SkyDrift Xbox 360

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Sep 14, 2011
    70
    While there's nothing unique about SkyDrift, it successfully delivers fun and frantic arcade racing that's best enjoyed online.
  2. Sep 16, 2011
    70
    SkyDrift is comfortably one of the strongest aerial combat racers we've seen in the world of download-only titles.
  3. games(TM)
    Nov 16, 2011
    50
    The problem of a distinct lack of variety persists, of course, and the lack of an arena-based dogfight mode feels a wasted opportunity. [Issue#115, p.108]
  4. Oct 6, 2011
    70
    SkyDrift is 1200 Microsoft Points (£10), and because of that you can somewhat forgive the shortcomings, since the title is full of quality instead of quantity. It's worth the admission fee as it is a blast to play, and a bit of a surprise hit that sprang out of nowhere. If you've been waiting for the next decent arcade racer on Xbox Live Arcade then you should check out this title.
  5. 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.
  6. Sep 14, 2011
    70
    Despite flaws it's a cheap and extraordinarily satisfying way to scratch that racing itch – and if enough people do so, that multiplayer problem might cease to be a problem at all.
  7. 70
    An entertaining and high-flying arcade racer, and while it's an explosive affair, it will also have you longing for more content after a few weeks.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Sep 9, 2011
    10
    SkyDrift is my new favorite! There are tons of action, cool planes, awesome graphic, the music is so catchy, and finally IT IS A PLANE RACINGSkyDrift is my new favorite! There are tons of action, cool planes, awesome graphic, the music is so catchy, and finally IT IS A PLANE RACING GAME! I really missed this genre. The power ups are fun and cool, also I really like that they upgrade when I pick the same type. The control is tight and get used to it very soon. Reminds me a bit of motorstorm and WipeOut! And it is a fantastic fun in online. Full Review »
  2. Sep 9, 2011
    10
    Skydrift is breathtaking in every sense. With incredible level design and adrenaline pumping gameplay, this small game will race itself in theSkydrift is breathtaking in every sense. With incredible level design and adrenaline pumping gameplay, this small game will race itself in the hearts of gamers. Perhaps the best racer since WipeOut, it takes that same idea and converts it into a more realistic idea of fighter planes and a load of weaponry and carnage, while keeping the speed. Even if it might get frustrating to handle, the overall excitement and tons of quality factors make up for so much, itâ Full Review »
  3. Sep 9, 2011
    10
    SkyDrift is an exhilarating, chaotic and frantic experience, this game is a must-buy. Skydrift is a return to a era when all a game had to doSkyDrift is an exhilarating, chaotic and frantic experience, this game is a must-buy. Skydrift is a return to a era when all a game had to do was raise your pulse to dangerously high levels and entertain you and, in that respect, is an unqualified success. It feels like the kind of experience you always hoped youâ Full Review »