Grid roars onto our PCs later this week. The upcoming racing game reboot from Dirt Rally and TOCA Touring Car Championship developer Codemasters gets the chequered flag and heads to Steam October 11, which means it’s time to head to the reviews and see what the critics are saying about the game ahead of its release.
So far, it looks like reviewers have given Grid a green light. It’s already scoring a 77 on Opencritic and it’s earned some respectable spots on the podium as far as critics’ takes are concerned. Eurogamer says Grid is “quite simply, a return to the kind of elbows-out arcade racing that’s been almost entirely absent this generation, and it’s delivered with a level of finesse and flair of a studio that’s rediscovered its A-game and a little more besides.”
Highlights critics note include its rewind system, which lets you undo your most spectacular crashes and have another go at the tight bend in the road that saw you end up there, and its graphics. However, some have raised questions about the quantity of content in the game – Trusted Reviews, for example, says the selection of cars is “disappointingly small,” with 66 to choose from at the game’s launch.
Without further ado, it’s time to see what the critics have scored Grid so far:
As you can see, it looks like Grid’s been well received by the critics. In our look at the game, Griff said that “vengeful and accident-prone opponents make for dramatic racing in the studio’s prettiest game to date” and that, “while things may change when Need for Speed: Heat comes along in November, Grid currently looks set to lead the pack in 2019 when it comes to bombastic, accessible, and beautifully presented autosport.”