Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jan 19, 2023
    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. Mar 13, 2023
    For a full launch, I think there’s plenty of content that’ll keep you entertained. It has a strong driving model with interesting mechanics and plenty of modes to tackle alone, with a pair, or a group of mates. I find KartRider: Drift to be very addicting, seeing as I’ve put well over 50 hours into the game already, I can easily see myself putting more than double over the coming months.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. Feb 3, 2023
    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. Full Review »
  2. Mar 27, 2023
    A unique Kart racing game. Same genre but kinda hard-core and skill-based; The game's mostly about how well you use the drift.
  3. Jan 25, 2023
    A free and pretty nice Martio Kart like.
    Its not a Nintendo product/kart racer, but still fun.