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  • Summary: Welcome to the never-ending season of ModNation kart racing, where creativity rules on and off the track. Get on the starting grid of nearly 500,000 tracks available online or just race in our competitive circuit and compete with new dual analog stick racing and three new weapon classes. AndWelcome to the never-ending season of ModNation kart racing, where creativity rules on and off the track. Get on the starting grid of nearly 500,000 tracks available online or just race in our competitive circuit and compete with new dual analog stick racing and three new weapon classes. And with the new touch controls, you can create a new track in seconds and share it with the rest of the world. Get ready to take on the challenge of 20+ new tracks filled with 3 new weapon classes (Fire, Ice, Earth) for your Kart's offensive arsenal. Introducing ModTraveler & ModMiles - Keep connected on the road by photographing your Mod's in exotic locations or earning miles while racing MNR tracks away from home, both of which will unlock rare and unique items to add to your collection. Race track design in under a minute - Access all the new touch-create tools and design, decorate and customize your own tracks for everyone to play in record time. [Sony] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 51
  2. Negative: 6 out of 51
  1. Feb 23, 2012
    90
    With the extensive customisation, robust level editor with instant access to the PS3 library, and overall polished track design, it doesn't really matter where the ideas in ModNation came from. It's one of the more complete packages in the Vita launch lineup, and also one of the safest bets in terms of having fun.
  2. Feb 23, 2012
    75
    The missing online mode is a huge disadvantage, luckily the game has an overwhelming editor.
  3. Feb 20, 2012
    72
    The sheer amount of content is the primary eye catcher here, immediately followed by the smooth controls. It's a shame the touch features don't always work as well as was promised and the lack of online multiplayer is a mystery even Sherlock Holmes won't be able to solve.
  4. CD-Action
    Feb 14, 2012
    65
    Does not stand out in any way and disappoints with its lack of internet multiplayer. [March 2012, p.77]
  5. Feb 23, 2012
    60
    ModNation Racers: Road Trip is a game that could have been much more.
  6. Feb 15, 2012
    60
    ModNation Racers: Road Trip gets off to an exciting start but sputters and lurches across the finish line.
  7. Feb 13, 2012
    30
    It's a complete misfire, and no amount of goofy skins or nifty track editors can make up for the seriously busted fundamentals.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Mar 19, 2012
    9
    This game is fun, the graphics are there, the soundtrack is fun, and the customizable features are super addictive. I've downloaded perfectThis game is fun, the graphics are there, the soundtrack is fun, and the customizable features are super addictive. I've downloaded perfect mods of sonic, Mario, commander Shepard, and spider man! Now all we need is an online feature. This is my first MNR game, if it had an online feature I would never leave my house. Expand
  2. Mar 4, 2012
    9
    I like the extra features that are not featured in the PS3 version but the PS3 version is still better. Never the less I still enjoy playingI like the extra features that are not featured in the PS3 version but the PS3 version is still better. Never the less I still enjoy playing it. For a handheld this game is pretty good. I do recommend it more for casual gamers. Expand
  3. Mar 6, 2012
    9
    Great game. I really couldn't care less that the online play isn't here, as I didn't pick it up expecting it. Sure it would be nice but IGreat game. I really couldn't care less that the online play isn't here, as I didn't pick it up expecting it. Sure it would be nice but I don't buy games expecting it unless its an mmo. The game is fun, and lets us customize carts and tracks, which is fantastic. Graphics are pretty good, especially for a launch title. Pick it up for some fun on the go, without requiring large investments of time. Expand
  4. Aug 29, 2013
    7
    Modnation is great kart racing game it's really fun and a good time waster first off:i like the the way the game has a great variety ofModnation is great kart racing game it's really fun and a good time waster first off:i like the the way the game has a great variety of creation options, There great aumont of different items to customize your Mod,kart and cool tools to create a racing track,and if your really creative u can share your creations with the world!,and if your not creative(like me) then you can rate and download any creation u want,the racing is fun and there good weapons u can use each with three upgrades but the bad about the game is that sometimes when ur racing the game gets really slow and glitchy,the visuals aren't that impressive and the worst thing about there is no multiplayer only adhoc(sigh) but it is in fact still a great game,if u c it on sale pick up
    That why my score is:7/10(A different racer but with major flaws but still really fun)
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  5. Apr 7, 2014
    7
    Despite the lack of multiplayer featured i found modnation really enjoyable, good graphics, good sound and a formula in kart racing game thatDespite the lack of multiplayer featured i found modnation really enjoyable, good graphics, good sound and a formula in kart racing game that i love, you can go first and that doesn't mean you cannot defend or have bad items the same for the last place doesn't mean that you will have the best item, that is the formula i like a lot for this game, some issues with the touch interface but in general terms a great game for those who love his elder brother in ps3 Expand
  6. Feb 28, 2014
    7
    its ModNation Racers for psp but more with less vice versa For a vita game this is pretty great and stuff.the bad side is though it'sits ModNation Racers for psp but more with less vice versa For a vita game this is pretty great and stuff.the bad side is though it's definitely not even close to 60fps there are big handfulls of frustration thrown in too. there PS3 version is the best version.don't get me wrong but game is don't compare to PS3. Expand
  7. Apr 18, 2014
    2
    By far the worst kart racer I have ever played. It's just such a blatant rush job that it's almost offensive the developers expect people toBy far the worst kart racer I have ever played. It's just such a blatant rush job that it's almost offensive the developers expect people to pay for it. Everything here is botched. The touch screen controls are unresponsive and the regular controls are just too touchy. There is noticeable slow down at times and the loading screens are unbearably long. The whole experience fall flat thanks to it's lack of online multiplayer. Sure you've got ad-hoc and can post your best times from the timed-trials mode, but for the most part your stuck with the crappy single-player modes.

    The career mode here is a frustrating waste of time. It feels unbalanced thanks to how much slower your kart is compared to the karts of the AI. Later tours in the career have tracks filled with unfair drop-offs and obstacles that are there for the sole purpose of screwing you out of a victory. To make matters worse the weapons are entirely useless. All in all it's just unfair and no fun to play.

    The customization options are all just cosmetic. You can change the way your racer and kart looks, but there's no way to make either go faster or handle better. Track customization barely works thank to the unresponsive touch-screen controls. It all just feels so worthless in the end.

    This is one awful kart racer. It's clear the developers rushed it out hoping to get by on name alone. If you're looking for a good kart racer on the Vita I recommend the infinitely superior Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. It not only includes online multiplayer, but it actually work and is fun to play unlike this travesty of a game. Do yourself a favor and avoid this one at all costs.
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