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Posted: A year ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


PixelJunk Racers is racing game where the circuit is viewed from above. Like a slot car game (Anki Overdrive or Scalextrics) you race round the in one of the five separate lanes. This unusual approach makes the game about changing lanes and controlling the throttle/horn rather than detailed steering. The reduced controls and 8 player mode make it great for players with less expertise and experience.

You play through a wide variety of different modes. These are variations on the core racing style with three levels of difficulty (Normal, Turbo and Master) and 10 different tracks to race on. There's a single player tournament against the computer, a quick race and score attack mode.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 13/09/2007, updated in 2010

Platforms: PS3 and PS4

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1-8

Genres: Puzzle and Race

Developer: Pixel Junk News (@PixelJunkNews)




Play Time: It takes between 2 minutes and 3 minutes to play a round of this game.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 8 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Multiplayer mode is exclusively offline, and up to seven players may simultaneously play the game on the same console. In Score Attack, the player's best score in any mode is ranked online, and scores appear on PlayStation Network leaderboards.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap, an enhanced version of Racers, was released in 2010. 2nd Lap was made available for free to players who had already purchased the original Racers. 2nd Lap includes new game types, trophies, and a "Ghost Attack" mode in which players can race the recorded "ghosts" of any online player with registered high scores.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our PixelJunk Racers Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@PixelJunkNews) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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