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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. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Sep 20, 2011
    84
    Plenty of race types, a decent campaign, and online multiplayer will keep you coming back-if the community survives.
  2. Sep 18, 2011
    80
    SkyDrift fell out of nowhere to surprise us with solid gameplay and a nice sense of speed. Sure, it could have used a bit more combat, but it is a racing game at heart, and a decent WipEout knock-off. Definitely worth a look.
  3. With a few more tracks this could've been exceptional. [Dec 2011, p82]
  4. Sep 16, 2011
    75
    The game won't wow anyone, but if you like arcade style racing games along the lines of Blur with planes–I mean, come on they're planes!–you'll enjoy SkyDrift. It's only a lack of more content that holds it back from being even better.
  5. Oct 18, 2011
    75
    This is nice to look at, but a lack of content prevents it from holding your attention for long. In that respect, Skydrift sort of serves as a distraction game to hold you over until the next major release shows up.
  6. A pleasant PSN surprise. [Dec 2011, p.91]
  7. Sep 19, 2011
    60
    Sky Drift is a solid racing game that has the potential to be great, but is held back by the lack of local multiplayer and content.

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  1. Oct 19, 2011
    8
    The aerial kart gameplay of SkyDrift is a blast. The basic gameplay and controls are so perfect. The right stick to do hard turns is genius and I am surprised nobody thought of it before. The problem with SkyDrift is the lack of maps. Single player has a lot of levels to beat but it is the same maps (I think 4) over and over again and doing the map in reverse doesn't create that much of difference. I got tired of playing it after about 30 races as I was sure I wasn't seeing anything new and just facing tougher and tougher opponents. It is sad because shooting down opponents is such a blast. Online is fun on the standard race however the speed races keep coming up in rotation and those are boring. The online interface is confusing. I am not sure if there is a way to only play the standard race. There is some DLC for a new multi-player mode but it seems like a waste of money because 5 people will probably buy it. They should just patch this game with more maps and it would be a 10. Overall I think this game is worth buying as there isn't much else like this. If you like Mario Kart but you think it would be cooler if it was in planes, this is your game. Expand
  2. Nov 16, 2014
    6
    A half-decent, relatively fun experience. Unlocking everything is an overly-arduous and time-consuming task, but even without everything, it's an okay budget game. Expand