Here's Mario Kart in Halo

Spartans ride Warthogs around Moo Moo Farm in Halo Kart
(Image credit: InfernoPlus)

Sure, we don't have Mario Kart on PC (unless you emulate it). But we do have the next best thing, and I don't mean Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, although actually it does rule. I'm talking about Halo Kart, a mod by InfernoPlus that was released last year but is now in the public eye again thanks to a post on the Halo subreddit.

Halo Kart takes five tracks from the Nintendo 64 version of Mario Kart, tweaks them a little, and then lets Spartans squatting on top of miniature Warthogs loose to race around them. It even has power-ups, although of course they're Halo-themed rather than blue shells and banana peels.

To play Halo Kart you'll need Halo Custom Edition, the free add-on for the original PC release of Halo: Combat Evolved, rather the Master Chief Collection. Patch it up to 1.10 and follow the instructions on InfernoPlus's Patreon to get the mod and get it running. Prepare for Halo Kart to be buggy as heck, because of course it is. Those Halo Arrays were designed to wipe out all life in the galaxy, not be raced across on kart-sized Pumas.

Thanks, PCGamesN.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.