Cars is an open world racing video game based on the 2006 film of the same name. It is available on Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows, OS X, Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Wii. A different version for the Leapster and V.Smile also was developed by Torus Games and Pixar.
The Wii version includes functionality geared towards its controller, and was a launch game. It, and most of the other console versions, also feature the voice-over cast from the film
The game is set in the fictional town of Radiator Springs, where it takes place after the movie, the player must compete in 30 races to help Lightning McQueen win his first Piston Cup. The game takes place in an open world environment in the vein of Need for Speed and Midnight Club and features ten playable characters from the film, all voiced by the original voice talent. The game also features a number of minigames and items for the player to collect
Cars received mainly positive reviews. GameSpot gave 7.0 out of 10 for Xbox 360 and Wii versions, for PlayStation 2, 7.6 out of 10 for the GameCube and Xbox versions, and 7.4 out of 10 for the PSP version. Metacritic gave 65 out of 100 for the Wii version, 54 out of 100 for the DS version, 73 out of 100 for the PC version, 71 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version, and 70 out of 100 for the PSP version.
The PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS releases of Cars each received a “Platinum” sales award from the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA), indicating sales of at least 300,000 copies per version in the United Kingdom