-Estimated achievement difficulty: 6/10
-Offline: 45 Achievements - 850
-Online: 5 Achievements - 150
-Approximate amount of time to 1000 : 30-40 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: One for GRID World
-Number of missable achievements: None
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? No Cheats
-Does difficulty affect achievements? Yes, you need to win an event on 5 star difficulty
-Glitchy achievements: None
-Unobtainable achievements: Gotta Drive 'Em All (Unlockable through other means)
-Extra equipment needed? USB Stick
- Is there DLC? Yes.
- Difficulty: 3/10
- Time to 100: 3-4 hour
- Glitchy/Missable/Unobtainable: None
Welcome to Race Driver: GRID, the newest addition to the TOCA racing series. This game blends various driving types together all in one game and does a great job at, this includes, GT Super sports, drifting, touge, open wheel and even demolition derby as well as the glorious 24 Hours of Le Mans. The game features a great variant of cars to make each event perfect which are set over three regions; United States, Europe & Japan. GRID also introduces the famous Flashback feature and is heavily focused on racing for teams/contracts.
Gotta Drive 'Em All
First off, I will start with this achievement as with the latest patch, it has made this achievement permanently unobtainable through a glitch in the games car count, but there is still a way to unlock it. Follow the link below to see how, you will need a USB and will be playing around with your save file. Link
In the games primary mode, you will end up reaching the top of both the driver and team leaderboards, you will constantly be hiring new and better teammates as you unlock them, you will need to win every event thus achieve all the trophy's and you will buy and sell constantly to keep on top of credits.
The game has more miscellaneous achievements than any other type, most of them being fairly straight forward as they will naturally come through just playing the game and progression through the GRID's Career (GRID World.)
Achievements include; Get a car airborne for 1 second, finish the cross line in reverse and win, be involved in a 10 car pile-up, reach 200mph, lap an opponent, buy a car, use flashback, destroy your car, race at ever location, win various types of events etc. Some of these can only be unlocked in GRID World, others in Race day and multiplayer but they are all specified in the description.
These achievements are not necessarily "hard" but are slightly more difficult compared to the others and a few of these may give the average racer some trouble and you will have to go out of your way to get some of these so the following may require some extra effort and I'll provide tips.
-Drift your car for 5 seconds - First practice and master drifting, then pick a muscle car on one of the Yokohama tracks in Freestyle Drift within Race Day mode and start a drift around the huge bends that go around the corners, you'll have this within a few attempts at most.
-Get a 50x Drift Multiplier - This is all about keeping the combo going until you hit 50, choose the same setting as before but here you want to switch around corners constantly to keep your combo going and keep those drifts consistent.
-Win a Touge event on 5 star difficulty level - This can be tough as you are racing on narrow corners, up and downhill but there is one event that can be won quite easily after a few attempts of learning the track. Go into Race Day and Race Day, select the Nissan Skyline GT-R on Mount Haruna, Foothills and this will be the easiest set up to win this on Extreme.
-Complete a lap of Okatama Grand Circuit in under 90 seconds - This is by far the most difficult achievement in the game and unless you're a an experienced racer, this will take a lot of practice but is still doable. Apart from watching videos to get an idea on how to beat the track in 1:30, it is also ideal to choose the Audi R10, some people may find it easier to use the Mazda 787B depending on your driving, whatever suits you best. You have to do this in GRID World, so after choosing your car pick test mode and give it some solid attempts.
You need to win 5 races for 2 of the achievements, you can create a custom race and have a friend join and trade wins. The other multiplayer achievement is to beat a developer or anyone who has beaten one. This of course is a viral achievement and by now everyone will have. The final two achievements are to reach the rank of Elite (1200 points) & Legend (2000 points.)
The quickest way to reach 2000 points is to trade wins with a friend in ranked matches by setting the game to Japan, Downhill Drift Festival. You need to set the race length, damage and collisions on for maximum points, this is providing you do not damage your car, crash or hit anything. Seeing as the track is one, sort downhill route, you will not have any trouble. Check the Achievement Trading Thread to find people to trade wins with.
Introduction to DLC
The 8-Ball Pack features 8 new cars available to play in Race Day & Multiplayer. The DLC also adds 2 new multiplayer events set on existing tracks. The DLC add 4 achievements at 25G each, 3 of which that can be earned in Race Day and the last being a multiplayer only achievement.
The cars included are;
- McLaren F1 GTR
- TVR Cerbera Speed 12
- Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
- Honda S2000
- Nissan GT-R (S-G2008)
- VW Nardo
- Pontiac Firebird Trans AM
- Volvo C30.
The same method for Combo King can be used here expect you must do this in the Honda S2000 and reach a combo of 99x. Start a Freestyle Drift event on Yokohama and start the drift. Remember to use your flashbacks if you mess up.
You should grind your laps for this on the Circuit de la Sarthe 1968 circuit in Race Day, pick the McLaren F1 GTR as it's the most powerful car in the DLC and then continue to race laps around the track until you reach 250 miles driven. Both multiplayer events and singleplayer count for the mileage, and this will roughly take 90 minutes to drive 250 miles.
The same method for Gentleman Driver can be used here except you only have to win one race in any of the cars featured in this DLC. A clean race in this game allows you to hit walls and objects but not other opponent's cars. This should be done in Race Day on Basic difficulty, on any track with wide roads or the Circuit de la Sarthe 1968 circuit set to a single lap so you can easily pass everyone cleanly on the long straight.
Jack of All Trades
You must win an online race in each of the 8 cars featured in the DLC, and this must be one in a ranked match as they do not count in private races. Each car can be driven in various events. The spreadsheet HERE lists every car and the events they can be raced in. Each car has at least two multiplayer events tied to it.
[XBA would like to thank Barad for this Roadmap]