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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: 14 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. Aug 5, 2011
    87
    Thankfully, I was given the task of trying out Cars 2: the Video Game and each of the major concerns I had were quickly dismissed and replaced by an outstanding amount of entertainment. This isn't to say that there weren't any issues, but rather that the issues are relatively minor, outmatched by enjoyable gameplay and all wrapped up in a family friendly bow.
  2. Jul 22, 2011
    80
    What's this? A movie tie-in game that's actually good?
  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 25, 2011
    70
    Cars 2 shows us that a game based on a movie isn't always bad. Both young and old will be entertained with all of the different modes and cars. But we just can't wrap our head around the fact that there isn't an online multiplayer available.
  5. Aug 26, 2011
    70
    A surprisingly well done and fun game, which would have better benefited from a full story mode and online play.
  6. Aug 1, 2011
    70
    Cars 2 certainly doesn't lack personality and sheen, then, but there are some irritations that hold it back.
  7. Aug 30, 2011
    40
    A poor game shrouded in an illusion of mediocrity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jun 25, 2011
    9
    As with Toy Story 3, Cars 2 is another great movie tie in to be enjoyed by kids. Obviously taking inspiration from Mario Kart, Disney Interactive gives a valiant effort in making a fun racing game. 4 player multiplayer is definately a major highlight. Expand
  2. Nov 2, 2011
    8
    Games like this are not really the best of games of games but cars 2 will appeal to any Mario kart fan. The graphics are nice and glossy and the game plays smoothly. There is no story at all to the game! There are however events to complete in around 6 different chapters. These events can be played in free play and include races, hunter, and time trial events and more. The game can get repetative but people can try to get some of the achievements which will also unlock secret cars. Multiplayer is quite good where you can fight with one another or in a team. Weapons are not the best compared to Mario kart but this is one of the best contendors for it and by far the best movie game this year. An overall score of a high 70 or low 80. Expand
  3. Nov 12, 2011
    7
    This is a great movie game. The graphics look almost as good as the movie and the gameplay is almost as good as the Mario Kart games. The difficulty is a bit harder though. Expand