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  • Summary: (Also known as "Drift Racer: Kaido Battle") Developed by Genki as the sport's first authentic videogame simulator, Tokyo Xtreme Racer DRIFT fully immerses players in the world of drift racing. The game faithfully recreates the Kaido so players can race the very roads where the sport was born, and further enhances the realism with more than 150 licensed cars to unlock in the course of the game. The game also has sponsored race parts for detailed car tuning and modifications to handling physics, along with five play modes that cover underground and sanctioned drift racing and the sport's variety of speed and style-driven competition. Drift Racer: Kaido Battle has more than 150 licensed cars from over a dozen manufacturers like Nissan, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Mazda and Volkswagen, with variable handling physics and detailed car tuning using sponsored race parts. The game offers five modes of play for stylistic precision-driving and racing for 1 or 2 players, including a career mode that pits players against nearly 200 underground racers in official daytime events and underground nighttime races. Expand
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. 60
    Tokyo Xtreme Racer DRIFT could have been a drift racing fans godsend, but the experience is soured by balancing issues and bad AI.
  5. Narrow, winding roads take TXR's already bad handling and make it feel that much worse. [Apr 2006, p.80]
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
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  1. BuddyL.
    Feb 26, 2004
    Ohh man this game looks tight, i can't wait to buy it!!
  2. Ashneal
    Jun 4, 2004
    Initial d in a video game/ touge battles/ and drifting.
  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. Collapse
  4. AlexT.
    Jun 8, 2006
    Tokyo Drift is very different from its predecessors. The graphycs are ok. The game play is intense. 2 things I don't like in this game: 1. I think you should win money by winning the battles and not by doing drifts in Category Races; 2. Drift King is too easy to beat. I beat him with a STI -B22 Subaru Impreza. Also the game should have, just like Tokyo Extreme Racer Zero, more encounters that rise to the challenge when Drift King is beaten because in the end, you get all these hot cars from modifier shops but you don't get to use them because the game is over already. Expand
  5. 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. Expand
  6. aAaZzZaAa
    Nov 19, 2004
    Initial d is on ps2 i got it its special stage but this looks cool i want it hope i can get it hear in Australia.
  7. 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. Expand

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