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Grid 2

4 months ago

Semi-classic racer Grid 2 is free for keepsies

Codemasters' 2013 racer Grid 2 is a fairly geriatric entry in the car-wot-goes-fast pantheon - so old that RPS's prior coverage of it was written by the impossibly ancient likes of Rossignol, J. and Smith, A. - but we sure did like it back then. I've just been back in and, yeah, it still looks and feels dang good for a non-car-gonk like me. Its…

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5 years ago

Back To TOCA: GRID Autosport Announced

I liked GRID 2 quite a lot but I'm some kind of racing simulation heathen who has no qualms incorporating a little bump and grind into the art of the automobile. Codemasters manage to avoid the phrase 'going back to our roots' when describing the newly announced follow-up, GRID Autosport, but a lengthy and informative blogpost suggests that's exactly what they aim to do. On…

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6 years ago

Destruction On The Derwent: Grid 2

As the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Derby is no stranger to acrid fumes and the grinding progress of metal on metal. Perhaps that's why it's the place that cars choose to wage war against one another in designated arenas? Grid 2 has now added just such an arena, along with a suitably violent car to smash around in it. Oddly, Codemasters reckon the car-crashing…

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Rallying Cry: Codies Going Back to McRae Roots?

UPDATE: Oh dear, turns out to be some mobile thing. BETRAYAL. The DIRT and GRID games have all been jolly good, accessible fun, but I know a certain contingent of Metal Box Moving At High Speed fans have long rued Codemasters' retreat from traditional rally games - specifically the once-ubiquitous Colin McRae Rally series. Looks as though mud'n'hatchback fans might be due to have all…

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In The Driving Seat: GRID 2 Cockpit Mods

PC people really are clever and dedicated folks. If they're not inventing new and grotesque ways to contort the G-Man's face and limbs, they're making mods for games that have only been out for a few hours. Codemasters didn't include cockpit views in their enjoyably silly racing-game-with-a-plot, GRID 2. The reason given was that only 5% of people who played the original ever used the…

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Imaginative Car Pun Headline: Grid 2’s Eliminator

Grid 2's Eliminator game mode, where the dude at the back of the pack is knocked out every twenty seconds, sure looks exciting. Sure, there's no jusy-rigged rocket launcher, and no desert apocalypse with attendant moral dilemmas, but speeding metal carts around concrete gullies will have to do. Codies have showed off this Eliminator thing on the Dubai track, which you can see below, and…

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Continental Drift: GRID 2’s European Tracks

I hadn't realised that GRID 2 is a game about global domination disguised as a competitive automobile racing simulation but, following an Americar trailer, there's now a video of European tracks and vehicles narrated by fictional Racing Lord and Man of Business, Patrick Callahan. He is an entrepreneur who dreams of recruiting drivers for a global, multi-discipline Cars Wot Go Fast Championship and he is…

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Gird Your Loins For GRID 2

I haven't played a car game for aaaaages. Much like my real-world driving, I've always been rubbish at them but secretly enjoyed them, and Codemasters' original GRID, with its subtle silliness and invaluable rewind mechanic, very much hit the sweetspot of pandering to incompetence without chucking out all vestiges of believability. I'll probably be driving into walls and accelerating into rather than out of corners…

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Does The Grid 2 Gameplay Trailer Show Any Gameplay?

"Gameplay" isn't a particularly useful word at the best of times, but in the case of game trailers it tends to mean seeing the game as it might be played. In the case of a racing game, for example, in a cockpit view. Or, hell, in a third-person view where you're actually controlling the action, rather than passively watching it. This Grid 2 trailer shows…

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7 years ago

Good Griddance: GRID 2

I know about as much about racing cars as I do about building cars. Both jobs are better left in the claws of robots than in my own incapable hands. However, I have watched and scrutinised two pre-alpha videos of GRID 2 in order to pick out the most important details. Both videos have cars driving around quite fast before any collisions happen and when…

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