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Cars 3: Driven to Win Review

Game image Cars 3 Driven to Win

Posted: 12 weeks ago, last updated 8 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and Rich Adams.


Cars 3: Driven to Win is a racing adventure game based on the 2017 film. You explore the world of Radiator Springs and other locations from the film. As you do, you meet the other cars, collect items and unlock new areas.

Along with this exploration Playground mode are six game modes.
  • Race: Players must compete to see who can get to the finish line the fastest.
  • Battle Race: Racing, but with weapons.
  • Takedown: Players must use weapons and power-ups to take out as many other cars as possible. When the timer runs out, the player with the most points wins.
  • Stunt Showcase: The objective here is to put on a show by performing jumps and tricks to score points and impress the crowds.
  • Best Lap Challenge: Players must try to get the best lap time around a given course.
  • Master Level Events: Players will race with bosses.

The combination of 100's of little challenges to unlock characters and cars with the open world playground mode makes this great for younger players.

If you liked this style of game you can also find older version of this on different systems. If you like the open world aspect of the game Cars Race-O-Rama is worth checking out:
  • Cars (2006)
  • Cars: Radiator Springs Adventures (2006)
  • Cars Mater-National Championship (2007)
  • Cars Race-O-Rama (2009)
  • Cars 2 (2011)
  • Cars 3: Driven to Win (2017)

DetailsGame Details


Release Date: 13/06/2017

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Open World and Racing

Developer: @AvalancheWb


Duration: This game will take between 12 hours and 20 hours to complete. You can get through the races quite quickly but to unlock everything will take much longer.
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play split screen on the same system.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 7 for non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context. Features non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context. Although the setting is cartoon-like, players can body check and shoot opponents with rockets, bombs, turrets, etc. The action can get very frenetic.

ESRB EVERYONE 10+ Cartoon Violence. Players use machine guns, missiles, lasers, and mines against opponents. Action is highlighted by crashing metal sounds; cars flipping into the air; and large, fiery explosions.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.

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