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GRIP

A futuristic racing game developed by Caged Element and a spiritual successor to the once-popular Rollcage series. GRIP takes us to an unspecified period in the future and focuses on brutal racing tournaments of well-armored vehicles; the tradition stems from illegal city racing that was popular in early 21st century. As the sport grew more and more popular the number of modifications in racing cars constantly increased, which translated into significantly better performance for the price of taking incredible risks. In the wake of numerous unsuccessful attempts to eradicate the brutal sport, the authorities eventually admitted their defeat and accepted it as an official sports discipline along with its TV broadcasts. The rules are incredibly simple: the players’ task is to reach the finish line as quickly as possible and preferably in one piece. What differentiates GRIP from traditional racing games is the unique construction of the cars that allows them to drive on nearly all surfaces, including ceilings.

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PC / Windows
Game GRIP (PC) Cover
GRIP

GRIP | PC

GRIP release date for PC:

game language:
English

2018 | Worldwide

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: local network / Internet
Expectations: 9.0 / 10 calculated out of 17 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game GRIP (PS4) Cover
GRIP

GRIP | PS4

GRIP release date for PS4:

game language:
English

2018 | Worldwide

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Expectations: 8.8 / 10 calculated out of 6 players' votes.  

GRIP for PlayStation 4 is a futuristic racing game by Caged Element. The production was developed as a spiritual successor of the Rollcage series; the development team consisted of many people who contributed to the creation of the aforementioned franchise.

Story

The action takes place in an unspecified time in the future and focuses on brutal racing tournaments of huge firmly-armored vehicles. The origins of this sport date back to the illegal city races from the beginning of the 21st century. As the sport grew more popular, the contestants started to increasingly modify their cars, which allowed them to reach staggering speed but also increased the risks. The authorities tried to nip this sport in the bud but failed. Ultimately, it was officially accepted, and TV stations started to transmit it on a regular basis which, in turn, allowed to drivers to earn big money and invest them in their vehicles.

Increasingly brutal competition eventually led to the introduction of heavy weapons and armor. The popularity of the sport was so high that no government dared to prohibit it. At some point, a compromise was reached and the races started to be organized in safe places—initially deserts but as the technology developed, they were moved to other planets.

Gameplay

GRIP for PlayStation 4 focuses entirely on racing. Our task is simply to reach the finish line as quickly as possible and in one piece. It is no easy task since the participating vehicles are armed and therefore many machines end up as flaming wreckage. What makes the game unusual is the construction of the cars — they have giant wheels which tires protrude significantly from the hood. The result is that, after reaching a certain speed, any surface can be driven on. Therefore, the racing tracks are to be considered practically tunnels.

During races, we may collect useful items which are scattered over the tracks. Some of them are armaments such as mines, rockets, or EMP bombs, while the others provide protection (for example: shields mounted on bumpers) or temporarily increase our speed. The game offers a large variety in terms of the gameplay thanks to a pretty wide selections of racing tracks (all of which are located on planets with different conditions). Moreover, cars can be additionally tuned up.

Game modes

Lone wolves can play in the career mode, in which we slowly climb up the league ladder, or try their skills in individual races. In the latter case, there are two variants: competing against AI-controlled drivers or chasing our “ghost” in time challenges. We may also play on closed arenas, which put an emphasis on combat, or the Precision mode that requires us to perform specific tasks and to show a very precise driving technique.

The game also offers a multiplayer mode in the form of individual races that have a team variant.

Technical aspects

GRIP for PlayStation 4 has fully 3D graphics powered by Unreal Engine 4. The soundtrack was composed by experienced artists and electronic music bands such as Full Kontakt, Kevin Greenline, Silence Groove, Technical itch, Sol Invicto, Dom & Roland, Skynet, Xtigma, Rex Mundi, and No Cure For Life.

GRIP Early Access trailer

GRIP Early Access trailer | 0:32

Zwiastun na premierê gry GRIP w us³udze Steam Early Access.