Rated 9 out of 10
by BogeyedCoyote You should have some racing expirience before this
This game is a perfect game for anyone who enjoys simulation racing games. And it is a great game for beginning racing game fans.
Rated 2 out of 10 by craig2web Disappointing
Since there haven't been too many racing titles released recently, I was looking for something new to play with. Unfortunately, Grid 2 was a disappointment for me. If you're looking for dog-eat-dog, cut-throat competition, this might be your cup of tea, but it's not something that I find enjoyable. For me, there really isn't anything fun here. The handling seems a bit squirrelly and too abrupt, especially when you try to brake. You don't have the option of any kind of visible driving line or really any kind of other driver aids for that matter. If you're a hard-core racing purist, this might appeal to you, but I don't think this will appeal to the majority of us that just want to have some fun. It's just too much work with not much of any payoff. You can customize the paint/livery, and that's really it. No functional customization or upgrades to improve your cars at all. Could have been fun - sadly, it just isn't. How much longer until GT6 & Forza 5?
Rated 2 out of 10 by Hoffman worst decision to get this!
I got this the day it came out and it was a horrible decision. I'm a hardcore racer and this is exactly what i didn't want in a racing game. The graphics are horrible, the AI is overly aggressive, the Difficulty is ridiculous. I can destroy any racing game on the hardest difficulty without problem, yet I can't beat this even on medium. The AI also seems to powerful (I drive a faster a car and yet they pull away) and has an ability to take damage without repercussions. The Graphics seem good until you take damage (losing your hood) then it looks like something straight from PS1. The cars are very inconsistent meaning that sometimes they oversteer, understeer, or just dont react at all from you attempting to turn. The cars are the hardest thing to control once you hit anything. I was expecting to have a professional racing game, and all i get is a Need For Speed wannabe. Also, the choice of cars is very slim, and you have no way of improving them. The only thing i can truly commend this game for is the little customization allowed when painting. If I could, i would have never bought this game.
Rated 0 out of 10 by chaoz67 Took way too long...
GRiD was the first game I ever played on the Xbox 360. Everything about the game was so detailed and smooth. It was an awesome experience and ever since I have awaited its return. Now it has finally come, but without cockpit view. Some fans will be outraged by this but I am not, only because I was never a fan of it. They will say that this game will not be a true Sim racer, but it really wasn't ever about how realistic it was, it was about how fun it was. They are only taking one aspect of the game out and unless the cockpit view was an absolute blast of fun for anyone, I don't think the game will be any less amazing than the first. So don't let the haters fool you into thinking this game is gonna fail, it wont. Its not about realism, its about fun.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Fawtonyoo NO COCKPIT VIEWS + ARCADE JUNK = NO BUY.
Codemasters removed the cockpit view for the first time since the TOCA series on ps2, claiming that "nobody used it" and they needed the RAM for other things (like squirrels that run across the track, and that arcade junk system they call LiveRoute).
Was a Codemasters fan until they turned GRID 2, a game I've been waiting for for quite some time, until a total kids game.
Look at all the hype - but then look at the discounts they're already doing around the internet - they're going for a quick cash grab because they know this game will suck, and bad.
If anything, buy this USED. Don't give Codemasters more money to ruin more good franchises that nobody asked them to water-down.
Rated 6 out of 10 by Steelskull9009 Fun but not what I was hoping for
I was really really excited about this game because the first one was so fun and setup so well from the way the menus were set up to the great gameplay. It took almost 5 years for Grid 2 to come out after the first Grid in 2008.Grid 2 was really fun right out of the box but gets boring really fast unlike the first one.I have to say to wait 5 years for the second one to come out and expect it to be really good since it did take 5 years and it get boring after just the 1st season is a big disappointment.
Rated 5 out of 10 by GameSeeker12 Could have been better...
I was greeted with a laggy opening cutscene as I dug into this game. Graphics resemble a game made in 2006, pure awful. Racing is a bit fun but gets monotonous pretty quick. I would not recommend buying this game until an update or DLC is released. Mechanics are simple but to easy, begginers can beat pro players easily because of the lack of skill required. Barely deserves an average score. Lack of polish and design cripple and make the game just plain bad. I want a refund!
Rated 3 out of 10 by SpeedFreakI4 Fun at first, not much appeal from there
I got this game the day it came out and was expecting/hoping it would be like the first GRID. However, right away i noticed that it played and looked very arcade-like. All the cars drive the same with slight speed differences, maybe other than some of the racecars which still drive unrealistic. I haven't gotten all the way through the EXTREMELY REPETITIVE career mode which takes forever and will bore you to death although I'd say i've put in 20-30 hours and still have another season to go but can't bring myself to put in the game just to finish (yes its that bad and I always finish the career before i play online which i want to do). If you are looking for similar gameplay to GRID 1, you're out of luck. They downgraded the graphics on the tracks and body panels such as when they fall off and end up on the track, however they did add some more damage issues like flat tires which was kind of cool. They also go rid of the little display of what is damaged on your car. After getting through the first 10 or so cars, my first thought was that every car drives like arcadie Euro Touring Cars from GRID 1 and the next 20 cars are the same. No in-car view is sad and the event-list is depressing. Like i said before, after 4 seasons or so, I have not seen any decent changes in the event list from the first season; no demo-derby, no endurance races like Le-mans in GRID 1, and no indy-cars. All in all, if you liked GRID 1 and wanted a game like that, just go back to playing that instead because GRID 2 is a pure disappointment. Very pathetic job by CODEMASTERS : (
Rated 8 out of 10 by TheChosenOne3409 Good racing game but not the best
This game is a good racing game but I still would say that it is not as good as other racing games out right now (ex. Forza Horizon). It has nice graphics and gameplay but over time, it gets tiring. The multiplayer is fun but seems repetitive, from a multiplayer standpoint they should have never took out the demolition derby from the first Grid. That was my favorite thing about the first Grid. Overall it's a nice game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by junebug88 awesome!!
I'm a hardcore racing fan and I love everything bout this game! It has great graphics and sound. The only downfall is that there is no cockpit view. Other than that this is a AWESOME game and I would recommend it to all hardcore gamers!