Game details

Game:
ModNation Racers
AKA
Genre:
Driving
Sub Genre:
Kart Racing
Release Date (US):
May 25th, 2010
Release Date (UK):
May 21st, 2010
Players:
1-4
Online Players:
2-12
Developers:
United Front Games
Publisher:
SCEA
Rating:
E [Everyone]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Only on PS3

About ModNation Racers

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.

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PSU Review Score
8.5
Avg. user review score:
7.7

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Summary

Every kart racer from this point forth needs a track editor, enough said.

We like

  • The intoxicating, chaotic kart racing formula
  • The incredibly deep track editing tools
  • Taking the race online

We dislike

  • Pimping our avatar and kart for no other reason than to look good
  • Not having enough options to tweak the performance of our kart
  • Long loading times, particularly in career mode

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If you’ve played LittleBigPlanet you’ll instantly feel a home with ModNation Racers. Not only does the humour and colourful design mimic the customisable platform game, but your avatar in ModNation Racers is pretty much a SackBoy clone, a blank canvas on which you can sticker, layer, colour and accessorise to personalise and customise before sending him whizzing off around courses to compete in chaotic Mario Kart-s...

ModNation Racers News

  • ModNation Racers cruises past 2 million creations, joins Greatest Hits

    ModNation Racers users have cobbled together over two million creations since its launch in May 2010, developer Sony San Diego Studios has revealed. To celebrate, the firm’s bringing the acclaimed kart romp to the PlayStation 3’s Greatest Hits line-up, meaning you can snap it up for t...

  • ModNation speeds past 1.1M user creations

    When Sony and United Front Games released ModNation Racers, both companies were hoping it would attract a similar following as Media Molecule’s LittleBigPlanet. For now, that’s yet to be seen, but the kart racer did cross one milestone recently – since its release, the community ha...

  • ModNation title update to improve load time, server stability, and more

    A title update for ModNation Racers will be released this Wednesday. Update 1.02 is intended to improve issues including load times, difficulty levels, and server stability. The update will be available at 2 a.m. PST on Wednesday, Aug. 4. Below is a full list of updates: Load Time Improve...

  • ModNation Community site launches

    Fans of ModNation Racers will likely be excited to hear that a relatively new website has launched for the game, acting as a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about the game. Community.ModNation.com will allow you to search and view all the top rated Karts, Mods, and Tracks for both Play...

  • Virgin Gaming to host ModNation tournament

    Virgin Gaming is apparently entering the online tournament business, as revealed by Canadian copies of ModNation Racers. Gamers were directed to this site for a ModNation Racers “Online Tournament,” only available to Canadian gamers, MaxConsole has discovered that VirginGaming.com do...

  • United Front: ModNation Racers could attract GT fans

    ModNation Racers director William Ho has said that he’s hopeful the racer will attract fans of Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo franchise who are waiting for the eagerly anticipated launch of GT5. It turns out that the general consensus from hardcore racing fans is that United Front G...

  • Sackboy playable in ModNation Racers; more bonuses revealed

    As if your favorite PlayStation characters, in the way of Kratos, Nathan Drake, and Ratchet & Clank, weren’t enough to entice you to preorder ModNation Racers, it was revealed today that you can also get the loveable Sackboy. Inside specially marked PS3 copies of ModNation Racers is a PSN ...

  • ModNation Racers dated for UK

    Sony has confirmed to the chaps at VG247 that ModNation Racers will hit UK store shelves for PlayStation 3 on May 21. This puts the game slightly ahead of its U.S. debut, which is scheduled for May 25. A release date for the PSP version has yet to be decided. Developed by United Front Games, M...

  • ModNation Racers PSP demo available tomorrow for Qore subscribers

    If you didn’t get a chance to check out beta for ModNation Racers, you may be able to get an early demo of the PSP version tomorrow. Qore subscribers, and those who purchased April’s episode, will get a demo of ModNation Racers PSP this Thursday. All you have to do is visit the Downlo...

  • Ratchet & Clank get girlfriends, ModNation Racers style

    One of the biggest features of games in Sony’s “Play, Create, Share” ideology is that any person can take part in creating his or her gaming experience. That means that actual game makers, like Insomniac Games’ Ted Price, can show off their talents the same way we will be abl...

ModNation Racers Features

  • A closer look at ModNation Racers: game modes, level creator, and more

    Sony and Media Molecule struck gold when LittleBigPlanet was released more than a year ago. Now, Sony is looking to United Front Games to produce a game that shares the ideals of “Play, Create, Share.” With nearly three years in development, ModNation Racers isn’t exactly stealing ...

  • Why ModNation Racers is only capable on the PS3

    With the recent revelation that ModNation Racers will feature four-player split screen, we wanted to ask the development team if we should expect a lack in frame rates or gameplay lag. As it turns out, the PlayStation 3 hardware will allow for fluid graphics and gameplay during four-player split scr...

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