Inertial Drift Reviews

Inertial Drift is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
IGN
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2020

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

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Recommended
Sep 8, 2020

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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9 / 10
Sep 8, 2020

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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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2020

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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8 / 10
Sep 11, 2020

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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7 / 10
Sep 8, 2020

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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7 / 10
Sep 11, 2020

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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9 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2020

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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NintendoWorldReport
NWR Staff
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2020

Overall, the gripes with Inertial Drift that I had hold it back from realizing its full potential. Nonetheless, most issues can be overlooked when the sheer enjoyment you'll feel hitting the perfect drift line is undeniable. With a robust amount of content and a rarefied local multiplayer, this is an easy recommendation for fans of the genre.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2020

But overall, Inertial Drift is a satisfying arcade racer. Its scant multiplayer features mean that it’s best suited for those who like to play by themselves, but at least they’ll find a lot to get stuck into. And even better, its budget price means it won’t break the bank. If you like getting cars sideways and aren’t afraid of trying a new way of doing so, Inertial Drift is well worth investing in.

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Digitally Downloaded
Harvard L.
Top Critic
Sep 8, 2020

Inertial Drift is gorgeous. More than just a racing game, it’s a set of systems for player expression, putting them right in the shoes of a hotshot rookie on the warpath to becoming a drifting master.

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8.3 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2020

Inertial Drift is just about an ideal arcade racing game. The visuals are colorful and smooth, the gameplay is unique and easy to pick-up with just enough variety in cars to keep you learning and improving throughout the game’s varied if somewhat brief content. Fantastic to pick up and play in short bursts, even if it lacks some of the depth found in more polished AAA simulation racing games.

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93 / 100
Oct 6, 2020

Inertial Drift is like a great old-school racing game with a unique concept. It's easy to learn and hard to master - with a beautiful style und lots to unlock. A great experience!

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Echo Boomer
Diogo dos Santos
Liked-a-lot
Oct 2, 2020

Inertial Drift does not reinvent the wheel, but its simple mechanics stand out with a fun gameplay in this anime-inspired racing game.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2020

Between its intuitive drifting mechanics and its super-stylish visuals, there’s a lot to love about Inertial Drift – even IF the lack of proper competitors in races can see it lose some of its excitement. It is a little disappointing that the frame rate can be a little bit jittery on occasions too, but with plenty of content to dive into and racing mechanics that remain fun throughout, it’s easy to recommend this slick racer to fans of the genre.

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6 / 10
Sep 23, 2020

Inertial Drift is an impressive effort from Level 91 Entertainment especially for a debut game. They really delivered on the visuals and atmosphere across the board, even though it will take some practice before you are able to take some time to enjoy the scenery. The varied vehicles all require very different approaches to racing which adds replay value. Drifting may not be my thing, but Inertial Drift is well worth a drive.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2020

Inertial Drift is an exciting game in which the player will only truly feel his adrenaline with the Switch in hand. With classic aspects in a bright, futuristic environment and with a solid story mode, without a doubt we are awarded with a arcade racing game that will marks this generation.

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Sep 21, 2020

I want more from Level 91 Entertainment, and soon. In the meantime, there’s so much more work for me to do to improve my times, beat that Grand Prix that’s been eating away at me, and complete 100% of each character’s story. This is a game with heart, soul, and fantastic controls. It’s not kind to you in its first few hours, and can put many off from it, but you’ll eventually get the hang of it. It’s incredibly gorgeous to look at, but it won’t let you squeak by without working hard for your wins. Inertial Drift is revolutionary with its twin-stick drifting, full-stop.

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Sep 21, 2020

A picture-perfect slice of 90s futuristic drift racing. Ride the Synthwave!

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Sep 14, 2020

This game is a very decent alternative racing title for the Forza fans to try.

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