Race Driver: GRID Available for Free for PC Players Until Tomorrow

December 23rd, 2016 by Michael Leary

‘Tis the season for giving, and the Humble Store is doing their fair share of giving with a free copy of Race Driver: GRiD up for grabs for the next 18 hours.

Released in 2008 by Codemasters, GRID was a radical departure from the typical racing game at the time, putting the player in charge of their own race team with the responsibility of attracting sponsors and hiring a teammate along the way.

Launching with 43 cars, each tied to the three main regions featured in the game: United States, Europe, and Japan, each with their own championship. Players progressed through a number of events including drifting, touge, demolition derby, and open-wheel events, all with the end goal of participating in the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the end of the season.

Most notably, GRID introduced Flashback, a gameplay mechanic allowing players to “rewind” live gameplay by up to 10 seconds and essentially gain a limited number of opportunities to avoid an accident, or going out of bounds and losing a crucial finishing position. A feature that has found its way into many racing games today, albeit under a different name.

While it may not appeal to everyone’s tastes, it’s hard to turn down a free racing game. Stop by the Humble Store and get your free digital stocking stuffer before time runs out.

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