ModNation Racers (Platinum)

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Suitable for general audiences 8 years and over.

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"It's like Mario Kart and Little Big Planet had a baby"
5 stars"

Take the best elements of the above two games and you have Mod nation racers. If you can think it you will be able to create it.

Its 4 player split screen is the deal sealer here so dont pass it up.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
"Fun for everyone"
5 stars"

What a refreshing and addictive game. Kart racing is back BIG time with Modnation Racers. Create your own tracks, karts or characters and then upload them to the world. There's something in here for everyone. Everyone needs to have this game in their collection.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
"Very good, but could have been better"
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

So I got this game after watching the trailers and gameplay videos, and while still very impressive it does have some bad points. so I will start with the good points: 4 – player splitscreen – always good to have, and still very rare for a next gen racer. Customisation – there are a massive amount of customisation that you can do to the vehicles/drivers, and you can make your own tracks

So now I have to move on to the bad points: The level of difficulty found in the career is a bit much and considering i'm only just over halfway through the career mode and I'm already struggling, I don't see most people being able to complete this game which is sad because all the best customisation parts have to be unlocked, considering this game is made for kids, i would have thought the developers would have taken this into account and lowered the difficulty a little bit, but apparantly not. The body shells for the vehicles are a bit limited at the moment but I would expect to see the same thing with LBP and there will probably be lots of DLC that will fix this problem. And one last thing: the power meter (or boost meter), (it's probably just me) but I find it annoying, having to use up your power for a shield, which I believe should have been a pickup, and the whole drifting thing (still might just be me) but I liked the way Mario Kart for the Nintendo 64 had it, on this game you are forced to drift, there is no other option, if you do not drift, you cant get power (boost/shield energy) and you will not be competitive. So although some of this games problems are just the way they made it, its still very fun, and is worth a look.

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


ModNation Racers is the newest installment to PlayStation’s innovative Play, Create and Share genre. ModNation Racers is a thoroughly fresh take on classic kart racing that empowers the player to personalize their entire game. Players can express themselves by creating their own Mod character, styling their own racing kart and even building - in just minutes - an imaginative track that can be shared with the rest of the PlayStation community via the free PlayStation Network service. The easy-to-use editing studio tools make this creative process accessible to players of all levels. Not feeling creative? ModNation Racers presents a humorous story with a wealth of pre-made characters, karts, tracks and challenges for all players.

  • Customized Karting Experience - Whether the player is a race car driver, a newcomer to videogames or an aspiring game developer, they can show their talents off in ModNation Racers. The power of creation is in the player’s hands.
  • Accessible Creation Tools - ModNation Racers includes easy creation tools in the Track Studio, Character Studio and Kart Studio that allow the player to design something comprehensive and fun in a matter of minutes. Players can invest minimal time and enjoy basic creating, or they can invest more time and make sure every lake, mountain, banked turn and power-up is placed perfectly.
  • Classic Kart Racing Action - ModNation Racers delivers exceptional kart handling and physics technology on PS3 that makes for fast and fun racing. Players can drift their karts around corners, boost for more speed, attack opponents with weapons and interact with the world around them.
  • Story Campaign - The humorous story of ModNation Racers sees the player rise up to become an elite racer. The narrative, tutorials, challenges, and rewards reveal all the key features.
  • Game Modes - In addition to the Story Campaign, other single and multiplayer player modes will let players show off their skills in varied challenges with their favorite characters and karts.
  • Extensive PlayStation Network Options - Features include matchmaking, detailed stats and leaderboards, Friends List management, communication tools, etc.
  • Vinyl Art Style - Inspired by urban vinyl art, ModNation Racers sports a stylish and attractive look and design for young and old players alike.
  • User-Generated Content - User generated content in ModNation Racers will keep this karting world fresh and alive so that every race is a new and fun experience.
  • Vote for the Best - Players can participate in the karting community in ModNation Racers by voting on any creation as they view it and race it Attacking and Offensive Driving - Winning the race is only half of the fun! Players can use combat-like racing strategies to attack other karts with an array of dramatic weapons. For those interested in focusing solely on racing, ModNation Racers has a Pure Race mode.
  • Trophy Support - ModNation Karting supports a host of fun and challenging trophies to collect along the way.
Release date NZ
May 20th, 2010
Game Platform
  • PS3
All-time sales rank
Top 1000
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