Seeing as Gran Turismo 5 doesn’t seem to be lining up anytime soon you should probably snap up the current champ of tarmac racing on PS3 if you haven’t already, as it now comes with a tenner’s worth of DLC.
The original game is one of those game’s that’s taking it’s time to drop in price. It’s still hovering around the £15 mark new, so this is a great deal considering the included DLC.
The DLC included via two codes is for the ‘Prestige’ and ‘8-ball’ packs. This will add the Australian Bathurst circuit, some extra multiplayer events and these nigh-on uninsurable beasts: Ferrari F430 GTC, Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari F575 GTC, Mercedes SLR McLaren 722, Lotus 2-Eleven, Lamborghini Gallardo GT, Mazda Furai, Jaguar XKR GT3, Honda Integra Type-R (DC5) and Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, McLaren F1 GTR, TVR Cerbera Speed 12, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, Honda S2000, Nissan GT-R (S-G2008), VW Nardo, Pontiac Firebird and er the Volvo C30.
With Grid and the Colin McRae: Dirt games, Codemasters are absolutely dominating the racing genre at the moment. Personally I think Dirt 2 is way ahead, but it’s borrowed some great tricks and graphics from Grid.
It’s so user-friendly especially with the rewind function which lets players re-attempt a messed up corner. It’s fair to say playing games without it after a Grid / Dirt 2 binge can be an alarming experience. Graphically it’s a stunning experience with the cars and tracks constantly trying to out-do each other with HD shine.
If there’s one part of the game that let it down it was the rather restricted campaign mode which tried to offer a choice of events, but generally, you found yourself racing the same tracks too close together. Getting deeper into the game, the races would get longer too. Five laps of any track is too much especially two races in a row. It’s something they fixed beautifully by Dirt 2 though with a much more open map of events.
The handling seems to have struck a fine balance of arcade and simulation and the options under the hood will let more adventurous players tinker around. Need for Speed: Shift made a decent effort for Grid’s crown, but Grid has a Bugatti Veyron now too.
Thanks to amibess for the find at HotUkDeals