Riptide GP: Renegade

Rating Summary

Based on 34 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

56%

Critics Recommend

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6 / 10
Jul 27, 2016

Riptide GP: Renegade is a decent racer where the vehicles handle really well. The majority of the tracks look good and are fun to race in. However some of the elements put in to make the game harder for players stick out really obviously, like being the sole target of police vehicles. The campaign becomes a grindfest and the online is quiet at launch. There is only one event option which may get stale quickly due to the limited amount of tracks. If you’re looking for an arcade racer then Riptide GP: Renegade is a decent enough choice.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2017

Interesting and fun, Riptide GP: Renegade is a show of simplicity well cooked that adapts the game to the hybrid console with all its racing possibilities, multiplayer and also a new control system.

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Feb 26, 2017

Niggles aside, Renegade's lengthy Career Mode and local and online multiplayer support all make for a robust package.

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77 / 100
Aug 4, 2016

The soundtrack goes well with the pace of the game, and the upbeat electronic vibe is present the whole way through.

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Ken McKown

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2016

Riptide GP Renegade is a solid follow-up. I really wish they would tweak the difficulty though, as it stands it gets far too difficult, far too quickly in career mode. This stunts progression, and makes continuing on a real grind. However, if you are like me and simply love the wave racing genre, this is yet another solid entry in a category we get far too few games in.

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Feb 26, 2017

Riptide GP: Renegade is a masterclass in how to take a good concept and execute it well.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2016

Without ever being spectacular, Riptide GP(R) provides a good value, highly enjoyable water-based racing experience that doesn’t outstay its welcome.

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ACG

Top Critic

Wait for Sale
Jul 26, 2016
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7 / 10
Dec 13, 2017

Riptide GP: Renegade boasts many of the qualities that you would hope for from a racing game; a rewarding career mode, a solid racing experience, and – delightfully – a rather different element in the way that the waves throw you around a little. There are some little niggles and difficulty spikes that keep it from sitting alongside the best of the genre, and there isn't quite enough fun in the racing alone for multiplayer to be particularly exciting, but if you're after a slightly different racing game to dip in and out of on the fly, this wouldn't be a bad choice, especially for the asking price.

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Aug 17, 2016

As someone who used to enjoy the Riptide games on the Android and iOS platforms, I really can't recommend Riptide GP: Renegade to anyone. The difficulty is ramped up too high to start off which, the story isn't enjoyable and the overall presentation of the game is poor. I wanted to like this game, but it just seems like a half-hearted attempt, which is disappointing. I was excepting perhaps a game similar to the one great Jet Moto, but that didn't happen. It just feels half baked.

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