Disney Speedstorm Reviews

Disney Speedstorm is ranked in the 37th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8.6 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2023

While I wouldn’t go as far as saying there’s a new Mario Kart competitor on the market, Speedstorm is still quite compelling in many ways

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85 / 100
Apr 18, 2023

Disney Speedstorm establishes a very interesting, fun and promising structural base. If it is not a revolution in the genre, it knows how to rely on the rich universe of Mickey's house IPs and does so in a pleasant, immersive and seductive way, leaving to be seen whether, in the near future, the business model adopted here will be adequate (or not) for the platform and audience to which it is dedicated.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2023

Disney Speedstorm isn’t only a ton of fun to play, but offers brilliant fan service with the love and care it has put into embracing the Disney magic. Everything is oozing with charm, whether it’s with the robust roster of fan favourites, the whimsical tracks you race across, or the wonderful melodies of familiar tunes that play as you race. Oh, and of course, the racing itself is a real treat too, with the game embracing typical karting-gameplay whilst introducing a few cool ideas of its own.

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8 / 10.0
May 10, 2023

With a potentially boundless universe of characters, worlds and more to tap into, Disney Speedstorm could conceivably provide fans of the House of Mouse with a steady diet of endless Disney themed content to get stuck into. Gorgeous to look at super satisfying to play, Disney Speedstorm's pay to win mechanics aren't sufficiently weighty to substantially detract from everything that it does right and for fans of both all things Walt Disney and kart racing, Disney Speedstorm will likely prove to be an irresistible proposition that could largely mitigate the grind of its longer term prospects.

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4 / 5.0
Apr 18, 2023

All in all, Disney Speedstorm is a game that I can see myself returning to, both for the new seasons and to dive into high-action races with my favorite Disney personalities. There aren’t many other live service games in the racing genre, so for those who love cosmetics, Disney, or playing with friends, this title will be a great addition to the mix and an upbeat way to take a break from the shooters and battle royales.

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May 4, 2023

Disney Speedstorm, even in its early access form, is shaping up to be a great kart racer that can shape up to other top-tier titles within the genre. With plenty of challenges, racers, and modes to try out and unlock, completionists out there have a multitude of reasons to hop into the game again and again while burning rubber as your favourite Disney or Pixar character. While the sheer amount of quests and challenges to complete can get overwhelming at times, personally, I can't wait to see what Disney Speedstorm has in store for us - and I'll be right there at the finish line cheering them on.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2023

Though the microtransactions create an abyss between players, Disney Speedstorm is a decent racing game. Having such illustrous, charismatic characters and their universes inserted in the races, along with the diary, weekly and thematic events, manages to hide the grinding necessary to obtain a new world a little. Besides that, it doesn't stop being an excellent free option to play with friends, be it separately or locally.

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7.6 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2023

Disney Speedstorm is a kart racer that's a heck of a lot of fun and it has an enjoyable and unique power-up system so if you can get past the confusing currencies and menus then definitely give it a chance.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2023

Disney Speedstorm is certainly “on a roll” with its electrifying stages and game design, but it’s certainly not “undefeated.” The confusing microtransactions pull it down and become an annoying distraction to what’s great in this kart racer. While a love for the Disney product is certainly present in Disney Speedstorm, there are a few annoying aspects of the game to be mindful of.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 20, 2023

Disney Speedstorm comes to challenge Mario Kart and Sonic Racing with a tremendously addictive, fun to drive and very charismatic racing game.

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7 / 10
Apr 20, 2023

Disney Speedstorm is a fun game that we're glad to see has quite a bit of quality to it. There are some reservations about how well the free-to-play monetisation will work as we move forward, but looking just at the game itself, it's not a bad time. There is room for this title to become very popular, especially if the right additions are made. At the very least, this can become a fun game for friends. If you're a Disney fan, it's a good way to mash together some of your favorite old movies and battle it out on the racetrack.

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70 / 100
Apr 23, 2023

Disney Speedstorm is a solid racer that ties a number of franchises together in one fun experience. Seeing fan favorites share a racetrack is a thrill, however, a variety of issues stop this from reaching the greatness of its influences. The restrictive nature of its character selection and the confusing number of currencies hinders the enjoyment. Mix in the performance issues and this racer narrowly misses the podium.

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6.5 / 10.0
May 11, 2023

Disney Speedstorm is a solid racing game that falls victim to the free to play format, with a repetitive reward system full of loot boxes. The lack of content and slow progression make it get boring in no time.

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6 / 10
Apr 18, 2023

Disney Speedstorm delivers solid karting action with fantastic handling and clearly spends a lot of care and attention on its characters and courses. Its performance on Switch lets it down, though, especially on handheld where it's a blurry, stuttery mess, and those not interested in the live service setup will struggle to get along with it.

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5.5 / 10.0
May 3, 2023

Disney Speedstorm has plenty of potential, but at present the racing feels unbalanced and there's far too much currency to get familiar with.

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5 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2023

Disney Speedstorm is a fundamentally good kart racer currently buried beneath so much gacha garbage and so many currencies that it almost seems like a parody of the entire free-to-play genre.

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5 / 10.0
May 16, 2023

I don’t hate Disney Speedstorm, worse I just feel kinda cheated. I didn’t mind that it was a F2P game, but the fact that the founders pack doesn’t unlock everything available at launch is disappointing. Especially when you look at how much grinding has to be done to get a toon up to a receptible level for multiplayer races. I loved the tracks and the music that blasted over them but being hit over the head constantly with so many of these free to play mechanics just makes this game frustrating to play and its really a shame.

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Apr 28, 2023

"Kart racing is an expensive hobby."

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Unscored
Oct 2, 2023

Disney Speedstorm is an arcade racing game that errs on the side of micropayments, making the advancement system too cumbersome for something that should be simpler in a game like this. Apart from this, the game is entertaining and the races are fun so if you like Mario Kart and also Disney, you will like this game, it is also free and has online multiplayer (with crossplay) and local to have a good time accompanied.

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