Cars 2: The Video Game reviews – Something for everyone

By Posted 4 Jul 2011, 12:58

Just last week we took a look at a few reviews for High Moon Studios’ recently released Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie tie-in game, which as we mentioned, failed to live up to some people’s expectations. Today however we thought we’d look at Avalanche Software’s movie-based Cars 2: The Video Game, which appears to be getting some pretty good reviews from critics.

For example, Jeff Schille over on the gamerant.com website has given the game an overall score of 4 out of 5 stars, describing it as the most playable and polished Disney Pixar game to date. If you think that Cars 2: The Video Game – which features an extensive, achievement-like system – is just for the younger folk you’d be completely wrong, as it appears to have something for everyone.

The Cars 2 game features all the typical kart racing mechanics such as drifting, jumping, boosting, stunts and weapons, as well as all of the locations from the new movie including Italy, England and Japan. One good thing about Cars 2: The Video Game in Jeff’s opinion is the fact that the entire game – including the C.H.R.O.E. Missions campaign mode – is playable in 4-player split-screen.

However, the downside is that it doesn’t support online multiplayer. Meanwhile, Nicole Tanner from IGN gave the game an impressive score of 8/10. Nicole says that the Cars 2 game is a kart racer that has taken more than a little inspiration from the hugely popular Mario Kart, and is just as fun. Nicole says that although Cars 2 is a solid solo experience, it is far more fun playing with others.

RPGameX from blogcritics.org also gave the Cars 2 game an overall score of 4/5, stating that everything about the game is high quality. However, this reviewer also expressed disappointment in the lack of online multiplayer. Justin Calvert from cnet.com on the other hand gave it a 3.5 out of 5 rating. Justin said that although there are better racing games available, none of them are quite like Cars 2.

Justin also points out that although the game does unfortunately lack online multiplayer, it still has a lot to offer. Erin Gibson from the gameplaytoday.com website reviewed the Nintendo DS version and gave it an overall score of 7.5/10. Erin says that while the gameplay, graphics and sound are good, the controls and difficulty on the DS version do appear to be overly simplified.

You can read what else these reviewers had to say about Cars 2: The Video Game by visiting the links provided. What are your first impressions of the Cars 2 game?