Conclusion: A fun, if short, game and one that will certainly be fun for kids but may be a touch too shallow and simplistic for anyone else. With a few more tacks and modes Cars 2: The Video Game would have been great. Give it a go by all means, but don’t expect to be playing it a few days later.
Conclusion: Overall then Cars 2 is a loveable excursion into the world of Pixar. Built with all the efficiency and character that you’d expect from the movie studio’s cinema work, it demonstrates that what may not work so well as a film (unless of course you are six, in which case Cars is the best thing ever) does just fine in the style of a knockabout children’s action racer. Grown ups can play as well.
Excerpt: For a movie based game, Cars 2 is actually quite a decent game and it seems that Disney have broken the movie game curse, especially considering their entertaining Toy Story 3 release last year.
Excerpt: Regardless of whether you enjoyed, endured, or avoided seeing Disney Pixar's Cars 2 , the racing game of the same name is a fun drive. It's also an unusual one. This is a racer in which every vehicle is equipped with a jump button, using the reverse gear is a legitimate race strategy, and thoroughbred racecars rocking machine guns compete alongside mine-dropping camper vans.
Pros: Good-sized and varied career mode, Great track designs with plenty of shortcuts, Four-player split-screen supported in all modes, Over 30 playable Cars characters
Cons: No online play, Voice samples become grating after a while
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Conclusion: Concept: Put more than 20 characters from Pixar’s popular series through their paces in a variety of racing missions
Graphics: The characters look great, and Avalanche captured everything from the way the look to how they zip around the tracks. The environments are varied, but aren’t quite up to that level
Sound: There’s a nice selection of tunes, and characters have a decent reservoir of sound bites to draw from
Playability: It’s accessible enough for young players,...
Excerpt: Changing focus can be risky business for sequels, but it pays off in Cars 2: The Video Game. Whereas the first game (like its cinematic counterpart) was all about cute talking cars racing and becoming pals, this new version enters the dramatic realm of international espionage — and the new tone and perspective help make Cars 2 better than not only the first movie tie-in, but the franchise’s other installments, too.
Pros: + Fun, polished action-racing experience., + Several distinct play types, including races and car combat.
Cons: - Limp career-mode structure; no online play., ? Will we see multiple sequels to this Cars game, too?
Excerpt: Disney’s Cars 2 is from the team (Avalanche Software) that developed the surprisingly pleasant and fun Toy Story 3 video game released last year. The story is loosely related to the film and uses the film’s general plotline, which involves Lightning McQueen travelling around the world to compete in the newly-announced racing series World Grand Prix.
Summary: Gamers across the world look forward to the major game releases that occur during the pre-Christmas period. Unfortunately, this is preceded by the summer drought, in which game releases are a rarity and the main game releases come in the form of film to video game tie-ins.
Pros: Surprisingly enjoyable gameplay, Well developed in terms of design, Great variety of game modes
Cons: Distinct lack of storytelling, Campaign is a little short, Little replayability to be had once completed
Cars 2 basiert, wie der Name es schon erahnen lässt, auf dem gleichnamigen Disney/Pixar Animationsstreifen und entführt euch in die Welt von Lightning McQueen, Hook und Finn McMissile.