• Publisher: Catze
  • Release Date: Aug 27, 2021
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  • Summary: Star Drift Evolution is a minimalistic racing game about taking corners the most fun way possible: by powersliding! Race on a wide variety of stylized tracks, ranging from simple dirt ovals to challenging rally tracks and perfect your lines. Will you evolve to become a true Drift King?
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Sep 7, 2021
    90
    Star Drift Evolution comes out of the early access pits with a perfect set-up, which allows it to compete for the top positions of the genre.
  2. Sep 13, 2021
    80
    Star Drift Evolution is a minimalistic, unexpectedly deep and articulated racer, packed with a rich single player career that offers 75 vehicles and 50 tracks to unlock, but also a fun and frantic multiplayer mode.
  3. Sep 7, 2021
    78
    A little big game with a pounding heart, Star Drift Evolution brings a great old-school racing experience with a lot of contents, even if the presentation lacks of style. It really shines on Time Trial and multiplayer, while it offers a more shallow experience in Career Mode, but if you crave to achieve the best lap records, that's your game.
  4. Sep 30, 2021
    78
    Star Drift Evolution is genuinely fun and you will absolutely enjoy drifting in its low poly races.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Aug 28, 2021
    10
    Really A LOT of tracks and vehicles, each one very peculiar. It's a technical arcade racer, very deep, good in single-player, excellent inReally A LOT of tracks and vehicles, each one very peculiar. It's a technical arcade racer, very deep, good in single-player, excellent in multiplayer. Among the very best arcade racing ever imho. Expand
  2. Sep 15, 2021
    10
    This is an INSANELY ADDICTING driving/racing game with a clear focus on well executed drifts. There are TONS of great tracks. This game allowsThis is an INSANELY ADDICTING driving/racing game with a clear focus on well executed drifts. There are TONS of great tracks. This game allows for you to find the perfect sweet spot for car control on your drifts. There are consistent game improvements and releases in each new update and much more in the pipeline from the game creator: Catze, working well with his Publicity/Assistant Dev Desangre. The developers take advice very seriously from the community, which is highly appreciated to continue making a better experience for everyone. Get your helmet on and hop in the driver seat for a thrill you won't want to miss. You have the ability to adjust
    the camera option of playing "Top Down" to get that retro/mobile vibe or "Third Person" for more of the modern racing game feel. You can customize the many different cars in the game with various livery patterns and color options to choose from. Cars have various strengths and weaknesses which creates a great challenge to find out which one is best suited for the track. I have spent over 140 hours on this game (at the time of writing this) and just can't get enough. The meta of the game is always changing with new patches and discoveries from top players always trying to push the limit of the cars. The magic of this game is you can play it as competitively or casually as you want and still get a satisfying experience. I highly suggest purchasing this game and highly recommend bringing a few friends along to get a feel for the multiplayer. This game needs the player base it deserves! Drift your way to the top, see you there :)!
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  3. Oct 16, 2021
    10
    Star Drift Evolution takes all the good things from many of the racing games of today and combines them into a beautiful minimalistic package.Star Drift Evolution takes all the good things from many of the racing games of today and combines them into a beautiful minimalistic package. With over 70 differently styled tracks and over 50 cars to choose from, the combinations are almost endless. This game has BOTH local (up to 4 people) and online multiplayer (2-20 people), which is a rare occurrence these days in racing games. This game can be as hardcore or as hilarious as you want it to be. Want to drive it as an arcade racer and goof around? No problem, they’ve got a top down camera just for that. Want to try to be the best in the world? They’ve got a 3rd person and a hood cam for that too (this is my opinion, not actually based on data from the game). Not to say a record can’t be set using a different camera; each person has a camera preference, and Star Drift Evolution accounts for that. It’s a complete racing experience for casual or competitive gamers. Some games demand a large investment of time to play a match or round; that is not so with this game. Most tracks are under one minute, with the longest track taking just over 3 minutes for an average player to complete. Only have 5 minutes to spare? Star Drift Evolution can be picked up and put down in a heartbeat. Want to grind a couple hours for that top spot on your favorite track? Star Drift Evolution loses none of its charm after a grueling session. There is also a great, albeit small community with a nice discord setup as well. There’s only one thing missing from Star Drift Evolution. You.

    *I have played Star Drift Evolution for approximately 75 hours and have completed the game at the time of this review.
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  4. Sep 27, 2021
    9
    Great racing game, very fast menu without boring useless loading. There are a lot of cars and tracks and multiplayer is very fun (there is aGreat racing game, very fast menu without boring useless loading. There are a lot of cars and tracks and multiplayer is very fun (there is a special channel on Discord). Nice special horns (i prefer COW :D) Expand
  5. Oct 4, 2021
    4
    1. Physics. No railway more - its great progress, no aversion produced by driving. Quite close to V-Rally 4 model, BUT, the car is still heavy1. Physics. No railway more - its great progress, no aversion produced by driving. Quite close to V-Rally 4 model, BUT, the car is still heavy like a tank. It produce furious grip at asphalt, car get stuck instead of sliding, and for compete with fast drivers you still must go complex sharp-twisty virages atfull-throttle. In the same time, in such locations as Italy or Portugal we see clear, that they still use jet (rocket) engine for acceleration, because if car slides like boat in lake, without correction possibility, - in what way it could accelerate so great with slight gas touch? No by tyres, obviously. So, still no powerslide.
    2. Picture. Its catastrophic fail. We still see the same squalid cartoon-soap faded picture, BUT by "improvements" they managed to make game unplayable even for middle-class systems. As for me, I play with 1060 card only at 720 resolution and most low graphics settings, from time to time being crashed by the freeze. No words, that "exellent" new locations like Estonia and Croatia looks not simply ugly - fearful. But many people now forced to buy devices like 1050 Ti or 1550 Ti for not bad money, and these devices were turned directly into pumpkin by this game. Very nice.
    Recognize, that at times at bitcoin mining you have to delete useless improvings and go at least to level of WRC 5, wich was playable without vertical syncro turn off, which now only allow me to p[lay.

    And in the same time, the question is so... why in SLRE (2016) I can not only enjoy higly detailed, with natural no-soap lighting and bright colours picture, but alsao to renew world records with monster 600-1000 hp cars at 960 with live recording and FHD without it, using old 960 2GB card? What a hell?
    They still proudly press logo "KT engine" at screen during game loading, but nothing here presented for to be proud. Its trash and dead-end. If Solar Crown will be made with it, great fail assured. May be, better to buy old engine of SLRE?...

    3. Interface and gameplay. Career regime will not discuss, its in vain. We see again fantastically scoffing interface, which become worse and worse from times of WRC5. For example, from older times after stage finishing in quick-ply regine we see online leaderboards... top list again and again! As for me, after a pair of restarts I can reach this list, but most of players never reach it. They want to see their own position, but for it they must release wheel and use MOUSE for handle targeting of switch field. Everybody knows solution, used by codemasters... but not these guys.

    So, it was prev version also, but now, for example, they force you to use entire set of 15 clicks for launching quick game stage. For what? Really, its very hard to realize, are they so brainless, or they spoils for purpose?

    Tracks still remains of a type of crazy obstacle course which you will never pass first or third attempt without a series of mortal crashes, low pace. But now they also added animated spectators, staying directly at road behind turn, and you kill them many times before finding way to pass. But, in differ with carmageddon, you will NOT recieve bounty for it. Mentally ill junkies and stoners - the only words I can find for those who made it, in official sports game.

    Live online gaming totally dead. Still the same dead sessions, blocking game possibility for everybody. Even without ghosts I often cannot control car mostly with 2-3 rivals. And for ghost turning off I must leave session (which it will be impossible to find again). While in WRC 5-7 I could turn ghosts on-off directly in game easy - also great improvement.

    Tracks renweal also too slow. "New" Finnish tracks I played year ago now are boring for me, no words other locations didnt changed for 3-4 years.

    So, the project goes dead end. We need no more such hack-work products as official game.

    I give 4 points for really improved physics, but generally its 2.
    PS. Forgot to mention interesting thing. Now again you can compete with ghosts, downloading from online leaderboards. BUT they still block such huge country as Russia for downloading possibility, and you must use VPN. Although the game supports Russian language for most of features. Also you cannot use Russian flag for positioning yourself during onlinbe play and so on. Its simply unbeliewable, especially taking in mind great chance of possibility that they made all these for me personally.
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