Slipstream Reviews

Slipstream is ranked in the 67th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
80 / 100
Apr 6, 2022

‎Slipstream is a speed arcade with a retro flavor that knows very well where it comes from, who it is aimed at and where it is going, adding the right changes and novelties so that it is not a simple clone of OutRun. If you like the Sega classic, you're very likely to be dazzled...‎

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9 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2022

Slipstream is a terrific game, and cheap to boot. It is the ultimate evolution of the super scaler tech of my youth.

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7 / 10
Jul 23, 2018

Not only does Slipstream play like a retro racer, it looks like one too

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7 / 10
Apr 6, 2022

The gameplay feels great, with those aforementioned 90-degree drifts requiring you to dance on the analogue sticks delicately, and there’s a lightning fast pace to the action which is trance-inducing. The core course design isn’t particularly inspired – you’re either sliding or going straight, with little variation in between – but the tracks here aren’t supposed to rival the Nurburgring: this is pure nostalgia, with scorching synthesisers and optional scanlines. It’s a tantalising ode to a timeless era of arcade racers, and one we reckon even Yu Suzuki himself would be proud to put his name on.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2022

A beautifully crafted love letter to Sega's Out Run, until the latter publisher decides to get their act together, Slipstream is not only the closest you'll get to recreating Sega's classic arcade racer on contemporary hardware, but it also adds enough new parts and components to this vintage ride to make it well worth taking in 2022.

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7 / 10
Apr 6, 2022

Slipstream's retro design feels a little by-the-numbers to us (its cool 2D/3D visual effect aside), but that's not to say it doesn't pull off the mechanics well. It shouldn't be the first game in your retro racing collection with the likes of Sega Ages Out Run and Horizon Chase Turbo already available, but if you've played through those and are itching for more then you could do a lot worse than this, especially given its modest price.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2022

‎Slipstream ‎‎encourages self-improvement by‎‎ reminding players of a very simple mantra: practice makes the master. In this regard, formulating a series of objectives that we must take to achieve the desired rewards. They encourage us to look to the future (new scenarios in which to squeeze the full potential of our engine), and remain motivated to achieve our goals.‎

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Pure Nintendo
D. Crowley
Top Critic
6 / 10.0
Apr 20, 2022

There's no doubt Slipstream has issues, but the core gameplay mechanics are fun enough that you may be able to look past them as I could and enjoy some knockoff Out Run.

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8 / 10
Aug 2, 2018

Slipstream expands on the time-tested Outrun and dips it in a synthwave-flavored coating. Its gameplay might seem simple at first, but it provides a challenge that harkens back to the days of the quarter-munching greats.

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Unscored
Sep 29, 2021

Slipstream seemingly wants to be liked and it wants to excite and thrill its players — but as soon as you get a little too close and present any sort of indication that you might want to get to know it a bit better, it gives you a solid punch right up the bracket and tells you to fuck off outta ‘ere, loser. It is, not to put too fine a point on it, one of the biggest cockteases in the entire arcade racer genre — a subset of gaming known for drawing players in with its spectacular visuals and exhilarating speed.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2022

There’s a lot of fun to be had with Slipstream. It’s wonderfully presented, has a good amount of content, and the racing action is fun and intense for the most part. It’s just a shame that the efforts it makes to differentiate itself from Outrun gameplay-wise don’t really have the intended effect. But if you’re after an old-fashioned racing game inspired by the classics of the 80s and 90s, this is still very much worthy of a purchase.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 12, 2022

Despite its simplicity and details in terms of gameplay, Slipstream is a proposal that fulfills its mission, paying homage to OutRun, and has enough detail to make a trip to the past and have a good nostalgic and fun time.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2022

Slipstream is a wonderfully crafted throwback to 90’s arcade racers and well worth checking out for anyone who was a fan of Outrun. It has a nice array of modes and being able to play it with others locally is fun too. If you initially struggle with the difficulty you can also use one of the many options they offer to give yourself a better time with it. Overall, the game is a great value for the price and should please arcade racing fans.

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Apr 16, 2022

If you want a modern take on '80s arcade racers then you can't go wrong with Slipstream and its authentic approach to the genre.

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85 / 100
Apr 6, 2022

Slipstream takes the classic OutRun and raises it to the nth degree, offering a wide variety of content, original scenarios, music of all kinds and frenetic and challenging gameplay. Recommended for fans of 80's arcades and driving games.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2022

Slipstream is a fantastic game if you’re looking for a retro-style arcade racer to satiate your nostalgic needs. It knows its audience, and wants to please that specific niche of gamers. It’s a game that proves that solo developer, ansdor, could (and should) be hired by Sega in order to handle a brand new entry in the OutRun series. If you’re not into retro racers, be it by being more fond of the improvements seen in modern racing games or the fact you have never liked these simpler, more limited experiences in the first place, Slipstream isn’t going to change your mind.

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Apr 6, 2022

I have nothing but praise for this game. Even with the omission of a mini-map, it is mitigated with the rewind feature. I had fun playing ‘Spot the Sonic Reference’ when driving on courses aswell.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2022

Slipstream used a well-balanced mix of dynamic gameplay and “retro HD” style to create a very competent experience. It's a delight to choose a car and just speed along the tracks, as if we're on a road trip, listening to our favorite cassette tape. If you like a good arcade game, you'll feel right at home with this title.

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7.8 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2022

Slipstream reproduces at its best many of the visual and gameplay elements that made games like Out Run unforgettable, offering also a remarkable amount of game modes. There are still some perplexities about the inconstant difficulty, but given the excellent price it is undoubtedly a title recommended to all lovers of retro driving games.

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8 / 10
Apr 16, 2022

Echoing the wonder and joy of 90’s arcade racers with a pumping soundtrack, Slipstream is well worth a look if you’re after something full of nostalgia with modern blemishes that bridge the gap between the two eras. And boy it looks good. So, so good.

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