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  • Summary: Inspired by the upcoming DisneyPixar animated film, Cars 2: The Video Game lets players jump into the Cars 2 universe with some of their favorite Cars personalities in exotic locations around the globe.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jul 24, 2011
    80
    Hidden under all the Pixar-Animations Cars 2 proves to be an awesome racing game!
  2. Jun 22, 2011
    80
    Under all the Pixar beauty is an extremely fun game.
  3. Jun 21, 2011
    78
    The game's levels take you through a variety of iconic areas, but they ultimately lack the wow factor that more fanciful takes that other games in the genre offer. At the end of the day, however, Cars 2: The Video Game is a satisfying racing game with a reserve tank of charm. And if multiplayer is your thing, the entire game can be played via a four-way split screen. Chances are, if you have younger gamers in your household, you'll have a few eager challengers in no time flat.
  4. Jul 1, 2011
    70
    And like Mario Kart Wii, Cars 2 is at its best when you're playing with pals. [July 2011, p.89]
  5. 65
    It isn't an amazing adaptation, but Avalanche Software made it all work, creating a video game that fans of the movie and the Cars franchise as a whole can enjoy. What the title manages to achieve is enough to forgive some of its shortcomings.
  6. Aug 4, 2011
    58
    The game certainly isn't perfect– the backgrounds are forgettable, and the game oscillates too readily between being a pushover and cheating badly– but it does better than most games of its ilk and is worth a look for curious young gamers.
  7. Aug 25, 2011
    50
    For fans looking to extend their experience to other levels, it may even be worth it but otherwise there are better games out there for this purpose.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Sep 13, 2012
    8
    It is, obviously, nowhere as superior as the Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 version in terms of graphics, but it still delivers fun, explosive gameplay. Following a bit of a different storyline than the movie, Cars 2 has various playable characters, various game modes, and really cool multiplayer. One day a friend came over, and we decided to play the multiplayer. And, yeah, it was great! We spent so much time trying to blow each other up with different gadgets and weapons. Although, the game does eventually get old. But, it takes time. In the end, it receives an 8 from me. Expand
  2. Jul 23, 2013
    7
    "Cars 2: The Video Game" is fun and has nice graphics, but ranks far below other racing classics like Mario Kart. The game has various and cool characters from the film, and has great multiplayer races. Although its not as fun and interesting with the characters, the game is at least worthy for a look at and a try. Expand