to the racing world with Race Driver: GRID that once introduces the
gamer to the world of high speed "street" racing as they begin their career
in this exciting sport.
Unlike Gran Turismo IV Prologue, the title is more arcade racing
then simulation and is definitely one of the better racing titles on
the market at the moment.
With that said,
Race Driver: GRID is your classic racer, however the developers have
put a focus on damage realism in the title that also affects the
gameplay. The moral of the story is to try not to crash and for
those new to the world of racing, there is some in-game assistance
that gives you a heads up while you race such as recommending when
the driver should brake etc.
One of my favourite
features of Race Driver: GRID is the ability to use “Flashback”
which rewinds the game by a few seconds in order to avoid the upcoming crash that you may be facing. It’s also a cool effect and can
only used for the lower difficulty levels of the game. With that
said, the learning curve of Race Driver: GRID is rather low but it
will take some gamers a little time to master, however it’s
definitely worth the effort.
In the career mode
of Race Driver: GRID, by winning events, your character is awarded
money that can then used to purchase new vehicles and parts with the
ability to create your own racing team, even with sponsorship.
developers have ensured to keep the racing unique and varied as you
race across the world from Europe to Japan which all contain
different circuits, ensuring added longevity of the title. The title
also contains a great multiplayer mode online for up to 12-players at
Driver: GRID is a visual treat on the PlayStation with detailed
gaming environments and great modeled cars. The smashes are quite
spectacular and realistic which even make you shudder at times from
the realism. With beautiful reflected surfaces on the car and some
realistic lighting effects, Race Driver: GRID is pure eye candy with
an arcade touch. The soundtrack of the title suits the genre
perfectly, however does become a little repetitive at times and of
course there are a wide gamut of realistic sound effects.
In conclusion, Race
Driver: GRID is a thoroughly enjoyable game on the PS3 with slick graphics,
decent gameplay and some interesting multiplayer options. The game
also contains some great one-off gameplay modes to increase the
playability of this well made title. Check it out!