• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Jun 6, 2006
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8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

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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 Lightning 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 Lightning 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] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  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. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
    Surprisingly polished. [Aug 2006, p.76]
  3. It was refreshing to play through a title that was[n't] simply a copy of the film, either; the game picks up right where the "Cars" movie left off and lets you decide McQueen's fate.
  4. Game Informer
    70
    This certainly shouldn't beat "Burnout" or "Need for Speed" for your racing dollars, but it might if you're shopping for the family. [Aug 2006, p.81]
  5. 70
    Cars isn't a highly innovative title and it has a few problems such as slow pacing and some technical errors, but for the most part the game is enjoyable and a great for fans of the film.
  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. At best, it delivers one of those non-threatening interactive playgrounds that parents can feel safe letting their young 'uns explore, and on that level it's job done. For the rest of us looking/hoping/praying for a decent driving game based on the latest Pixar movie, you're best advised to ignore its No.1 status and steer clear of this road accident.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Dec 28, 2018
    10
    Считаю, что оценка к этой игре очень неоднозначная. Много людей не довольны графикой или физикой, но ведь это игра 2006 года, плюс онаСчитаю, что оценка к этой игре очень неоднозначная. Много людей не довольны графикой или физикой, но ведь это игра 2006 года, плюс она расчитана для детей которые зачастую не обращают внимания на такие мелочи Expand
  2. Sep 18, 2019
    10
    This game was underrated, it had a lot of great mechanics, a lot of tournaments and different options, and also costumization, also it wasThis game was underrated, it had a lot of great mechanics, a lot of tournaments and different options, and also costumization, also it was like a continuation from the original movie, for me this game is a big part of my childhood, I would love to travel back in time and play it again Expand
  3. Jun 20, 2020
    10
    Cars for the PlayStation 2 is a great video-game for a real video-gamer like me.
  4. Dec 3, 2020
    9
    So fin game. I love the movie, and now i have the oppertunity to check out radiator springs and other towns in the Disney universe! Awesome
  5. Apr 25, 2020
    9
    The game is very fun as a whole, something that anyone could enjoy, The only thing wrong is the loading and memory card saving times areThe game is very fun as a whole, something that anyone could enjoy, The only thing wrong is the loading and memory card saving times are painfully slow. Expand
  6. Nov 26, 2020
    8
    The game is very entertaining and as a whole it's a real fun racing game all around. The mechanics can be a bit confusing sometimes andThe game is very entertaining and as a whole it's a real fun racing game all around. The mechanics can be a bit confusing sometimes and doesn't have immediately response from the controller in to the game. The free world you can explore, has it's ups and downs. But i would recommend the game to all people who have seen the movie as a child. Expand
  7. Oct 27, 2013
    6
    The racing can be fun, and exploring radiator springs is fun too, but other then that there is not much to do in the game. So if you get theThe racing can be fun, and exploring radiator springs is fun too, but other then that there is not much to do in the game. So if you get the game just stick to racing. Expand

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#66 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
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#23 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006