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Cars 2 on Wii 360 PS3

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Cars 2 is a Driving game available on the Wii 360 PS3. It can be played in Competitive Cooperative Splitscreen modes.

Cars 2 is a Driving game. Adventure games are enjoyed for two reasons: they provide enemy encounters that require tactics and strategy to conquor, and they create a fantasy world in which to explore and adventure.

Cars 2 can be played in a Competitive mode. Competitive Multiplayer games provide experiences where players compete against each other and the computer. Obviously lending itself to sports and team games, these competitive engagements have also dominated the shooting and fighting genres because of the direct combat and expertise involved in each. Although these games were originally played in a split screen style, more recently they are played online via services such as PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and the Nintendo Wireless Connection.

Cars 2 can be played in a Cooperative mode. Cooperative Multiplayer games provide an experience that is played symaltaneously by multiple players. Unlike the simple arena competitive multiplayer style games where players try to kill the most enemies, true co-operative games are designed to take a group of players through a campaign experience together. This will involve sections where players have to work together to proceed - either from the sheer difficulty as in Halo 3 on 360 or by the design of levels such as LittleBigPlanet on PS3.

Cars 2 can be played in a Splitscreen mode. Split Screen Multiplayer games involve multiple players by providing a portion of the screen for each person. This enables two, three or four players to be involved in the game using just one console. Although popular for the PS2, Gamecube and Wii it is becoming less common in modern 360 and PS3 games which are less willing to sacrifice horsepower from the visuals to accomodate the extra players - they opt for an online multiplayer mode instead.


We have our reporters and community keeping an eye on Cars 2 for you, and we'll keep you up to date with the latest developments as they happen.


Family Gamer review Sun, 28 Aug 2011

Cars 2 Wii tries hard to offer something for everyone. While the kart racing compelled family gamers, more experienced players were less convinced next to hardcore Karting of Activision's Blur.

Although services like Metacritic and Game Rankings would have us believe otherwise, our experience of a particular game is a very personal thing. One person may connect to a game while another person finds abhorrent -- or just a little boring.
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Family Gamer review Wed, 10 Aug 2011

Cars 2 courts the success that Blur deserved. 360 and PS3 versions offer sought after Karting action, while on the Wii Cars 2 offers a high octane alternative to Mario.

The success of a game is as much about finding an audience as it is about clever design decisions. Like other media, timing is everything, being in the right place at the right time.
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Teen Gamer review Sat, 25 Jun 2011

Cars 2 Wii delivers what Blur promised and beats MarioKart at its own game. What might have been a boring movie spin-off turns out to be one of the best kart racers I've played for a long time.

I really enjoyed playing Toy Story 3 on the Wii with my friends last year. Something about it made it stand out from all the other cash-in movie spin off games that we usually avoid. Mainly this was because it was a great game in its own right rather than relying on the movie characters to pull it through.
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Novel Gamer review Tue, 21 Jun 2011

Cars 2 offers an excellent compromise for those that like their racing a little bit more motor-headed than Mario Kart, but still provides power-ups and entertainment.

It often feels as though there are two extremes in racing games. At one end there are authentic car-based driving games, which offer realistic handling and the authentic roar of a multi-valved engine. At the other end sits kart racers, which typically offer big heads, colourful cars, a cheerful horn and probably the option to whack nearby opponents with a mallet. Generally speaking there are few titles which offer a middle ground.
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