Cars 3: Driven to Win is a video game based off of the Disney/Pixar film, Cars 3. Ιt is the first game developed by Avalanche Software after they were acquired by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Serving as a follow up to the Pixar movie, Cars 3: Driven to Win has Lightning McQueen and Cruz Ramirez being challanged by Chick Hicks in his program Chick's Picks for a rematch of the two against Jackson Storm, with McQueen still wanting to prove that his racing days aren't over just yet.
After facing various challanges, and races against Miss Fritter, Mater (as Mater the Greater), and even Chick Hicks himself, the final race between McQueen and Storm takes place with McQueen being the winner.
Storm then goes on a tension stating he should have won and that he can beat anyone anywhere. McQueen and Cruz trick into joining the demolition derby at the Thunder Hollow Speedway against Miss Fritter. The game ends with McQueen, Cruz and even Chick enjoying seeing Storm running away from Miss Fritter in terror.
Like with past games, it takes place after the events of its respective film. Over 20 playable characters are featured as well as twenty tracks that exist on thirteen different locations ranging from Radiator Springs to Florida International Speedway. Players can also collect weapons along the track and take down other racers with them.
- Lightning McQueen
- Sally Carrera
- Mack - Unlocked by finding all Mack hats in Thomasville Playground
- Chick Hicks - Unlocked by winning the Chick Hicks Takedown
- Cruz Ramirez
- Jackson Storm - Unlocked by winning the Jackson Storm Race
- Louise Nash
- River Scott
- Junior Moon
- Natalie Certain
- Miss Fritter - Unlocked by winning the Miss Fritter Battle Race
- Dr. Damage
- Bobby Swift
- Brick Yardley
- Rich Mixon
- Cam Spinner
- Fabulous Lightning McQueen
- Mater the Greater - Unlocked by winning the Mater the Greater Stunt Showcase
- Some of the tracks from Cars 2: The Video Game appear in Cars 3: Driven to Win.
- The Oil Rig is the only location from Cars 2: The Video Game not to be represented by a track in Cars 3: Driven to Win.
- This game marks Mack's first appearance in a video game as a playable character.
- At the end of Cars 3, McQueen was dark blue like Doc Hudson, but in the game's cutscenes, he has his red paint job and decals back.
- With the exception of Darrell Waltrip reprising his role as Darrell Cartrip, the voice actors in the game are completely different from the ones used in any other material in the Cars franchise. This is also true for Lightning McQueen as he is not even voiced by Keith Ferguson who usually replaces his main actor Owen Wilson, outside of the Cars movies.
- ↑ "Cars 3: Driven to Win - EB Games Australia". EB Games Australia. Retrieved on May 24, 2017.
- ↑ "Cars 3: Driven To Win On Nintendo Switch Is An Argos Exclusive In The UK". Nintendo Insider (April 7, 2017). Retrieved on April 30, 2017.
- ↑ "Cars 3: Driven to Win Release Date Revealed". IGN (April 5, 2017). Retrieved on April 5, 2017.
- ↑ "Former Disney Infinity Dev's New Game Cars 3: Driven To Win Coming Soon". GameSpot (April 5, 2017). Retrieved on April 5, 2017.
- ↑ Minotti, Mike (April 5, 2017). "Cars 3: Driven to Win is bringing Lightning and friends to consoles on June 13". VentureBeat. Retrieved on April 6, 2017.