Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Sep 13, 2011
    This is an exciting, adrenaline-pumping game that I think fans of everything from Hydro Thunder to Star Fox 64 could get into and enjoy, if only they knew it existed. Definitely a sleeper, and definitely worth your time.
  2. Sep 18, 2011
    If you are looking for a racer with an edge then Sky Drift is a definite must have purchase for any fan of the genre.
  3. Oct 10, 2011
    SkyDrift is the one of the best racing games you can find on XBLA, bar none.
User Score

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
    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 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
    Skydrift 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
    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 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 »