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  • Summary: Welcome to the newest free-to-play title in the popular multiplayer racing franchise with over 300 million players! KartRider: Drift is the only free-to-play, cross-platform kart racer where arcade thrills, the fastest drift fueled skilled competition, & deep kart + character customizationWelcome to the newest free-to-play title in the popular multiplayer racing franchise with over 300 million players! KartRider: Drift is the only free-to-play, cross-platform kart racer where arcade thrills, the fastest drift fueled skilled competition, & deep kart + character customization in stunning Unreal Engine 4 graphics awaits you on the track.

    Challenge your friends across platforms with no barriers, no Pay Walls, & no Pay To Win elements preventing you from having a great time while topping the leaderboards. Created from the ground up for dynamic, online gameplay there's new content being added regularly and huge content updates every Season. No Limits.
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Kartrider Drift | Playstation State of Play 2021
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jan 19, 2023
    85
    Kartrider: Drift not only impresses with its stunning visuals and advanced graphic engines, but also inherits the smooth driving sensation developed over 18 years of service by its predecessor. The game offers a variety of customization options for beginners, and is available on multiple platforms. While there may be issues with an unstable network and cheating, players can still enjoy fast-paced racing on both mobile and PC.
  2. Jan 28, 2023
    74
    KartRider: Drift is a fast-paced and fun arcade racing game with plenty of tracks of increasing difficulty, which, however, must be first unlocked. On the other hand, it is more of the same, with no real innovation compared to the genre's cornerstones, such as the Mario Kart franchise. As a free-to-play title, it is definitively worth giving it a chance, all the more so because its monetization system is solely based on cosmetic items that in no way affect the outcome of the races.
  3. Jan 23, 2023
    65
    Nexon launches a challenge to Mario Kart with its kart racing arcade in a new fashion. Kartrider: Drift has a substantial package of modes and options to please a wide public, but it's still quite far away from its paradigm.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 3, 2023
    10
    People fail to understand what makes KartRider: Drift a unique game. This isn't supposed to be a Mario Kart clone, it's supposed to be a twistPeople fail to understand what makes KartRider: Drift a unique game. This isn't supposed to be a Mario Kart clone, it's supposed to be a twist on the traditional kart racing formula. Unfortunately, most people play one hour of the item mode, say the track design is boring without even attempting the license challenges (which unlock the more complex tracks) and uninstall the game forever. I get why people think this. Mario Kart has had such a huge impact on the genre that other competitors such as Crash Team Racing and Sonic and All Stars Racing: Transformed have been blown out of the water in terms of popularity, consistency, multiplayer and recognisability. People expect a game exactly like Mario Kart and get disappointed when it is very different to it. While KartRider may have an item mode suited for more casual players (like Mario Kart), its main mode is Speed. This is very different from other games in the genre, as the target audience is aimed at hardcore players and not casual ones. Races get very heated and intense as some people have mastered the easy to learn, hard to master aspect by wisely using drifts and boosts to their advantage. This is what I like most about the game, as you actually have to concentrate and focus on your tactics in order to get the best time in each course. Also, the graphics and character expressions are the best I've ever seen in a kart racer before. Each character is so expressive and bubbly and charismatic and the graphics blend realism and a cartoony style really well with each other. The kart customisation is the best I've ever seen too; you can create whatever you want basically (though I have seen some people applying racist things onto their cars). While Nexon itself as a corporation has had quite a bad reputation over the years, it's slowly being redeemed with this game alone. They are consistently updating it and none of the microtransactions (for now at least) are predatory in any way. Good job Nexon, let's hope you make it consistent. Expand
  2. Jan 13, 2023
    9
    The game is fun, the matchmaking takes 3 seconds, lots of mode of racing and it's free.
  3. Jan 15, 2023
    8
    Matchmaking is absolutely good, and I can find no items which I can get by paying some money. It's free!
  4. Jan 18, 2023
    7
    The good:
    The game is free and easy to get into if you've played other cart racing games.
    You can customize your cart with decals and wraps
    The good:
    The game is free and easy to get into if you've played other cart racing games.
    You can customize your cart with decals and wraps which is fun.
    Characters are cute, and there are plenty to choose from.
    Matchmaking takes no time at all, once you are ready there's a game waiting for you.
    The game runs smoothly without hiccups or crashes.
    There's enough racing modes to keep you busy.

    The bad:
    It's still a game as a service.
    The items during team races can still hurt your teammates.
    On that note, some items need to be balanced.
    There's not many maps, maybe 4 from what I've seen. 8 would have been perfect.
    Drifting is probably the worst par about racing...and it's in the name.
    Redeeming Prime Rewards is a nightmare.

    Overall: it's a good free game, if you don't have a Nintendo product and want to play a kart racer, this is worth the time.
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  5. Jan 25, 2023
    6
    A free and pretty nice Martio Kart like.
    Its not a Nintendo product/kart racer, but still fun.