GRIP: Combat Racing Review

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My review of GRIP: Combat Racing for the PC (also available on PS4, Xbox One, and Switch). GRIP is the spiritual successor to Rollcage. A free review copy was provided by the publisher.
Written review:
Twitter: @cdavis_games
#GRIP #GRIPCombatRacing#Rollcage


  1. Gábor Kiss
    Gábor Kiss
    Vor 7 Tage

    Okay, now let them make Flatout 2 with weapons.

  2. Subscribe or I will eat your cookies
    Subscribe or I will eat your cookies
    Vor 20 Tage

    no one can beat blur

  3. Towelie
    Vor 23 Tage

    It makes me sad that there are barely anyone playing this. They should really do something to get an online community going.

  4. Bady89
    Vor Monat

    There is nothing much activity in the online mode , but if you find a game , it´s so much fun.

  5. Wineblood
    Vor Monat

    I was considering buying this game but after your video, I'll pass. I want a game like the old school Extreme-G games, but this doesn't appear to be it.

  6. Silver Star
    Silver Star
    Vor 2 Monate

    I live in the US. And YES that damn Nascar driving 4-500 times in a circle is the most boring thing in the World. I'd rather watch paint dry. I LOVE Formula 1 racing. Maybe bc im German. But, anyways yeah the driving in circles, who can do it the fastest is boring. From what I understand Nascar is falling off. They have had to change up how they do it. Instead of the many many laps in a circle. They do some 3 races in 1 playoff system. Which I believe still wont save it. They need to do all road courses. And maybe do less than a Hundred lap shootout. Either way Nascar is dead.

  7. solarneddy
    Vor 4 Monate

    I forgive your bias. It’s a trait I share when talking about certain games. Your review is balanced non the less. Subbed.

  8. Trapster2
    Vor 4 Monate

    KInda interested in this. Looks awesome. Is it worth it for half price and a couple DLC?

  9. murphyebass
    Vor 4 Monate

    Was thinkin of buying this as it’s down to €15 in a psn sale and then I heard you say rubber banding. Shudder. I’m out

  10. Austin
    Vor 5 Monate

    definitely getting on a ps4 sale

  11. Mighty Limpit
    Mighty Limpit
    Vor 5 Monate

    There are a total of 11 tracks then doubled with reversed or night version

  12. Dani3po
    Vor 6 Monate

    The addition of anti-grav vehicles is the best thing could happen to this game. I tried it when it was released on GP and meh! Not bad, not good enough to keep me interested. But with th new vehicles, it is the best F-Zero clone out there, better than Redout.

  13. Daniel Johnston
    Daniel Johnston
    Vor 7 Monate

    The game trailer says it has "22 deadly tracks"

  14. Emppu T.
    Emppu T.
    Vor 7 Monate

    Its baffling why nobody ever mentions Rollcage Stage 2, it was pretty much Rollcage, but better. That, is where they should've pulled the inspiration.

  15. Nefario El Zelote
    Nefario El Zelote
    Vor 7 Monate

    If the wheels are moving forward and the car flips wouldn't the wheels now be going backwards?

    1. Simon48
      Vor 4 Monate

      You are missing the point of the game

    2. Joe Felony
      Joe Felony
      Vor 5 Monate


    3. Dom Jurkus
      Dom Jurkus
      Vor 6 Monate


  16. Gamaniac
    Vor 7 Monate

    rollcage was better :( ı was dısappointed when ı ınstalled GRIP.

  17. Daniel Esposito
    Daniel Esposito
    Vor 8 Monate

    Is there fpv?

  18. Agilaz 3
    Agilaz 3
    Vor 8 Monate

    I had some issues with the game just after launch myself, and barely played it, but have since learnt a lot of stuff that isn't well explained in-game, like the built-in boost, which helps a lot. And after the last update with the hovervehicles and new tracks and more music, the game is even better, and I honestly think it matches and even surpasses the old ollcage in many respects. Also, Rollcage 2 atleast had a reset function, that I had to use a lot when I played it, was easy to get stuck there as well. I get that this is your opinion of the game, and it might be a bit outdated now, but anyone who's interested in the game should view other reviews as well before making a decision.

  19. Wave’ God
    Wave’ God
    Vor 9 Monate

    Reminds me of the extreme g racing game from back then on ps2

  20. Zack Young
    Zack Young
    Vor 9 Monate

    F Zero X anyone?

  21. thomas reeve
    thomas reeve
    Vor 9 Monate

    i fucking loved roll cage back in the day on the ps1 with one of the best soundtracks ever

  22. hyperx72
    Vor 9 Monate

    4:45 NASCAR burn

  23. Tyler G
    Tyler G
    Vor 9 Monate

    Now this is podracing

  24. Gamer In A Trance
    Gamer In A Trance
    Vor 9 Monate

    Really good review. I'm playing it at the moment, and to be honest, I feel the exact same as you. Believe it or not, there are actually a couple of other problems that really infuriate me and limit my motivation to continue. For starters, the duels are by far the worst, not only because of the need to drive perfectly as you said, but also because every one of them so far has lasted WAY too long, and they just flat out aren't enjoyable. Furthermore, the sheer amount of times I've had a homing rocket instantly fly into the ground, wall or other collidable object due to the angle or position of my vehicle is utterly absurd. It feels like I've fired more rockets into the ground than at actual opponents. Also, I swear the swarm missile lock-on flat out doesn't work sometimes, due to the amount of times it misses completely even after getting a lock-on. The score-attack race mode is great except for one crippling flaw (outside of the flaws you mentioned). They still allow you to get passive items like boosts, shields etc, but these don't give you any points when used. This means that your ability to earn points will significantly depend on luck, because I have had multiple instances where I want to get an item to attack my opponent with, but four or five times in a row I simply won't get one. I've had to retry these events so many times because of this, and it's infuriating. Personally, I really liked the battle mode. Yes, I admit it is very easy, but that's probably what made it so fun and made me feel so powerful. It also helps that the track aesthetic and weather effects in the majority of cases is excellent, the cars look awesome and the sense of speed is one of the best I've experienced. The XP system is kind of redundant, as you don't actually earn anything game-changing with each level. They probably could of just had a list of rewards you earn for completing each tournament or tier instead. As for the soundtrack, I personally find it aggresively unremarkable, not because of genre, but rather because every track feels so repetitive and similar, without any distinct melodies, synths or lyrics. At least the sound effects are pretty solid. In the end, I would love to see a sequel, becuase there is so much good here that is mainly hampered by strange design choices that shouldn't be too difficult to iron out. Hell, I'm sure some of these issues could be fixed with a basic patch (like the available item pickups in score-attack and the spawn location of homing rockets when firing).

  25. Nepu-Tech USA
    Nepu-Tech USA
    Vor 9 Monate

    It doesn't help that the Dev doesn't listen to criticism. The top upvoted review on steam is several paragraphs long and goes on about how the vehicles lack weight and the car crashes feel very weak and the Dev's response is very dismissive.

  26. Zakey Ori
    Zakey Ori
    Vor 9 Monate

    Rollcage~ oh the nostalgia. Love it. Anyone here remember that game called Wipeout? Not the tv show about big red balls

  27. Nick Hunter
    Nick Hunter
    Vor 9 Monate

    Man, seeing footage of Rollcage which I remember to be cutting edge graphics and it looks godawful lol. Funny how one's memory works like that. i remember Severance blade of darkness looking breathtaking and when I looked up footage recently it was total ass. I know for the time these were pushing boundaries but it's like your memory quietly upgrades the things you played as things improve to keep the metric for graphical fidelity the same. I need another beer.....

  28. Breaking Baz
    Breaking Baz
    Vor 9 Monate

    Rollcage will always be better than grip.

  29. OldRed91
    Vor 10 Monate

    This is how I remember Rollcage looking

  30. Lord Sathanus
    Lord Sathanus
    Vor 10 Monate

    Sounds like you just suck at the game

  31. Stefan Starosta
    Stefan Starosta
    Vor 11 Monate

    i didint even know rollcage had two different sountracks :-o never heard of fat boy slim in rollcage. from what i hear here in video grip sounds similar to my version of rollcage ost :)

  32. BlueAura
    Vor 11 Monate

    he says there are only 6 tracks, he doesnt know about booster button or jump button and the soundtrack was partially held by hospital records... this guy..

    1. Q3Pawulon
      Vor 8 Monate

      Also the soundtrack seems to be more in line with Rollcage Stage II, which featured Drum n Bass one, like Grip.

  33. Sergio Velaz
    Sergio Velaz
    Vor 11 Monate

    shut up! i dont want to listen your opinion, just play n joy

  34. Václav Med
    Václav Med
    Vor year

    WTF was that bullshit with original rollcage having some FBS soundtrack? Rollcage was the game that got me to drumnbass music with it's killer soundtrack and imho from what I've heard on YT, Grip doesn't seem to take it's soundtrack lightly. Basically in the whole video there are very few valid criticisms of Grip - the ruberbanding and lack of shortcuts, if that is even the case. Many routes in RC worked just like what this guy describes in Grip.

  35. Samuel Barrett
    Samuel Barrett
    Vor year

    Anyone played this with a g29 or other wheel on ps4?

  36. zerocool1ist
    Vor year

    I played the old rollcage for that sweet sweet soundtrack!

  37. Sawyer Lawler
    Sawyer Lawler
    Vor year

    I can't agree with this review. I spent dozens of hours playing both rollcage games as a kid and I'm just as addicted to GRIP if not even more! Many of the harder tracks are incredibly technical and require a lot of focus to navigate quickly, every car feels unique and is fun to drive, the sound design/soundtrack is excellent and the arena deathmatch mode is tons of fun. I bought this game on ps4 and was impressed by how much you can tweak your steering feel: Deadzone, sensitivity, and speed can all be adjusted to a degree that surpasses many FPS games, especially on console. If you feel like the cars in this game are a bit of a handful I have two words of advice: practice your throttle control and TWEAK YOUR STEERING! Its amazing how much of an impact these two factors can have in thus game when you start to really learn the tracks and find a steering feel that suits you

  38. Demorios
    Vor year

    I just realize if you flip a car like that, the wheels has to go full reverse roll in order to keep the car forward

  39. stephen meinhold
    stephen meinhold
    Vor year

    i got it in early accses and i object to your score, i agree with everything you say but giving it such a low score is very strange i would give it a 7 out of ten its a well built game from a small dev thats not quite there yet n trems of being rock solid the cars still feel wobbly. but your score dispite evrything you say is basicly saying its rubbish and it most definitly is not that.

  40. kitech808
    Vor year

    Its on sale 16 quid ,i liked the review

  41. leo
    Vor year

    jesus christ live up dude, dont sound like ur reading a script and want to be done asap with it

  42. Zaid Maher
    Zaid Maher
    Vor year

    I think before Rollcage released in 1999, there's another game combat racing like this, in 1998. Dethkarz. From Melbourne House.

  43. specialformula14
    Vor year

    bang on perfect review.. this game needed 1-2 more years of track design .. or 1 person that can actually make proper racing feels broken to me..

  44. mcgriffgriff
    Vor year

    Reminds me of extreme g on n64.

  45. smack1289
    Vor year

    why does no one ever talk about P.O.D. when these games come up?

  46. credster1
    Vor year

    The soundtrack is sick wdym

  47. Arman Eghtedari
    Arman Eghtedari
    Vor year

    did you just debunk the plot of Ready Player One in 5 seconds at 7:16

  48. Desh 282
    Desh 282
    Vor year

    Crazy question... Can you still unlock soccer mode? I unlocked that on Rollcage 2 on pc...

  49. Desh 282
    Desh 282
    Vor year

    Loved this game!!! for all the mentioned reasons...

  50. Andihan Hajong
    Andihan Hajong
    Vor year

    Other games: 1-300km/h GRIP: 100-1000km/h..... 😐😐

    1. Gappie Al Kebabi
      Gappie Al Kebabi
      Vor 10 Monate


  51. vieral
    Vor year

    thank you!!!!THANK YOU SOOOO MUCHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i used to play roll cage when i was really young and accidently deleted it ..but you made rememorize this special memoire .................

  52. Elan Perera
    Elan Perera
    Vor year

    wait if the cars flip that would make the wheels spin in the opposite direction to which they were going :3

  53. Joshua Lorenzo
    Joshua Lorenzo
    Vor year

    Still waiting more for these PS1 games remakes! ♥

  54. WILD4149
    Vor year

    Isn't this roll cage

  55. VooDoo
    Vor year

    Tricky shortcuts you enjoyed doing are actually hurting long-term gameplay and competitiveness compared to different routes this game have. GRIP had one notable route (the letterbox) like that, but it got closed due to it being too OP, and becoming a meta route everyone would take by default. And meta's are wrong in a combat racing game. The game has it's more or less serious problems, but that still not gonna help the fact you didn't have a fair share of experience with this game as some of your facts you stated are just totally inaccurate and puts the game in a worse color than it actually is. You still decided to put on your nostalgia goggles and always refer back to Rollcage, and how good was that. Despite being a spiritual successor, GRIP is it's own IP. Still, nearly everything RC had right, this game also got and just elevated even further. You didn't bother discovering and showing those features tho. This review is just as bad and inaccurate as it gets. A downvote for that.

  56. Nick Alphonso
    Nick Alphonso
    Vor year

    Me and my Friends would play roll-cage on pc for hours so much nostalgia

  57. Macafee
    Vor year

    I’ve found that games I absolutely loved as a kid and put many hours of enjoyment into aren’t nearly as fun if at all when I pick it up as an adult.

  58. Cosmic Matt
    Cosmic Matt
    Vor year

    Regarding the Rubberbanding, this seems exactly like what I'm experiencing in The Crew 2, it is horrendous in that game, my car could be upgraded to twice as much as the recommended level and like he said I could be in 1st place speeding down a straight and then I would look at the mini map and I would see them just gaining on me. Great Review tho. :)

    1. VooDoo
      Vor year

      Actually the rubberbanding issue was addressed to by now, so it isn't as aggressive as it was on release. They keep on tweaking and upgrading the game still.

  59. Lucky
    Vor year

    To be honest, it didn't run to bad on the switch

  60. abc defg
    abc defg
    Vor year

    All right, I actually have both rc1 and rc2 but I can't play them on my pc no matter what I do. The game runs fine, all the graphics are OK and so on but the game is just too fast no matter what I do. I tried clocking down my I7 to 1 GHz (min state) but even then it is so fast that there is no time to react. Any solutions?

    1. abc defg
      abc defg
      Vor year

      @DragonGrafx-16 Not really. I took the gtx 970 from the main pc and installed it on a very old pc with pcie and a 3 GHz a64. The game ran fine.

    2. DragonGrafx-16
      Vor year

      Uh... what... games should not be tied to CPU clock anymore... by the mid 90s most PC games weren't. It sounds like a different thing is causing it to me.