• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: May 25, 2010
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  • Summary: Exclusive to the PlayStation 3 and PSP systems, ModNation Racers empowers the player to customize their entire kart racing experience. Enjoy karting fun, where you can shoot, boost & drift your way to the finish line. Create your unique racing experience with the same tools used by theExclusive to the PlayStation 3 and PSP systems, ModNation Racers empowers the player to customize their entire kart racing experience. Enjoy karting fun, where you can shoot, boost & drift your way to the finish line. Create your unique racing experience with the same tools used by the development team. Express yourself by creating your own Mod character, quirky kart and imaginative track, and share your unique racing experience with the rest of the world. [SCEA] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 85
  2. Negative: 0 out of 85
  1. Annoying load times aside, I can't fault ModNation Racers for the nearly perfect package that it is, and for that reason I feel safe in proclaiming Sony's masterpiece the best kart-racing title in the history of gaming. Period.
  2. An intelligent, deep and enjoyable game that takes the 'play, create, share' initiative and runs with it. Fun, entertaining, a pleasure to look at and create in – MNR raises the bar for the genre.
  3. When it comes to the core gameplay, however, there's no question: it's the best in its class, dethroning Mario Kart in every technical way.
  4. Pelit (Finland)
    81
    The custom tracks, cars and drivers make the game much more than just the sum of it's parts. Shame I wasn't able to try out the multiplayer races, so the score is based purely on the singleplayer experience. [June 2010]
  5. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    80
    Finishes strong. [July 2010, p.82]
  6. ModNation Racers is an enjoyable game that is packed to the brim with so much content that you won't know what to do with it all.
  7. The mixture of Mario Kart racing and Little Big Planet's customisation should be a recipe for hours of fun. Unfortunately, the long loading times leave a bitter taste.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
  1. Apr 27, 2014
    10
    Modnation Racers is one of the greatest kart racers ever created. Immediately the game is fun to play. The quick in-game tutorial teachesModnation Racers is one of the greatest kart racers ever created. Immediately the game is fun to play. The quick in-game tutorial teaches you the basics and the controls are very intuitive to get use to. If you've played any of the Mario Kart games then you'll feel right at home here. The only difference is there's more depth in the game play with a turbo meter that you can use to go faster (obviously) , side-swipe opponents, or use some of it to create a quick temporary shield around you to defend yourself against attacks. Yes! Finally you can defend yourself against opponents guided missile, sonic booms, and lightning attacks if you're quick enough to deploy and have enough turbo meter to use up to do it. There's no obnoxious blue turtle shells here! I have always been a fan of the Mario Kart series and I've played and loved them all. That series is still king when it comes to characters and imaginative course layouts. But the most fun can be had with Modnation Racers. The game supports 4 player local game play and 2 player online play with up to 10 other racers. The weapons are a lot of fun to use and the track design is filled with many little short cuts and optional hazards that YOU, yourself, can change, add, or delete at your desire and then publish them online and race others on the tracks that you either modified or made entirely on your own. And there is still no shortage of fun-filled, imaginative user created tracks, mod characters, and kart racers that are all free to download and keep. Anyone looking for a fun kart racing game that awards the skilled player for playing strategically but doesn't alienate the novice noobs either, should play this game. It's still loads of fun to play. Expand
  2. LE_
    Dec 19, 2010
    10
    This is a great game! This is the next gen Mario Kart for PS3. What it lacks in a main character(Mario), it more than makes up with theThis is a great game! This is the next gen Mario Kart for PS3. What it lacks in a main character(Mario), it more than makes up with the creation aspect.

    Its a good, well rounded kart racer with easy to use controls and great online play. There are a few small issues I have with the game, but not enough to lower it to a 9.

    The best thing about this game is the mod/kart/track creation. This is where the title really shines. It has the best character creation tool ever. Whats best is its easy to use.


    The only 2 points I have against the game are: 1. Not enough points given for XP racing. So many level 30s are still playing, its hard to earn XP points. 2. Too many times, the "Unofficial" results were incorrect. I've clearly won races, then had it taken back in the Official results.

    This is a must buy for PS3. Especially with the price you can get it for now. I paid $60, and it was worth every penny.
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  3. Aug 29, 2010
    10
    Nicely Done. An enjoyable game which I would and many others would put right up there with any racing game. I enjoyed this just as much orNicely Done. An enjoyable game which I would and many others would put right up there with any racing game. I enjoyed this just as much or maybe more than Mario Kart, which frightened me as Mario Kart is possibly my favourite ever game. Expand
  4. Nov 19, 2011
    9
    As with LBP,ModNation Racers is a joy to play with the character,car and track options all infinite.Though the racing is simplistic,the gameAs with LBP,ModNation Racers is a joy to play with the character,car and track options all infinite.Though the racing is simplistic,the game is fantastic and best enjoyed with friends. Expand
  5. Jul 8, 2019
    8
    No me gusta mucho la poca variedad de armas y los tiempos de carga pero la personalizacion va de la mano con el mix Mario Kart -Little Big Planet
  6. Oct 6, 2012
    8
    A successful fun racers with great graphics and witty remarks. The control is in order to inspire the routes. Occasional lag or too longA successful fun racers with great graphics and witty remarks. The control is in order to inspire the routes. Occasional lag or too long loading times murky but the overall impression as well as the fast and furious increasing difficulty. Expand
  7. 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.... bluri 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

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