Cars GameCube


Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
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  1. 80
    It's kind of like a junior sandbox approach that younger gamers will enjoy because they can just trundle around without crashing or waiting for loads and older kids will love because it allows them to explore a large area and find characters and items that they'll recognize from the movie.
  2. AceGamez
    Although by no means perfect, Cars certainly raises the bar, and hopefully the public's expectations of what a video game tie-in should be. For this more than anything, Rainbow Studios should be applauded.
  3. 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.
  4. This is a good game for families in that it really does offer a lot for many different ages. While hard-core racing gamers won't get much out of it, everyone else will enjoy it.
  5. Cars is not the most complex racing game around, but it manages to capture the Pixar spirit very well. Aside from this, it's an enjoyable game with solid gameplay and a great presentation.
  6. Play Magazine
    This is a real racer, and a really big racer developed by the reigning kings of the kind, Rainbow Studios, who worked closely with Pixar and all of the celebrity talent from the create a companion game as high-performance as the movies it's based on. [July 2006, p.70]

Awards & Rankings

#24 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2006
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. KarlN.
    Sep 21, 2007
    While this game has good kid-friendly controls for driving around, it is broken in a number of serious ways. Personally, I don't like While this game has good kid-friendly controls for driving around, it is broken in a number of serious ways. Personally, I don't like the mushy controls but I can understand it for a kid's game. My low rating based on other issues. Some of the events are way too hard (i.e. the stealth mini-games) given that the rest of the events are ridiculously easy. The profile and save system is so confusing that it's hard *not* to delete your profile. The save system is extremely counter-intuitive and stupid. I don't know how a menu system this bad could be created. Kids will enjoy puttering around town but there isn't much to this game. I wouldn't bother getting it. As far as kid games go, MarioKart is vastly better. Full Review »
  2. u658tyty7f
    Jul 11, 2006
    I think this game is awesome! you guys don't know anything about video games!