VIDEO | PC, Xbox One Thursday, January 22, 2015 | 7:18 PM

Our X1 videos of Riptide GP 2

Our X1 videos of Riptide GP 2

As usual, the first weeks of a new year are pretty quiet, so until we can propose a bunch of videos of brand new games like Dying Light and Life is Strange next week, the Xbox Network sent us a bunch of Xbox ID Games to show you guys. We'll start with a title you probably know if you happen to play on your smart phone or tablet: Riptide GP 2. Released a year ago on PC, it is now available on Xbox One and it's pretty much the same arcade game. Don't expect anything spectacular graphics wise, but since there is basically no other water racing games except maybe in Kinect Sports Rivals, it can keep you busy a little while. A game you might enjoy a bit more if you often look back fondly on your younger years at the arcade in the 90s.

Gameplay #1
Gameplay #2
Gameplay #3
Gameplay #4

All comments

Commented on 2015-01-22 20:06:20
Makes me want to play a nextgen Hydro Thunder...
Commented on 2015-01-22 22:38:34
It also was on the tablets a couple of years ago. Looks great on XB1 and 60fps doesn't hurt. It's more Wave Racer 64 or Jet Moto than Hydro Thunder, but I'll take it!
Commented on 2015-01-22 22:41:43
nothing like ports from mobiles... on PC it's a plague now X1 will get that too... lol
Commented on 2015-01-22 23:50:57
Makes me want to play Wave Race (N64). That was a brilliant game with some not so obvious gameplay depth (in the late game where things got tight), real wave physics that mattered, and beautiful courses for that time.
Commented on 2015-01-23 00:56:42
Wave Race 64 is still the best in this genre.
Commented on 2015-01-23 02:12:36 In reply to Rivroner
Posted by Rivroner
Wave Race 64 is still the best in this genre.
It's crazy that the game is almost 20 years old (fucking hell!) and yet there hasn't been a game since that has bettered how the water mechanics - in that how the game actually feeds back to the control of how you'd imagine racing on waves would feel like - actually work. Blue Storm didn't even manage it, and it was its successor on a more powerful system.
Commented on 2015-01-23 03:34:57
Totally agree with you.
Commented on 2015-01-23 09:59:45
This game is by far the one I have enjoyed the most on my Nvidia Shield.

The graphics and frame rate on Shield are identical to this new X1 version and the gameplay itself is good, I recommend this game to anyone.
Commented on 2015-01-23 12:14:09 In reply to MrWhite
That's the game I play most on my xbox (N64 emulator). So good for a 20 minute hit.
Commented on 2015-01-24 13:48:20 In reply to MrWhite
Posted by MrWhite
It's crazy that the game is almost 20 years old (fucking hell!) and yet there hasn't been a game since that has bettered how the water mechanics - in that how the game actually feeds back to the control of how you'd imagine racing on waves would feel like - actually work. Blue Storm didn't even manage it, and it was its successor on a more powerful system.
Carve was good fun on the 360 especially when playing online.
Commented on 2015-01-24 20:45:43
The graphics are bland and the music is generic but at least the devs understand that music is important in a game unlike some other stupid devs.

About the game
  • Riptide GP 2
  • PC, XBOXONE
  • French release: 2014
  • US release: 2014


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