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GripShift (PSP)

6 October 2006
  • Excerpt: One of the most interesting new games to hit the market, GripShift blurs the genres of racing, platform, action, and puzzle games. This unique hybrid is all wrapped up and package for you to enjoy on your PSP.
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Overall 10


Playstation Illustrated
24 August 2006
  • Excerpt: Graphically, GripShift is an interesting game. The graphical treatment is cartoon-like, and the tracks are whimsical and defy the laws of physics. There are a few different types of cars that you can use in GripShift , each with its own strengths and weaknesses. Three of them are available from the beginning of the game, while there are a couple of cars that have to be unlocked. There are four characters you can play as: two girls and two guys.
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GripShift Review

17 August 2006
  • Excerpt: A quick glance at the box art and you may instantly dismiss GripShift as yet another racer for the PSP. A kart racer with weapons and edgy characters is just what the doctor ordered. Yippee! Thankfully, things aren't as painfully dull as they seem, with GripShift actually trying to do something a little bit different from the norm. There are cars, pick-ups, huge leaps, plenty of environments and many more racing game staples, but a racer this is not.
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Expert Review

16 May 2006
  • Excerpt: It’s no secret that the racing/driving genre has been in need of a good strong dose of innovation for a few years now, so when a game comes along that claims to have mixed puzzle games, platform games and racing games ‘ you have to sit up and take notice. That’s exactly what Ubisoft’s GripShift claims, and for the larger part ‘ gets it right.
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1 May 2006
  • Excerpt: Driving and Puzzle solving. Not exactly a common combination is it... There’s a bit of a revolution going on in videogames, though, with the release of the PSP and DS handhelds giving developers a good reason to haul themselves out of the ruts they’ve made their home for the latter half of the current generation.
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Overall 8
Gameplay 8
Graphics 8
Sound 8
Multiplayer 8
Longevity 8


18 November 2005
Overall 6
Gameplay 4
Graphics 9
Sound 8

GripShift PSP Review

Game Info Wire
13 November 2005
  • Excerpt: GripShift is like a movie that has great cinematography and a first-rate cast, but which doesn't tell a story you want to hear.
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Overall 7


Game Over Online
24 October 2005
  • Excerpt: What do you get when you combine puzzle games with racing games? Extreme frustration and sorrow. GripShift is a rather clever game that sadly misses the mark just slightly, which puts it squarely in the realm of the mediocre. Well, the idea behind GripShift is uh... you're a cartoony Gen-X'er that drives a crazy looking vehicle on hovering roads in space.
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Overall 10
Gameplay 10
Graphics 7
Sound 7


Portable Review
22 October 2005
  • Excerpt: About a week ago, I was having a conversation with a friend about how companies are re-releasing, rehashing, and remaking various elements of the gaming world. Thankfully, Sidhe is here to save the day with GripShift. In this game, you don't simply navigate around a track, hoping to win against other cars. In fact, much of the time, you're the only car on the track.
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Overall 8


Auracore MediaWorks
18 October 2005
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