GRID Legends

released on Feb 25, 2022

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A RACING LEGEND? Welcome to GRID Legends: a high-stakes driving experience that combines thrilling unpredictable motorsport, incredible race variety, and an immersive driving story that puts you at the heart of the action.

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A story based but casual racing game.
So we get a sports title, this time it’s racing, and Grid Legends does something that not maybe racing titles do, it puts a full story into the game about the player joining a weak racing team and making them into a major force. The story has live actors and is well done. There’s a villain for some reason, but it’s mostly about building up your team.
The downside is there’s no challenge in the racing. The story talks about you just beating other teams or races, and the objective is to beat a specific car, however, I took first place in every single race on the first attempt but one. The driving model here isn’t that realistic, but the challenge is almost non-existent, to the point players will likely do well even on the hardest difficulty.
Pick this up if you want an easy racing game. This is perfect for children or inexperienced gamers, but anyone who is somewhat accomplished will find no challenge here. I’m looking forward to Forza, and Horizon 5 was great. Though compared to some of the ultra-hard racing games like MotoGP22, I prefer this, but neither is my favorite.
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I enjoyed the main story, I thought the live-action cutscenes were fairly well acted. The actual driving feels pretty good too. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel or anything, but it’s worth a playthrough if you enjoy arcade racers.

Average racing game with a Drive to Survive inspired storyline that in the end is just a fancy backdrop for standard racing. 3/5

Fun driving for a bit, but the GRID series really lacks a fun single player mode to do that in.

Das Gameplay macht Spaß und die Story ist sowas von cheesy.

The story is a decent popcorn flick. It's obviously nothing extra but I enjoyed it. They even crammed some character development into the mix. However, maybe in the first time ever, I was annoyed by the ludonarrative dissonance. I mean, I come in 1st place every race and they literally call me the support driver... Come on!
The gameplay is nice and arcade-y. The cockpit view is nicely done as well.
I enjoyed it, but I only played it because it was cheap with Amazon Prime. I'd recommend picking it up on a sale if you want a chill, campy stroy mode with your arcade racing game.
Anyway... Name? Just a number. Music? Way too epic. First Woman's Champion? About that...