High Octane Drift Review: One of the Hardest Drifting Games

We decided to hop into High Octane Drift as soon as the game was released as an early access game on Steam. It’s an excellent 3d simulation game and really like h***. The only problem is since we started playing it, the difficulties were confirmed. Controlling the car in this game was a real pain. The game is small, and it takes approx. 1.3g of HD space. What’s more important, it’s made on Unity engine by Cruderocks, a new small company that made a significant promise for the upcoming years. This High Octane Drift Review should help you understand the game better and make you download it.

High Octane Drift Review

Well, the game looked somewhat lovely since the beginning. It was a little bit of a problem joining the game on NA servers, but after the connection went through we were able to play. Keep in mind that you are limited to play on NA servers because it’s still in early access. In the beginning, you will get tips, and it will ask you to choose a graphics option, all the way from fastest to most beautiful. It’s yours to decide, and we think the game is 99% playable on a low budget PC. If you do not select anything, you’ll get the default settings. First of all, you start in a garage with your stock car ready for a drive. You can see the image below.

Shop, Garage, Community, Tuning… everything you need is displayed at the top of the screen. Keep in mind that you can see all the options and features this game offers in the video below.

High Octane Drift has a lot of potentials to grow big and outrun some other driving games, ofc if the developers continue to listen to the players and fix their needs. Speaking of drifting, every single gamer that loves racing games cannot go against it. Well, the big surprise for all of those players is that in this game they will start to sweat. Every single core gamer that loves racing games will be amazed at the difficulty this game offers. Someone will master it, but someone will struggle while trying to find a way to perform the best possible drift.

Believe us. This game is hard as it can be!

What is more important is that the developers are really trying hard to bring the players a nice drifting experience, making the game a lot better by fixing bugs, updating the game frequently and listening to the community. The community makes the game, not the other way around. Even bigger companies have failed by acting crazy and not listening to the player’s needs. It’s a good start, and they need to keep it up.

Basic Game Story and what it supports

You start as a rookie in an active drifting community, earning reputation and cash to build your unique drifting car, gather your crew and win top class in the High Octane Drifting Series.

  • Real-time multiplayer up to 32 players
  • Evergrowing collection of cars with changeable aerodynamic elements
  • 1500+ performance parts for 20+ swappable engines
  • Customizable suspension, gear ratios and wheel lock angles for fine tuning
  • Create and upload your very own car liveries for everybody to see
  • Build rare parts in a workshop for ultimate performance
  • Team up to beat other crews
  • Participate in different events and championships to get exclusive prizes and fame

Tuning Your Car

Yes, shopping, tweaking, fixing, adding different layers, coloring rims, spoilers… everything is possible in this game. You can see all of the options this game offers in the video below. Some of the features might not be working as it is still in open beta. However, another thing that every single game loves to do. Customizing your car with different colors is a possibility right now. For doing that, you are going to be needed Greens or Rupees which can be earned throughout playing the game. The sad part is that we did not try this game against another player because it took ages to find an opponent.

High Octane Drift Graphics

They are falling behind in this part, but hey, we are talking about a new and small developing company. As we started playing the game, we enjoy it. 3 of our gamers were competing against each other while playing the practice mode. We can say that you can enjoy the graphics as it is somewhere between a grade of 5/10. The textures, shadows, everything looks nice but still, there might be a possibility to fix it and make it even better. Adding a bit to the surroundings should not hurt that much for the gamers with lower pc specs. Fixing those road stripes could be a big deal too. Also, adding a more realistic grass should do the job.

High Octane Drift Sound

This is where they fall off for a more significant step. The sound seems more static; even when shifting through the gears, it stays the same. Sometimes it’s also getting stuck. What is more important is that it kind of hurts on the ears and I was not able to find any options to lower down the volume. We hope we are wrong about this. The next part is the in-game menu sound. You can hear it in the video below, it’s making my ears go crazy, but hey, it’s only the beginning of a new company with a new game on the market that promises a lot.

We are pretty sure that the sound is going to be fixed shortly since they release a lot of updates and fixes whenever possible. That’s why is still in early access, right?

High Octane Drift Gameplay – Video


Upcoming features

We know the game it’s in early access, but hey, you are probably going to be able to team up with players. A feature that will be probably released as soon as possible while the early access is still online. Teaming up is not available right now, but make sure you visit this article and enjoy the ride when it comes online. We’ll keep this article updated for you. Team races? H*** yes, just bring it on. It should be one of the best features in this game.


High Octane Drift Minimum and Recommended Requirements


  • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 x64
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo [3.0GHz] or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ [3.2GHz]
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 [512 MB] or ATI Radeon HD 5670 [512 MB]
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 1024 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any


  • OS: Microsoft Windows 10 x64
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470 [3.20GHz] or AMD FX-6300 [3.5Ghz]
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 [2 GB] or AMD Radeon HD 7870 [2 GB]
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 1024 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any

Overall, We’d love to thank CrudeRocks for making this game a reality. Having a hard drifting game on our menu will be awesome. Keep up the good work and be sure we are following you, just like every single other game. If you are experienced drifter, and you love this kind of games, getting this game is a MUST. Do not judge fast as it is still in beta.

We hope you love this review. If you’re already a High Octane Drift gamer and you need to report a bug, click here and tell the devs what is going on. Also, do not forget to tell us what you think for High Octane Drift by leaving a reply in the comment section down below.

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Angel Kicevski

I am ANGE1K. I started playing video games a long time ago. In a blink of an eye, I became a hardcore gamer. A couple of years later, I traversed to the professional Counter-Strike 1.6 scene. After the competitive ERA, I managed to find the gaming industry amusing and started working on FGR. 8 years after founding FGR, my mission remains the same. That is to discover secrets within the gaming industry, create guides for all the games I play, and provide you with some important news. Oh, yeah, I post tons of patch notes too. At the time, I play everything that seems reasonable to play, make content about it and help gamers to the best of my abilities. P.S. Last time I counted how many hours I've spent in video games turned out to be 13+ years. And that was a long time ago too. Almost 24/7 in front of PC. If you need anything, feel free to contact me on X!

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