With a name like Cars 2, it’s easy to see what sort of game this is going to be: a racing game. But the makers of this game have put a lot more into the product than a simple racer. You’ve got several modes in this game. First, you get the racing game where you race against the AI or up to three other players. Here, you can perform tricks like driving backwards or on two wheels to build up turbo – which you use to go faster. There’s the Battle Mode, which is the same as Mario Kart Wii – except the weapons are more real life based: machine guns, oil slick, missiles. There’s the Survival Mode where you have to pick up batteries that are laid out through the tracks. There’s Attack Mode where you have to destroy several cars called lemons (driven by the AI) with weapons you would get in the Battle Mode. There’s the Arena where you battle against the AI or other players with those same weapons. And finally, there’s the Disrupter Mode, aka Capture the Flag. Here, an object is placed in the middle of the arena, and it’s your task to get that object into your opponent’s base. With this wide spread of modes, 17 race tracks, 6 arenas, and 36 cars, this game has quite the content to it. And up to four players can play any mode - which makes it a good choice for a party game. But first, you have to get through several missions and get beat several challenges to unlock most of the content – which can annoy some players. Why do they lock up so much material. And I’m having trouble figuring out what it Power Rating means. Do their weapons do more damage? Do they get more ammo? Still, Cars 2 delivers the racing and battling fun that I expect from a game in the genre. It’s definitely worth a rent, and possibly a purchase.
posted by coolmint5000 (SMITHFIELD, UT) Sep 20, 2011
Member since Sep 2011
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
When playing this game, I found it mostly boring. The game didn't have a plot or story line at all. The Graphics could have a lot of tinkering with, the controls where very bad, and there were very few levels on the C.H.R.O.M.E. missions. Firstly when I started the game it showed a short opening movie. The graphics in the opening movie were so bad, I could literally see the pixels on the water, boats, road, and the cars. The Opening movie didn't even show what happened in the actual movie. They should have gone with the entire story in the movie rather than take one small part and put it there in the game. When I played on the controls, they barely responded. I tried turning left & right slightly: nothing happened, I kept going straight. I turned all the way to the left & right: I barely turned! With the sharp turns in the game, I either kept on crashing onto the wall or fell off the cliff into the water! I swear you WOULD have better luck teaching a cat how to juggle. Lastly, they should have put more levels in for C.H.R.O.M.E. I played 4 totorials and 4 races and then after that there was what, 5 more levels? Over all, I say that the creator could have done a LOT more work on the game. I played the game once, and an hour later I wanted - no - NEEDED to sent i back immediately. It was to agonizing to play it, I would've thrown it away if it weren't for me renting it (Thank God!) I would say if you are about to rent this game, exit out of the browser, log off, shut down the computer and get as far away from it as you can, because really, it was a waste of time to get this game.