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Constantly testing, endlessly fun
If you are a Switch owner and have even a passing interest in racing games, then GRID Autosport is a title you must have in your game library.
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.
No flashy new features or buzzwords, just magnificent racing stemming from a refinement of Grid 1's greatness.
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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Grid Autosport promised proper motor racing and that's exactly what it delivers. The spirit of TOCA is finally back.
Even with a not so strong career mode, the racing can still be fun.
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.