27 game-inspired characters made in ModNation Racers

The beta of PS3 create-'em-up ModNation Racers supposedly leaves the vast majority of its character creation options locked. But you'd never know it. In the short time its community has existed, an astonishing array of awesome characters have been created - most of which look strangely familiar...

The beta is still open in Europe, but all the places have been taken, so sadly if you haven't got on it already, you'll have to wait until the full game launches later this year. Until then, check out these frankly brilliant custom creations:


Modern gaming icons

Gordon Freeman by ConnorMatthew123

Helghast by ssaannttii

Jak by Dafrol

Kratos by Math50100

Nathan Drake by XxSteviexX

Sly Cooper by hennesder7

Old Snake by DanFish88

Patapon by da-wolfdude

Vault Boy by Sion1983

Sackboy by santagun

Sam Fisher by Blood_God_UK

Grey Fox by Zooplakton



Chun Li by rockcut777

Mai Shiranui by rockcut777

Zangief by (you guessed it) rockcut777

On the next page... retro gaming heroes!


  • KishouTenpi - January 10, 2011 7:36 a.m.

    Sackboy looks dead... he looks like frankensteins monster and diddy kong looks drunk
  • peacho16 - February 27, 2010 12:40 a.m.

    These characters are awesomely created! I didn't have a chance to grab the beta, but seeing this made me want the game even more.
  • aion7 - February 6, 2010 11:07 p.m.

    Why isn't Morrigan in the Fighters section?
  • jackthemenace - February 6, 2010 1:09 p.m.

    these are friggin awesome! except the nathan drake one, it seems kinda redundant and simple...
  • sleepy92ismypsn - February 6, 2010 1:49 a.m.

    damn that looks like some deep ass customazation did they have all these different video game character parts and you have to put them together or are they outfits the game devs made were they not supposed to be made after those characters if they were they must have a lotta licences
  • wrapdump - February 5, 2010 8:12 p.m.

    Yeah you're right, most of them are repulsive. The Lemming is fantastic, but most of them are nasty-looking. Unfortunate.
  • rxb - February 5, 2010 12:54 p.m.

    I like that Morrigan.
  • Blackiethecow - February 5, 2010 6:57 a.m.

    They all look smexy and I'd do dirty things to all of them.
  • speno93 - February 5, 2010 5:41 a.m.

    these are all so good, i loved the Vault boy one!
  • Hellwilder - February 5, 2010 4:34 a.m.

    And that's why I want a PS3 I will write a letter to Santa, he can give me my PS3 :B
  • otaku666 - February 5, 2010 3:27 a.m.

    If this is what games are coming to...then no thanks.
  • darkside17 - February 5, 2010 3:21 a.m.

    ill be seeing elmo in my nightmares
  • patri0t - February 5, 2010 2:18 a.m.

    lol the Ernie and the Elmo one made me laugh
  • Migglez - February 5, 2010 12:51 a.m.

    Elmo does look hella stoned that Sold snake is awsome
  • nik41507 - February 5, 2010 12:09 a.m.

    This is very creepy TheY all look weird. (exept for Charlie Brown
  • Sabtos - February 4, 2010 11:49 p.m.

    Holy wtf why do they look so accurate?! That's insane. The user-made ones on LBP do not look so exact, and while that's part of the fun--creating your own version of an icon--this is uncanny.
  • JackSkellingtonsSkin - February 4, 2010 11:23 p.m.

    These should be the avatars you use in home.
  • Amnesiac - February 4, 2010 10:54 p.m.

    Wow, these are all really good.
  • DrRock - February 4, 2010 9:38 p.m.

    Is the character creation aspect really that good? If so I can't wait to play this game. I've been looking forward to this since I saw it at E3.
  • Cyberninja - February 4, 2010 9:20 p.m.

    now i wish i was apart of the beta

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