Cars 3: Driven to Win is Like Mario Kart, Kinda
I've spent the past week playing Cars 3: Driven to Win on my Nintendo Switch, and it's great.
Sure, it's a movie tie-in game, but that doesn't mean it's bad. In fact, it's really good. Similar to the Cars 2 video game, also made by Avalanche Software, this game is a much more polished and content heavy upgrade of its predecessor.
Over 20 tracks and characters, along with tons of modes, help this game to offer countless hours of play. The various difficulty modes help make the game accessible to all-ages.
Gameplay wise it's like Mario Kart. The items are fun (though less thoughtful), the driving is tight, and the drifting feels good. I'm glad that Cars 3 is a good game, it's nice to be able to stick it to the perception of video game movies.
I play alone, but the multiplayer is good too. Driven to Win supports up to four-player local multiplayer, and it plays just as great as the single player. Just like Mario Kart, the game can bring friends together, but mostly tare them apart.
It's not perfect. The game doesn't look so hot, but that doesn't distract from the fun. The commentary can be redundant, but it's cheesy and fun.
While Mario Kart may be the superior game, Cars 3: Driven to Win is nothing to sleep on. I recommend it, especially if you're a Switch owner looking for another excuse to play Nintendo's latest console. Plus, it's summer, we need more games to play in the summer time.