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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] GripShift combines high-flying platform gaming with extreme stunt driving action. Test your reflexes and bend your brain as you stunt your way through 120 twisting Challenge Mode levels across four uniquely themed worlds. Collect power-ups, avoid traps, and beat the clock[Xbox Live Arcade] GripShift combines high-flying platform gaming with extreme stunt driving action. Test your reflexes and bend your brain as you stunt your way through 120 twisting Challenge Mode levels across four uniquely themed worlds. Collect power-ups, avoid traps, and beat the clock as you compete for top leaderboard slots in single player mode, or deploy an arsenal of funky weapons and go head-to-head across 25 Race Mode tracks and 20 Deathmatch arenas in online multiplayer. Choose your driver, unlock faster vehicles, and customize your ride with new skins. GripShift is a gravity-defying thrill ride every racing fan must experience. [Microsoft] Expand
  • Developer: Sidhe Interactive
  • Genre(s): Driving, Racing, Mission-based, Arcade, Mission-based, Automobile
  • # of players: 4 Online
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: E10+
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. GripShift is one of the best XBLA racing games available. The game is just too damn varied, wacky, and all around fun to summarize it any other way, and the feature-packed content makes it well worth the 800 point price tag.
  2. For $10, you really can’t beat the value of this game. Not only do you get a fully fleshed-out Kart style racer, but also deathmatch, a platforming puzzler, and Xbox Live support!
  3. Innovative, addicting gameplay launches Gripshift out of mediocrity, but the lack of motivation to play everything, a ghost of a multiplayer mode, the 600-Microsoft-Point price tag and eventual frustration makes the game plummet back to Earth.
  4. X-ONE Magazine UK
    70
    It's so colorful that it's likely to lure people of all ages in and keep them hooked. [Issue#29, p.120]
  5. With the promise of downloadable tracks, levels and game types in the future, GripShift is a decent way to spend 800 Microsoft Points. It might not be the most incredible kart racer you’ve ever played, but it’s solid and it’s fun, and that’s what counts.
  6. The puzzle sections are great fun, and could have been their own game. As it stands, however, the Race mode just doesn't cut it.
  7. Official Xbox Magazine
    55
    GripShift includes a ton of new tracks and a brand-new deathmatch mode--which lets you face off against your pals on Xbox Live--but this game isn't worth the points. [Jan 2008, p.65]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. SeanD.
    Dec 25, 2007
    10
    OXM has really been going downhill lately with their reviews.... Or they have a review instead of a cover story, like their COD 4 issue... OXM has really been going downhill lately with their reviews.... Or they have a review instead of a cover story, like their COD 4 issue... This game is friggin amazing! I found out about it first on PSP and at first was skeptical but once you get used to the controls, and focus on different (or multiple) goals each race, it is amazing! Super monkey ball with cars....but better. With all the new modes added and it being an arcade title (only 10 bucks) there should be no reason anyone (besides an OXM reviewer) would consider this not worth the points! Expand
  2. NickG.
    Dec 28, 2007
    10
    Incredible and addictive game, well worth the money.
  3. Andyman
    Dec 17, 2007
    9
    "isn't worth the points"??!?!!?! I imagine OXM would much rather shell out $60 for Halo 2.5 than $10 for a truly original game like "isn't worth the points"??!?!!?! I imagine OXM would much rather shell out $60 for Halo 2.5 than $10 for a truly original game like GripShift. If you're looking for something completely different, give this game a try. It has more replay value and fun than most games 6x its price. Expand
  4. BlueFalcon
    Jan 11, 2008
    9
    For me, this is by far the best XBLA game I've played. There's a ridiculous # of fun single player levels, and you can see your For me, this is by far the best XBLA game I've played. There's a ridiculous # of fun single player levels, and you can see your world rank on each one. For multiplayer there's a mario kart clone, and death match. In all honesty, this 10$ game is more fun than nearly all full fledged 360 games. Expand
  5. UNOmar
    Dec 21, 2007
    8
    This game is best described as "Sonic the Hedgehog" meets "Mario Kart". If that isn't addicting enough for you throw in live support and This game is best described as "Sonic the Hedgehog" meets "Mario Kart". If that isn't addicting enough for you throw in live support and 120+ levels and you've got gaming gold. The only flaws I've found are the lack of local multiplayer support and the absence of a level editor (found in the psp version). Both of these could be added as updates later on (c'mon sidhe!) not that I'm getting my hopes up. All in all it's a great game that you can play for 5 mins or 5 hours...assuming you can put it down at all. Expand
  6. DjFIL
    Dec 20, 2007
    7
    This is a great game... online play (when you find someone) is great. just wish it had local multiplayer (split-screen)... that would had This is a great game... online play (when you find someone) is great. just wish it had local multiplayer (split-screen)... that would had make me give it a 9, because it's just sad that I can't play it against friends visiting. but otherwise... very much worth the 800 ms points. Expand
  7. CaseyD.
    Dec 30, 2007
    7
    Gripshift is an amazing game, but the 360 arcade version is not as good as the original PSP version. The controls feel a bit looser. I am Gripshift is an amazing game, but the 360 arcade version is not as good as the original PSP version. The controls feel a bit looser. I am biased because I have played the PSP version, but if you haven't played it, by all means buy the arcade version, it's well worth the MS points. Expand

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