Rev up your rocket-powered hydro jet and put your racing skills to the test. Riptide GP™2 features dynamic racing on fully interactive water surfaces, a deep career mode with tons of upgrades, customizable riders and skills, online and local multiplayer, and fully integrated controller support.
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Data di rilascio: 7 mar 2014

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“What's grand about the game is the freaking gameplay. It's unabashedly fun. In a world of things trying to strip fun away from you, that's something you should hug like a long lost relative you haven't seen in years.”
Gaming Blend

“Riptide GP2 has the feel of an old school arcade racers and it is easy to get sucked into the experience.”
8/10 – GAMERamble

Informazioni sul gioco

Rev up your rocket-powered hydro jet and put your racing skills to the test as you rip across a dynamic, ever-changing torrent of waves in Riptide GP™2.

Race through futuristic cityscapes, twisting canals and rivers, open harbors and mysterious research facilities. Hurl yourself off sky-high jumps and bust out death defying stunts. Build a collection of powerful watercraft and customize their performance and paint schemes to suit your individual style. Take your skills online to battle other players around the world -- or trade elbows with friends in split-screen matches right in your home!

Featuring dynamic racing on fully interactive water surfaces, a deep career mode with tons of upgrades, customizable riders and skills, online and local multiplayer, and fully integrated controller support, Riptide GP2 is the standard in modern water racing games.

From Vector Unit, developers of Hydro Thunder Hurricane on Xbox 360 and Windows 8.


  • Single Player Career Mode
    Compete in over 60 challenging Race, Hot Lap, Elimination, and Freestyle events.
  • Upgrade Your Watercraft
    Collect 10 powerful hydro jets and upgrade their performance and colors to gain an edge on your competition.
  • Thrilling Stunt System
    Level up your character to unlock and master 25 outrageous stunts. Wow the crowd, charge your boost and make your competition eat wake.
  • Online Multiplayer
    Pit your skills against the world's best in fierce online battles.
  • Split Screen Multiplayer
    Trade elbows with your friends in 2 player, 3 player, and 4 player split screen races.
  • VR Challenge
    Race against virtual recordings of your Steam Friends' best performances in "VR Challenge" mode.
  • Full Controller Integration
    Play in Big Picture mode. Seamlessly switch between keyboard and gamepad without having to tweak settings.
  • Online Sync & Backup
    Keep your game synced to the cloud and continue your game across computers with your Steam ID.

Requisiti di sistema

    • Sistema operativo: Windows 7
    • Processore: Pentium 2.4 GHz or Athlon 64 3200+ or greater
    • Memoria: 2 GB di RAM
    • Scheda video: GeForce 6800 / Radeon X1800 Shader Model 3 or greater
    • DirectX: Versione 10
    • Memoria: 250 MB di spazio disponibile
    • Note aggiuntive: Shader Model 3 or greater required
    • Sistema operativo: Windows 8
    • Processore: Intel P4 3.0 GHz or Athlon X2 64 3800+ or greater
    • Memoria: 4 GB di RAM
    • Scheda video: GeForce 8800 GT 512MB / Radeon HD 3870 512MB or greater
    • DirectX: Versione 11
    • Memoria: 250 MB di spazio disponibile
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( 11.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 22 luglio
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( 18.0 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 6 luglio
A challenging Single Player Game with not too much grinding to upgrade your Jet Skis. Never managed to find a random multiplayer game, but lots of fun playing multiplayer with friends.
Karl with a C
( 0.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 2 luglio
I bought this game during the Summer Sale of 2016 for 50% off at $3.89 CAD. Even at this price I found that the game was simply not worth it. The graphics are OK at best but the gameplay was just not fun for me. I was hoping for something similar to JetX20 for PS2 (an old favourite of mine) but the physics and controls in this game just weren't up to par with my expectations. I can see how some people might still get enjoyment out of it but for me it's a refund.

3/10 - Not worth a buy imo.
( 3.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 2 luglio
Became one of my favorite games immediately. Fun whether playing it alone or with friends. Great controls, like the rumble and full controller support. Sound/music is pretty good. And it isn't expensive. Introduced a few friends to it and now they are gifting it to their friends. I would recommend it to anyone who like casual racing games. Immediate favorite. Relaxing and a time-waster in a good way.
( 6.5 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 29 giugno
Waves breh
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( 15.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 28 giugno
If only we had more people playing this game it could be like a mmo version of Artic Thunder the arcade racing game. Nonetheless, this game is so much fun, the music is catchy, and it is honestly challenging. Just because you can have the most expensive craft in the game with all the upgrades doesn't mean you will win. It takes cunning and map knowledge.
( 0.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 27 maggio
Got this in a bundle for the price of a Mickey D's Double Cheese so I'm not mad that the game is...let's just say, bad...but I had at least hoped it would be more like Wave Race 64.

Nope nope nope.

It kinda *looks* a bit like WR64, but the similarities pretty much end there. Oh, and lots of primary and/or bright colors, so there's that I guess...

I have NO FRIGGIN' IDEA how this game has an almost 90% positive score on Steam. As a WR64 wannabe, it's not good at all. As a standalone racer, it's equally bad.

You can't lean the rider forwards or backwards at all. HUGE absolutely HUGE deadzones on the analog sticks when using a controller (xinput, using DS3 controller via SCP, so it's not on my end). On top of that, the controls are not able to be customized whatsoever, and of course neither are the deadzones, sensitivities, etc. Yet there are a good number of PC-centric graphics option you can disable. But who even needs to disable anything? It's a mobile port with subpar graphics to begin with that can probably run 60+ fps on a moldy potato. I also don't think there are any real physics in the game. The "stunts" are a complete joke with canned animations, nothing tied to actual input except for the stick combo itself (L stick up/R stick down, etc.), and you can pull them off with a 100% success rate no problem. It also lets you stunt when not in the air, which is not only a strange mechanic to exist in the first place, but results in throwing you from your craft every single time. What exactly is the point of that? Racing the courses is WAY too easy, even with huge deadzones - almost like there's hidden assists in place keeping you on a decent line. I'd be willing to bet that there is.

The devs are working on part deux for XB1, PS4, PC, and mobile...I would assume if they want their new game to reach a wider audience, especially consoles, they will have decent controls and an actual physics engine this time. Oh, no hidden assists please, either. I wouldn't count on any of this happening though. Because mobile, amiright?

Bad game is bad. I didn't need more than 10 to 15 minutes, a quick glimpse at the options menu, and a few races under my belt to see that nothing good could come of this.

Don't be like me. Go get yourself that Double Cheese. Though I'd recommend a Wendy's Jr. Bacon these days to be honest, I've not been too impressed with McD's lately. "All day breakfast" my ♥♥♥. Have you seen the "menu?" Pffffft.
( 12.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 21 maggio
Sick game... Better than Waverace on the N64.
Graphics and gameplay are spot on and it really suites the Steam Controller.
Teague Vox
( 28.9 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 16 maggio
Story: -/5
This is the same template I use to review games so that’s why the story section shows up here. There is no story in Riptide since it’s just an arcade racer but you won’t be expecting one either.

Gameplay & Controls: 3.5/5
Riptide GP2’s control scheme is suited to controllers and feels smooth enough, you will sometimes find yourself a little annoyed at the course layout in the later parts of the game when you have fully souped up late-game hydro jets – I know one course in particular there’s a boat you cannot avoid hitting without ignoring your boost for a few stunt ramps which just feels like a design oversight but overall the levels are fun and I don’t try and avoid too many of them. The icy stages sometimes feel overly snakey however. I feel like I just didn’t look into this long enough but there needs to be a way to shut your boost off and I don’t think there is, if I’m wrong please feel free to let me know, that alone will bring the score up. It must be said that I love Vector Unit’s wave and water mechanics a lot though.

Music & Sound: 2.5/5
The music is fitting but that’s about all I can say about it. Vector Unit likes to supply their games with a fairly energetic soundtrack and cycle through it at random, that’s a little disappointing for a few people. It doesn’t seem like they put a lot of thought into how they use their soundtracks. It doesn’t stick out too much but I know some people play games solely for their scores and it seems like it’d be worth exploring in the future. Hydro Thunder Hurricane was the same way but the music in that game was actually exciting and if there was a particular track you really enjoyed you could select it at the beginning of each race. Again, it’s not something I looked too far into but the music in GP2 isn’t anything special anyway so… eh.

Visuals: 5/5
The game is pretty, and I love the animations your riders have for their stunts. I’m a massive sucker for crisp looking aquatic effects so I can’t complain about anything here, stunning game guys. With Riptide Renegade on the horizon I’ve been checking prerelease videos of that out and it looks even better so I would say this is something Vector Unit excels at.

Overall: 3/5
I give this a 3/5, there are some things that can be improved upon and if there are some mechanics I’ve just missed then I can bump it up to maybe a 4 but it would feel generous. I have to say that I do enjoy playing it so I will recommend it, but be prepared for an annoying grind session before you can do anything fun. That would have to be my biggest gripe. You don’t start out with a hydro jet you can use for very many races so you find yourself grinding races for cash until you can get a few upgrades or a new jet and move on. The online community is pretty scarce which is another shame since VU’s Hydro Thunder Hurricane’s online play was a delightful experience in comparison. I remember playing HTH online with a few members of the dev team and remembered how stoked they seemed to be when it came to making games like this so I am very hopeful for everything they release later on down the line. Now if only we can get a follow-up of HTH I will hail Vector Unit as my indie hero.
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18.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 6 luglio
A challenging Single Player Game with not too much grinding to upgrade your Jet Skis. Never managed to find a random multiplayer game, but lots of fun playing multiplayer with friends.
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Pubblicata: 2 luglio
Became one of my favorite games immediately. Fun whether playing it alone or with friends. Great controls, like the rumble and full controller support. Sound/music is pretty good. And it isn't expensive. Introduced a few friends to it and now they are gifting it to their friends. I would recommend it to anyone who like casual racing games. Immediate favorite. Relaxing and a time-waster in a good way.
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Pubblicata: 30 settembre 2014

Su steam stanno arrivando un numero sempre più incredibile di titoli: molte trasposizioni di un passato remoto, alcune ex esclusive console e ultimamente anche porting da smartphone (ricordate il trambusto su Colin McRae Rally ?) con buona pace per chi lo ha sempre definito un mercato poco vantaggioso.

Riptide gp2 dei Vector Unit è un porting ben realizzato sul lato tecnico senza sbavature ma neanche ricco di effetti speciali. Certamente non presenta punti di svolta rispetto alla controparte mobile.
Rimane l'ottima sensazione della velocità e la buona rifinitura dell'acqua che rendono le vasche dei tracciati molto piacevoli da affrontare e vedere.

Il level design dei tracciati è semplice: non ci sono scorciatoie, non ci sono percorsi alternativi e non ci sono power non per questo è mediocre; non ci sono zone mal calcolate o banali, diciamo che si sono limitati a fare il compitino.

Il gameplay gira attorno a soli 3 elementi che devono essere eseguiti in determinati punti delle piste: entrata in curva, esecuzione delle acrobazie e attivazione del otterrete una buona sincronizzazione e tempistica il gioco sarà facile.
Le meccaniche non sono originali ma ben implementate ed equilibrate: punti esperienza per far crescere il livello del pilota permettendo l' esecuzione di acrobazie via via più elaborate e denaro disponibile con l'avanzare nella carriera che permetteranno upgrade molto semplici nonchè l'acquisto di ulteriori moto d'acqua.
Le modalità di sfida sono 4: eliminazione, free-style, sfide a tempo e gara classica.

L'I.A. non è aggressiva e non è ostica; vincere dipenderà solo da voi e dalle caratteristiche del vostro mezzo. Le uniche difficoltà le potreste incontrare su tracciati con curve strette e spazi ridotti in cui i contatti con gli altri partecipanti potrebbero farla da padrone, facendovi perdere secondi preziosi che potrebbero esservi fatali.

Longevità: la modalità carriera può essere terminata tranquillamente in meno 7 ore, è presente la modalità split-screen per gli amici in locale, peccato che il multiplayer risulta assente.

Il comparto grafico ricorda lo stile dei titoli da sala giochi anni '90, nonostante un livello non eccezionale riesce almeno nella parte centrale dello schermo ad avere il suo fascino; non si può dire lo stesso delle ambientazioni più lontane che risultano piatte e in bassa definizione quasi uno sfondo distaccato, con una pletora di spettatori immobili e stampati in una cornice avulsa dal ritmo frenetico del gioco.

Il comparto sonoro è buono con musiche appropriate per un arcade e vicine al genere già ascoltato in Ridge Racer Unbounded.

Commento finale: se sulla piattaforma mobile si presenta uno dei migliori titoli racing arcade, sul pc risulta un titolo realizzato senza sbavature tecniche e decisamente divertente ma con una povertà di elementi che ne limità la godibilità e longevità. Gli sviluppatori hanno perso l'occasione di migliorare il buon lavoro fatto su una piattaforma che aveva un hardware limitato.
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3.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 9 dicembre 2014
Piccola precisazione: il gioco è caldamente consigliato per il single player. Se foste interessati all'acquisto per la componente multiplayer (come lo sono stato io)..leggetevi prima la recensione e traetene le conclusioni.

Il gioco in se' e' un gioiellino: grafica funzionale e leggera, al massimo dei dettagli non raggiunge nuove vette nella computer grafica ma e' comunque gradevolissima. Molto orecchiabili anche gli accompagnamenti, basi dubstep e dance accompagnano durante lo svolgimento delle gare, rendendo tutto ancora piu' frenetico di quanto gia' non sia.
Le meccaniche di gioco sono una sorta di semplificazione di quelle viste in Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed: si corre su moto d'acqua, con rampe ed onde che ci proiettano per aria. In questi momenti, eseguire tricks piu' o meno complessi (anche a seconda della quota raggiunta) regala bonus turbo una volta ritornati in pista.
Sono presenti diversi campionati, che diventano disponibili man mano che si finiscono le gare gia' sbloccate.
Raggiungere (anche solo in parte) gli obiettivi di ogni gara fa guadagnare denaro, punti esperienza e stelle: il primo serve per potenziare il nostro mezzo (nelle caratteristiche velocita', accelerazione, maneggevolezza e turbo) o comprarne uno migliore; i secondi servono per avanzare di livello e poter imparare nuovi tricks piu' complessi e remunerativi in termini di turbo; le terze servono per sbloccare nuove gare ed eventi. E' possibile editare i colori sia del mezzo sia del pilota, con la scelta per quest'ultimo del sesso e della divisa da indossare tra alcuni modelli disponibili.
Tutto questo in 230 mega: sarebbe veramente un piccolo capolavoro, immediato e divertentissimo.

Ha solo un piccolo difetto, pero'.
Un piccolo ABNORME difetto...che davvero non capisco come possa essere stato comesso dai programmatori.
Il multiplayer è pessimo. punto.
Si puo' giocare sia online (fino a sei giocatori) sia offline, in splitscreen, fino a 4 giocatori.
Nella modalita' multigiocatore, pero', non si puo' scegliere NULLA.
Non si puo' scegliere la pista su cui gareggiare, e' scelta a caso.
Non si puo' scegliere che mezzo usare in gara, e' scelto a caso ed uguale per tutti.
Non si puo' scegliere se giocare o meno coi bot...partecipano solo i giocatori umani (e che bello gareggiare solo in due od in tre...).
Non si possono usare le livree personalizzate di pilota e mezzo, perchè viene automaticamente assegnata una combinazione di colori "preconfezionata".
Non si possono scegliere il numero dei giri da effettuare, perche' se ne fa SEMPRE UNO SOLO.

Non capisco come nessuna delle recensioni già presenti parli di questi tremendi errori, e non ho idea se i programmatori abbiano intenzione di porvi rimedio (a meta' di quest'anno parlavano di "aggiustare" la modalita' multigiocatore, ma si riferivano all'aggiunta dell'online...e al momento i forum sono deserti), ma allo stato attuale un gioco del genere e' ferocemente azzoppato da scelte folli di programmazione, davvero incomprensibili per il fatto che bastava rendere liberamente fruibili in modalita' multigiocatore gli elementi (piste, moto d'acqua, bot) gia' presenti nel single player.
Che spreco...
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2.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 15 gennaio
Riptide GP 2 is an excellent jet ski racing game set in a future utopia so rich that mankind can afford to setup above ground water canals that go up hill. Its a fun, enjoyable, easy to play, tough to master sort of game with unlockables, upgrades and different watercraft to buy. There's a lot of content here and a healthy several hour campaign for a game where its longest races are a mere three minutes long.

Kudos to the developers for making a game where water crafting is a serious sport with helmets rather than the bikini clad fun fest it could have been. Even going for the watercraft genre shows a lot of talent. There are admirable animations of tricks and riders, the water physics feel good, because you'll never have the exact same experience no matter how many times you play on the game's thirteen circuits.

From the start of the game, you get four modes: the career, VR time trials, online multiplayer which is dead and split screen multiplayer for when you have real friends over. You are offered an optional tutorial, but the game is simple enough to understand. Use a keyboard or a 360 controller, sway your body, use your accelerator, turbo boost and perform tricks in the air to replenish your turbo meter.

The turbo boost feels quick and speedy, but its a ramping acceleration rather than a giant boost. So your best bet is to wait until that meter is full before using it. Once you use it, the turbo keeps going until you're out.

Under normal circumstances its best to use turbo in a straight away, but with Riptide GP's trick system, its best to use turbo going into low jump. Why low jumps? Because they're too low to perform tricks, but if you use your turbo, then you have just enough of a window to get a trick in. If you fail a trick, you wipe out, your body rag dolls on the water and sometimes your watercraft smacks into you. There's an easy respawn button, but it costs you time. Even if you fail the landing, you still get your turbo charged.

Tricks are easy to pull off on any jump from a ramp or a big wave. When you're in the air pressing both analog sticks right, both analog sticks up, one analog stick left and the other right. While it does replenish your turbo meter, you need to diversify your tricks. Each time you use the same trick twice, you'll get less turbo from it. Grander tricks need more air time for you to finish, but give you far more boost for your effort.

Riptide GP 2 is a game about leveling up as you earn money and experience for each event you compete in whether you win or lose. Leveling up grants you a skill point or two that you can use to unlock a new trick or ability. The abilities seem meager, things like gaining a bit more turbo from each trick and being able to perform tricks faster by a fraction of a second.

With the cash you earn, you purchase upgrades for acceleration, top speed, handling and boost. You can also purchase better watercraft and that becomes a must, because other racers will have better vehicles and you'll be left in the dust or in this case, the spray. Another nice touch about the game is choosing your exact colors and being able to randomize those colors. While you are yourself in the game, having different colors makes it feel fresh every time you get bored of looking at the same color.

There are a diverse array of event types that can change your strategy going in. There are typical races, eliminations, and hot lap challenges, but also free styles where you score points for tricks. Finishing in the top three will grant you one or more stars. Race events are unlocked by your total number of stars so you'll be replaying plenty of quick events.

The career spans nine championships and dozens of events while the VR time trials are solo races. The time trials make good use of ghosts and keeping track of your friend's times. So there's always a reason to come back and shave a few seconds off your time while competing against a ghost.

During the career, there seems to be two new courses introduced per championship, but the time trials has everything unlocked from the start. The tracks have a few different themes to tell them apart, but several courses look similar with different times of day and a variety of layouts. The two real themes seem to be rich racetrack and arctic racetrack. Some circuits are small and rely on a hairpin circle or a figure eight. If you ever find yourself going in reverse, the game reminds you of the respawn button.

While the water physics are good at making ramps, the other game physics feel a kin to the arcade. Its impossible to leap over one section of track into another. There's no way to crash your watercraft, it just realigns you, but never seems to slow you down. The only way you can fall off is failing a trick. These little details keep you playing the game.

After going through so many other racing games this feels like it stands out for a lot of reasons. Its fun, its on water and the trick system makes it far more engaging that other methods of gaining turbo. Riptide GP 2 manages to fit a lot of content into a small mobile file size. Its perhaps the largest, best looking game for around 250 MB of file size.
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15.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 13 settembre 2014
This is a very fun arcade racing game, though only if you're interested in the single player or have friends who also play it, as the multiplayer community seems practically dead.

I had a great time completing the single player campaign. There is a real sense of speed here, and while the graphics are nothing to write home about, they are pleasant enough and run great on my Radeon HD4850. It took me many tries to score 3 Stars in quite a few of the events, and some I had to come back to later after a few level ups and with a further upgraded hydrojet. The AI is decent, and I didn't notice any rubberbanding. Crashing into other players or even the scenery only slows you down a little (or a lot if you actuall hit the scenery head-on), and the only way to wipe-out is to land back in the water in the middle of performing a "Trick". In that case, you lose precious seconds while your hydro jet resets back on the track, and then has to accelerate back up to speed.

The game worked perfectly with my 360 controller, but didn't recognize a Logitech Attack joystick, so perhaps only the 360 pad is supported. There is keyboard support , but I didn't use it so can't comment much about how well it works. It's worth noting that "auto-acceleration" can only be disabled when using the controller and is forced for the keyboard. Mouse is only supported in the menus.

The single player Campaign mode is made up of 9 "Series" of events . The events in a series are played stand-alone - there is no "comlete these X events one after another and then total up your score to get your placement" type of tours in this game. The first "Beginner's Luck" Series contains only 4 events, but this increases all the way up to 12 events in final "All Stars Cup". In each event you get 1, 2 or 3 Stars for placing in the third, second or first place respectively, and the total number of stars are used to unlock/qualify for latter events.

There are four types of events. "Race" is self-explanatory. In "Elimination," every 15 seconds the racer in the last place is eliminated until only the winner is left. "Hot Lap" has you race a single lap against time, and "Free Style" give you 60 seconds to score as many points as you can by performing Tricks. The first 8 series all contain a mix of these four event types, while the final "All Stars Cup" only has Races.

A core part of the game game is the character progression system. As you place in the events, you earn experience points to level up your character, and money to purchase and upgrade hydrojets. Every time you level up, you get 1-2 skill points to spend on either new Tricks or perks.

There are 9 hydro jets to purchase in addition to the one you start with, all with upgradable Acceleration, Top Speed, Handling and Boost attributes. Each hydro jet has a different starting and maximum upgradable value for each attribute, and not even the most expensive hydro jet is the best at everything. I personally prefer the Lancer which is a Jack-of-all-trades - pretty good in every area but not the best in any.

Tricks are crucial to doing performing well in all event types as they are used fill up your boost gauge, as well as scoring points during Free Style events. Complex tricks giving greater boost and point rewards require more skill points to unlock, and the most difficult ones even have "prerequisite" tricks that your character must have first. As mentioned before, Tricks can only be executed while the hydrojet is in the air, and landing back on the water before the trick is completed results in a temporary wipeout. The more difficult the trick, the more airtime is required to execute it. Using the same trick multiple times in a single event results in diminishing returns, so it is recommended to have multiple tricks of each difficulty in your repertouire.

Dissapointingly, Perks only come in two flavors - extending the boost time granted per trick, and allowing you to land a tiny bit earlier without wiping out while performing a trick (though you get less boost/point rewards if the trick isn't completely finished.)

And unfortunately the progression system is a detriment to the Online mode. Even if you do happen to find someone playing, the chances of them being a similar level as you are very slim, which leads to very one-sided races. There is an "Invite Friends" option though which would work much better if you have Steam friends who you know are a good matchup for you. I played a few online matches against a couple mis-matched opponents, and didn't notice any lag - the game ran the same as offline.

There's a Split Screen option for 2-4 local players, but I couldn't try it because it seems to require each player to use a 360 controller and I only have the one. I'll update the review if it turns out there's a way around this.

The final mode is the "VR Challenge" which has you race against the "ghosts" of your Steam friends to try to beat their times. Again, you need to have Steam friends who play this game and have a similarly built up character to yours.

TL;DR get this game for the great single player arcade racing, unless you know you have some buddies to play with.
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2.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 9 marzo 2014
I have a hard time recommending this game in its current state.

First the things I like.

The games controls great using an xbox 360 controller.

The game looks really good. They didn't just port the mobile version, they upgraded the graphics and it shows.

I have not been able to connect to a multiplayer game yet to make any comments about that. The game just sits there saying waiting for other players

What I don't like. and hope they are able to fix

First the sound. I am a huge fan of hydro thunder. And part of what makes that game so awesome is the whole background music and co-pilot talking to you type thing going on. Sadly there is none of that in this game. I actually really dislike the background music, it fails at making you feel like your on the edge of your seat like it does in hydro.

The sound effect used for wrecking your jet ski is just plain bad, reminds me of broken glass. seriously I just trashed a jet ski and the best sound they could come up with is the sound of dropped glass?

I could learn to live with the whole music thing, after all I can turn it off and play my own tunes, which I would recommend doing. However after 37 races I am losing interest in this game very quick. I have gone from this is really cool to this is really annoying. We all know this game is a port of the mobile version. The mobile version had in app purchases. Now to their credit they did remove that part of it. For the record I hate playing games that are pay to win or we are gonna make you grind grind grind. Well that's what it feels like to me, a giant grind.

Yes this game is nothing more than a grind when you get right down to it. I am on the third series of races out of 9 all together. Within each series you have multiple races. Each series requires x amount of stars to open and each race within requires x amount to open. I started to notice after the first series that I just could not compete anymore. I spend what little money I have on upgrades and bam all of the sudden I am coming in 2 and 3rd. I have reached yet another point in the 3rd series where I simply can not compete cause my bike is not good enough. So what do I have to do, gp back to the first series of races that I can actually come in first place now and start racing them over and over again until I earn enough money to be able to compete once again. An average race only lasts a couple mins so it doesn't seem bad really. But let me give you an example. I need 60,000 to unlock all 4 upgrades to my bike. I would buy a new bike but to get a comparable one in stats it would cost me 100,000. If you win a race you can make approx 1100 to 2200 if i recall a race. if come in second or even third you get paid squat. You do gain extra founds every time you level up as well. for example if you reach level 8 you get a 8,000 bonus. a thousand per level if I remember right.

My problem with this all is the fact I have reached a dead end in the game. I can't win any more races to collect stars to be able to continue in the game. The only way I can accomplish that is to upgrade my bike so I don't keep getting smoked by an average of 4-6 seconds. And the only way to upgrade my bike or buy a new one is to grind out races I have already won over and over again.

Keep in mind I am only in the 3rd series, this may or may not get better. I don't know and a may never find out because I am already burned out racing the same couple races over and over trying to earn money so I can upgrade my bike.

I can't begin to tell you how many hundreds of hours I have sunk into to hydro thunder, from the original arcade to the dreamcast, even this company's redux of it. This game was a no brainer for me to purchase. Kind of regretting it right now. This is not the next hydro. However with a few tweaks this game could be awesome in its own right.
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112.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 27 aprile 2015
Great game, very addictive and easily worth £4 or whatever currency you use.
I bought this game for myself and 3 other friends over a week ago and we haven't stopped playing since.
The graphics are fairly decent for a low price racer and there's a few nice touches with things going on in the background.
The steering of the vehiches is very good and responsive. The choice of vehicles isn't a lot but theres still enough choice for different types of races.
The career mode is challenging enough with race, elimination, hotlap and freestyle events.
The online play is not busy at the moment but at least there is online play and also "friend invite" online play which works well.
My favourite mode is the VR challenge, which is basically racing 2 or 3 laps of a selected track in the quickest time possible. Your best time is recorded as a ghost so you can race against yourself. But what makes it even better is that your steam friends best times are compared to your own so you can see their character on screen racing and your own which gives you incentive to beat yours and your friends best times, taking corners tighter, boosting at the right time etc. Also you can see the best times on steam on the global leaderboards so you can see yourself climbing the leaderboard each time you improve your race time. So what you waiting for? Go out and buy it and see for yourself. 9/10 rating overall. For the price? 10/10
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5.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 13 marzo 2014
First off, don't let the fact that this was originally a moble game turn you off. In my opinion, if a game is good it can exist on any platform and still be a good game so it doesn't matter what platform it originally came out on. With that in mind, lets review.

If you were ever a fan of Jet Moto, Sled Storm, or any other arcade stunt/racing games you'll find yourself remembering the great times you had with those games within Riptide GP2. What the game lacks in graphics it more than makes up for in fun. While I say that keep in mind that although the graphics might not be up to par with the current generation of games they are still fairly decent. Furthermore, the action is smooth and I've never experienced any slow ups or lag while playing.

Physics wise the gameplay is loose. Don't expect a realistic simulation of jet skis or water racing here. Instead you'll find a more arcade style of gameplay physics which is, once again in my opinion here, a nice refreshing change from all the hyper-realistic gameplay that many other games try to convey. Not that I don't enjoy some realism in my games, but sometimes its nice to just kick back and not worry about all of that.

In terms of general gameplay expect to have a blast trying to get the best time while performing some crazy stunts. The stunt system is fairly detailed and stunts are set by your level, which gives you a chance to make your character your own. Other customizable features are the ability to choose the colors of your ride and your rider. It's not super detailed, but enough to make it your own. The courses in the game seem well laid out and there's a wide variety of racers to choose from which you buy and upgrade using money you earn while racing.

There is selection of multiplayer options within the game which was somewhat unexpected. First up is your standard online multiplayer. I've raced others a handfull of times and the action is always smooth and fun. Second is the race for time multiplayer in which your times on each course are sent out to your friends where upon they can race a ghost of your gameplay. This is a nice option for those who may want to compete against others who may be on a different time scale than others. Finally there is a multiplayer split screen option for up to four players. Personally I have not tried this option yet and found it fairly unusual but nice within a PC game.

Overall the game is a lot of fun if your not looking for realistic racing action. There's at least as much content within the game as there was in any of the Jet Moto games and in my opinon is well worth the price of admission. If your looking for some simple fun races with plenty of options to play with friends you've got to try Riptide GP2.
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105.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 11 marzo 2014
If you enjoyed Waverace 64, you will love RIPTIDE GP2!

The controls are super smooth and the career mode is awesome with new hydro jets to unlock, sick stunts to master, and a variety of events to compete in. It feels like you are racing in a futuristic water park The courses are really well designed.

Executing tricks will charge your turbo boost meter different amounts depending on the difficulty. Using turbo boost will rocket your jet into high speed thrill mode where you will need to have adept timing to take turns and hit jumps with precision. One of the keys is knowing which trick to pull at the right time. The better your stunts, the faster you'll go. The waves are active and knowing when to slash through or glide on top of them is another of the many facets of timing and skill mechanics that make RP2 so enjoyable.

The ghost feature allows you to race friends and yourself to improve times and climb the leaderboards. Plus, you can race up to 5 players in online multi-player. Throw in a lengthy career mode and kick azz music and you have one of the best racing games around that's easily worth the price tag.

Thank you for bringing RIPTIDE GP2 to Steam as I don't own a "mobile device."
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