Ten days ago, Disney/Pixar’s animated film Cars 2 raced to the #1 spot at the close of opening weekend. My son can’t stop talking about the film, and it helps that we have some movie-inspired toys to keep us occupied. We’ve also been “training” with Finn McMissile in Cars 2: The Video Game.
The game, which is available for Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PS3, and PC, has players immersed in the world of Cars 2 where they can train to become an agent of C.H.R.O.M.E. (Command Headquarters for Recon Operations and Motorized Espionage), take on dangerous missions, compete to become the fastest race car, or compete in combat racing.
Children who have seen the film will see the resemblance to and continuation of the storyline, and will enjoy taking on the personality of their favorite character. As in the film, these cars can perform feats like no other including two-wheel driving, air tricks, sidestepping, and more.
My son is a bit young to understand the concept of espionage but really enjoys the racing component of the game. Cars 2: The Video Game was developed for children between the ages of 6 and 11.
Up to four players can race and there is both a single and a multiplayer mode. Players can also connect to World of Cars Online, a free-to-play, brower-based virtual world based on the Cars 2 to gain rewards in the video game and unlock new items in the virtual world.
The game, much like the film, is visually stunning. I can only imagine how impressive it is in 3D (available for PlayStation 3).
Cars 2: The Video Game is currently available at retailers nationwide.
No compensation was received for this post. A copy of the game was provided which helped facilitate this review.