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Cars 2: The Video Game - Xbox 360
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on July 3, 2011
Platform for Display: Xbox 360
I honestly thought nothing of this game at first. I stay away from any game that is licensed because 9 times out of 10 the game turns out to be pretty poor. Then I saw the IGN review which gave the game a pretty good score. So, we rented it for a day to check it out.

I was pleasantly surprised! There seems to be a pretty wide selection of cars so far, and we haven't even completed the 2nd set of levels yet. The actual gameplay is pretty outstanding. You actually have to change your style of play when you go from a battle race to a normal race, for example. There's also a good amount of "freedom" in the game. You can get pretty creative in finding shortcuts or finding secret passages on some levels, or trying to pull off more tricks, etc.

You also can complete missions with 2 or more players. That's a really nice touch. There's a severe lack of multiplayer games out there. It's nice that you can play every single part of Cars 2 with 2, 3, or even 4 players. What a concept!

What really makes this game worth the buy, however, is the challenge, both from computer and human opponents. Mario Kart seems to be pretty blatant in giving these power ups that the lead player cannot avoid, which is unfair, or seems to slow computer karts down on purpose to give the person that is behind a chance to catch up. In Cars 2, there is hardly any of that, sure, there's the blow-up-the-lead car weapon, but the lead car can still avoid if they have enough energy to shield themselves against it. It's actually pretty cool that I don't get first in every single race, either due to my lack of skill or just some bad luck. It makes me want to come back for more and try to beat it a 2nd or 3rd time, unlike Mario Kart.

My little nitpick, however, are the graphics of the game. I'm not sure if it's the 360 or my TV, but it's difficult to see out very far in order to either shoot a car or plan your next move or turn. This is amplified when the screen is divided into 4 sections. I don't think I have this type of problem in Halo, for example, where I don't have any problems shooting enemies from far away, even without zooming in.

Overall, I'm looking forward to playing again with my family. I might still wait until I can get a used version, but for the most part, it is still worth the price for a new game.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on October 28, 2011
Platform for Display: Xbox 360Verified Purchase
This is another very good Pixar licensed game by Avalanche Software- not quite as good as Toy Story 3, but still a good, solid, Mario Kart style racing game. It plays well, but certain types of races are more fun than others, and the fact that you have to repeat the un-fun ones over and over to advance becomes a drag after a while. There is a points based unlocking system which adds some replayability, but some of the later races get very difficult- I don't see little kids getting through them. For me, I'd rather just play Mario Kart, but for my kid who loves Cars, this is a well made -but still inferior- substitute.
I'd give it 3 1/2 stars if I could.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on June 25, 2011
Platform for Display: Xbox 360
We bought this game a few days ago and have been loving it ever since. Our entire family is having lots of fun racing. All the tracks and characters are the same ones seen in Cars 2. This made seeing the movie all the more fun. We have several different racing games but have never had one that was this easy to play AND had so many game play options. The tutorial is extremely helpful and taught us all the special tricks that each car is capable of doing. Two thumbs up. Totally worth the money for any Cars enthusiast.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 6, 2012
Platform for Display: Xbox 360Verified Purchase
I bought this for my children ages 8,4 and 3 they love playing this and so do my husband and I.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 19, 2014
Platform for Display: Xbox 360Verified Purchase
I play with my 4 years old kid. He enjoys hitting walls and I enjoy driving and shooting, and playing with my kid.
The game is very forgiving for mistakes and yet challenging.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 7, 2013
Platform for Display: Xbox 360Verified Purchase
It's ok, Pretty much for older kids, as my son is a bit too young for it. Great graphics. Recommend fo rolder kids.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 28, 2014
Platform for Display: Xbox 360Verified Purchase
Haven't played it long, but the other reviews helped me a lot to decide it was probably a good choice for my 4 year old.. there is so much to do in this game, it's really fun right away...lots of options to start with, nice tutorial, and lots to be unlocked as you go. My son currently just wants to watch me play it, doesn't think he'd be good.. but you don't have to be good, it explains all the abilities and controls very simply and slowly so you can become comfortable with things at your own pace.. Haven't tried the multi player but want to to try to help my son learn it better.. Really cool game, I'm sure anyone who enjoys Cars and racing games would love it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on October 15, 2011
Platform for Display: Xbox 360Verified Purchase
A gift for my grandson. He has been playing it since late September. I hear about the "levels" he has achieved. Lot of fun being had.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on May 29, 2013
Platform for Display: Xbox 360Verified Purchase
my child loves this game he never stops playing it all day and all night. recommend to all the car crazy kids
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on August 28, 2011
Platform for Display: Xbox 360
I received this game from BzzAgent, not really expecting to like it. But, I was surprised that I liked it so much. I do like games such as Mario Kart because they're a lot of silly fun, and this one was similar in some ways, but far surpassed it in others. There are so many cars to choose from, including new characters, lots of action via missles and such as I try to beat my opponents, and the graphics are really good, almost like the movie. I was glad that it doesn't follow the storyline so much, because I get bored so easily with those types of "kid games" and honestly can't be bothered. This one is pretty much just racing.

I did get a little bored with it over time, but it had enough of objectives in the game for me to keep playing, to try and master certain things. My child, however, still enjoys it and plays it often. I think it was pretty fun, and there are very few games out there that we can enjoy together (that are age appropriate for her).
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