Friday, August 19, 2022

Racedriver Grid Was Something Special

Having only recently given a second chance to Codemaster games, I've decided to pick up their entire DiRT and GRID series and realized that I truly missed out on some amazing games. Race Driver GRID (2008) stands out to me as not only being ahead of its time but also a masterpiece that hasn't quite yet been surpassed even by its creator.

What's the big deal?

The career mode is an highlight here as you can play it for as long as you want since you can choose either to do the pre-defined events or the randomly generated ones. The handling feels right, the cockpit view is quite detailed for the time, the car can get damaged quite significantly, the rewind feature is better implemented than in Forza... overall I'm just impressed at what is being offered here.

In 2008, you had Forza Motorsport 3, Gran Turismo 4, Need for Speed Prostreet & Undercover, Mario Kart Wii... the competition was fierce and yet, for many, Race Driver GRID stands out as offering an experience still remembered fondly today.

What has been your experience with the game? Is it one of your favorite racing games?

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