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  • Summary: Race to the finish line as you live all the fun and excitement of the Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film, "Cars." Play as all your favorite characters as you help Lightening McQueen capture the coveted Piston Cup Championship. The game is a story-based racingRace to the finish line as you live all the fun and excitement of the Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film, "Cars." Play as all your favorite characters as you help Lightening McQueen capture the coveted Piston Cup Championship. The game is a story-based racing adventure game that relives all of the key moments of the movie. It features more than 10 playable characters from the film and an open world environment with more than 50 races. [THQ] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Play Magazine
    85
    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 film...to create a companion game as high-performance as the movies it's based on. [July 2006, p.70]
  2. AceGamez
    80
    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. 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.
  4. PC Gamer UK
    71
    That rare thing: a kids' movie tie-in game that wasn't made by Satan. [Oct 2006, p.93]
  5. PC Gamer
    70
    Unspectacular graphics and sometimes frustrating mini-games take away from Cars' short play, but even with these small problems, it's an enjoyable experience for prepubescent gamers. [Oct. 2006, p.108]
  6. If you attempt to unlock everything in this game you can expect it to last about 15 hours or so. The average gamer will probably get five to eight hours out of it before they've seen most of it and start to get bored. I would definitely recommend renting this for a weekend before committing to a purchase.
  7. The racing is by no means terrible, and will serve its purpose for those interested in a Cars video game, but had that aspect been nailed, the whole experience would have been elevated a notch or two.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Aug 13, 2016
    10
    An incredible and nostalgic experience. I had a unique and fun filled time playing through this game. The graphics very pretty good at itsAn incredible and nostalgic experience. I had a unique and fun filled time playing through this game. The graphics very pretty good at its time, the soundtrack is just very nostalgic. This game makes me feel like a child again. Expand
  2. HarryE.
    Jun 24, 2006
    10
    This is the best game ever i wonder how you came up with cars the game.
  3. AlejandroA.
    Aug 7, 2006
    0
    Apart from bieng a game for 2 year olds is full of bugs, the game playing is easy enough at least.