• 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: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
  1. 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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  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Aug 11, 2010
    9
    The gameplay rivals the finest iteration of Mario Kart, but with the option to customise everything in sight ModNation Racers is up there withThe gameplay rivals the finest iteration of Mario Kart, but with the option to customise everything in sight ModNation Racers is up there with the greatest kart racers. Expand
  5. Apr 16, 2012
    8
    Modnation Racers is a racing game that tries to emulate the "mario - kart" formula for the ps3 owners. What does this game bring to the tableModnation Racers is a racing game that tries to emulate the "mario - kart" formula for the ps3 owners. What does this game bring to the table to be worth buying or to be valued as remarkable? Create, play, share. It's simple, it's funny and it's rewarding. This game lets the user create his own tracks, and if you don't like wasting your time, you can create a simple track in a few minutes. Drive through your own-designed track is very funny and rewarding. This game is designed to be played by everyone, accessible to new comers, rewarding to core gamers. With that in mind it was a let down the overall difficulty of the main campaign, somehow doesn't reward the good driver, but punishes you very often with weapons from opponents. A few seconds can be vital and you can easily shift from the top sspot to the last. Once you master the high difficulty (even though a later patch gives the option of scale it down), you can better enjoy the experience. Audio/video is good, polished, not groundbreaking but funcional to the gameplay. Voice acting ( in italian at least) is very good and dialogue is funny. Overall i can reccomend this game if you don't get scared of the high difficulty. Expand
  6. May 29, 2018
    8
    Modnation Racers is one of the best racing games on Playstation. It is simply pure fun with friends or family.
  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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