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  • Summary: Build and race your own collection of custom hot rods with thousands of real people online! More than just a racing game, MCO is a virtual hot rod haven for gearheads, car lovers, and gamers alike! Make friends, join a club turf war, customize your dream car, battle racers from around the world, and race your way to a reputation as the baddest rodder in Motor City. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. When it comes to massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG), this one has carved a new niche and filled it very nicely.
  2. 90
    In a move that shows the team’s dedication to the project, the game sees a slew of updates, even though the game is nearly a year old...The game runs beautifully with the only negatives coming in the obvious lag issues that tend to plague online games.
  3. 90
    The keyboard, joystick, and gamepad all work, but this game was designed with a wheel in mind. You’re cheating yourself if you play without one.
  4. If you're into racing and, perhaps more importantly, into trying to find bargains to squeeze more horsepower or handling out of a custom-built ride, you'll probably find it easy to look past MCO's shortcomings and immerse yourself in its wild, weird world.
  5. The racing, judged alone, can be quite fun, but overall most gamers can't help but be disappointed in the games lack of a true multiplayer feel.
  6. There isn't another game on the road that comes close to it, in its depiction of a car culture that goes way beyond the physics models and pedal-to-the-metal action offered by its rivals.
  7. While it functions properly, Motor City Online simply doesn't have anything that makes it worthwhile as an online game... All of the things that make it "online" add up to fluff.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 31
  2. Negative: 12 out of 31
  1. JimB.
    Dec 11, 2002
    This game truly rocks.
  2. GregB.
    Jul 29, 2003
    This is the BEST ***Racing*** game i have ever played.
  3. WilliamW.
    Feb 6, 2007
    This game was a good game till you took it off of the net. I enjoyed playing this game every night after work.
  4. BenJ.
    Jul 14, 2005
    It had problems, but it also attmepted to do something that hasn't been attempted before or since. This game turned me from a casual gamer into a hardcore gamer. Expand
  5. JustinS.
    Jan 29, 2004
    It was a great game, until EA shut down the servers. Now it's unplayable!
  6. MarkJ.
    Dec 19, 2001
    Bad tech support, crappy graphics, and Online only.. As one of the first beta testers to play the game, I advise against buying it. It is not release quality software, and EA is testing on those poor fools who have bought it. 1 month free, then $10 a month to play it after spending up to $45 for the game. Lots of cheating, poor hardware support, idiot Techs, and a slow, confusing interface. Whoever rated MCO at 81 must be getting kickbacks. The smart money concitering EA's track record is to wait a year and see if the servers are even running anymore, not to mention, see if the players have fixed all of the bugs. EA sure as hell can do it.... Expand
  7. WesslyP.
    Jul 17, 2002
    I play this game, I love cars and what not but the customer sevice and the way this game is run is horrible, EA can do better if they would listen to the suggestions of the PAYING customers, yeah that's right folks we have to pay to play, bogus! Expand

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