Welcome ladies and gentleman my name is a Removablesanity and today I am reviewing grip combat racing on the Xbox one is developed by cage element incorporated and published by Wired Production. first off a big thank you to Wired Production for providing me this review key.so what is grip combat racing well it’s a 360-degree varmint racing game which pushes the boundaries of speed control and driving skill to its limit the game is set within a future where violent street driving subculture has become hugely popular and has now become mainstream with this new popularity has come a never-ending thirst for higher speed more outrageous vehicles and an ever increasing inmates danger grip includes a large selection of modes to choose from which can be played offline split-screen or in online multiplayer the game consists of modes such as a classic race ultimate race points elimination time trial arena deathmatch here me steal the cash catch the flag time bomb speed demon and car core anyway let’s get into the gameplay right from the beginning you can choose either all-out racing or that game whose single-player campaign either option will allow you to gain XP levels within the game’s progression system harking back to the good old days the system’s designed to encourage you to play more as this is the only way you can unlock a plethora of paint jobs River entire customization decals and more importantly new vehicles no loot boxes or pay shortcuts here it’s all about the experience now the single-player campaign comprises of eleven tiers with each tier having a number of tournaments the player has to win to progress this starts off with a simple racing and then continues to showcase off different modes weapons and potential rivals completing the campaign is worth noting as there is something special unlocked once you do grip has our parsley 14 different vehicles from five different manufacturers with each of these have varying different stats for you to play with all cars excel in their own unique way and can be a hindrance or a bonus depending on the particular track or mode you are racing a good understanding of your car stance is needed for instance people will jump onto the tempest first as it has a very fast top speed but won’t appreciate that the car has temperamental handling and a very low grip any bumpy terrain or weapon heads will stop you in your tracks without some decent brake management and a good launch luck there’ll be signs fairing stairs each vehicle comes with two standard abilities launch which is effectively a jump option and good for avoiding those professor missiles and boost the vehicles own version of nitro which can be activated at any time depending on your position in our race boost would recharge faster the further back you are or slower the closest to pole position this ensures that no matter how badly you mess up you could always get back into the thick of the race now grip has many different styles of track with a unique and fairly they have been designed with many different grooves for you to explore and often have a combination of a circuit like rollercoaster like on an off-road and even completely ceiling based choices grip has about ten very different racetracks from five different wells in total and each track has a normal reverse version with different routes and sections available in each the games control system is fluid and very responsive however please note that by default the steering sensitivity setting is set to the lowest in a bid to help new players get into power sliding for me I had to ramp this up to get the most out of my type of gameplay now if you think outrageous tracks and vehicles aren’t enough the game also has around wise power-ups and weapons for you to pick up any one of these can be a potential game-changer if used correctly and because of this you are limited to only ever being able to hold on to two items at any one time this promotes an element of detect called racing and no awareness of your surroundings racers one s but however that isn’t very well explained is the charging of an poison now when you have two items you can sacrifice one and supercharge the other by holding the appropriate bump bumper relating to the item you wish to charge this then creates a super version of the item that you can use to cause a huge amount of disruption not only to others but if you’re not careful to yourself now I don’t about you but there is something truly delightfully evil knowing that you can hoard a devastating item to use a just the right moment and push to victory however because other races can do this to grip some of the most tense and nerve-wracking racing from beginning to finish I have ever come across many a time I have just picked a fellow racer in the last 20 years to win the race and side a huge relief its matches like that that the devs have created that keeps you coming back for more and more than game it’s really really enjoyable that is most tense and the devs have known this and ramped it up to 11.So what about the graphics well the developers could have easily decided to recreate the star of the game with nostalgia mode however instead they have used modern lighting shaders and arvin modern history did you go for a more hyper realistic look at first glance I original the game was quite a bit dark and being an owner of a 4k TV I was a little more than disappointed however I soon realized that if you’re wack the brightest ends up to a full 150% and the rest of up to 125% seen you then do get the full visually impressive experience the levels and vehicles are wildly different paint and the weapons provide some of the most visual treats however the speed you are going it may not be appreciate that fully at first another great feature is the ability to customize your vehicles any way you want right from the beginning the further you progress the more options you unlock for you to mess around with and this brings me to what I consider to be the biggest gripe of the game the control system for customization to change any aspect of the vehicle you have to click on the appropriate tab before you can adjust any option and another click to get back out now whilst it seems a little picky I have found myself more than once getting frustrated as I often forgot to click out and can’t understand why it won’t move to my next intended change this really doesn’t need to be this convoluted and a more simple option it can easily be implemented one great little aspect is the game’s loading screen which has opted for a comic stylized picture which really sells the games intent and the looks the devs were after.Now despite the cars surrounding you the very large explosions and the general speed of a cars I have noticed no screen tearing or frame drops. one area I do believe the devs have missed mount upon is a replay option this would be a great option to have and one that I hope they patched in and later date as this was allow you to see there’s amazing levels in all their glory and this leads me to sound now the music off grip has truly been carefully chosen with a variety of drum ‘n’ bass techno and trance this has been implemented super early and really ramps up the races in all the right ways turn your sounds are just the engine environment and what the spot expertly realized and what they don’t detract from your racing they do help you determine where your rivals are overall their sounds of the game are great to listen to either on a sound bar or a headset and only helps to reinforce a futuristic feel of the game my recommendation though would be to use a headset as this does give you the best experience so what is my verdict well I rate games in order of avoid on sale great purchase and must own my rating for grip combat racing is a must own and this is because the game is truly fantastic to play and has plenty here for all types of racing fans whether you’re a speed purist car customizer trigger-happy joy rider or even a nostalgic retro gamer grip ticks all of the boxes the game is currently priced and Xbox around 35 pounds or possibly $40 and it’s also on Xbox is games pass. if there’s one game I’d recommend besides the triple a game of your choice this Xmas this would be it may you rest in peace rollcage that genre of the 360 degree environment racing has finally got a new headliner.welcome grip combat racing, may you spawn many more sequels. well ladies and gentlemen that’s it me, I do hope you enjoyed this review and if you do maybe give it a like and a share and also give me a message in the comment section I do read them and I do like to hear what you think anyway and so next time have a great time gaming .