With the launch now just a few days away (or you can play today if you're an EA Play Pro subscriber), Codemasters has revealed the complete GRID Legends trophy and achievements list for PlayStation and Xbox.
In GRID Legends, there are 50 achievements to hunt on Xbox and 51 trophies on PlayStation including the Platinum trophy. If you take a closer look at the trophy and achievement list, you may find a reference to your favourite racing game.
Racing at the heart of everything
GRID Legends’ trophies and achievements are packed with racing game references and easter eggs to discover. For example, “Moon above the Castle” is clearly a reference to Gran Turismo’s Moon Over The Castle theme song. Rewarded for achieving a Legend rating in a Drift event, the “Reiko fan club” achievement/trophy refers to Ridge Racer’s mascot race queen Reiko Nagase.
Naturally, there are references to other Codemasters racing titles including the first three TOCA Race Driver games and Onrush. There are also nods to Sega arcade racers (“Blue, Blue Skies”), San Francisco Rush (“San Francisco Rushing”), and Metropolis Street Racer (“Metropolis Sleek Racer”).
“We had lots of fun coming up with the names of [the achievements] in Grid Legends," GRID Legends’ Senior Game Designer Paul Lovell explained in an interview with TrueAchievements.
"There are nods and references to some of our personal favourite racing games that we love dearly and are close to our heart. We liked the idea that players may read them, understand the reference, and get some enjoyment out of them too. Who doesn't want to be a Reiko fan club member?!”
Mercifully, the trophies and achievements in GRID Legends’ are a lot easier to complete than the last game. Most focus on completing story chapters career events, and objectives or adding certain cars to your garage, so you’ll unlock them naturally when progressing through the game. There are no online multiplayer trophies or achievements either.
Other trophies and achievements require you to set up specific scenarios or event types, encouraging you to experiment with the versatile Race Creator. "There is nothing too grindy or hugely time-consuming," said Lovell. “There's a nice mix of requirements in there that we are really happy with.”
You won't need to grind
In contrast, 2019's GRID required a lot of monotonous grinding to complete the achievement and trophy list. This was primarily thanks to the frustrating Around the Globe achievement/trophy requiring dedicated players to drive 40,075km in the game – the equivalent distance to the earth’s total circumference.
This led to hardcore achievement and trophy hunters resorting to desperate measures like attaching an elastic band to the controller and leaving the game running for several days to unlock it.
The notorious Around the Globe trophy/achievement returns in GRID Legends, but this time it won’t cause you to smash your controller in frustration. Thankfully, all you need to do is complete an event in every country to unlock it, which is much easier.
“You won't be surprised to learn we received a lot of feedback on that particular achievement from GRID," said Lovell.
"We thought it would be amusing to bring it back, but this time give players a much easier time earning it. You won't need elastic bands stuck to your controller and endless laps of Indianapolis this time! We hope this significantly easier version of Around the Globe makes up for the time it took to earn last time."
GRID Legends Trophy and Achievement list
|Name||Description||Rarity (PS)||Gamerscore (Xbox)|
|You must be one genius of a driver!||You are the GRID Legend||Platinum||N/A|
|Rhythm Shifter||Win a race using manual transmission||Bronze||15|
|Raged Racer||Cause at least 3 opponents to reach Nemesis status during a single event||Bronze||15|
|Prepare to Dye||Set up your Team design||Bronze||15|
|THE ACCIDENT||Complete Story - THE ACCIDENT||Bronze||15|
|Incredible, nobody can catch you!||Win your first event||Bronze||15|
|PROVE YOURSELF||Complete Story - PROVE YOURSELF||Bronze||15|
|ELBOWS OUT||Complete Story - ELBOWS OUT||Bronze||15|
|THUNDER DOWN UNDER||Complete Story - THUNDER DOWN UNDER||Bronze||15|
|THE MAIN EVENT||Complete Story - THE MAIN EVENT||Bronze||15|
|SUPERFICIAL DAMAGE||Complete Story - SUPERFICIAL DAMAGE||Bronze||15|
|LIGHTNING BOLT||Complete Story - LIGHTNING BOLT||Bronze||15|
|HEADHUNTERS||Complete Story - HEADHUNTERS||Bronze||15|
|ROAD TO NOWHERE||Complete Story - ROAD TO NOWHERE||Bronze||15|
|THIS IS IT||Complete Story - THIS IS IT||Silver||30|
|Take them for all they've got||Complete 5 Sponsorship objectives||Bronze||15|
|Like a Cobra||Win the Shelby Cobra 289 FIA by completing its Sponsor event||Bronze||15|
|Bedroom poster car acquired||Win the Ferrari F40 LM by completing its Sponsor event||Silver||15|
|Motorbike Lover||Win the KTM X-BOW R by completing its Sponsor event||Bronze||15|
|Formula Exhaust Feat||Win the Renault R26 by completing its Sponsor event||Bronze||20|
|Insert Joke Here||Win the Porsche 935/78 Group 5 'Moby Dick' by completing its Sponsor event||Bronze||15|
|Radical Rotary||Win the Mazda Furai by completing its Sponsor event||Silver||30|
|Thanks for the Mad approval!||Complete the Formula X Event||Bronze||15|
|Race Driver||Complete the TC-2 Finale||Bronze||20|
|Race Driver 2||Complete the Classic Touring Car Finale||Bronze||20|
|Race Driver 3||Complete the TC-1 Finale||Bronze||30|
|Alpine Won||Win a race on Strada Alpina (Circuito Stradale) in the Mitsubishi Evolution IX Time Attack||Bronze||15|
|Sure, Jan||Complete 10 Race Events with the Ginetta G55 GT3||Bronze||15|
|Careering along||Complete 15 Events in Career mode||Silver||30|
|For the Time Extend crew!||Complete every launch Elimination event in Career||Silver||25|
|Balancing task||In a Multi-Class event, beat a Mazda 787B in a Mazda MX-5||Bronze||15|
|Caffeine and Catchup||Be in 22nd place during an Elimination event, then go on to win||Bronze||15|
|Around the Globe, AGAIN!?||Complete any event at every country in the game||Silver||30|
|Going the distance||Gain access to Tier 3 Upgrades within any vehicle upgrade tree||Bronze||30|
|I played so much GT1||Gain access to Tier 3 Upgrades for each launch car in GT Class 1||Silver||15|
|Last minute change||Own all 4 launch Beltra vehicles||Bronze||20|
|Passione Rossa||Own every launch Ferrari and gain access to Tier 3 Upgrades for all of them||Silver||40|
|Power and Honor||Own both Aston Martin Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro Concept||Silver||30|
|Ramp it up!||Hit every ramp on every lap of a Stadium Trucks ramp event||Bronze||15|
|For EV, with love||Successfully hit 50 Boost gates in Electric events||Bronze||15|
|Reiko fan club||Achieve a Legend rating in any Drift event||Bronze||15|
|Chill Out||Complete 5 events in Snowy conditions||Bronze||15|
|Moon above the Castle||Complete any event at the Havana Castillo View route during Night conditions||Bronze||15|
|Metropolis Sleek Racer||Complete a race at London, Paris, Moscow, and Chicago locations in any Track Day Hypercar||Bronze||15|
|The time is now||Win a Time Attack event using the Honda CRX MightyMouse||Silver||30|
|RUSH ON||Win a Stadium Truck event on any Moscow route||Bronze||15|
|Couldn't be more British||Win a race featuring a 22 grid of Mini Miglias around any London route. At night. In the rain.||Bronze||15|
|San Francisco Rushing||Win a race event on every San Francisco route||Bronze||20|
|Blue, Blue Skies||Win a race at Indianapolis Oval Circuit in the Jupiter Classic Stock in Dry conditions||Bronze||15|
|Content Tracker Redux||Own 100 cars and complete any event in each of them||Gold||50|
|What a Legend!||Complete The Gauntlet in Career Mode||Gold||50|