Cars (video game)

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Cars
Cars (video game).jpg
PAL region cover art
Developer(s) Locomotive Games (PSP)
Rainbow Studios (GameCube, PS2, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii)
Helixe (Game Boy Advance, DS)
Beenox (PC, Mac)
Publisher(s) THQ
Distributor(s) Buena Vista Games
Composer(s) Bruno Coon
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii, Mac OS X
Release date(s)
  • NA June 6, 2006
  • AUS June 8, 2006 (DS only)
  • JP July 6, 2006 (exc. Xbox, PC)
  • EU July 14, 2006
Xbox 360
  • NA October 23, 2006
  • EU November 17, 2006
  • AUS November 23, 2006
Wii
  • NA November 16, 2006
  • EU December 8, 2006
  • AUS December 14, 2006
  • JP March 22, 2007
PlayStation 3
  • NA November 21, 2006
  • EU November 24, 2006
  • AUS December 5, 2006
  • JP December 8, 2006
Genre(s) Racing, Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Cars is an open world racing video game based on and considered a sequel to the 2006 film of the same name. It is available on Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Wii.[1]

The Wii version includes functionality geared towards its controller, and was a launch game. It, and most of the other console versions, also feature the voice-over cast from the film.[2]

Gameplay[edit]

The game is set in the fictional town of Radiator Springs, where it takes place after the movie, the player must compete in 50 races to help Lightning McQueen win the Piston Cup. The game takes place in an open world environment and features 10 playable characters from the film, all voiced by the original voice talent.[3][4] The game also features a number of minigames and items for the player to collect.[5]

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Cars received mainly positive reviews. GameSpot gave 7.0 out of 10 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii versions, for PlayStation 2, 7.6 out of 10 for the GameCube and Xbox versions, and 7.4 out of 10 for the PSP version.[6] Metacritic gave 65 out of 100 for the Wii version,[7] 54 out of 100 for the DS version,[8] 73 out of 100 for the PC version,[9] 71 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version,[10] and 70 out of 100 for the PSP version.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cars: The Videogame. Carsvideogame.com. Retrieved on 2010-12-10.
  2. ^ Bozon, Mark (2006-05-18). "Wii: The Launch Games". IGN. Retrieved 2006-05-19. 
  3. ^ Cars for Xbox 360. G4tv. Retrieved on 2010-12-10.
  4. ^ Cars: The Video Game (2006, Video Game) - Voice Cast Listing at Voice Chasers. Voicechasers.com (2006-06-26). Retrieved on 2010-12-10.
  5. ^ Orlando, Greg. (2006-07-06) Cars Review for Xbox 360. G4tv. Retrieved on 2010-12-10.
  6. ^ "GameSpot Review". 2011-12-10. 
  7. ^ "Cars (Wii)". Metacritic. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Cars (DS)". Metacritic. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Cars (PC)". Metacritic. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Cars (PlayStation 2)". Metacritic. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Cars (PSP)". Metacritic. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 

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