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GRIP: Combat Racing - Game of the Week

The hyper speed combat racer GRIP: Combat Racing is my Game of the Week packed with more insane weapons than you care to imagine, this isn't your standard racer.

Overview

GRIP is a high octane, hardcore combat racer, packing ferocious speed and armed to the teeth with heavy weapons.


Harnessing gravity defying physics alongside a bristling arsenal of outlandish weapons, GRIP delivers the fastest, most competitive racing experience ever. Scale walls, ceilings and anything else you can get your tyres on to... as you master tantalising tracks, tricks and perform mind-blowing stunts to race your way across the cosmos.


Features

  • Hit speeds of up to 767mph on floors, walls and ceilings

  • Race your way through 22 tracks across a host of 4 exotic planets

  • Pick-up 9 power-ups and weapons, from shields and turbos, to missiles and explosive

  • Compete with offline split screen and online multiplayer

  • Face off alone or team up in 5 Arena battle maps

  • Beat the clock in 19 point-to-point Carkour runs

  • Single player campaign included


What's the story behind GRIP

So the story goes that Robert Baker ( a former programmer on Rollcage) was still working to keep the game playable on modern PCs and when Chris Mallinson found out he pitched the idea of a spiritual successor. They went on to form a studio called Caged Elements and soon after began working on GRIP.


Is it for me?

Do you love high speed and the edge of your seat nervous driving not knowing if you are going to spin out or steal that crucial win? Of course, you do and that's what this game is full of. It's such a nostalgic experience for those who were fans of the original Rollcage back in 1999.


Is it easy to pick up

If you've played either Rollcage or Wipeout you've already got a pretty good idea of how the racing aspect of this game works, however, it's still a learning curve to get your head around the track layouts as you've got to not only think about the floor but the walls and the ceiling. It will have you nervous, frustrated and excited all in one race as with each lap everything can change.


Multiplayer

It's a little tricky to get your head around how to set up an online multiplayer with your friends at first but once you have it's a lot of fun. Things sure do get nasty though as your friends soon become your worst enemies. What's great about the multiplayer is you can customize the way your racing and with the ability to make mini tournaments it's much more of a competitive experience.


Final thoughts

This is just a glimmer into the world of GRIP if you've got Xbox Game Pass than get this downloaded and try it out for yourself over wise there are a whole host of people playing this across multiple streaming platforms. I'm enjoying it and it's nice to have a game like this again.

Platforms

PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Windows.


Minimum System Requirements

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

OS: Windows 7 64bit

Processor: Intel Core i3-3220 or AMD FX-6300

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Graphics: Geforce 560 or Radeon 6850

DirectX: Version 11

Storage: 8 GB available space

Additional Notes: Microsoft Xbox Controller for Windows® (or equivalent) is recommended.

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