It feels like ages since we’ve had a decent arcade racer on PlayStation. Quick thrills often take a back seat to realism and vehicle calibration. Thankfully, Belfast-based dev Level 91 has channelled the likes of Burnout and Ridge Racer for its neon-drenched title Inertial Drift. There are no comprehensive difficulty modifiers here;...
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Entertaining cel-shaded racer Inertial Drift with drive on its side to the PlayStation 4 from 7th August, publisher PQube has announced. The arcade racer – which will be available both physically and digitally – sees you using the DualShock 4’s analogue sticks to steer your vehicle around perilous bends, and having gone...
Life is more fun when you’re on your back – not that we’d know anything about that. Inertial Drift – a name so close to plagiarising legendary anime Initial D that it instantly earned our respect – argues that it’s actually more entertaining on your side, as this so-called twin-stick arcade racer trades on taking corners at...
Comes with local split-screen multiplayer
The racing genre isn't particularly well represented on PlayStation 4. We reckon Gran Turismo Sport is the best driving game on the console, but even that takes a weird turn with an effort to showcase serious online racing. Inertial Drift, from developer Northern Softworks, is
Inertial Drift tears up the racing rule book with innovative twin-stick controls, completely re-imagined driving mechanics and a roster of fiercely individual cars.