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Set in an alternate reality where the streets are flooded, and the primary motorsport is the Riptide Grand Prix. You play a racer cast out of the Grand Prix and must work your way back to fame by climbing the illegal underground cups. Pursued by both the police and your competitors, you race through abandoned factories, waterways, and ruins, increasing your score by tricking off ramps and reaching the finish first.
You steer your hydro-jet through the flooded streets, gaining speed and avoiding obstacles and the police. You can use environmental ramps and jumps to get into the air and perform tricks to increase your score and grant speed boosts. As you progress race to race, score enough points and you can buy new vehicles and customise your character. Multiplayer play lets you race against friends and family, vying for pole position and seeing who can pull off the most impressive tricks.
Previous games in the series offer similar gameplay, but with different races, hydrojets, and cosmetics:
- Riptide GP (2011) Android, iOS, PC and Amazon Fire.
- Riptide GP2 (2014) Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, PC, Amazon Fire.
- Riptide GP: Renegade (2016) Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Android iOS, PC, Amazon Fire and Nintendo Switch.
The result is a mix of high-octane, fast-paced races with stunts and tricks that make for a unique and entertaining game, with multiplayer that allows everyone to get involved and compete in lighthearted fun.
Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Riptide GP: Renegade a year ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated a year ago.
You can play this game in the following styles:
Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Mild Violence, Mild Language, and Comic Mischief.
Rated 9+ on the Apple App Store for Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence.
8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. The game is fairly fast-paced, and quick reactions are essential to getting the highest score. When playing with other people, players should be able to cope with losing to more highly skilled players.
Account RatingYou don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.
Release Date: 24/02/2011, updated in 2017
Out Now: Amazon Fire, Android, Apple TV, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Players: 1-4 (8 online)
Accessibility: 18 features
Components: 3D Third-Person