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Disney's Cars 2: The Video Game impresses

There are more than 20 characters to choose

There are more than 20 characters to choose from including old favorites including Mater, Lightning McQueen and new cast members such as Finn McMissile and Holly Shiftwell in Cars 2: The Video Game. Photo Credit: Disney/Pixar

Disney Interactive demonstrated Cars 2: The Video Game at E3 this week. The game’s story line starts at the end of the upcoming "Cars 2" movie and centers around joining a spy organization that takes players on adventures around the world.

The game's strong point is it's true to mimicking of its movie counterpart. The animation, voices, and acting really recreate the "Cars" world. 

There are more than 20 vehicles, err, characters to choose from including old favorites including Mater, Lightning McQueen and new cast members such as Finn McMissile and Holly Shiftwell. They all control differently and each on the different tracks and missions.

The game has several arena modes including mission, battle, disrupter and hunter. Battle is a last car standing type of deal; disrupter is the Cars version of capture the flag; in Hunter players have to defeat waves of enemies and survive. Up to four players can play at the same time on one screen.

For those who want to wrap themselves in the storyline, mission mode combines all the previous arena mini games.

Of course, the vehicle’s physics aren’t true to life, so you’ll be driving backward and flipping through all the while shooting missiles. Even as someone who isn't particularly a fan of Cars, the gameplay was actually a lot of fun.

Cars 2: The Video Game is scheduled for release June 21 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii.

 

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