• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: May 25, 2010
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 188 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 188

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  1. Mar 3, 2011
    0
    i also bought this thing.... i'm plenty late reviewing it... i love sony, but split second and modnation suck in comparison to blur.... blur captured my heart and soul... i'm VERY sad they disbanded.... freek ya'll i DID NOT LIKE THIS GAME...long long times, ugly graphics a sorry mario kart wannbe be bad ass ripoff... sony rip mario he awesome modnation sucks... really i hated it. waste ofi also bought this thing.... i'm plenty late reviewing it... i love sony, but split second and modnation suck in comparison to blur.... blur captured my heart and soul... i'm VERY sad they disbanded.... freek ya'll i DID NOT LIKE THIS GAME...long long times, ugly graphics a sorry mario kart wannbe be bad ass ripoff... sony rip mario he awesome modnation sucks... really i hated it. waste of my money and time... i ran over a powerup, with some ugly graphically challenged boy... i said fu... this and put in blur... this game sucked Expand
  2. Apr 30, 2011
    2
    Eternal loading times, you spend 1/3 of the time loading. It's even worse because the "lobby" or main menu is another circuit so it has to be loaded too, so you spend like a minute loading the race and after finishing the lobby will have to load and then the next circuit.

    The drift mechanic is good, but the other mechanics in the game are really poor: power ups are few and badly done,
    Eternal loading times, you spend 1/3 of the time loading. It's even worse because the "lobby" or main menu is another circuit so it has to be loaded too, so you spend like a minute loading the race and after finishing the lobby will have to load and then the next circuit.

    The drift mechanic is good, but the other mechanics in the game are really poor: power ups are few and badly done, circuits have a lot of unpredictable hazards and taking shortcuts can be exceedingly punishing is you make an error.

    It's like the developers spent too much time doing the "modding" part of the game and left the real game unfinished. A poor Mario Kart clone implementing the create - edit - share mechanics of LBP.
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  3. Dec 18, 2013
    4
    It's hard to say what is really wrong with this game. The racing and feel of the cars isn't bad, although the cars feel to light and there's no sense of speed really, it's still better then LBP planet carting. The biggest flaw are actually the weapons, there's just no satisfaction in it. The point of games like Mario cart and crash team racing is that it gives you satisfaction toIt's hard to say what is really wrong with this game. The racing and feel of the cars isn't bad, although the cars feel to light and there's no sense of speed really, it's still better then LBP planet carting. The biggest flaw are actually the weapons, there's just no satisfaction in it. The point of games like Mario cart and crash team racing is that it gives you satisfaction to personally screw one guy over by hitting him with a bomb or some other weapon. But in Modnation the weapons are two powerful and there's not personal because if you wait for them to be more powerful you can always hit more enemies. It feels like you're playing alone even though there's a lot of other racers there somehow.
    Also, all the racers look alike. It's fun to play with crash or his friends in Crash team racing because all the characters are completely different and their reaction to getting hit was fun. They forgot to put the fun in Modnation Racers.
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Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 85 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 85
  2. Negative: 0 out of 85
  1. Apr 19, 2011
    75
    Although Modnation has its problems that doesn't stop Modnation racers from being the go to game if you are looking for a fun kart-racing experience on the Playsation 3.
  2. It's a game that makes you feel like there aren't enough gaming hours during the summer months.
  3. Overall, this is a really fun racer, I can't emphasise enough how much the customisation adds to the game.