Is Grit, Worth Playing?

Grit is an unmitigated disaster with a sub-zero chance of survival as a viable battle royale in the Western market.

The Lowdown.

Product Details
Genre: Battle Royale
Developer: Team Grit.
Publisher: Gala Games
Price: Free
Release Date: 08 May 2023
Supported Modes:


I must preface this by saying I believe in cryptocurrency; I feel it serves a purpose now and will serve a greater purpose in future; however, in its current form, it’s just not ready for widespread adoption, and until crypto game developers find a way to make buying and selling crypto as seamless as purchasing Call of Duty Coins or Fortnite vBucks, even the very best crypto games will not achieve mainstream success.

Gala (and by extension, Gala Games) is a solid project, and I have personally invested in it and will likely do so again; however, poorly thought-out and executed titles such as Grit will not convince anyone of the viability of the play-to-earn business model or blockchain games, and I would strongly advise Gala Games to think long and hard before launching another title for PC or Console as not to risk the good reputation earned by its portfolio of popular mobile games.


NFT Controversy.

As a technology, NFT are very interesting, and being able to turn your old and unused skins and items into money is a very appealing concept; as an early backer of Fortnite, I have a massive locker of rare and no longer obtainable battlepass skins that I have no interest in using, and I would leap at the chance at being able to legally sell them to other players, for even a few dollars per item.

While I understand that NFTs have a very bad reputation rightfully due to people selling JPEGS for 6 and 7-figure sums, judging any technology by its earliest and often least useful implementation is academically dishonest.

In the right hands, NFT technology would make life much better for gamers, allowing for greater control over digital libraries, which is becoming increasingly more important as the physical media market continues to shrink, with only 10% of gamers opting to purchase physical media in 2022.

I have not purchased a new physical game since Mario Party 9 (2012), and frankly, I would not even consider a physical purchase in 2023, let alone in 5 years.

That being said, while I am personally fine with being unable to resell my digital copies once completed, I cannot help but be interested in the possibility of being able to resell digital licences if I so desire, especially when it comes to discontinued games, whose value is likely to be substantially inflated.

Gamers must stop and think about why they oppose this and related technology instead of accepting the FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) that large corporations and the banking industry have spread about crypto to retain their chokehold on the financial sector, more control over your finances and gaming is never a bad thing, and with the right safeguards and regulation could usher in a new golden age of gaming, in a time when live service games and digital libraries are in ascendance.

While I believe in crypto, just like any industry (including gaming), there are scams out there, and I would not recommend investing in crypto until they have done their research, and certainly never invest expecting a guaranteed or rapid return.


Super Dead.

While I have encountered many poorly performing titles, it has been a long time since I have seen a game perform as poorly as Grit, with even launch day lobbies being forced to start with only eight players after upwards of 20 minutes of waiting.

Gala Games has a large team of talented developers and impressive IP, such as Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead. Still, Grit is an unmitigated failure, and the sooner they pull the plug, the better it will be for everyone involved.

While some will attribute its poor numbers due to launching onto the Epic Games Store, this is an incorrect and biased assessment.

With Epic Games Store having over 80 million monthly active users (MAU), it is one of the largest gaming platforms in existence, second only to Steam (132M MAU) on PC, a launcher whose own impressive numbers have come into question due to its large amount of bots, alt accounts and scammers.

Grit was originally intended to launch on Steam; however, these plans were aborted when Valve announced they would not allow any games which utilised NFTs onto the storefront.



Grit is desperately unimpressive in almost every aspect of its design, with subpar visuals, audio and combat mechanics that would have looked bad in the 7th console generation, let alone the 9th.

When combined with a non-existent user base and a highly competitive market, nothing about Grit makes it stand out among an ocean of much better games.


Grit FAQ

Grit is a battle royale video game developed by Team Grit. and published by Gala Games, it was released on 08 May 2023 and it is Free-2-Play.

Platform Availability.

Grit is available exclusively on PC.

Are The Developers Active?

Grit remains in active development for PC; however, due to its poor reception, it could transition to a mobile game.

How Many People Play Grit?

As of April 2024, around 100 people play Grit on a fairly regular basis.

How Active Is The Grit Playerbase?

Grit is essentially dead, and finding full lobbies in a reasonable amount of time is difficult in well-populated regions, and next to impossible in less populated regions.

Is There Group Finding/Matchmaking Support?

Grit offers the following matchmaking options:

  • Region-Based Matchmaking
  • Solo Matchmaking
  • Group Matchmaking

What Peripherals Are Supported?

The following peripherals are officially supported:

  • PC - Mouse and Keyboard.

Is There Any Mature Content?

Grit is unrated and contains no mature content.

Final Verdict.

Grit is not worth playing, and I feel that Epic Games made a mistake by allowing such an unviable live service game onto its storefront.

While low-quality games can be found on every platform, Grit is essentially unplayable at launch and should be pulled immediately.

Is Grit Worth Playing In 2024?

Honest Video Game Reviews has given "Grit" a rating of 1/10, indicating that it may be either dead or mismanaged by the developer/publisher.

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