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  • Summary: GRIP is a futuristic combat racer inspired by the Rollcage games from 1999/2000. Combine furious speed with intense action to create memorable racing moments.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 90
    GRIP: Combat Racing is an impressive arcade racer, one that harkens back to the glory days of racers such as WipEout, while adding its own innovations.
  2. 85
    Grip: Combat Racing offers an enormous amount of fun content for a reasonable price. Frankly, this game could go toe to toe with a lot of AAA racers and come out on top. Blistering speed, amazing track design, wild action; if you can get past some mild frustrations, Grip fully delivers and intense, jaw-clenching good time.
  3. Nov 5, 2018
    80
    When all of these elements come together the result is a pulse-pounding adrenaline-fueled frenzied fight to the finish that often borders on all-out vehicular warfare.
  4. Nov 5, 2018
    70
    GRIP: Combat Racing may never really dazzle you, but it does enough to keep your attention. It has the content, the customisation, the intensity, and the replayability.
  5. Nov 5, 2018
    70
    Time with Grip follows a predictable slope. It’s amazing that a team dedicated years of their lives to recreating Rollcage in 2018. It’s surprising how good it looks and how effectively it replicates Rollcage’s take on arcade racing. It’s exciting that it contains a massive campaign with a bunch of different race styles. At the end, it’s distressing that Grip can’t maintain an engaging tone across its time with the player. Without addressing twenty year-old problems, it’s difficult to make a modern commitment.
  6. Nov 17, 2018
    65
    GRIP is a technically sound game and can genuinely offer some exciting racing, as you try to dodge enemy weapons, track hazards and more, all at insane speeds. However, it can also be a confusing game to navigate and also has very unfair rubber-banding which can screw you over more than half the time as you'll find a well-placed rocket right up your rear-pipe just before you hit the finish line.
  7. Nov 29, 2018
    50
    GRIP: Combat Racing is a solid enough throwback to warrant a play from Rollcage fans but for those racing game players looking for something new, the game doesn’t deliver. It isn’t bad by any measure, but it doesn’t do enough to set pulses racing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 6, 2018
    10
    This game is amazing and its soundtrack is spot on. The game also has an interesting learning curve due to the ability to flip over at anyThis game is amazing and its soundtrack is spot on. The game also has an interesting learning curve due to the ability to flip over at any time and its incredible speed. Also can give some credit to that logo though. You can literally flip it over and it will still say grip on it. Expand
  2. Nov 6, 2018
    10
    This game is awsome. If you like combat racing...this game is for you. You are gonna love it. Handling is smooth and the graphics areThis game is awsome. If you like combat racing...this game is for you. You are gonna love it. Handling is smooth and the graphics are beautifull. Different game modes in offline till 4 to online 10 players. Game has a leaderboard also. This game is a must buy for combat racing games fans. Expand
  3. Jan 22, 2019
    9
    Think extreme G 1, 2 3 , twisted metal , F Zero, Rush 2049 etc. ...do you miss those games?!? Then buy this one. indie games suck and shootersThink extreme G 1, 2 3 , twisted metal , F Zero, Rush 2049 etc. ...do you miss those games?!? Then buy this one. indie games suck and shooters are stale nowadays but you peeps buy that instead of a worthwhile fresh experience in a dieing genre that could go extinct in the face of the mediocre game scene it is today. Buy just because you don't want Vanilla to be the only flavor. Expand
  4. Jun 20, 2021
    5
    If you like futuristic racing games I understand that there isn't a lot of competition about, but grip is not a 9 or 10/10.

    If you are
    If you like futuristic racing games I understand that there isn't a lot of competition about, but grip is not a 9 or 10/10.

    If you are expecting anything like wipeout then you will be very disappointed. The sense of speed isn't as good, the vehicle and track design isn't as good and the weapons are not as good. A much better comparison would be one of the 3D sonic games - Grip reminds me much more of the fast sections in Sonic Heroes than anything else.

    The weapons all seem to take ages to fire, I would guess about a second after pressing fire which is definitely not the case with the old futuristic racing games. The gravity-defying seems to amount to the physics not making a lot of sense and hitting a divot in the track can launch you into the sky and off the map straight into last place, even though the vehicles are supposed to have so much downforce they can drive up walls and ceilings?

    The tracks are all rainbow road style affairs and frequently you will have no idea which way to even go in - like the worst parts of the twisted metal race events - and go straight to last place until you cruise around the track a couple of times at snails pace to find where to go. The first few times around each track you are just a passenger, hoping the game points you the right way (sonic adventure/heroes etc. style).

    There aren't many vehicles and those that there are remained locked away until you grind out XP to unlock them. The logo is great and the graphics and music look and sound modern and quality but I just cannot get engaged with the game after hours of trying.

    Grip is better than trailblazers due to the collisions between vehicles in trailblazers making it unplayable, but grip isn't better that the wipeout rerelease in any way.
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