a higher rating 9.0 compared to grids 8.7 at IGN.com i think NFS shift is overated i would have given it a 7.0 at best, grid is probably about right at 8.7 i wouldn't give it a perfect score as there is a lot that could be added to make the game a lot deeper to give it more replay value. but for a first generation title on ps3 i think its definatly at the top of the racing sim list until GT5 is released, or grid2 ?? please bring back the v8supercars and all the aussie tracks and grid will be awesome!!
My GRID review
Fun and challenging. The cars and tracks are well detailed. Engine noise is okay(Not the best but far from the worst).The game has a decent amount of cars, but I wish there were more available. The issues I have with this game, you can't customize your vehicle in any way (besides the paint schemes and that gets old quick); and the replay shows the same replay angle from each rotating replay perspective. Besides those few flaws it's a joy to play.So far, I currently own need for speed carbon and burnout paradise and played all the Gran Turismo series.Out of those three games I'd place it second behind Gran Turismo. It's a game worth buying.
A Hard Game for Hard Gamers !!
So you start your career driving for other team and when you get fund for buying your own car , you start your own team racing against the worlds !! This game is between Forza motorsport and Project Gotham Racing style . Pros: - The difficulties of the games - The great choice of cars (40 and +) - The great variery of races ( Euro , USA , JAPAN ) - Visual Aspect ( like a movie - The replay are incredible ...) Cons: - The difficulties of the games - The sound of the car (sometimes bad...) - No music Overall a great game that everybody who likes racing simulation will love to have . Thanks
An absolutely great racing game. Just the right mix between arcade racing and realism. You won't win a race without using brakes. You have to stay on the track most of the time, but you can reverse time a set number of times. My gripe with many racing games over the years has been that if you make one mistake right at the end of a 6 minute race, you lose the race because you can't recover in time. In Grid, that effect is nullified because of the go-back-in-time function. Really a cool game. It is fresh almost every race because you switch vehicles, racing classes, etc. almost every race. I've never seen a game that allowed you to change so much every time you hit the track. The sponsorships and teammate portion of the game also add a lot to it too. Demolition derby races are also awesome, and seem to be an online favorite. All in all, I would say this is one of my favorite all-time realistic racing games. It took a little while to get to the best part though. At first, you don't have your own team and just race on other people's teams through driver offers. Push through this part and get your team and you will be impressed.