GripShift - Xbox Live Arcade review

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

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Easy controls

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    Fun weapons

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    Great track design


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    Feels a bit dated

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    steep learning curve

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    Losing with the finish line in sight

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Dec 14, 2007

The latest game to make the increasingly common jump from the PlayStation Portable to Microsoft’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’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’s not overly impressive considering how little is happening on the screen, but it’s still easy to appreciate.

More info

DescriptionThis stunt-focused evolution of kart racers is a decent way to spend 800 Microsoft Points.
Platform"Xbox 360"
US censor rating"Everyone 10+"
UK censor rating""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)