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  • Summary: In Absolute Drift, you will master the art of drifting. Practice your skills in Free-Roam and compete in drift events such as Driftkhana and Mountain Drifting.
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  1. Dec 3, 2020
    90
    A minimal-looking aesthetic that fits the Switch perfectly, Absolute Drift is a delight to get absorbed into. You won’t master it straight away, but when you get the hang of it you’ll be hooning about in no time.
  2. Dec 16, 2020
    82
    Absolute Drift is a perfect game for fans of driving games. It's a nice experiment with simple but hard-to-master mechanics.
  3. Dec 2, 2020
    70
    While it took a long time to reach Nintendo's hybrid console, Absolute Drift's gameplay is a great fit and great value for those looking for a new challenge on their Switch. It's playable in short or long bursts and is simultaneously relaxing or challenging. While those looking for an in-depth racing experience are better off waiting for Gran Turismo 7, Absolute Drift: Zen Edition is a great minimalist experience available for good value.
  4. Dec 2, 2020
    70
    Absolute Drift: Zen Edition is easy to pick up, but can be tricky to master. Once you get the hang of the drifting, there is plenty of enjoyment to be had with high scores to chase, even without an online multiplayer component.
  5. Jan 4, 2021
    70
    Absolute Drift: Zen Edition is a peaceful driving game crafted to focus on control, precision and challenging yourself.
  6. Dec 2, 2020
    60
    Absolute Drift is the kind of game that can quite easily provide a good hour or so worth of entertainment on a rainy day. Our fear with this one, however, is that the learning curve is so brutally steep, it may put you off before you even properly get into it. If you do manage to power through, though, it’s a genuinely relaxing, satisfying experience. It’s just a shame the game is hampered by poor design choices and crippling technical issues.
  7. Dec 17, 2020
    60
    It's really sad that the learning curve is so massive that it acts like a wall that keeps most players from enjoying this. It's sad, because those who'll persevere, and manage to reach that 'Zen' level of razor-sharp precision, are the only ones who can really understand how exciting Absolute Drift can be. That being said, when a game is all about drifting, the fun factor won't last for long.

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  1. Feb 18, 2021
    5
    First off, the games learning curve is so steep that most players are “driven” away 4 minutes into the game, a new player might see the gameFirst off, the games learning curve is so steep that most players are “driven” away 4 minutes into the game, a new player might see the game and think that there about to experience a fun drifting game but what they get is rage inducing gameplay that only true car/drift enthusiasts can power through.
    The design choice was a good idea but the maps are almost impossible to navigate because of the overly bright palette, it makes the simplest of turns Aggravating and unpleasant, especially the tutorial.
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