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Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

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  • Summary: Admire the amazingly detailed dynamic terrains and incredible vistas, from a desert canyon to a tropical island to arctic glaciers based on the most spectacular and exotic locations all over the planet. The breathtaking landscape includes monumental rocks, volcanic lava flows, scenic rivers and ice fields that provide a memorable experience in incredible graphics rarely seen in digital-only titles. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Dec 20, 2011
    85
    At $9.99, SkyDrift is an absolute steal. There's not a huge amount of content, but what's here is excellent, and developers Digital Reality have already demonstrated that they're ready and willing to support the game with affordably priced DLC.
  2. Dec 5, 2011
    80
    SkyDrift takes the fighting to the sky in a way you've never experienced before. Be prepared for fast action and lots of explosions. All of the different surroundings and planes make sure that you'll never get bored.
  3. 80
    An amazing game with air races that can be suggested even to gamers that are not crazy for the genre- really difficult to find something to whine about in this fun, addictive game. [February 2012]
  4. Jan 6, 2012
    75
    Digital Reality was able to develop a pretty valuable game, however, due to some imperfections, it can't be considered a must for his genre but only a good game unable to shine of his own.
  5. 70
    Racing arcade game brings fun and good playability – the biggest drawback is the absent of a local multiplayer – this kind of game is crying for it. [Feb 2012]
  6. Dec 12, 2011
    60
    Controls and lonliness issues aside, I did enjoy most of my time with SkyDrift. It's a well-produced budget racing game with a wide variety of racetracks, and a nice change of pace that doesn't involve dragons or terrorists. Just make sure to try the demo first to be certain you can handle the control weirdness.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Jul 4, 2014
    10
    This is a beautiful game graphically, and the gameplay is a very refreshing change from all the cart racers that flood the market. The steering is very precise, and allows for a new dimension to the game that makes the game quite fun. The gameplay is intense, and every mistake you make is because of your own inability, not the game. When you get good at it, the game is fun, intense and beautiful. The tracks are varied and good, and the DLC adds very fun, new stuff to the game. Highly recommended. Expand
  2. Nov 22, 2012
    10
    Skydrift is one of those classic games that are just plain addictive. Combining elements of arcade flight simulators and racing games like "Hydro Thunder" and "Rush", Skydrift is just one of those games that you play to just have fun.

    From the powerups to the insanely fun "Dog-fight-racing", Skydrift is a must-buy for people who enjoyed cheesy but fun racing games like "Mario Cart" or "Hydro Thunder".

    One minor complaint if the lack of diversity in powerups, but aside from the lack of insanely outrageous powerups, this game is awesomely awesome.
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  3. Nov 23, 2011
    10
    wow, bought this randomly and it amazed me. a mix of mario kart style powerups, and hydro thunder / jet moto racing. a LOT of fun, really intense races. my only complaint so far is that not enough people own the game yet, there's no forum for it on steam to spread the word. it has deathmatch, racing, this game is so full of potential, already a DLC pack on the way. let's hope the company promotes it.

    two thumbs up if you love flight / racing
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  4. Apr 6, 2012
    8
    I bought this game on Steam and in my opinion it is absolutely worths it's price. I found it quite pleasant and enjoyable, it can be excellent choice for recreation. An XBox360 controller is highly recommended. Expand
  5. Oct 28, 2013
    7
    Much better than I expected. This is an aerial racer that you can pick up and play but is hard to master.

    The keyboard controls are OK, but
    it'd clearly respond better to a control pad as the edge turns and the requirement for quick changes in momentum are a challenge for even the most experienced PC gamer.

    Visually, it's very good. It's not going for a photo-realistic flight racer look; instead, it's gone for bright colours and jarring environments.

    What stops the score being higher is that it's not exactly jam-packed with content. Don't go in expecting to be playing this title for 20-30 hours, but you will come back to it time and time again for the odd 30 minute burst of solid racing action.

    Currently priced at £6.99 on Steam, I'd say that's close to being on the money for what you get here. A good, solid addition to any gamers racing library.
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  6. Apr 5, 2014
    6
    Initially it feels a lot like diddy kong racing but there is no pacing for the power ups so at times it can turn into a cluster mess. Also, there does not seem to be much online multiplayer going on right now. Expand
  7. Nov 24, 2011
    0
    May be this is good game for console but for PC this is **** Disgusting sound, graphic, without any story. Just finished this game and deleted.
    One more moment! You will need a Xbox 360 Controller, play on the keyboard sick.
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