Aug 19, 2011

Cars 2: The Video Game on DS and Wii {Review}

Cars 2: The Video Game brings players inside the international training center CHROME (Command Headquarters for Recon Operations and Motorized Espionage), where they choose from more than 20 different characters and train to become world class spies. As part of their international training, they will participate in simulated hazardous missions using high-tech gadgets to evade and slow down adversaries.
Genre: Racing Action
MSRP: $49.99
E10+ for Everyone 10+: Cartoon Violence

  • Published by: Disney Interactive Studios
  • Number of Players: 1-4
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • E for Everyone
Review: As long time fans of Cars, our family was excited to see Cars 2 the movie.  Personally I didn't enjoy the second movie nearly as much as the first one, but my older boys disagreed.  And I have to say, the sequel definitely lent itself to some video game fun.  My 7 year old is a big fan of the DS version of Cars 2: The Video Game.  While my youngest and I both thoroughly enjoyed the Wii version.  Although there is some definite racing elements to this game this is no where near your plain ole race car game.  If you haven't seen the new movie, you will likely be surprised by the feel of these games as this isn't the laid back pace of Radiator Springs from the original Cars movie but a fast paced, action packed spy thriller.  While I understand the E10+ rating because of the 'violence' I really think that this game is easily for 3 and up if your kids are experienced at the controller.  This is one my new favorite family games for our Wii!
And I have watched my son play on DS, and was surprised that it really is a very different game which has become a regular favorite for him also.

Disclosure: Our family received complimentary copies of both of these games for review purposes. I was not compensated for a positive review, all opinions expressed are my own  honest, personal feedback.

1 comment:

  1. You are so right that the sequel is perfect for a video game, and kids love racing!


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