Cars

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7.8
good
 

Game Overview

Based on the PIXAR film of the same name, Cars has you playing as characters from the movie as you help Lightning McQueen capture the coveted Piston Cup Championship.

The Good

Great-looking, highly expressive car/character models, A solid number of races and minigames, A well-told follow-up story to the film's universe, Huge celebrity voice cast that's definitely up to snuff compared to the film's voice work.

The Bad

A few technical bugs and glitches that sometimes hinder gameplay, Even the supposedly harder difficulty level is pretty breezy, Powersliding is hit-or-miss in its effectiveness.

The Bottom Line

Race to the finish line as you live all the fun and excitement of the Walt Disney Pictures & Pixar Animation Studios film, "Cars." Play as all your favorite characters as you help Lightning McQueen capture the coveted Piston Cup Championship. Fans will discover unique characters and environments inspired by the film with more than 10 playable characters and 30 races and minigames to choose from. The game features a fully immersive re-creation of all major environments introduced in the movie, including Radiator Springs and Ornament Valley, which will offer distinctive racing experiences to players while maintaining the artistic style of the film.

Expert Reviews

GameSpot review logo
76/100
score

It's hardly the next big thing in driving games, but it still manages to deliver the most authentic Pixar film experience to the video game medium of any previous attempt, and it's certainly one of the better kid-oriented games to come out this year.

GameZone review logo
78/100
score

Almost a must-buy for fans of the film. Cars is a top-notch adventure/racing game with an unwieldy camera. It's challenging, but the challenges won't be enough to keep gamers - young or old - from beating it quickly.

IGN review logo
70/100
score

Cars really becomes a balancing act in the end, and it will be up to the individual players to decide if the sum is greater or weaker than its parts. It's definitely worth a rental for fans of the movie, though we'd strongly encourage people to weigh

Game Specs

Audio/Video
Progressive Scan

Controllers
Analog Control, Vibration Function

 

Memory
253 kb

Modes
Challenge, Full Mission Single-Player, Simultaneous, Time Trial, Tournament, Versus

 

ESRB Game Ratings

ESRB Rating of "E"
This game is Rated: Everyone
Content is most suitable for children ages 6 and up. This game may contain some cartoons or fantasy characters and potentially mild violence or language.
Content Descriptors:
Comic Mischief
 
Game Info
Platform:Sony Playstation 2
Release Date:6/6/2006
Publisher:THQ
Developer:Rainbow Studios
Genre:Racing
ESRB Rating:E
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Game Quality Ratings
Overall
7.8
Gameplay
7.8
Graphics
7.9
Sound
7.9
Concept
8.5
OVERALL
7.8/10
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