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Driven to Win

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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Cars 3: Driven to Win (2017) is a racing game based on the 2017 film. You take on different races in 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 Cars games have been released with each film, although they have changed in style. Originally they offered an open world and more narrative, whereas more recent games focus more on the racing.

If you liked this style of game you can also find older version of this on different systems. If you prefer open world play the earlier games are worth checking out although not all available on modern consoles:
  • Cars (2006) Open world and racing on PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox, PC.
  • Cars: Radiator Springs Adventures (2006) Open world and racing only on PC.
  • Cars Mater-National Championship (2007) Open world and racing on PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii.
  • Cars Race-O-Rama (2009) Open world and racing on PS2, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii.
  • Cars 2 (2011) Racing focused on PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii.
  • Cars 3: Driven to Win (2017) Racing focused on Nintendo Switch PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Cars 3: Driven to Win 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 4 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Race and Traversal game with Collecting elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play split screen on the same system.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: 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.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

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.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated General (G) with Very Mild Violence.

Skill Level

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.


Cars 3: Driven to Win usually costs £47.99 to £49.99. 

Cars 3: Driven to Win

XBox StoreSALE Xbox One £49.99 £4.99 until 01/08/2024
Amazon StoreSALE PS4 £47.99 £18.04 at the moment
Amazon StoreSALE Switch £49.99 £12.49 at the moment
Amazon StoreSALE Xbox One £47.99 £17.79 at the moment
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 13/06/2017

Price: 90% off

Out Now: PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Race, Traversal and Collecting

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

Developer: Avalanche Sweden (@AvalancheSweden)

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