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Disney•Pixar Cars: Race-O-Rama

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Xbox 360
62
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PlayStation 2
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Wii
56
0.5

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Combined MobyScore 3 2.1


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74
Xbox 360Cheat Code Central
There are also some very good-looking and clever cutscenes, which lay out the lighthearted and proudly clichéd plot. As Lightning McQueen, you're preparing an academy of cars to win the Race-O-Rama competition, but so is your nemesis Chick Hicks. Each scene is filled with the kind of eye-rollingly cheesy one-liners that kids seem to love. Racing game of the year? Definitely not. A decent effort that will entertain kids and tide fans of the movie and original game over until Cars 2? Definitely.
74
PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central
In terms of presentation, this game is a mixed bag. The shadows look nice, the surrounding area reflects on the polish of your car, and each world has a fair number of endearing quirks to its design. The framerate is fine in the vast majority of races, but for some reason, one of ours had hiccups of almost seizure-inducing frequency. The music fits the mood of each world and the sound effects are fine, but the voice-over sayings get repetitive and annoying in a hurry. There are also some very good-looking and clever cutscenes, which lay out the lighthearted and proudly clichéd plot. As Lightning McQueen, you're preparing an academy of cars to win the Race-O-Rama competition, but so is your nemesis Chick Hicks. Each scene is filled with the kind of eye-rollingly cheesy one-liners that kids seem to love. Racing game of the year? Definitely not. A decent effort that will entertain kids and tide fans of the movie and original game over until Cars 2? Definitely.
73
PlayStation 3GamingXP
“Cars Race-o-Rama“ ist nicht wirklich ein Spiel für Erwachsene. Dank der teils wirklich lustigen Minispiele, kann es aber trotzdem zu Streitigkeiten mit den Kindern um das Gamepad kommen. Wer schafft mehr Punkte beim Driften oder legt coolere Stunts hin. Alles in allem eine solide Umsetzung des Filmstoffes, die in der dritten Generation aber nicht wirklich Neues liefert.
70
Xbox 360Totally Gaming Network
Overall, Cars Race O Rama is simply another licensed game. There isn’t anything that will keep a hardcore gamer interested, however, the younger audience will probably love this title, especially if they are a fan of the movie. Being able to play as Lightning McQueen and race around the Cars world will undoubtedly be a lot of fun for the younger audience they were aiming this game at and for parents it is a safe game for their kids to play. They don’t have to worry about any excessive violence or profane language. Since this game doesn’t have any online play either parents don’t have to worry about who their kids might be playing against. This game was granted “XBox360 Family Games” status and with the holidays coming up this could be a great stocking stuffer.
70
Xbox 360HonestGamers
Cars: Race-O-Rama is a straightforward, kid-targeted racing game that, aside from one monstrous disaster and a collection of repetitive events, is bound to surpass the expectations of anyone who’s played a kid-targeted game with a movie license attached. It may not offer enough fresh content to appeal to older Cars fans, but if you’re 12 or younger or need a gift for someone who is, Cars: Race-O-Rama has just the right content – great courses, fast cars, and (mostly) solid controls – to keep you cruising till the end. Built for kids who love the franchise and are unaffected by repetition, Cars: Race-O-Rama is a solid racer that will appeal to diehard fans of the film.
69
WiiGame Vortex
Instead of improvements, we found this to be a giant step back for the series. We'd easily recommend either of the previous two games over this one, even with their less sophisticated graphics and less sophisticated career/story progression. Racing isn't a game where you expect much story, anyway. The key is control and responsiveness to what a "driver" does, and Cars: Race-O-Rama frequently just feels like it has a mind of its own. You may be the kind of person that can overlook the issues or laugh them off as part-and-parcel of arcade-style racing, and you have a friend that loves Cars characters. No question that the license is represented well here, in some nice visual settings that show lots of hard work, but it baffles us why more time and attention didn't go into the bit of fine tuning that would have made Cars: Race-O-Rama feel like a real racing game.
65
Xbox 360GamingXP
„Cars – Race-o-Rama“ bietet durch Tuning und mehr Minispiele zwar einen größeren Umfang, verliert aber viel an Charme durch die völlig frustrierende Steuerung der Minispiele „Minirace“ und „Monstertruck fahren“. Die Grafik ist um einiges besser als in den Vorgängern und auch soundtechnisch können diesmal mehr Punkte eingefahren werden.
61
WiiDS-x2
Cars Race-O-Rama isn't a bad game but it's far from being taking to the top of the podium. The racing just feels lacklustre compared to other titles and the quick run time will not do much for people looking for something a bit more extensive in the winter break. Young gamers will love it, though, so long as they enjoyed the experiences and exploits of McQueen and Co. in the films and will love seeing their heroes take to the screen again in well produced car models. Older gamers, on the other hand, are best advised to look elsewhere as there's little here that'll appeal to them.
60
Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
If there’s anything nice to say about Race O Rama, it’s that it provides a teachable moment for parents: Sometimes it’s best to leave well enough alone.
60
WiiDa Gameboyz
Race-O-Rama has its shortcomings and it can seem like the release is timed in such that it is like milking a cash cow a little bit; however, I think seven to ten year olds will eat this up. Overall, the racing cars look and sound decent, but they do lack an overall level of polish to really make it what I would consider a good game versus being simply an average one. In the end, if you have the other two then this game should make a solid addition to the previous games; however before you spend full price on this game you might want to check the used games bin for one of the two other Cars games that have been released before.
60
WiiCheat Code Central
Again, we have to ask: Why? Is there really that much demand for more Cars-related video games? If so, fans could do worse than Race-O-Rama. The vehicles handle well, and there's definitely plenty of single-player content for the money. That being said, the game is poorly optimized and brings absolutely nothing new to the racing genre. The open-world structure of the story mode is a neat concept, though the world itself isn't very interesting. Wii owners might find novelty in the motion controls, but they'll just as likely be wondering where the online multiplayer is.
60
WiiNintendojo
Cars Race-O-Rama is a half-hearted effort throughout; all the pieces fit together but nothings stands out as particularly noteworthy and every facet of the game seems to be in need of a couple extra layers of polish. At its best, this game might be acceptably mind-numbing entertainment for youngsters who are fans of the franchise but no serious gamer will give it a second glance nor should they. Still, Race-O-Rama isn’t really worth recommending to kids simply because Wii owners can choose the eight hundred pound gorilla of family friendly racers, Mario Kart, and instantly have a much more enjoyable time.
60
PlayStation 2Cheat Code Central
Again, we have to ask: Why? Is there really that much demand for more Cars-related video games? If so, fans could do worse than Race-O-Rama. The vehicles handle well, and there's definitely plenty of single-player content for the money. That being said, the game is poorly optimized and brings absolutely nothing new to the racing genre. The open-world structure of the story mode is a neat concept, though the world itself isn't very interesting.
55
WiiGameZone
In the end, it was an average Disney experience. Disney tries to pride itself in its movies and video-games as being magical. This was far from that and even though it was pretty cool driving around the Cars' world, too many problems take away from the magical and fun experience that it could have been. Cars Race O' Rama had some nice new additions, but in the end just wasn't as fun as racing in Lightning McQueen's world should be.
55
WiiWorth Playing
Cars Race-O-Rama tosses a lot of content at you, but it can't disguise that the game isn't very fun to play. There are some incessant loading issues; everything you do, from starting races to going to shops to outfitting McQueen with a new look, takes a hefty load time that's far more than I would've expected. The track design is very basic, bland and short. Most tracks are circular, with little in the way of cool effects, shortcuts or interesting features. The additional modes are nice to have, but the kart racer mode is bogged down by poor power-ups and a slow sense of speed. The title's graphics aren't going to wow you; it takes a visually outstanding franchise like "Cars" and degrades it a bit for this specific game. Even if you're a big Pixar, Disney or Cars fan, I'd suggest that you think twice before picking up this game release. It might appeal to young kids who eat up this kind of stuff, but everyone else should pass on it.
50
WiiJeuxvideo.com
En dépit de la variété de ses épreuves, Cars-O-Rama souffre de lacunes techniques embarrassantes et d'un manque de rythme qui suscite rapidement l'ennui chez le joueur. Manifestement développé sans passion, ce titre médiocre ne parviendra à divertir que quelques temps seulement les plus jeunes fans du long métrage d'animation dont il s'inspire.
50
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
En dépit de la variété de ses épreuves, Cars-O-Rama souffre de lacunes techniques embarrassantes et d'un manque de rythme qui suscite rapidement l'ennui chez le joueur. Manifestement développé sans passion, ce titre médiocre ne parviendra à divertir que quelques temps seulement les plus jeunes fans du long métrage d'animation dont il s'inspire.
50
Xbox 360IGN
Everything about Cars: Race-O-Rama seems designed simply to let the game get by with a bare minimum of effort and charm. It is the very definition of an average game, and does nothing to pay homage to the original movie, merely taking up six times the shelf space it should and damning any of the current platforms to yet another throwaway licensed game that simply wasn't needed.
50
WiiIGN
Everything about Cars: Race-O-Rama seems designed simply to let the game get by with a bare minimum of effort and charm. It is the very definition of an average game, and does nothing to pay homage to the original movie, merely taking up six times the shelf space it should and damning any of the current platforms to yet another throwaway licensed game that simply wasn't needed.
50
PlayStation 3IGN
Everything about Cars: Race-O-Rama seems designed simply to let the game get by with a bare minimum of effort and charm. It is the very definition of an average game, and does nothing to pay homage to the original movie, merely taking up six times the shelf space it should and damning any of the current platforms to yet another throwaway licensed game that simply wasn't needed.
50
PlayStation 2IGN
Everything about Cars: Race-O-Rama seems designed simply to let the game get by with a bare minimum of effort and charm. It is the very definition of an average game, and does nothing to pay homage to the original movie, merely taking up six times the shelf space it should and damning any of the current platforms to yet another throwaway licensed game that simply wasn't needed.
49
Xbox 3604Players.de
Dieses Cars ist nett, dieses Cars passt, dieses Cars hat sich in drei Jahren kaum entwickelt. Es ist spielerischer Inzest im langweiligsten Sinne. Es ist vom Menü über die Musik bis hin zur Steuerung so rudimentär, dass sich die gefühlte Lustlosigkeit der Entwickler viel zu schnell auch beim Spielen breit macht.
49
PlayStation 34Players.de
Dieses Cars ist nett, dieses Cars passt, dieses Cars hat sich in drei Jahren kaum entwickelt. Es ist spielerischer Inzest im langweiligsten Sinne. Es ist vom Menü über die Musik bis hin zur Steuerung so rudimentär, dass sich die gefühlte Lustlosigkeit der Entwickler viel zu schnell auch beim Spielen breit macht.
47
PlayStation 24Players.de
Dieses Cars ist nett, dieses Cars passt, dieses Cars hat sich in drei Jahren kaum entwickelt. Es ist spielerischer Inzest im langweiligsten Sinne. Es ist vom Menü über die Musik bis hin zur Steuerung so rudimentär, dass sich die gefühlte Lustlosigkeit der Entwickler viel zu schnell auch beim Spielen breit macht.
47
Wii4Players.de
Dieses Cars ist nett, dieses Cars passt, dieses Cars hat sich in drei Jahren kaum entwickelt. Es ist spielerischer Inzest im langweiligsten Sinne. Es ist vom Menü über die Musik bis hin zur Steuerung so rudimentär, dass sich die gefühlte Lustlosigkeit der Entwickler viel zu schnell auch beim Spielen breit macht.
45
PlayStation 3PSX Extreme
Cars Race-O-Rama takes a good concept and fails to implement it properly. The idea comes up well short due to erratic and somewhat unreliable physics, an overly bland atmosphere, a sense of definite repetitiveness, and a lack of mechanical upgrades that could’ve made the experience richer. For the most part, all you’re doing is driving around a track that never really offers much of a challenge, battling against irritating opponents who can easily take advantage of you, and wondering, “is this all there is?” Unfortunately, the answer to this question is “yes,” so even if you’re a fan of the movies and of the past two games, you should pass on this one. There are just too few redeeming qualities for the price.