Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 7 out of 17
  1. Cars is an incredibly boring, sometimes frustrating, waste of a good DS cartridge. Do your kid a favor and buy them Mario Kart DS instead. They may scream and holler a bit, but after they compare it to their friend’s copy of Cars they will thank you.
  2. 30
    There's no real story to hold any of this together, so in the end, Cars for the DS amounts to nothing more than some disjointed mini-games that are either too drab or too long to warrant unnecessary replays.
  3. Cars is simply a small collection of novelty mini-games with few redeeming features, other than making good use of all the characters from the film.
  4. Even if you're absolutely infatuated with the Cars premise, this is no way to show the love.
  5. Cars for the DS is short, frustrating, and uninspired, and with so many versions available, there is absolutely no reason to pick this one up.
  6. 40
    Even the most die hard fans of the movie will probably not enjoy it, and certainly a younger child would get frustrated way too quickly with some of the harder mini games. Given all these factors, I wouldn't recommend Cars (DS) to anyone. Not even for a rental.
  7. What most definitely works for mini-game compendiums like Wario Ware or Mario Party certainly doesn't work for Cars, because of its complete lack of variety and quantity of individual levels, not to mention the wild variation in difficulty.
User Score
2.1

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 7 out of 7
  1. MrNobody
    Dec 1, 2007
    3
    2nd. Worst. DS. Game. Ever. (Apart from that Crash game)
  2. BjornK.
    Feb 15, 2008
    3
    Simply boring and my son was so unhappy with this game, Mario Kart is a billion times better, forget this game! Such a waste of money!
  3. TocR.
    Jul 22, 2007
    1
    This game is hard for young children to figure out. It does not hold one's attention very long. I would not recommend for younger players.