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PGNx Media (Nov 16, 2006)
Cars is not the most complex racing game around, but it manages to capture the Pixar spirit very well. Aside from this, it’s an enjoyable game with solid gameplay and a great presentation. This is no doubt thanks to developers Rainbow Studios who have produced solid racing games before. The Xbox 360 version of Cars, thanks to slightly sharper graphics and achievements, is the best version of the game. It’s up to you whether this is worth the $20 premium over the current-generation versions.
Game Chronicles (Nov 03, 2006)
Cars is quite simply one of the best movie-to-game conversions in the history of the sketchy genre. The power of the 360 recreates the visuals of the film to near perfection and the original voice cast gives the limited script and story a complete air of authenticity. Best of all, Cars is just plain fun to play, with races, exploration, and even some tactical stealth puzzles, making this truly a game for all ages. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face, Cars is one of the most delightful games you can play this holiday season.
GameZone (Nov 03, 2006)
Those who have played Cars before need not proceed to the Xbox 360 version. The graphics have only been given a slight upgrade, and the old camera problems are still present. Fortunately, for those who haven’t played the game yet, that isn’t all that’s been carried over to this port. The excitement of playing the game for the first time, its replay value, and satisfying driving and racing styles are completely intact. If you love the movie Cars, you mustn’t wait another second – play this game now.
GameSpot (Oct 27, 2006)
Though Cars will almost certainly take you well under 10 hours to complete, there's two-player multiplayer to mess with, as well as some bonus materials to check out, and those pesky achievements which, while attainable by playing through the normal course of the game, can't be collected in a quick-and-dirty fashion. Not to mention that the quality of Cars' content is enough to make up for its relatively short stature. However, it can't quite make up for the amount of time that's passed since the older console versions of Cars came out, and the higher price tag of $49.99 at retail. If you skipped out on the game back in June, have a young Pixar fan at home, and an Xbox 360, the game is still a good one. But you might be better off grabbing one of the other versions, since the changes made here are so negligible.
XboxAchievements (Aug 05, 2007)
If you’re two years old, you’ll like this game. You will also not have a clue what the hell a video game is, so your opinion doesn’t count. If you’re like me, this game has it’s moments, but many of those moments turn quickly into stale pieces of average gaming. This game is well worth the look if you don’t mind your friends laughing at you, or you’re into a relatively easy 1,000 points.
Video Game Talk (Nov 01, 2006)
The game lasts about 6 to 7 hours for an adult and perhaps 10 to 12 for a younger audience. That includes unlocking every achievement and completing all the mini-games. While the game is an enjoyable romp through Pixar's cinematic creation, it doesn't hold a large amount of replay value. The multiplayer mode is entertaining the first few times through, but fails to hold attention any longer. I can only recommend renting this title until the game falls to the $20 range.
MS Xbox World (Nov 28, 2006)
Cars, is an entertaining game and certainly holds true to the movie which will please fans no end. I encountered no real issues other than it was perhaps a little lacking in content, but that’s from an experienced older gamer point of view. Ultimately, Cars is aimed at kids and I think for the younger ones especially there is a lot of fun to be had here especially as it won’t induce fits of rage, tantrums and bouts of controller throwing. For any parent wishing to keep the kids quiet for a few hours then this game most certainly will fit the bill as there are no guns, blood, swearing or sexy babes to cause concern. It’s a fun peace loving game with themes about racing and that’s pretty much it.
The Xbox 360 version of this game has two positives over the original Xbox version. First, the wandering camera problem seems to have been fixed. Whereas the camera might randomly start looking at something a little off to the side of the road in the original version, here it seems to stay mostly where it’s put. Second, the already-impressive graphics have been given even more of a boost. Everything looks shinier and better in this version of the game.
55 (Dec 06, 2006)
L'adaptation de Cars n'aurait pu être qu'un simple jeu de courses sans grand intérêt, vite programmé, vite bâclé. Heureusement, il n'en est rien et bien que le titre de Rainbow Studios s'embourbe parfois dans une trop grande répétition ou un manque de dynamisme, on saluera la volonté des développeurs de proposer un GTA-like pour les bambinos. Quoi qu'imparfait, voici donc un exemple à suivre pour ceux qui pensent encore que les enfants gobent tout et n'importe quoi du moment que cela ressemble de près ou de loin à leur héros d'un jour. Maintenant, on attendait tout de même un peu plus de la version Xbox 360, ne serait-ce qu'au niveau graphique.
50 (Sep 11, 2006)
Auf den ersten Blick schreit alles nach einem feinen Konsolentitel, der den Einzelrennen des Handhelds überlegen ist: Freies Herumfahren, Minispiele sowie Filmschnipsel klingen nach viel Spaß. Ist es aber nicht. Denn das Erkunden von Radiator Springs dient lediglich zum Verknüpfen der Rennen und die langweiligen Minispiele ziehen das Spiel unnötig in die Länge. Was bleibt ist das hübsche Äußere, hervorragende Zwischensequenzen sowie abwechslungsreiche, wenn auch wenig fordernde Rennen. Letzten Endes hat mir der geradlinige Ablauf auf PSP besser gefallen, denn der serviert die ungestreckte Ladung dessen, was ich als Rennspielfan erwarte: knackige Herausforderungen, eine schicke Optik und ein unkompliziertes Fahrgefühl, das dem auf GameCube, Xbox und PS2 sogar überlegen ist.