Review: Torque Drift on Steam
The popular mobile game for drift fans has come to PC.
Drifting is an interesting action in car games. Not all of them get it right, some not even close, but for Torque Drift it is the whole point.
Let's talk Torque Drift
Torque Drift started its life on mobile devices and its life has been positive. Available on both Google Play and the Apple Store for FREE and it has positive reviews on both, but honestly being a lover of the sport of drifting I picked it up and the motion controls using phones isn't for me. Mostly because I suck at it.
It isn't Grease Monkey Games, the makers of Torque Drift's, fault. I just am bad at motion control games that aren't connected to something. When everyone was driving Mario Kart Wii back in 2008 with a Wii Remote I was still using a GameCube controller. That is why I was excited that Torque Drift was coming to Steam, for FREE as well and I can use any controller I want.
Why Torque Drift?
There are Formula Drift cars in other video games, but when you boot up Torque Drift you can tell they are vested in not only Formula Drift, but the brands and products around Formula Drift. If a brand or product is featured in Torque Drift you can be sure that you have seen that around drifting in real life.
Not only parts and brands, but a big draw to Torque Drift is the professional cars you can get in the game. There are 36 pro cars, not just from Formula Drift available for download in the game. From Mad Mike's Mazda monsters to Ryan Tuerck's GT4586 build to Kristaps Bluss' E92 Eurofighter.
Starting with the 2021 Formula Drift season, every round will have a demo run performed in Torque Drift showcasing fans the course the competitors have to take on.
There are plenty of car games which are aiming for realism. What I think Torque Drift aims for and hits the spot on is drift fans which want to load up mobile or on their computers pick a car of their favorite driver and rip it into a corner.
I honestly wonder the amount of people who play Torque Drift at a Formula Drift event, I bet the number is high between the down times.
One of the best things about Torque Drift is the game is FREE and you only need to buy your favorite driver should you wish. You don't actually have to buy them though, but I imagine a significant portion of the fan base does. If you are the worlds biggest Adam LZ fan? Cool buy his car. Rad Dan fan? Buy his car. Tuerck, Kearney, Field, it goes on and on.
Regarding the controls and how the game feels, I am not good at any in game drifting regardless of the game, but Torque Drift makes it very easy. The game makes me a drifting hero, but remember only with a controller. I still don't get you motion control guys, he he he.
Torque Drift is FREE, so if you are a drift fan it is definitely worth your time to check it out. If you aren't a drift fan, check it out anyway, what do you have to lose?