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  • Summary: In the near future, the official racing federation has ordered a seasons pause from racing, to allow teams to ease into the transition to flying vehicles. To bridge this gap, top hybrid car manufacturers host a rogue championship for rookie drivers on the streets of cities worldwide. TheirIn the near future, the official racing federation has ordered a seasons pause from racing, to allow teams to ease into the transition to flying vehicles. To bridge this gap, top hybrid car manufacturers host a rogue championship for rookie drivers on the streets of cities worldwide. Their advanced cars drive on electricity and Xenon gas, resulting in crazy speeds. Get behind the wheel, keep your adrenaline in check and drift through the streets. Boost to absurd speeds and become the ultimate Xenon Racer. Expand
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  1. Apr 5, 2019
    55
    Xenon Racer is far from the racing game we all expected. It is quite entertaining, but unfortunately at a technical level we can see a very simple graphic level, abundant popping, an irregular AI and very long load times that condemn it to ostracism.
  2. Mar 30, 2019
    40
    It’s not often we recommend you play a Nintendo Switch game on a different platform, but there’s simply no way we could advise you to pick this up right now in its current state. There’s every chance the developer could provide substantial support to patch Xenon Racer into a more playable state, but as of writing it’s a game that doesn't warrant that full price tag. With a layer of extra blurring when playing in handheld mode, and that sense of breakneck speed reduced substantially by the sheer drop in frames when racing, you’re forced to endure a racer that simply can't justify its own existence on Switch. Add in poor controls and input lag and it's clear that Xenon Racer needed a little more time in the garage.
  3. 30
    Xenon Racer doesn’t have anything that makes it particularly unique, so even the best port would still be mediocre. The one way it truly manages to go above and beyond is by doing its best to hide its shoddy port right up to its pre-rendered gameplay footage in the intro that was clearly recorded on a different system. If you’re in a desperate fix for a new racing game there are worse options than Xenon Racer, but make sure you pick it up on another system, because even the added portability on Switch can’t make this version worth the cost of admission.
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  1. Sep 21, 2019
    7
    Fortunately I bought this after the big fix. Plays really well in performance mode, chugs terribly in quality mode.
    In performance mode this
    Fortunately I bought this after the big fix. Plays really well in performance mode, chugs terribly in quality mode.
    In performance mode this is a good arcade racer, I've really enjoyed it. Absolute bargain at the moment, online racing desolate waste land, as few people play.
    I'll race you if you get it. Would love to race someone. Alot of racing games on switch support online, but have no community, shame when they are good fun and worth while.
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  2. May 2, 2020
    6
    It is true that "Xenon Racer" is not a playful total failure. However, much more would have been expected due to the previously split picturesIt is true that "Xenon Racer" is not a playful total failure. However, much more would have been expected due to the previously split pictures and trailers. So you get a decent frame of vehicles, tracks and game modes. Unfortunately the level of difficulty is very high and also the behaviour of the other drivers is annoying. Also the strange handling and the damned weak graphical presentation pushes the negative impressions further. If you need a racing game again, you should absolutely orientate yourself by the other games. If "Xenon Racer" should cost less than 20 Euro, you can take a look.

    (https://www.playmoregames.de/post/xenon-racer-nsw--xb1--ps4--pc-im-test)
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  3. May 4, 2020
    2
    Unfortunately, even after the 4th patch the game is still very unplayable or - if you are going to sacrifice almost every graphic detail - youUnfortunately, even after the 4th patch the game is still very unplayable or - if you are going to sacrifice almost every graphic detail - you can switch to performance mode that at least grants you 30fps. From a console that shown many titles that look So good this is a truly disappointing outcome for a game that deserved better. Expand
  4. Jun 26, 2020
    2
    awful. low resolution and graphics. bad controls. unplayable. dont buy it..
  5. Mar 27, 2019
    0
    Nice port. The game could be very good but i just can't even comfortably play it because awful performance on console.