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  • Summary: [Downloadable Game] PixelJunk Racers is an addictive slot car racing game that supports 1080p and features single player and multiplayer fun (up to 7 players simultaneously offline!). Intuitive controls, 32 different race modes, and online rankings provide hours of racing mayhem. 16 core[Downloadable Game] PixelJunk Racers is an addictive slot car racing game that supports 1080p and features single player and multiplayer fun (up to 7 players simultaneously offline!). Intuitive controls, 32 different race modes, and online rankings provide hours of racing mayhem. 16 core racing modes with varying degrees of difficulty for a total of 32 modes, including an in-depth single-player tournament and offline multiplayer modes (up to 7 players!). SIXAXIS Wireless Controller - Use the controller's left and right buttons on the D-pad to steer through traffic, master cornering, and overtake rival vehicles. Global Online Ranking – Play for your personal best in Score Attack and see how you stack up against other racers worldwide. [Sony] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. PixelJunk Racers is perhaps the most unlikely sort of game to appear on the boastfully next-gen PS3 but that also makes it one of the most enjoyable titles on the system. [Dec 2007, p.116]
  2. A must download. Excellent fun, all in all. [Dec 2007, p.84]
  3. 74
    The real bonus is the range of race types available. [Issue#160, p.96]
  4. The many creative modes don't make up for the simplistic gameplay, though, leaving PixelJunk Racers feeling bland and forgettable. [Nov 2007, p.67]
  5. PixelJunk Racers isn't a bad game, it's just prohibitively difficult, so much so that it's actually a turn-off.
  6. 52
    An intrinsically bland concept keeps this game from becoming a truly enjoyable hit, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's terrible. We had a few good times with PixelJunk Racers (especially the confusion of trying to figure out seven different people playing seven different colors), but you may be better off passing on this one.
  7. 40
    Multiplayer is certainly better than single-player (the more people, the better), but it suffers from the same pileups and limited variety. Considering how impractical it is to set up a full multiplayer game offline, it's ridiculous that the game's only online feature is comparing scores and leaderboards.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. RhodriB.
    Jan 29, 2008
    10
    Score attack on speed monkey and sudden death have taken hours of my life away!
  2. Joe
    Sep 18, 2007
    9
    This game is so addicting and fun i love it.
  3. AndyP.
    Jan 29, 2008
    8
    This game is a lot of fun and feels very different to more traditional racing games. The difficulty is a bit high in single player and This game is a lot of fun and feels very different to more traditional racing games. The difficulty is a bit high in single player and requires very sharp reflexes to do well, but play it for a while and you'll understand what it's all about. The game supports up to 7 players in multiplayer, which is where the game really comes alive. Fireball racer with 3 or 4 other players is an experience not to be missed - it's just a shame that with the simple controls there is no option to have two players on one pad like Micro Machines for the Megadrive. PS3 controllers are expensive! A nice little game that fans of high speed twitch action should enjoy. Due to the low price point and uniqueness of the gameplay I highly recommend it. Expand
  4. sumethkongsuwan
    Aug 14, 2009
    1
    Tried the demo, i am disappointed. 1st persom is always preferred over 3rd person perspect any time. Not worth what 10 bucks. 42 meg program,Tried the demo, i am disappointed. 1st persom is always preferred over 3rd person perspect any time. Not worth what 10 bucks. 42 meg program, wow, no wonder its made by pixeljunk !! is this a joke or a rip off. So glad i tried the demo first. Most games fails miserably. Just my opinion...thank you Expand