Disney Studios Interactive Inc.’s Cars 2: The Video Game for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3, Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360, and Nintendo Co.’s Wii is a fast racing title that offers solid controls and power-ups in action-packed races for the whole family.
In Cars 2, users train to race with high-tech gadgets at the CHROME international training center.
Race modes include CHROME Missions to hone racing skills, Multiplayer for split-screen local co-op for up to four, Squad Series to play through a series of missions for points, Free Play to customize races, and Garage to view a collection of unlocked cars and DLC vehicles.
Game modes include a Race Mode to focus only on vehicle racing, Battle Mode to include weapons, Hunter Mode for co-op play to destroy waves of opponents, Survival Mode to collect batteries and buy time, Arena Mode to rack up hits in Multiplayer or Disruptor Mode to defend a base from enemy attacks.
The title includes more than 20 vehicles including Lightning McQueen, Mader, and new vehicles like Finn McMissile and Holley Shiftwell. Each has different properties from acceleration to speed. In addition, the title’s 15 tracks relay global locations, from Tokyo to London to Italy.
The title offers versatile in-racing options, including power-up items like guns and missiles, a drift button for hard turns, turbo to boost, a left or right nudge to bump the competition, and a jump option to hop over obstacles.
The controls are solid with steering, weaponry, and physical maneuvers all accessible in each race. Veteran players will enjoy race options like power-ups, bumping opponents and hopping over in-road obstacles, while casual and younger users will love the wide tracks, ramps, and air tricks.
The Wii version, which includes Wii Wheel support, controls accurately to every twist and turn.
The graphics engine is solid at 30 frames-per-second with assets taken direct from the Pixar film to offer Cars facial animations, solid vehicle models, colorful tracks, and glowing special effects. The sound engine offers loud motor growls with in-game characters voices for each Cars personality.
Cars 2: The Video Game is a fun and fast kart racing title for all ages. The title includes action for both veterans and casual owners with the charm and personality of Cars characters in a speedy, global competition.