PS3: Racing: £35.99
Don’t we all love a good action racer? One that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but still packs enough of a virtual punch to turn your knuckles white while you’re gripping the controller?
Grid 2 delivers this in spades. The next generation of the EGO Game Technology Platform pumps out genre-defining visuals and jaw-dropping damage while you push yourself and your vehicles to the limits across three continents in a new, evolving world of motorsport.
Handling is well balanced, offering enough stickiness on track, but with ample freedom to kick the back end out and drift your way through the excellent career mode.
More tracks would have provided the icing on the cake, but there’s enough aggression on the tracks that do exist to keep petrolheads happy, particularly with the commendable collection of cars available in-game.
OK, it’s definitely more arcade racing than hardcore simulation, but the graphical and audio flourishes on top of a super-solid core race experience should keep your pedal to the metal until Gran Turismo 6 parks up.