Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
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  1. Sep 24, 2018
    It’s a fun loving game that is colourful and a great way to get the kiddies involved with racing their favourite characters.
  2. 80
    As far as racing games for kids go, Cars 3: Driven to Win is surprisingly good. It looks good, handles well and has enough content to keep you and your young 'uns entertained for a long time.
  3. Jul 12, 2017
    This is a surprisingly solid racing game, with a lot of content and very enjoyable, although the lack of online modes and the not very original weapons are obvious shortcomings.
  4. Jun 21, 2017
    Overall, Cars 3: Driven to Win is a surprising treat. It has beautiful visuals mixed in with impressive gameplay design underneath the hood. It’s not going to replace your Mario Karts of the world, but it certainly will keep you entertained, especially if you have young gamers in the household.
  5. Jun 20, 2017
    If you're looking for a new kart racer to add to your collection, you can't go wrong with Cars 3: Driven to Win. Its cute and colourful style is charming and it has a great selection of content to keep you busy for hours.
  6. 75
    The bar of expectation was not set particularly high for Cars 3: Driven to Win, yet by focusing on the right things and not patronising its intended audience, the game is a surprisingly enjoyable racer that's a pleasure to handle.
  7. Jul 12, 2017
    Cars 3 is arguably the best videogame of the franchise and one of the most remakarble Disney Games of the last years. A solid racing game with its own ideas and a good presentation overall. The gameplay is fun and is able to convince both adults and children. Some issues with the frame rate remain, though.
  8. Jul 10, 2017
    A good enough Mario Kart clone with the Pixar touch. Not awesome or amazing in any area, but fun and very playable.
  9. Jul 5, 2017
    Cars 3: Driven to Win is a surprisingly refreshing racing game. While it does come with a few speed bumps here and there, the novel approach to Cars 3’s tie-in game is simply high-octane fun.
  10. Jul 11, 2017
    Cars 3: Road to Win is a fun game to play with our children, using a Mario Kart style control, but simplifying it rightly. A good amount of hours of play to unlock all its contents make the purchase worthwhile if you have children fans of the Pixar film.
  11. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Feb 8, 2018
    Quality split-screen titles that bridge generation gaps are few and far between. Cars 3 achieves this, but it’s a bit of a tough sell for solo-only players. [September 2017, p75]
  12. Jul 15, 2017
    Cars 3 Driven to Win is a good arcade racer which ties in with the movie. There is more than enough to do, but you'll miss just as much. The Battle Arena is gone and there is a lot of distraction on the tracks. It's a fun game, but no more than that.
  13. Jul 12, 2017
    It's not usual that a licensed game is as good and full of content and enjoyable as well even with several hours played. Cars 3 could have taken some more risks, offering online multiplayer and balanced gameplay mechanics to feel more fair. But it won't disappoint the young ones at home.
  14. Jul 12, 2017
    Cars 3 is - like the movie it's based on - a lot of fun. Unfortunately, the game isn't exactly impressive in the technical department. Weak graphics and a lack of online features keep Cars 3 from reaching the lofty heights it should have aimed for.
  15. Jun 21, 2017
    Aside from the introduction, the only story found in the game is one told through a couple of cutscenes interspersed between some races.
  16. Sep 27, 2017
    Like its predecessor, Cars 3 is a decent tie-in that shouldn't have any trouble entertaining a younger audience, although it's a little hard to suggest the purchase to more expert gamers.
  17. Jul 24, 2017
    Cars 3: Driven to Win is a fun and eclectic racer, and one that boasts plenty of content that’ll keep fans of the films happy for many hours, especially younger gamers who may well overlook some of the flaws. It’s a shame then that the game’s poor performance, lack of polish and often unfair difficulty level make it that much harder to recommend to anyone else.
  18. Jul 24, 2017
    Despite nailing the Pixar look and offering loads of content, Cars 3: Driven to Win heads off-track because of its unforgiving difficulty.
  19. Jul 21, 2017
    When all is said and done, Cars 3: Driven to Win is a decent arcade racer that fans will enjoy. The racing is good fun once you get a handle on it, and we can see kids having a great time with the family in its four-player split screen. It’s difficult to recommend it to anyone else, however. While there are plenty of ways to play, there lacks a certain depth that will keep you entertained for more than a few hours. Having said that, the PS4 is sorely lacking in arcade racing titles, so this may be worth a look if you're in the market for some bright and breezy driving – and can stand the repetitive voice lines.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 41
  2. Negative: 8 out of 41
  1. Jun 15, 2017
    Cars 3: Driven to Win
    There’s a lot here, but none of its fun
    Driven to Win is a racing game inspired around the story of the Cars 3 movie
    Cars 3: Driven to Win
    There’s a lot here, but none of its fun
    Driven to Win is a racing game inspired around the story of the Cars 3 movie where lightning McQueen is start to feel a bit old…
    Other than the opening scene, there is no actual story here, so if you’re looking to get the movie story here, you’re not going to get it…
    There surprisingly a lot here in Cars 3: Dirven to win
    There’s 22 characters to unlock, these local split screen multiplayer, 6 different event types, a cup series, customizations, and 21 tracks to unlock…
    The problem is this game is just not fun to play….
    Front and center is the straight up racing events... you choose the difficulty of the race and get to work…
    you can bump into other cars, drift, jump, and do tricks to fill up your speed boost and try to come out on top after 3 laps…
    then theres battle race which I feel should’ve really been front and center where its more smash bros style of racing but with pick ups to take out opponents at range. Stunt showcase where it’s all about getting the most air and doing the most tricks before time runs out, takedown which is sort of burnout inspired where you try to destroy as many cars as possible, best lap challenge which is a time challenge, and finally master level events.. these are essentially the games boss battles where you take on a cars character and try to best them at their own game
    All of these battles, cars, customizable, and tracks are unlocked by completing challenges..
    there are 136 challenges in total in this game for you to try and tackle during races and events such as stay on 2 wheels for 10 seconds or earn 3 stars on a certain track…
    These hall of fame challenges gives player incentive to try every mode and grind in them even if those modes aren’t really what’s fun to them… especially since they are tied to unlockable…
    I really do appreciate all this game has going for it and the amount of content here…
    The issue though isn’t in the racing itself.. It obviously isn’t in a lack of content...
    The issue is in the track design...
    These tracks are all insanely boring... and theyre long... some taking over 6 minutes to complete…
    They are varied though…
    There are shortcuts…
    But they all for the most part feel so uninspired and generic…
    None stuck with me...
    I’ll remember none of them in the future…
    They aren’t dynamic…
    There’s no great soundtrack to keep your heart pumping...
    It’s a dull experience throughout
    It just doesn’t feel like you’re racing...
    it feels like youre just driving around some boring tracks as fast as you can..
    It’s a very numbing experience…
    Don’t get me wrong... the content is here…
    You’ll easily putting in more than 10 hours trying to unlock everything and complete every challenge…
    But the driving and tracks aren’t interesting enough to make those 10 hours feel enjoyable…
    This racing game feels like busy work…
    And after 1 run through each track, you’ll never feel the urge to race them again
    I Give Cars 3: Driven to Win
    a 5.5/10
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  2. Jan 8, 2018
    This review is from the point of view of a father of 2 boys who are 4-6 years old.

    I was very skeptical about buying this game at first,
    This review is from the point of view of a father of 2 boys who are 4-6 years old.

    I was very skeptical about buying this game at first, because we had the old Cars game for PS3 and neither of my sons enjoyed it. Me even less. But my youngest son kept asking me to buy this game, despite me trying to tell him (based on the last game and many reviews) that it will most likely be very bad and boring.

    Well then came the sales and I bought the game for a good price just to try it out, and I'm so glad I did.

    The game is not without it's faults, and my first impressions weren't good, but when you play for awhile there's a ton of content opening up. The biggest enjoyment you get from this game is trying to open up more content, and boy did we have fun with my two sons trying to get Mack or Jackson Storm unlocked.

    Most games that include couch multiplayer let you unlock stuff only in single-player modes, but what makes Cars 3: Driven to Win great, is that you can try to unlock the next track or car together with your friends or family.

    Now that we've unlocked all the tracks and cars, we still play this game, because it has so many different game modes that are so much fun to play together. If you have kids who love Lightning McQueen, you should ignore the rest of the reviews and just go ahead and buy this game! My kids love this game, and let me tell you, I have plenty of games they could be playing, but they still always choose to play this game.
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  3. Jul 4, 2017
    Not as good as what I thought it would be. Control placement sucks, no online multiplayer & probably could've included more charactersNot as good as what I thought it would be. Control placement sucks, no online multiplayer & probably could've included more characters (instead just of 2 versions of Lightning & Mater). Difficulty-wise; it's fun on easy, but when you try medium, the rubber-banding A.I. is waaaaay too hard!!! Not worth the $70+ (Canadian) I paid, maybe $20 at best.
    My rating; 3/10 overall.
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