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GRIP: Combat Racing

Wired Productions, Caged Element Inc.
Nov 6, 2018 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

40%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
No Recommendation
Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
Game Revolution
3 / 5
TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
Shacknews
7 / 10
IGN Spain
7 / 10
COGconnected
70 / 100
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3 / 5
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Critic Reviews for GRIP: Combat Racing

Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

The 'spiritual successor' industry reaches deep into the 90s game cupboard with this futuristic racer. Should we start asking why?

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
5 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A no-thrills arcade racer that straddles the line between nostalgic throwback and outdated curio, and while fun in short doses it quickly loses its novelty.

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It's great for a Sunday drive, but it's not going to hold your attention forever.

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GRIP: Combat Racing is an unpolished gem that's currently too flawed to fully recommend. When it comes together – particularly in multiplayer – GRIP is capable of providing some of the most engaging future racing this side of Wipeout 2097, but it's all too easy for it to fall apart, especially when you're placed in the hands of the game's cheating AI.

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I feel that GRIP will draw lots of strong opinions on either side of the spectrum and that the diehards will stick with it for the foreseeable future. It’s not likely to set the world on fire and will appeal mostly to the nostalgia of older PC gamers, but does enough to be more than a pretty paint job on top of old ideas.

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A fun racing game despite its control problems and some minor graphical hiccups.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

In the end, Grip has all the prerequisite gameplay and technical elements. Yet the randomness of the environments and the clunky air handling left little to be desired.

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A dull campaign mode doesn't do the solo experience any favors. Ultimately, GRIP has fun gameplay at its foundation, I'm just not sure this first attempt takes the game everywhere it needs to go.

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