Race Driver: GRID
I Play Racing games with the keys, which is viewed as being some kind of mad thing to do. Well it is, but I just can't be doing with pads unless I have to put myself in someone else's shoes for purposes of review. For myself, pads can get stuffed, I'll soldier on with my trusty arrows.
Having said that, sometimes I do consider using analogue sticks for car games, for the obvious reason of being able to make graded turns, rather than binary ones. That doesn't stop me enjoying racing games as good as GRID though.
The fundamentals are just right, pretty much (and that's coming from someone who likes cars as much as he does genital fungus). Yes, it's more arcadey than some nutcases might like, but it is just damn fun!
Personally, I couldn't care less if the courses didn't have accurate advertising or pixel-perfect GPS modelling or whatever. I just want to go vroom vroom and crash into barriers a lot. GRID definitely has the right blend of solid driving and arcade fun, with a surprisingly smooth multiplayer element too.
Oh, I also love the fact the female voiceover calls me by my name when I load the game up. If the world suddenly decided to shun me, I'd still have my GRID girl to welcome me with unrestrained good cheer.
Download Race Driver: GRID
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP