In principle, the review could be completed on the title, making it the shortest review ever! If you want the best racing game ever released on mobile devices and one of the most beautiful games ever adorned the platform as a whole was on your device, stop reading this nonsense, go to the App Store and feel free to buy it!
Why? In fact, everything is simple. GRID Autosport – this is absolutely the premium content that will allow you to forget DIY other developers with their purchases and puppet physics. Here you get your one-stop for smartphone management, fantastic visual effects and fully configurable difficulty levels that will suit any player. Feral Interactive has really succeeded in what we promised the others to move the game console quality in mobile platform.
The project GRID Autosport was released in 2015 on PC and consoles last generation and represented an attempt by Codemasters to bring the series to a more authentic racing game after GRID 2 is too arcade. Now all this beauty in one single effort Feral ported to the platform iOS (Android version is expected soon).
After after a couple of laps I understand that GRID is really a realistic racing game that will challenge even the most experienced player. The game features about 100 cars and testing multiple instances, I am amazed how the developer managed to give different behavior patterns for each of them. Accustomed to the sudden overtaking in a “Touring” series? Reseeding on formula one cars, will fly into the first turn.
As in older version, we are given the opportunity to fine-tune the difficulty by using different scenarios, whether you are a simple player or a veteran of the racing game. The volume settings in the GRID is quite impressive and nothing like the games of this genre on iOS we have not seen.
Where to start? For example, you can begin your career in 5 different disciplines: Touring, Endurance, Open Wheel, Tuner and Street. In each of the careers you can choose, and then participate in various competitions, accumulate points and glory. Each of the disciplines are very different cars and tracks, so the gameplay is not boring.
If you do not want to bother with a career, you can try your hand at the Championships: Drag, Touring and Sprint Cups. Or eventually create your own championship. In place of the good old
Time Trial, Quick Race and arcade modes with different conditions. And most importantly, all this content unlocked and not hidden behind in-app purchases.
Go back to the settings management complexity. As I wrote above, you will be able to customise everything. In addition to the standard: type of gear selector, level AI, on/off racing line, traction control and ABS you can play with the settings, gear ratios, differentials, downforce and so on. If it was difficult for you, then just turn everything on auto and not worry about the safety of the vehicle. And, of course, do not forget about the original feature of the series with the return of time after an accident or departure from the road.
GRID on a smartphone has multiple control options: tilt, on-screen buttons, MFI controller. I play on iPhone SE tilt. After the first few laps getting used to the controls and will confidently overtake. If to trust the first reviews of the game at Western resources, a special thrill from the control users get the iPhone 6s/7/7+/8/8+/X due to the presence in smartphones 3D Touch and the Taptic Engine, which gives the player feedback of what is happening on the track. For example, the Touch Force can be used to control acceleration and braking.
Now, as for performance. Feral Interactive did a great job. GRID pretty smoothly on my iPhone SE only occasionally slowing down for situations with a large number of cars in the frame. Such problems, by the way, can be completely eliminated with future updates. The only drawback of the new game is a giant discharge rate of the battery, but you must understand that this is the price we pay for such chic designs on our iPhones and iPads.
In terms of visual effects, gorgeous GRID. Cars, tracks, everything in the game looks amazing. Also, much work has been done in relation to the sounds of cars and the world. If you play with headphones – get pleasure from rumbling engines and even chatting on the radio mechanics.
Summing up this section we can say that GRID Autosport is the toy that you will now use to show you have a cool phone, especially if it is iPhone X.
GRID Autosport is a great game. There are many rough edges. For example, menus could be more logical to not have to frantically scroll to the right and to the left to find the desired item. The text could be a little bit more. But as you can see, all this roughness, and it is absolutely subjective.
GRID Autosport is a really amazing mobile game that racing fans should buy without options. Minus the game, you can record the price ($9.99), but after playing a few rounds on the track you know that she fully deserves the money. GRID Autosport is a great port of an excellent game.
For the game in GRID Autosport you’ll need: iPhone SE the iPhone 7 or later, iPad (2017), iPad Pro and iOS 11.