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.
User reviews: Very Positive (443 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 21, 2011
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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!

Key Features:

  • 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.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: x86 or x64 bit versions of Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/Win7
    • Processor: AMD/Intel dual-core processor running at 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1GB for MS Windows XP and 1.5GB for MS Windows Vista/Win7
    • Hard Disk Space: 1GB
    • Video Card: ATI/nVidia graphic card with at least 128MB of dedicated VRAM and with at least DirectX 9.0c and Shader Model 3.0 support. ATI Radeon HD 3600 series and NVIDIA Geforce 8600GT
    • DirectX®: 9.0c, June 2010 update
    • Sound: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 9 compatible soundcard.
    Recommended:
    • OS: x86 or x64 bit versions of Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/Win7
    • Processor: AMD/Intel dual-core processor running at 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 1GB for MS Windows XP and 2GB for Vista/Win7
    • Hard Disk Space: 1GB
    • Video Card: ATI/Nvidia dedicated graphic card with at least 256MB of dedicated VRAM and with at least DirectX 9.0c and Shader Model 4.0 support. ATI Radeon HD 3800 series and NVIDIA Geforce 8800GT.
    • DirectX®: 9.0c, June 2010 update
    • Sound: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 9 compatible soundcard.
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Extremely fun game, got it on sale and don't regret it, would have payed more.

Haven't even tried multiplayer yet and I can say it's one of the most fun games I've played in a while. There's an element of adrenaline, chaos, split-second decisions, not even good racing games are as cool as this. The game looks and sounds good, the planes have a degree of customisation (paint) and you have enough planes to choose from. The combat system is good as well, making it easier for new players to adapt rather than making it difficult to shoot stuff. Arcade is the largest factor of this game, simulation not so much, and good for it.

You do need some time to adapt, won't be pro on the first tries, but there's no way you're not gonna enjoy this even a little bit. It might not be addictive, grant it, but that's not a bad thing; this is the sort of game you keep in your library and now and then come back to, because it's gonna be fun anytime.

PS: Joystick or at least controller, keyboard won't be as good.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Love the game
One of the best racing games ever
Love the concept
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Skydrift is an indie plane racer for PS3, 360 and Windows by Digital Reality.

Menu:
A full menu is available to tweak with as you wish. For an indie game there are plenty of graphics settings incase you can't already run it at 60fps. Audio sliders are good to go. Menu is intended for console and so it works better with controller. Tutorials are in text form and are easy to read through.

Controls:
There is full controller and keyboard support with keyboard being rebindable. Controller is recommended to play and feels better. Keyboard feels a bit out of place especially on default.

Ingame:
Flying through campaign and multiplayer with campaign actually posing a challenge. The game looks great, you'll never see a bad texture with the speed you're going at and so my frames never dropped below 60. There are 3 game modes in campaign and 5 in multiplayer these are speed race, power race and survival with multiplayer adding deathmatch and team deathmatch to the line. All planes have different attributes for speed, acceleration, armour and more.
While going through the campaign you will also unlock extra skins for your planes. When the competition is far ahead it's difficult to catch up and going outside of the intended path will push you back. Tricks will earn you boost power and in power race you can turn in a power like rockets, machine gun and shields for extra boost.

Multiplayer:
You can play online against others and invite your friends which is ofcourse the best way.
Sadly to say nobody is playing the multiplayer so you need friends who own the game.
I was lucky enough to have these and can say that multiplayer is strong and fun.

Achievements:
Steam has a few achievements to unlock mostly done through campaign. The game also has in-game achievements in the form of medals.

DLC:
There are 2 pieces of DLC available. First the airplane pack which adds 3 awesome planes to the selection. Second is a multiplayer pack that adds a few arena maps and weather conditions.

Conclusion:
Skydrift is an action packed game and very enjoyable. For multiplayer you'll need friends who own the game. Great fun will be had! DLC is also up for debate and I would say maybe on a sale.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
How this game isnt a hit is beyond me. The controls are tight and very responsive, the planes have weight and the combat is oh so satisfying. I could see this in an arcade machine sucking up all of my money. This is one game easily worth full price.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
The good:
- Awesome graphics
- Fast paced, exiting racing
- Power ups are very fun and balanced
- Planes are unique
- Maps are smartly designed
- Game modes are fun
- lots of medals/achievments
- PLANES!

The bad:
- Too few maps
- Some more planes would have been nice
- Only 3 game modes

The ugly:
- Multiplayer is dead, wih means you will NOT be able to get all the in-game and Steam achievments, unless you are really patient/lucky to find online matches

All in all:

Totaly worth it! Easily 9/10

P.S.: Made by Hungarians, and I'm hungarian, so glad to support my fellow countrymen :) Sziasztok!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Mario Kart in the air...enough said. Loads of fun and worth coming back to regularly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTQd6wb9uzI
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
I think I bought this game during the Steam Summer Sale last year and I've played it on occassion when I feel like a crazy racing game. Skydrift reminds me of all the wacky racing games I used to play in the arcades in the late 90's. With it's fast unreal action, loud engines, crazy power-ups (rockets and EMPs), this game gives me the same thrill as Hydro Thunder, even though that's superboats and not super-planes, and Hydro Thunder seems to be the best game to compare this to. The levels are full of vibrant detail and as the race progresses, the environments change too! There's a volcano race that is absolutely insane when it starts erupting, and a canyon level that starts to crumble around you! Also, the graphics of Skydrift are pretty as well! The planes are well-detailed and very colorful and they each have their own style of flying. I play this game with a gamepad (ps3 controller) so it's a little easier to control than if you were playing on a keyboard. I tried it with a keyboard and my hands couldn't take the coordination it required. I highly recommend this game to anyone that loves crazy arcade racing games!
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
What is it? Its race mixed with air battle. Its really fast game where 4 rackets or some bullets can change the leader on last meters. Of course it doesnt mean that if you are first you cant do anything. You can reapir, use shield to avoid some nasty rackets or left some mines for fallowers. 3 race types, many planes with different stats and challenges, medals make it really good game. But there arent so many maps as it should be (only my opinion) and multiplayer is dead. Anyway if you like races in a different form its something for you.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
I only recently got a decent video card, so I'm a geek from way back that needs to catch up on some games. I've also got kiddos, so I can't be too involved on my games... This game is perfect. It's a couple of years old, so no problems running it on newer hardware, but it's FUN. I can play as long or as short a time as I'd like to. I'd love to see additional tracks for this game, but it's unlikely much new is going to come the way of Skydrift. As it stands, with what it is, it's terrific. Not too involved, jump-in-and-play, and stay as long as you like.

I'm having so much fun with it; I wish I'd found it sooner.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
One of my favorite racing games. More arcade than simulation.

For comparison:

Mario Kart Wii: 9/10
Blur: 7/10
Skydrift: 8/10
NFS Hot Pursuit (2010): 8/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
169.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
nice, simple up/down/left/right/fire.
very safe for the kids.
very challenging.
amazing for the price.
enjoy
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Gun Gazzlers in the Air
Arcade flying race with guns
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 1
Awesome Gameplay (with Gamepad), lots of fun, a must have! Unfortunately no one is on multiplayer, but we are those able to change that !))
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Great Arcade Racer .

Mix of Sky Odyssey and Wipeout/Zero G etc..

Calling all pilots to multiplayer!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Un juego tipo arcade muy entretenido
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
same feeling while playing crash badicott long time ago
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
This is a very recommended game because:
Good Graphics
Awesome Upgrades
Balanced planes (not overpowered or extremely bad planes)
Nice tracks
And so on.
I didn't played the game long, but I just bought it for a Team Fortress key, and its definetly worth that.
There may be more planes and upgrades, but the game is good as it is now.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
this is a really fun game. it reminds me of the wipeout series, mixed with some twisted metal. racing and blowing each other to smithereens, what's not to like? LOL!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
An underrated gem. I prefer playing campaign/solo, so the lack of multiplayer servers doesn't bother me that much. As some have mentioned, the DLCs should just have been part of the base game, but besides that little marketing snafu, this is one heckuva fun race (with power-ups ala Mario Kart). If you see it on sale, grab it, but make sure you have a controller ready. :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 1
this game is good
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