Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
Buy On
  1. Although it won't be Grand Turismo or PGR, the racing engine is good enough, and the variability of racing events really makes this one very playable, not only for children, but for grown-ups who want to get in on the action too.
  2. VideoGamer
    80
    A harmless and charming racing game.
  3. One of the better games geared toward the younger audience. It's easy to get a hang of the controls even though the tilt seems useless, and the open world - while depressingly very empty - still lets you drive just about anywhere you wish, letting you participate in any event at any time.
  4. As intended, Cars Mater-National Championship will appeal to children who have never played the first Cars game or did really love it, and also the kids who even quite a while after release are still enamored with the movie, or were too young for it when it originally debuted in theaters or on home video.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    60
    A shiny update rather than a new game. [Jan 2008, p.114]
  6. PSM3 Magazine UK
    51
    The action is reasonably fast and smooth and the visuals are pleasingly brash and colourful. But, as an adult, this won't hold your attention for more than ten minutes. [Feb 2008, p.79]
  7. Cars Mater-National plays like one of those “me-too!” games that follow the release of huge hits. Me-too games don’t usually come in the same series; I would have expected to see this happen with a knock-off game called Trucks, SUVs, or Crossover. But not the sequel to Cars.
  8. Overall Cars Mater-National is inoffensive and bland enough to keep fans entertained until the next release in the series.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 24, 2011
    6
    This was the first game my wife and I decide to buy for our kids. They've enjoyed it until they started picking up other games that held moreThis was the first game my wife and I decide to buy for our kids. They've enjoyed it until they started picking up other games that held more of their interests. I only raced with the game so I think that's all that you can do with it. They're may be a story in there somewhere, but I'll have to wait until my kids play it again and tell me if there is Full Review »