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PixelJunk Racers (2007) 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.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked PixelJunk Racers 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 22 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Race and Traversal game with Puzzle elements. 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:


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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

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


PixelJunk Racers

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There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
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. 

DetailsGame Details

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

Out Now: PS3 and PS4

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1-8

Genres: Race, Traversal and Puzzle

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead

Developer: Pixel Junk News (@PixelJunkNews)

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