ModNation Racers (Playstation 3)

There are a number of reasons why individuals should seek out the Playstation 3 version of ModNation Racers. First off, it may just be the catchiest track-racing game since the original Mario Kart, and second off, the sheer amount of customization that players have over their cars and their surroundings far outstrips other racing titles. Just take for example the drivers themselves; where there are oftentimes customization numbers in the tens for objects like the eyes, ModNation Racers provides 260 different styles, types, and colors for individuals to choose from.

When one looks at the already-created side of things for ModNation Racers, the tracks honestly feel as if there is some differentiation to be had amongst them , rather than simply being flipped or slightly-modded versions of other courses. Beyond the track design, what players can do during a race is more than just “be the fastest”. Rather, there is a panoply of different weapons that can sink a rival’s chances to win, while proper use of game mechanics like drifting gives players the chance to jump past the pack. Where the single-player mode, played as originally intended is solid enough on its own, two distinct sides of the title further bump up the replay value. First off, the multiplayer option allows up to four players on one Playstation 3 or 12 players in an online setting to determine whom is the best, which can end up in some hectic rushes toward the checkered flag.

Finally, the in-game track creator is the best that we have seen; there are virtually billions of ways that a track can ultimately lay, depending all on the imagination of the creator. Whether it is creating track conditions (curves, power-ups, tunnels), pitfalls (such as the smashing Devastor), or even enemies in the middle of the road, players can be ensured that ModNation Racers will not get old. The Playstation 3 version will continue to appease buyers through robust amounts of add-on content. Our version of the title gave us the option to redeem the code for a Sackboy avatar and cart, while Kratos (God of War), Nathan Drake (Uncharted) and Ratchet and Clank all make appearances as other bonus characters and cars.

Rating: 9.4/10

ModNation Racers (Playstation 3) / 2010 Sony / http://www.modnation.com / http://www.us.playstation.com

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