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GripShift - Xbox Live Arcade review

Strap in, shut up and hold on in this jump-tastic take on kart racing


  • Easy controls
  • Fun weapons
  • Great track design


  • Feels a bit dated
  • Short
  • steep learning curve
  • Losing with the finish line in sight

Dec 14, 2007

The latest game to make the increasingly common jump from the PlayStation Portable to Microsoft%26rsquo;s Xbox Live Arcade service is none other than GripShift, the cult-classic kart racer that made a few ripples when it first hit Sony%26rsquo;s portable what seems like an age ago. And the transition has been pretty kind. GripShift looks good on the 360 considering it started life on a much less powerful console. This kart racer with a twist is sharp and colorful, all backed up by super smooth animations and control. That%26rsquo;s not overly impressive considering how little is happening on the screen, but it%26rsquo;s still easy to appreciate.

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DescriptionThis stunt-focused evolution of kart racers is a decent way to spend 800 Microsoft Points.
PlatformXbox 360
US censor ratingEveryone 10+
Release date12 December 2007 (US), (UK)