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GRID Autosport is almost in a class of its own on the Nintendo Switch. The game is one of the best looking Switch games and is the best racing simulator experience available on the console. While games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Crash Team Racing lead the system's kart racing options–GRID Autosport has shot to the top of the list if you want to race in real-world environments. The level of care that Feral has put into the Switch version is apparent with even more options to come. If you're in the market for a racing sim to take on-the-go, you can't do any better than GRID Autosport.
GRID Autosport is the nearest we've come to a TOCA Race Driver 4 and its lineage shows. Varied disciplines, edge-of-the-seat racing, rampantly aggressive AI and a terrific sense of speed add up to deliver an effortlessly good racing game. What GRID Autosport lacks in flair it more than makes up for on the track and, while there's a certain Groundhog Day feel to proceedings, on a minute by minute basis Codemasters' racer excels.
GRID Autosport, despite not being a new game, rightfully becomes the best driving simulator on Nintendo Switch. Technically commendable, loaded with content, and with great care that the Feral boys have put in the game, and they continue to put it into the game. It lacks the multiplayer mode, and obviously this has an impact on the score, but the developer has announced that they are working in it, so the title becomes a must for lovers of simulation in the system, although the game is also friendly with the new users.
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Five styles of driving all done justice with one of the most violent and emergent racing engines available make GRID Autosport a compelling title for both car enthusiasts and petrol heads alike. Even if your interest in cars is merely fleeting, GRID Autosport juggles realism and aggressive satisfaction to deliver an intoxicating mix somewhere between the joy of an arcade racer and the science of a true sim. Excellent.
Despite some issues with the Switch's controller restrictions, GRID Autosport is a fantastic port that sets the bar for the realistic racers on Nintendo's hybrid console.
With over 100 cars and more than 25 different racing venues set over five distinct disciplines (as well as bonus DLC ones like destruction derby and drag racing), GRID Autosport is that rarest of beasts: a jack of all trades that doesn't sacrifice quality as a result. The addition of all previously released paid console DLC – right down to the cynical XP boost – is extremely welcome, but the complete removal of all local and online multiplayer features means this a strictly solo affair, and that might be a turn-off for many. Still, that doesn't change the fact that this is one of the best racing games on Switch.
Featuring the return of the reigning king of the racing simulator series, GRID Autosport makes attempts to welcome newcomers while expanding the gameplay that made the series so great in the first place.
GRID Autosport is the best driving simulator to hit a Nintendo platform over the last decades. Its large amount of content, demanding gameplay and sensations transmitted by the HD Rumble feature all contribute to make this a very interesting work, which went to great lengths to fit into the Nintendo Switch, to the point of allowing the player to choose between a better visual environment or a better game performance. A very welcome entry in the Nintendo Switch catalogue.
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Codemasters are back on form with Grid Autosport, an intelligent, beautifully designed, visually stunning racing sim that seeks to rectify many of the complaints and problems from last year's Grid 2.
It makes progression through the long and winding career mode a touch tedious despite the excellent racing experience the game crafts. The more you play it the more it feels like a patched version of previous entries and less like a new iteration of the series. It doesn't mean you should avoid Autosport if you're looking for a return to form from Codemasters and the Grid name. Far from it. But it's a warning that the stripped down nature of this entry has taken away a bit too much to feel a complete experience even though the actual racing is the best I've played in years.
GRID Autosport isn't just an apology to irate franchise fans; it's an enormous and polished racer that caters to fans of practically any racing discipline. From TOCA and Formula 3 to street circuits and party games, online and solo, Autosport lets you race on your terms, even if it lacks personality off the track.
GRID Autosport, in its Switch incarnation, is a technically accomplished port of a solid entry in a genre defining franchise that falls right in-between arcade fun and driving sim
Grid Autosport is our favorite racer on Switch, and maybe on any handheld device ever. the game is full of content, and there are many options to customize how you want to experience the game.We hope the wait for the multiplayer update won't be too long.
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GRID Autosport arrived somewhat unexpectedly, for which it feels more like a GRID 2.5. But with the return of the driving seat view and no singleplayer story campaign, will this be the GRID game that fans have longed for.
A wealth of content and a sparkling port make Grid Autosport the best non-kart racing game on Nintendo Switch. It’s an essential purchase for fans of the genre and a great entry point for players ready to graduate from their Cat-Cruisers and Biddy-Buggys.
The driving in GRID Autosport is fantastic, and certainly more in-line with Codemaster's (and the fan's) vision of what their series should be. While the singleplayer A.I. detracts from the overall experience, and the lack of personality is disappointing, these are all just minor issues that orbit a game with a solid foundation.
Grid Autosport is a pretty fun racing title, but in the pursuit of addressing every bit of feedback after Grid 2, Codemasters hasn't delivered the most cohesive experience. You still need to endure some of the disciplines that you may not like in order to progress through the career, and the two cockpit cameras feel more like a fan-made mod than something devised by the developer itself. Throw in the erratic AI and you might get annoyed quite a few times while playing Autosport.
GRID Autosport does nothing majorly wrong, but at the same time fails to deliver the pulse-racing excitement expected from a modern racing title. Fans of the GRID franchise, and Codemasters' racing games in general, will be perfectly content and love it for all its flaws. For the casual gamer, the overall experience is perhaps just too underwhelming to recommend over Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport.
So many of Grid Autosport's strengths, from its racing style to the focus on single-player gameplay, fit perfectly on the Nintendo Switch. Upon playing this port, it makes a ton of sense as to why Codemasters ported over the five-year-old game rather than one of its more recent offerings. It isn't a classic by any means, but it is full of content and is a racing game that everybody can enjoy.
Grid Autosport is a fine racing game, though it's never a thoroughbred one. It's the muscle car that was Grid 2 stripped out and retooled for the track, but too often you can see the solder-work at the seams. In 2008, Race Driver: Grid was a partial reinvention of the racing genre, equipped with a handful of fresh ideas. Six years on, Grid Autosport - while a definite return to form for Codemasters - is simply a rediscovery of it.
A functional and attractive sim that's the best serious Switch racer in a vacuum of serious racers. The genre itself has taken a step forward since the game's original release though, and seasoned racing fans will likely crave more excitement than Grid Autosport offers.
GRiD Autosport continues the trend of the series as an experience that avid car fans will eat up, but with limited accessibility for newcomers.The game has a dated and flawed presentation, it feels like it's stalling more than speeding. Here's hoping the team finds its footing in the next generation, before the franchise becomes a lemon.
Friendlier F1 handling in a Grid 2 wrapper, Grid Autosport is a tour through the Codemasters back catalogue. Single player is hampered by predictable AI, but tuning options and improved cornering elevates the multiplayer above Grid 2's.
Reusing tracks drags the career down and highlights other flaws. Multiplayer has good features, but is hurt by paltry income and wait times. GRID Autosport is a disappointing racing grind that falls well short of the original.