• Publisher: Crave
  • Release Date: Apr 18, 2006

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Incessant loading screens and a bit too much repetition hurt the game's long-term appeal, but taken in three- or four-hour chunks at a time, this is an incredibly rewarding (and unique) racing experience.
  2. 75
    The change to drift style is certainly a welcome change of pace and the control scheme is extremely well done. Some minor changes could help the game flow smoother and a touch of variety would do the game a world of good.
  3. 70
    The level of skill that it's possible to gain in this game is by far its greatest strength. The excellent physics model allows a very fine degree of car control and this gives the player an opportunity to hone their techniques almost to perfection. [JPN Import]
  4. Overall, the game still feels too familiar, which keeps it from the lofty heights of TXR2. [Apr 2006, p.74]
  5. If this game interests you at all, let me make a recommendation – buy Tokyo Xtreme Racer Drift 2 instead.
  6. Cheap or not, there are many good racers out there, and Tokyo Extreme Racer Drift doesn't come close to its contemporaries. [Apr 2006, p.124]
  7. Narrow, winding roads take TXR's already bad handling and make it feel that much worse. [Apr 2006, p.80]
  8. 60
    Tokyo Xtreme Racer DRIFT could have been a drift racing fans godsend, but the experience is soured by balancing issues and bad AI.
  9. It nails some of the key points of the drift-racing genre, but Tokyo Xtreme Racer DRIFT lacks practically every other component needed to make an exciting racing game.
  10. Tokyo Xtreme Racer DRIFT very similar to the Midnight Club series but less dimensional. It's priced under twenty bucks but I've seen it available on the net for less than ten - and frankly it might not even be worth that much.
  11. 45
    A poor game through and through. It's driving mechanic fails in most every way, and being that it's centered around your ability to properly drift, the game simply doesn't work very well.
  12. Only for the hardcore of racing fans or if you find it for $10. At least then you won’t feel completely cheated.
  13. 40
    It's a budget title plain and simple, and as such it slacks on nearly every aspect. With about three million PS2 racing games and counting -- including Gran Turismo 4 as a $20 Greatest Hit title -- TXR Drift is about as essential as a two-foot high spoiler on the back of your mom's minivan.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. JonathanE.
    Oct 5, 2006
    I think this game really captures the way drifting began, and actually it isn't really drifting it's touge which is racing by using drifting. Also contrary to some belief drifting can be the fastest way around a corner if you do it right. But enough about the expinations this game does lack alittle in physics but it's coverage of cars and different types of races make it an awesome game to any initial d fan. Full Review »
  2. FD3S
    Jul 20, 2006
    I didnt like the long loding screens. Somtimes when I"m in the midddle of a race the sound of the engine will cut off making me miss a shift. Also the tire noise and the noise from when you hit a wall will keep going after it has happened. Besides that it is a prety fun game. One other thing is that I would have liked to customs cars outside of the carrer mode. Full Review »
  3. RaulC.
    Jun 22, 2006
    This game is complicated but if you ever tried to slide sideways thru a turn at 50-60 miles per hour in real life and tried to make it thru the turn without hitting a wall, you know that it really is a hard task. Tokyo Xtreme Drift takes a bit of getting used too but as of yet it may be the closes thing to drifting in a video game that I have experienced. The graphics are pretty accurate, gameplay is slow, control is accurate, and vehicle physics are almost life like. I enjoy this game being that it is what it is, a street racing and drift game. Full Review »