If your a PS3 owner who doesn't also have a Wii, then ModNation Racer is what you'll have to settle for when it comes to racing games involving go-karts kitted out with weaponry that Q Branch would be proud of.
Getting hold of a copy of the game involves a simple exchange of £25.99 with Grainger Games, which'll save you almost £2 over the next best offer of £27.85 coming in from ShopTo.
There's a pretty standard racing story line to the main game whereby your character, known as Tag, climbs his way up the Modnation Racing Championship's ladder, but let's face it with these sorts of titles it's the gameplay that you're interested in not the plot.
You won't find any surprises when it comes to the controls, you'll have to keep up the acceleration to stay in the lead whilst drifting around corners in order to fill up your boost meter or to activate a shield that'll protect your kart from your opponents weapons. There are also plenty of times when you'll be on the offensive as well and this is when you'll be able to utilise the weaponry that's littered around the tracks.
Like Little Big Planet, customisation plays a big role in ModNation Racer, which means that you'll get to design your racers, vehicles, and tracks in a surprising amount of detail.
This is a great little racing game that's good fun to play, especially after a long day when you just want to sit back on the sofa and chill out, and you should definitely think about picking up a copy if you get the chance.
Thanks to addyfisher @ HUKD