GRID 2: First look at California Coast and Chicago Street gameplay

Thursday, 27th September 2012 11:58 GMT By Nick Akerman

The Eurogamer Expo is just kicking off, but that hasn’t stopped us grabbing a first look at GRID 2. If the original game was big and burly, the sequel should be considered big and beautiful.

Codemasters has treated us to a showing of two tracks. California Coast is first up. The video offers a first-person view of California’s woodland area and hilltops. Watch out for the steep drops to the right of the track:

Haven’t had enough yet? Chicago Street throws us into a tight urban setting that makes it difficult to overtake. Check that one out below:

GRID 2 is scheduled for release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2013.



  1. roadkill

    Holy mother of shit!! This looks incredible! And to think there were idiots who doubted Codemaster. LOL!!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Deacon

    Looking nice (though all racing games do these days).

    I wonder what would happen on the Coastal track if you veered too far to the right. Invisible wall? Plummet to your doom?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Moonwalker1982

    This looks damn good indeed. This is console?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. xxJPRACERxx

    I don’t like that the car is doing 160km/h but give the impression of doing 500km/h.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Fin


    You fall for about a second, then it resets you to the track.


    The build at the expo is PC.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. DSB

    Grid 2? More like Shift 3.

    How have the mighty fallen.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Moonwalker1982


    How so?

    I’m not a big racing fan anymore, so just curious.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. DSB

    @7 Judging from the footage the tracks are undemanding, the physics are arbitrary, there’s no cockpit mode, and like someone else pointed out, while Grid has always been faster-than-reality, making 80 MPH look like 200 is a bit too silly.

    It looks every bit like a flashy, pretty racer more concerned about “looking” than actually “being”, for people who don’t demand any more than that. That’s Need for Speed.

    I think it serves to underline the unspoken truth, that Codemasters don’t have the money or the expertise to make decent racing games anymore, and haven’t for a good while.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Fin


    Just an idea bro, maybe you should try it before you judge it?
    Alien concept I know.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. DSB

    @9 I made it pretty clear that I was judging off the footage. Not that it would stop you from getting a sore pussy over it, but I’ve played most of these games since 1998. It hasn’t been good for a while now.

    It’s not exactly unfamiliar territory at this point. Or unfamiliar shortcomings.

    #10 2 years ago

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