developer: CarX Technologies
publisher: CarX Technologies
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-16
CarX Drift Racing is a racing game released on the iOS, AND and WP platforms, in which the key element of fun is the titular drifting. The game was developed by the Russian studio CarX Technologies and is available in a free-to-play model with microtransactions.
Like most typical car games, CarX Drift Racing's gameplay boils down to driving on tracks set in three different sceneries. The main difference, however, is that besides finishing first, we also have to drift. The points (converted into the virtual currency) are equally important - we get them for performing spectacular drifts on subsequent turns. They allow you to unlock new cars such as sports machines as well as tourist, classic and even half-truck models. Cars aren't licensed, but they faithfully reflect their actual equivalents. In addition, each of them can be subjected to a simple visual tuning - we can change the color of the body and rims.
The authors of the game put particular emphasis on the realism of the car's behavior, which translated into quite good - for mobile conditions - driving and drifting mechanics. In addition, you can modify the traction of the machines by selecting one of the four available settings, such as Stock, Turbo, Racing and Drift. There are also three different control models - we can use a gyroscope or virtual buttons for the steering wheel, gas, brake and manual brake (extremely useful during drifting). For less experienced drivers, it is possible to switch on several facilitations, such as steering and braking assistance.
Even though the game was developed by a previously unknown studio, CarX Drift Racing on iOS, AND and WP is characterized by high-quality graphics. The car models were made with great attention to detail, and the individual tracks impress with the quantity and quality of the details. No wonder, because it is also in a sense a demonstration of the capabilities of the original CarX Engine, which was put up for sale by the creators. Importantly, it works smoothly even on weaker models of smartphones and tablets.
PC / Windows
- Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 2.66 GHz/AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT/AMD Radeon HD 2900 PRO or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows Vista SP2/7/8/10
- Recommended: Intel Core i3-530 2.93 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 810 2.60 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti/AMD Radeon HD 7770 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows Vista SP2/7/8/10