Wednesday, June 21, 2017


 ** A Geek Daddy received the featured product for free to review **

My kids and I have been having a good time playing the new Cars 3: Driven to Win video game that features racing competitions with characters and locations from all three of the Disney PIXAR Cars movies.  The controls are easy enough to use so that young kids can comfortably play the game without getting frustrated or overwhelmed yet it is also challenging enough so that adult will enjoy participating in the races as well.  With the ability for four players to race against one another at the same time in split screen head-to-head action it is really easy to get the whole family engaged in competing against one another. Perfect for a weekend game night, Cars 3: Driven to Win is a video game families can have a lot of fun playing together.

The setting for the video game takes place after the final big race in Cars 3.  Note there are some spoilers in the game if you haven't already seen the movie.  Based upon its game play and great graphics though, you'll have an entertaining time playing it even if you've never seen a Cars movie.  Is there anyone out there who has never seen a Disney PIXAR Cars movie?

Cars 3: Driven to Win includes a variety of customizable playable characters including Lightning McQueen, Mater, Mack, Cruz Ramirez and Jackson Storm.  Some of the characters are playable right away and others need to be unlocked by winning races, completing stunts and achieving a variety of objectives as you progress through the game.  Cars 3: Driven to Win also features 20 unique tracks that highlight 13 iconic race environments from the Cars movies.

There are six exciting modes of game play in Cars 3: Driven to Win.  The variety of racing options keeps the game interesting for repetitive play.  Race Mode lets you challenge a pack of characters from the Cars movies in a first to complete a number of laps is the winner challenge.  Battle Race allows you to collect power-ups including missiles, oil slicks, and rocket engines to take out your competition with during the race.  In Takedown Mode the player who takes out the most opponents during the race wins instead of the first to cross the finish line.  Best Lap Challenge has players race against themselves to set a track record.  Playground Mode lets players explore a fantastic obstacle course.  Stunt Showcase has players perform stunts to earn points.  The player who earns the most points before time runs out wins the competition.

Then there is Piston Cup mode.  Combine a variety of locations and modes to create your own unique racing series.  For example engage in Race Mode at Florida International Speedway, Stunt Showcase at Thunder Hollow Destruction Derby and Battle Mode at Radiator Springs Interstate Pass.  Whoever has the best record among the three races will win be crowned your family's Piston Cup champ!  Have fun mixing up the locations and modes to make every Piston Cup competition you play on Cars 3: Driven to Win exciting and unique.

The ability to allow players to personalize the attributes of their favorite Cars characters and race as them, great visual effects and backgrounds, a variety of playable game modes, and its overall fun factor, have earned Cars 3: Drive to Win the nod of approval from A GEEK DADDY.  Whether you are a fan of the Cars movie series or just enjoy automobile racing, this is a video game you are going to repeatedly want to play over and over again. This really is a very fun family-friendly game to play!

Cars 3: Driven to Win is being distributed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment under license from Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media.  The game was developed by Avalanche Software, the same video game studio that created the popular Disney Infinity video games.  It is available for Playstation 4 and Playstation 3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and Wii U.

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