Can I run it? Recommended and minimum PC Game Grid system requirements. 2008, the seventh installment in the acclaimed ‘TOCA’ series was released which was named as ‘Race Driver: Grid’. The game is simply known as ‘Grid’ in North America. The credit for developing the game goes to Codemasters and Firebrands Games while the publishers of the game are Codemasters, Sega and Feral Interactive. The game supports the platforms of Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Arcade and OS X. The Aracde version of the game was released in November 2010 while the OS X version came in to the market in April 2013. Grid managed to get positive reviews from its critics. IGN.com gave the PC version of the game a rating of 8.7 out of a possible 10 while PCGamer gave the game an approval score of 86%. The aggregate score for the game on Metacritic is 87/100 for the PC version. Grid also bagged numerous awards which includes IGN.com’s ‘Editor’s Choice Award 2008’ and Best Racing Game of the Year 2008’ award. In addition to this, the game won a BAFTA award in the sports category. A sequel to Grid was released in 2013 and was titled ‘Grid 2’.
The game focuses mainly on racing. The player has his own race team in the game, to which he can add other teammates. The game follows the journey of the driver from being a freelance driver to getting his own independence and later on, his own team. Grid features three locations from around the world, the United States, Japan and Europe. These places each have their own championships and racing styles. Europe mainly hosts track-based racing while Japanese locations focus on underground street racing. The US locations are more compatible for street racing. The 43 cars featured in the game are exclusive to a specific place. Japan mostly features Nissans and Subarus whereas the players get to drive the muscle cars such as Mustangs and Vipers in the United States. European locations mostly showcase the touring and GT cars. The courses in these locations are both, artificially generated and based on real tracks. The real world tracks include the Le Mans, Spa Francorchamps, Detroit Street Circuit and the Washington DC Street Circuit. The points earned in a location have value at that place only and cannot be cashed at any other location.
Grid System Requirements
Check official system requirements for Grid. These are the confirmed and optimum specs for best game experience.
|Hardware||Minumum System Requirements||Recommended System Requirements|
|Video Card/VGA/GPU||NVIDIA GeForce 6800|
AMD Radeon X1300
|NVIDIA GeForce 8800
AMD Radeon X1950
|Direct X Version||Direct X 9||Direct X 9|
|RAM||1 GB RAM||2 GB RAM|
|Operating System||Windows XP/Vista||Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7|
|Hard Disk Space||12.5 GB||12.5 GB|
|Processor/CPU Speed||3 GHz||2.66 Ghz|
|CPU||Pentium 4||Core 2 Duo|
A ‘Flashback’ features is present in the game which makes it possible for the player to go back in the game play up to 10 seconds and start from there. This option is present for certain difficulty settings. The option for viewing the cinematic replay is also included in the game. The replay system lets you pause, rewind and fast forward through your performance. The only downside to this feature is that these replays cannot be saved and get deleted once the game session is exited. Ebay is advertised in the game. There is no upgrading or customization available for one’s car because the game focuses more on the racing. Many racing modes are featured in the game. These include GT championships, drifting and open wheel racing. A new addition in this game is the Touge racing mode in which two competitors race on a mountainous terrain. There is a demolition derby featured in the game in which two cars can wreck each other through head on collisions. At the end of each racing session, players get the choice to participate in a 24 hour Le Mans session which is condensed down to 12 minutes of game play.
The always moving periphery in the background gives one the felling of driving in the real world where there is not any static background. A possible downside in the visuals is the monotony of the weather conditions which are programmed to always be sunny. The online mode of Grid features up to 12 multiplayers. There is not a split screen multiplayer option present in the game. All of the racing events featured in the singleplayer mode are also there in the multiplayer mode. While creating a private match, one gets to customize the whole game session. Grif features a fair soundtrack with the opening theme made by UNKLE. It might not be an overstatement to say that Race Driver: Grid is made exclusively for arcade race enthusiasts.