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Get closer than ever before to the world of adrenaline pumping sky-racing where flyboys can test and master their flying and combat skills against the deadliest opponents! Admire amazingly detailed terrains. Unlock state-of-the-art planes and personalize them with unique racing skins.
Be the first on the single and multiplayer challenges, where possibilities are limited only by your own imagination.
The goal is simple: If you can’t overtake them, shoot them down!
Eight Modern Planes to Fly: Choose from eight modern, state-of-the art airplanes turned into killing machines, each with four different skins for a total of 32 unique racing skins.
Six Power-ups! Capture up to two different powers in your plane’s arsenal, then collect upgrades to increase the strength of those existing powers. Strategy becomes key as you must choose which powers to keep, which ones to upgrade and which ones to convert into Boost energy
Stunning Visuals: Race through scenic venues like the Grand Canyon, Alaskan Terrain and Hawaiian Islands, created with beautiful, vibrant colors.
8-person Multiplayer: Take your friends down online in this fast and furious battle.
Three Unique Game Modes: Power Race Mode is high-speed racing paired with power-ups; Speed Race Mode where players navigate the course through ring targets that accelerates plane speed and Survival Mode where pilots race against the countdown clock and each other.
Intense racing action... in the skies!Azrael360 | Nov. 11, 2013 | See all Azrael360's reviews »
SkyDrift, a game developed by Digital Reality, it's a racing game where you pilot an airplane and face intense combats against your opponents while racing against them. There's no place here for the faint of heart: the races are fast, the combat frenetic and the routes full of obstacles. What makes SkyDrift great, is the fun you'll get while playing it and its amazing moments where you'll be screaming "oh my god!" or "holy...!". With tight controls, you will be able to do some great stunts easily in these planes, especially with a gamepad.
Like any other "Kart" game, you will able to get items (weapons or bonuses) during the races to use against your opponents or for yourself, but also, you can convert these items in extra boost for more boost speed. The more you win or get to a podium position, more planes or skins are unlocked for you.
The closest game I could think to SkyDrift, is the flying segments of "Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed", but SkyDrift in 10x more intense, faster and open. The graphics are very similar to that game too, everything is very colorful, nice and well designed, but not everything can be good, right? Exactly as "Bang Bang Racing", another game made by the same developers, you may find some graphical glitches or corruption from time to time that can be a little annoying, but luckily they are really fast, so they're not game breaking.
Others negative points are: not being able to change the game language from the in-game options, so it'll always starts in the same language as the one set in the operating system (the only way to start the game in another language is to change this in the control panel); and if you play with a gamepad, the controls on screen will show always keys, not gamepad buttons, even in the tutorial. So if you want to know what the buttons do, you will have to see the control scheme in the options.
But everything else is so good, that you will forgive those issues and just enjoy SkyDrift.
Get this if you haven't played aero-plane games recentlyMisterRay97 | Oct. 15, 2013 | See all MisterRay97's reviews »
So, this is SkyDrift. An amazing airplane racer. Basically, this game is like Blur, but it has planes instead of cars. I haven't been into the game that much, but still, the game is really well made. You have many powerups to collect and shoot at your opponents. The gameplay is really good and easy to pick up. They have understood that airplane controls are difficult and hence put 'instant respawn' when you crash into something. And, I'd suggest to play this game with a controller. (I played this with the Xbox 360 controller for Windows.)
The graphics are good and not so GPU hungry. The gameplay mechanics might seem a bit dull and unrealistic, but the game is enjoyable. We do not see any airplane games these days, except for a few flight simulators. The concept of the game is really new and a bit different from your regular video game. The tracks are challenging and varied. You also have boost (like the nitro in your daily racing game), and you can convert a powerup into boost if you won't use it. The idea of the game is fantastic.
If you're looking for a casual airplane racer, then this is your best bet. And as mentioned earlier, you might require a controller.
Throwback In The SkyJACarlington | Oct. 4, 2013 | See all JACarlington's reviews »
I'll admit, when I bought Skydrift, I had low expectations. But this game was a very pleasant surprise. A throwback to old arcade style racing games. Great graphics with beautiful scenery. The keyboard controls were a bit challenging at first but are a bit easier with some practice. You can use a gamepad, if you have one, to make things easier. Not overly complicated. You pick a race, pick a plane (and a skin if you like), then start racing. A fun game with a lot of replay value and at a good price.
Fun Mario-Kart-Esque GameDevilsdance | July 4, 2013 | See all Devilsdance's reviews »
Fun arcade-flying game that you will waste some time playing. Very fun and easy to control (I used a 360-pad). Controls are very fluid, and gameplay is very fun. Usually really cheap on sales and definitely worth the cheap price.
Racing.. but in the skywfosnot | June 3, 2013 | See all wfosnot's reviews »
Don't want to pay for those over-priced Sonic racing games (yeah.. Sonic Transformed - I'm talking to you) - then Skydrift is a great alternative. It feels natural - like a regular racing game, except it adds the new dimension of being in the air. This is NOT a sim.. this is about speed and fun! Still best played with a controller.