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.
User reviews: Very Positive (207 reviews) - 88% of the 207 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 7, 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

About This Game

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.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Pentium 2.4 GHz or Athlon 64 3200+ or greater
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 6800 / Radeon X1800 Shader Model 3 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Shader Model 3 or greater required
    • OS: Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel P4 3.0 GHz or Athlon X2 64 3800+ or greater
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 GT 512MB / Radeon HD 3870 512MB or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
112.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
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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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
28.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
best devs ever.they care about what people think.enough said
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Ahhh let's look here into the world of mobile port game's. Let's have a look shall we if that look's interesting nah that's same rubbish hmm let's sweap a little under the rug ah now here's something that isn't rubbish. Here let's have a look at Riptide GP2.

Game play

+ Racing part done right. Just pure simple and fun no bs. Power upp boost's also add up the fun.
+ Customization done just right with many option's. stock up enough point's and buy a new racer or upgrade your previous one.
+ special move's which you can do do get extra boost's.
+ Slick control's fully responsive and work fine.
+ It just really give's a special sort of feeling by seeing all the water all that make's you wanna like jump in the screen on something.

Everything done right pure enjoyment and sort of a really good feeling when play this game.


+ Astounding graphics very well on high as well nice texture's
+ Cool watery effect's on screen.
+ Great hi-rez model's.
+ Just look at the beautiful water ahh make's me really want to dive up on the screen again.

Great graphic's with nice texture's and some cool effect's here and there.


+ Map design is absoulty done right, fine placement.
+ Over all presentation is top notch with menu being fine.

- Menu could use a little makeover for easier navigation.

Over all map design and presentation is a really good work done but menu could use many touch up's.


+ It's done top noth everything run's fully smooth
+ Great performance on many pc's a very well port.

A fully solid port run's buttery smooth.

Over all sound's ( Plus OST )

+ Sound's are just plain smooth crisp for everything
+ Sound track's are easy to listen to and boost up the enjoyment part of the game.

Nothing done wrong here. Just plain smooth buttery crisp a well done job by the dev's.


A damm straight hella Good port. Smooth,cripsy,polished,customization,enjoyable and a good done damm right job by the dev's while menu could use some touch up's. Fully worth the purchase price there's no reason not to buy this if you are a racing game's fan really just stop reading my review buy it and throw dem dolla bill's at them ohh ya now were talking.

Very well done for the racing part. A damm right solid port, Top noth presentation and graphic's,smooth controll's and a fully buttery experience.

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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
In 1996 Nintendo really nailed that feeling of racing on something that felt like water in Waverace64

Roll forward almost 2 decades and this - doesn't do that.

It's pretty obvious from the first handful of races that this is a racer with not a jot of original content - a phoned-in game in the worst sense.

The water is just a visual effect, you just race as you would on land against (cheating) AI doing canned tricks (there's no skill to pulling-off/landing tricks, they take a preset time so you either land or crash depending on whether you had that much time or not) earning money to give yourself a SLIGHTLY better chance against AI which continues to cheat (use your boost - watch as they overtake you anyway!!)

It's impossible to recommend a game which fails to do anything new and indeed does a lot of things less well than a game old enough to drink in most places ;0
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
It's not Wave Race 64 but it's going to give you a damn close experience, unfortunately without rideable dolphins. This game's fast paced with good graphics, a variety of stunts that have to be unlocked, and plenty of fun maps with a good but small assortment music. Don't discredit this game for being a port from phones, it's a good game. The only let down is that you may not be able to unlock the multiplayer achievements without some friends to play with. If you loved Wave Race 64, I recommend you give this game a try!
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