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Overlord

Codemasters confirms Overlord: Fellowship of Evil with a meh trailer


Hitting PC, PS4, and Xbox One this year
Apr 23
Codemasters has just announced a brand new chapter in the Overlord Saga after a six-year hiatus -- Fellowship of Evil. It's set to arrive on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One later this year for $19.99 as a digital download. Rh... read
Overlord

Codemasters drops another Overlord III tease


Evil always finds a way
Apr 23
Those sexy beasts at Codemasters have dangled another Overlord III teaser in our faces. It's less than three minutes long, but the new trailer -- entitled "Previously on Overlord" -- brings newbies up to speed with the happe... read
F1 2015

F1 2015 feels mostly the same as last year, with incremental improvements


How do you pronounce Cote d'Azur?
Apr 16
It's only been a six months since UK-based Codemasters released F1 2014, and the studio is in the process of prepping 2015 for launch in June. It's not hard to see where the inspiration for that rapid iterative model comes fr... read
F1

F1 2015 coming this June, but only on current gen


Yes, this is a good thing
Mar 26
Fans of F1 and actual racing can breathe a sigh of relief regarding two facts about the upcoming F1 2015. One, it will be out this June. And two, it's only going to be on current gen consoles and PC -- that's right, no dumbin... read
Overlord III

Codemasters teases Overlord III


UK Studio teases sequel
Mar 20
Written by Tomb Raider's Rhianna Pratchett, Overlord and Overlord II were a pair of last-generation action adventure games in which you played a huge hulking armor-clad warrior in control of an army of small minions. If ... read
Colin McRae Rally

Codemasters offering refunds for Colin McRae Rally on Steam


Some customers felt misled
Aug 05
Colin McRae Rally popped up on Steam last week and if you had only glanced at the trailer or about-the-game blurb, you might've thought it was an HD re-release of the PlayStation and PC title Colin McRae Rally 2.0. It's not. ... read
Hot on the heels of last year's GRID 2, Codemasters is coming back with GRID Autosport, a "celebration of pure, unadulterated motorsport." This is going to be less of an arcade racer than GRID 2 ended up being, but without d... read feature

Deals

Humble Weekly Sale bundles Overlord and DiRT


Codemasters
Jan 30
Codemasters is the latest publisher to participate in a Humble Weekly Sale and it's another one worth recommending if for no other reason than Overlord (and DiRT!). Name your price for the first Overlord and its Raising Hell ... read
DiRT 3

Games for Windows Live is gone from DiRT 3


Codemasters' racing title will switch to Steamworks
Nov 11
As we bid farewell to the Games For Windows Live service, like we would an unwelcome and bossy relative that you feel compelled to put up with, Codemasters has taken the step of removing the GFWL client from its racing title ... read
Reviews

The best and worst games of the week


Review Round-up: Week ending 11/9
Nov 09
November is here and the holidays are just around the corner. And while most of this year's major blockbusters have already hit, as we gear up for the inevitable onslaught of the next generation, there are still some surprise... read
 
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Review: F1 2013

Nov 03 // Dale North
Look, you're never going to get to drive a Formula 1 car, so you should be grateful that these simulations exist. And if you (virtually) drive like I do, you should be glad that you'll never drive a F1 car -- we'd all be dead... read feature

 
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Review: Grid 2

Jul 02 // Casey Baker
Codemasters' original Race Driver: Grid was -- and still is -- a pinnacle of automobile racing games. Back when it was released in 2008, I spent literally hundreds of hours with the game trying to rack up cars, medals, sponso... read feature

GRID 2

Codemasters introducing LiveRoute system in GRID 2


Round and round they go, where they stop...
May 03
Since the dawn of racing, man has asked himself but one simple question: "How can we mess with the drivers during the course of a race?" Codemasters has listened and pondered over this question for many restless nights, and ... read
GRID 2

Indianapolis Motor Speedway makes its way into GRID 2


Suspenseful commenting music still a thing
Apr 26
Codemasters has dropped another multiplayer trailer for the upcoming GRID 2. This one focuses more on the cars and customization than the social network aspect. While Codemasters' RaceNet is still featured prominently in the... read
GRID 2

On the grid: GRID 2 multiplayer integrates RaceNet


Now with suspenseful music as you receive comments!
Apr 16
Integrated statistic tracking and social networking features with videogames is no new concept, even in the racing genre, but the road warriors at Codematers look to be adding a lot more to their RaceNet with the upcoming re... read
GRID 2

GRID 2 lifts the hood on its multiplayer system


It's all based around a deep progression scheme
Apr 11
Like any proud owner, Codemasters is parking its car, popping the hood, and letting jealous bystanders take a peek at its baby. Today, the multiplayer modes are in the spotlight. GRID 2's multiplayer features will be entirely... read
GRID 2

Developer outlines plans for GRID 2 in new video


Learn more about Codemasters' latest driving game
Mar 15
Codemasters talks a bit about their creative vision for GRID 2 in this newest trailer for the game, set to launch this May. The developer is going for something called "TrueFeel" with their physics engine, which supposedly w... read
Codemasters on PS4

Codemasters dev talks PS4, racing games going social


New hardware leads to innovation
Feb 28
Speaking to Edge, Codemasters senior executive producer Clive Moody has given his two cents regarding the PlayStation 4 and what the future holds for racing games. Despite the obvious improvements to visual fidelity that come... read
GRID 2

Here's some shiny gameplay footage of GRID 2


So shiny it hurts
Feb 15
Not including downloadable content, ports, and offbeat racers like Mario Kart, there's really no major racing games slated for this year from a major publisher or pre-existing brand other than GRID 2 here. That puts Codemast... read
Five long years have passed since the original Race Driver: GRID offered racing fans an excellent hybrid racer with edge-of-your seat thrills in a great variety of racing styles. While the DiRT series has branched out a bit i... read feature

GRID 2

GRID 2 gets a new gameplay teaser trailer


Drive cars real fast and stuff
Feb 08
Some time ago, we got a nondescript trailer for GRID 2 that showed nothing more than cars doing car-like things. As of today however, a new trailer has surfaced, showing a bit of gameplay. When asked about the drifting aspec... read
GRID returns in May

Decisions: GRID 2 has retailer-exclusive preorder bonuses


Release date set for May
Jan 31
Codemasters has slapped a release date on GRID 2: May 28 in North America, and May 31 in Europe. This will once again be a multiplatform game, hitting up the usual PlayStation 3, PC, and Xbox 360 trio. Maybe we'll see a Wii U... read

GRID 2 travels to Chicago and California in latest videos


Sep 27
While this isn't our first glimpse at Codemasters' GRID 2, it is a nice, no-nonsense demonstration of the sim racing title spread across two separate videos. The first centers around a Chicago street race, while the second v... read

GRID 2 is headed to Xbox 360, PS3, and PC in 2013


Aug 08
Among the four-letter racing games to come out in the last five years, I never did get around to playing GRID, despite generally liking the work Codemasters does in the genre. We knew a follow-up game was in order, and thank... read

Codemasters teases Grid 2


Aug 04
The Codemasters Twitter account teased this trailer recently that hints at a new Grid sequel. The Grid 2 teaser simply has a car about the peel out, followed by the Grid logo and the number 2. The trailer ends with the date "8.8.12" and the Twitter hashtag "#TheRaceReturns." Looks like we can expect the full trailer reveal and official announcement on August 8. Neat. read
The DiRT series is well-known for its Rally-style racing, accurate and realistic physics, and bare-knuckle driving action. Spawned from the Colin McCrae series of Rally games, DiRT took off on next-gen consoles for fans looking for something a little different than the regular slew of gearhead and arcade racing games available on the market. This is not your father's DiRT game. read feature

DiRT Showdown console release pushed back to June 12


May 16
[Update: We transposed a number. DiRT Showdown will arrive on June 12, not June 15 as previously stated in this article. The post has been updated to reflect the changes and we apologize for the error] Codemasters has announc... read

DiRT Showdown arriving on May 29th, have a trailer


Apr 20
It's crazy to think DiRT: Showdown is finally almost here. Wait, didn't DiRT 3 just come out? The "Complete Edition" of it just came out last month as well. Wow, Codemasters are not wasting any time these days. DiRT Showdown... read

DiRT Showdown's damage is massive


Mar 15
Oh hey, it's a new trailer for DiRT: Showdown, the next entry to the long running rally series from Codemasters. After DiRT 3 ruffled some feathers with it's diminished focus on pure rally racing, Codemasters decided to... read
I love arcade racing games. The sense of speed, the excitement of hairpin turns, and the hum of the engine get my blood pumping in a fast and fun way. Racing sims can offer the same enjoyment yet allow for more customization ... read feature

DiRT 3 Complete Edition announced, adds $30 of content


Feb 09
I really like these re-release packages that seem to come out these days, especially when I'm not able to get around to picking up every game I want to. When the re-release package comes with a substantial amount of new conte... read
Codemaster's DiRT series has always been known for offering gamers a rally racing series with a great physics engine and smart A.I. opponents that push back as aggressively as the player pushes them. Perhaps the greatest si... read feature







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