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  • Summary: Cars Mater-National features an all-new International group of racers vying for their chance to compete against Lightning McQueen in the First Annual Mater-National Race Festival, hosted by Lightning’s best friend, Mater. Explore the new and improved open world of Radiator Springs, play inCars Mater-National features an all-new International group of racers vying for their chance to compete against Lightning McQueen in the First Annual Mater-National Race Festival, hosted by Lightning’s best friend, Mater. Explore the new and improved open world of Radiator Springs, play in the all-new Monster Mode, jump into the fast lane with 6 new International racing competitors, burn rubber on new tracks, and twist and turn your way through new mini-games like Ramone’s Rhythmic Rumble and Fillmore’s Fuel Frenzy. Explore the new open world of Radiator Springs, Lightning McQueen’s new Racing Headquarters, and practice facility Over 20 challenging mini-games. 7 exciting new international characters. Multiple new adrenaline-packed tracks to race on. Go head to head with over 10 multiplayer games. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  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. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    60
    A shiny update rather than a new game. [Jan 2008, p.114]
  5. 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]
  6. 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.
  7. Overall Cars Mater-National is inoffensive and bland enough to keep fans entertained until the next release in the series.

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  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 Expand