• Grid 2
78
Based on 26 scores, 35 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    16
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Great looking effects.
  • Fun, aggressive racing.
  • Clever career mode.

Cons:

  • Needed more circuits.
  • Can't turn off the announcer.

Expert reviews and ratings

By avforums.com on 80

If motorsport games are remembered for a single race variant, then GRID 2 is the land of the Eliminator. The fifteen-second countdown timer ticks along as if it were attached to a bomb, resetting itself with metronomic consistency as the rear of the pack...

By PCGamer on 82

It’s no replacement for the game’s 12-player online races (which have a separate, less annoying experience- point system) but it does ensure that the singleplayer career is always a challenge and never a grind.

By Expert Reviews on 80

A stylish arcade-style racer for the times we live in...

By Techgage on

I have a confession to make. Despite being a huge fan of Codemasters' racing titles, the original GRID (aka: Race Driver: GRID ) is one I skipped over – but there's no good reason for it. I likely had other games hogging my attention at the time, because...

By InsideGamingDaily on 70

Racing die-hards may find GRID 2′s schizophrenic approach to driving physics an interesting curiosity, but you can find any angle of GRID 2′s experience executed more successfully in other games.

By eTeknix on

Codemasters have been falling behind in recent years, at least in my opinion and while I used to hold them in high regard for making some of the greatest racing games ever created I just can't help but think that they've somewhat lost their touch. DiRT...

By Strategy Informer on 85

Grid 2 is all about the racing. Career mode has no unnecessary fluff, presenting you with a list of races and then handing you the keys. There's a backbone tying it all together - you're competing in a new racing franchise and must accrue fans in...

By VR-Zone on 75

That's a lot of smoke for just a turn.The long wait is finally over and the much anticipated sequel of Race Driver: GRID has been released. Does it have what it takes to satisfy the racing genre enthusiasts? Let's find out.Codemasters has been boasting a...

By New Game Network on 83

Grid 2 is a game that is fairly strong across the board, yet doesn't excel in any particular area. Some fans may be disappointed with changes made since the first game, but I wasn't, and there is enough appeal here for new players to give it a test...

By TrustedReviews on 70

Given the strength of rivals like Forza Horizon and Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Hot Pursuit, it’s hard to give GRID2 an all-out recommendation, but for fans of console racing it’s still a brilliant buy.

By IGN on 80

Last year’s Dirt Showdown never really knew what it was. Grid 2 does. Its continued shift away from its sim pedigree will still disappoint those of us who fondly recall the Race Driver games of old, but it still a great, modern package. A well-curated car list, a great sense of speed, and a well-thought out career mode combine in a racer that is a lot of fun to play through.

By Joystiq on 60

Grid 2 has its moments, but every racing game comes down to the relationship between car and driver, and here it is almost exclusively an adversarial one. Were the cars more fun to drive, the events more coherently constructed and the AI given a sense of a self-preservation, Grid 2's best moments could have been the norm, instead of the exception that proves the rule.

By Multiplayer IT on 84

GRID 2 è sostanzialmente un more of the same, realizzato per i fan che da cinque anni si chiedevano perché Codemasters avesse abbandonato il franchise. Pulito e solido, questo nuovo racing è l'essenza ancora più veloce di quanto c'era di buono nel primo episodio che però, dopo qualche anno...

By GameInformer on 83

I like that Grid 2's multiplayer carrot tastes slightly different than the single-player one, but ultimately the game – apart from the LiveRoutes system – isn't the revelation that I was hoping for. Codemasters has proven that it can deliver a compelling racing experience on the track...

By Metro UK on 70

A slightly disappointing sequel, that sacrifices too much in pursuit of the almighty dollar, but this is still a great all-round racer with something to please almost every kind of petrolhead.

By VideoGamer on 80

It’s maybe playing things a bit safe, but GRID 2 is ultimately a likable, fun, challenging game with hours worth of content. If there’s a GRID 3 I hope they change the announcer to Brian Blessed or Jim Bowen though. Even Danny Dyer maybe.

By NowGamer on 75

Accessible if a little shallow, GRID 2 has plenty of arcade racing fun for those who aren't too familiar with the genre but might disappoint hardcore racing fans thanks to the familiar career mode and lack of settings.

By EuroGamer on 70

So Grid 2 is a strange backwards step, one that manages to retain some of what made the original great while getting lost in its own peculiar sense of drama and never adding enough worthwhile of its own. What should have been the return of a racing great instead feels like another curious offshoot, leaving Dirt now clearly Codemasters' premier brand.

By Edge on 90

It not only smooths off nearly all of the awkward edges that have plagued the studio’s ongoing attempts to cohere its racing games with driver-focused storylines, but it does so with enough pomp and spectacle to send current-generation hardware off with a memorable bang.

By GameTrailers on 87

GRID 2 has a handful of head-scratching design decisions, but it's a solid, varied, and challenging racer set in strongly realized environments. Allow yourself to think outside of the cockpit, and you can't go wrong.