PS3 (also on Xbox 360, PC)
are for girls, cars are for boys...
A stereotype supported by
the audio names in this latest racer from Codies. Three variations
on ‘James’ for fuck’s sake, but the only girlie names happen to
coexist as boy names. Umm?!
Deciding to play the hell out of
it regardless of obviously not being welcome, we were going to start
this review-like splorge of circumlocution with a list of famous
female racing drivers. However, from Christine Gibson to Leanne
Tander, plus hundreds more from all over the world in-between, it
would obliterate our purposefully succinct 300-or-so word count that
suddenly seems woefully inadequate.
Anyway, driving beyond
its rampant sexism, GRID 2 is the latest track-racing
accomplice of the fabby DiRT
series (which actually contains girl’s names – it’s nice to know
we’re considered worthy of playing in filth).
If you crave a
cavalcade of driveable automobilistic wonders from classic Yank
tanks to some of the best that Europe and Japan offer from past and
present, then you’ll be smiley.
If you’re into solo story
time, this rocks.
If you dig variation in arcade-skewed
racing, from street sprints to track looping, hill climbs to
eliminations and mucho drifting, you’ll be in clover (you probably
should have taken that left turn at Albuquerque).
and decorating vehicular wonders to your personal whims appeals,
you’ll have much to entertain.
If you fancy gripping online
multiplayer and social shit, then say “woo!”
the globe from the USA to Europe and beyond to the likes of the UAE
appeals, you’ll be in four-wheeled nirvana.
If your foremost
desire when racing is prettiness – just like Barbie, but less pink
and more scenic - then you’ll love this. It looks simply kissable.
But if you’re female you’ll feel as welcome as a blown tyre at a
track day. Something we wouldn’t know about, of course...