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Thursday, May 08 2008

Race Driver: GRID Console Demo  by Craig D at 12:30

The playable demo for the console versions of Codemasters' racer Race Driver: GRID is now available on Xbox Live Marketplace and will be shortly on the Playstation Network. Interestingly, the fastest lap achieved in the demo stands a good chance of winning a BMW 3 Series car!

For the game that's all about the race, the Race Driver: GRID playable demo delivers intense competition right from the off as gamers compete in single-player GRID World events, 12-player online races and then prove their worth in the white-knuckle Time Trial competition, which is home to the fastest lap challenge. Pitting all console players against each other, it's the Time Trial results that will see one race driver getting the keys to the BMW.

To participate, players submit their fastest final lap time online. Once authenticated, the lap time is then ranked against every other registered time on the online leaderboards. The challenge will end on Friday, 23rd May at midnight, and the top five ranked players will then go on to compete at the European live playoffs to be held on Race Driver: GRID's European launch day – Friday, 30th May – at the zavvi store, Oxford Street, London, where they will compete head-to-head to win the BMW 3-Series – for real. Further details and full terms and conditions are also available from the website.

Here's three Race Driver: GRID screenshots that are taken in the demo.
Race Driver: GRID, grid_demo_jarama.jpg Race Driver: GRID, grid_demo_san_fran.jpg Race Driver: GRID, grid_demo_yokohama.jpg
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10 May 2008 11:21
Played the demo, looks good but as a racer not sure of its pull. It felt too arcadey for a sim but too real for an arcade racer, was really odd.

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