Loading up GRID for the first time I was a bit taken aback by the content actually in the game, with this review certainly going to come in at the short side purely down to what I can actually speak about. Two modes really to play with, with Career obviously taking up most of my time, with the game of course have multiplayer and free play to mess about on too.
While all events offer something a little different, I did find myself around the ten-hour mark just starting to feel like I was doing the same thing over and over for no real gain. Sure, I'm unlocking new events and trying to reach the World Series, but in terms of unlocking cool things outside of that not much was going on. Ranking up would see unlocking banner images, beating objectives, and accolades to use on my player profile, but other than that and cash not much was making me feel like it was worth carrying on.
Multiplayer was more of the same, with this of course offering races with other actual players, which of course means a much tougher task if like me you bumped down the difficulty as your car handling is that of a crazed lunatic at every corner. I mean, it does the job of giving something else to a fan of the game to keep playing once they beat career. But much like career what is the end goal? I felt like racing online was only getting me the same XP and ranking up just like I would in career, only a more frustrating time as with good players it means sitting in ninth spot pretending I was enjoying it.
Overall: GRID was alright, that's all I have. While I'm perhaps not the best guy to ask if you love racing games, if you dip your toe into the games every now and then like me, then GRID will pass a bit of time. Lacking in a decent career mode really after a strong opening if I'm honest to make me want to keep coming back after about ten hours. MP is what you would expect. The game does look beautiful at times though.