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KartRider (Series) Review
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Posted: 21 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


KartRider is an online kart racing game. You race and customise your kart on a variety of different circuits. Along with the usual fantasy vehicles this includes real cars. It's similar to Mario Kart and has power-ups and drift mechanics to gain speed like that game.

It's gained a huge following of 300 million players. And distinguishes itself by being free to start playing cross-platform racing experience. There are highly competitive leaderboards where players work towards the exclusive Speed Mode with more precise controls, advanced drifting system and no items or assistance success on the track is determined by skill.

KartRider has been around since 2004 but is now coming in two new forms:
  • KartRider: Drift (2020) on Xbox One and PC
  • KartRider Rush (2020) on Android and iOS

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 31/05/2020

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Racing, Simulation and Sports

Developer: Nexon America (@Nexon_America)


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Duration: It takes between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round of this game. Although the races are quite short, to get good at the Speed Mode races will take players hundreds of hours.
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 16 players online. You can play split-screen, or go online against up to 16 players in solo or team events.

Cross-Play: You can play KartRider Drift with people on different systems, PC and Xbox.


Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.  

You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One. Items purchased are for cosmetic reasons only.

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Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

KartRider Rush is rated PEGI 3+ and ESRB EVERYONE.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our KartRider Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Nexon_America) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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