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Inertial Drift

PQube, Level 91 Entertainment
Sep 11, 2020 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

86%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
Recommended
IGN
9 / 10
TheSixthAxis
9 / 10
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8.5 / 10
PC Invasion
8 / 10
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7 / 10
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7 / 10
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9 / 10
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Inertial Drift - Animated Intro | Coming to PS4, Switch, Xbox One & Steam on 11th September thumbnail

Inertial Drift - Animated Intro | Coming to PS4, Switch, Xbox One & Steam on 11th September

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Inertial Drift - Announcement Trailer


Inertial Drift Screenshots



Critic Reviews for Inertial Drift

Taking a healthy dose of inspiration from Ridge Racer Type 4, Inertial Drift is a unique arcade racer with an exquisite core mechanic.

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IGN

9 / 10.0
IGN

Inertial Drift's innovative racing mechanics take drifting to a whole new level.

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Inertial Drift is a conceptually stunning driving game with unique drifting mechanics that are easy to pick up but hard master. With plenty of cars, tracks and modes to contend with, there's more to this indie title than meets the eye.

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With its innovative control scheme and anime visuals, Inertial Drift is an incredibly fun and rewarding mashup of drift racing and visual novel.

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Inertial Drift fuses anime-inspired aesthetics with intuitive, arcade-like gameplay to deliver a blast of adrenaline that few games can accomplish with such simple controls.

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All in all, Intertial Drift offers a fun variation on drift racing with a broad level of challenge. A great visual style and plenty to do distract from the somewhat low-budget execution.

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Inertial Drift is an acquired taste. Its interesting control method eventually pays off and feels rewarding when you simply complete a course unscathed, but none of its modes are meaty enough to provide an solid package overall. If you're the type who has no issue with racing over and over again to perfect your skills, this could be a game for you. Fans of more conventional racers, however, may want to drift around it.

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Inertial Drift is an espresso shot full of arcade-y goodness. Its approach to drifting isn't just intuitive, but it encapsulates that Initial D fantasy wonderfully. It might be shorter than other games coming out, but that time spent is enthralling and well worth it. If you love arcade racing, you can't go wrong with Inertial Drift's "easy to pick up and tricky to master" style.

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