Midnight Club II PlayStation 2

Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
Buy On
  1. It performs well, but there are definitely more-interesting PlayStation 2 driving games on the market.
  2. It's like being given the keys to Disney World and finding out the majority of attractions are not operational; you're left in a magical place with little to do other than to go on the same few rides that happen to be working.
  3. The graphics and overall feel of the game do not seem quite right.
  4. GameNow
    67
    One thing about the game will really piss you off, though, and that's the difficulty. In plain English, the A.I. is freaking brutal, and if you make one mistake in most courses, you may as well restart the race. [June 2003, p.52]

Awards & Rankings

#56 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
#19 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. Dec 10, 2014
    10
    I absolutely loved this game. It's my favorite of the series, and is likely my favorite racing game in general. The handling in this game is aI absolutely loved this game. It's my favorite of the series, and is likely my favorite racing game in general. The handling in this game is a dream, the car selection is excellent, and the locations are full of life. I love being able to actually hit pedestrians, which no games in the series have done since. It adds more things to do with friends as well. Me and several friends have gotten together and spent a whole night trying to mortar each other and pedestrians with the SAVETHEKIDS cheat. The campaign is my favorite in the whole series and had very memorable characters and races. I still know all the shortcuts around town and can hit them perfectly. On one side, I didn't like that cars weren't customizable, but on the other side, the game's balance was much better than in MC:LA, since you didn't have to worry about other cars having upgraded parts. Your car was it, you had to beat the enemies with what cars you had and your own skill. A game like this would not be viable today, since people would complain and ask more of it, but I'd buy it again today if I had another chance. Full Review »
  2. BlueFalcon
    Nov 13, 2007
    4
    Elasticband ai ruins the single player experience, and there isn't more than 2 player offline multiplayer. So unless you're online Elasticband ai ruins the single player experience, and there isn't more than 2 player offline multiplayer. So unless you're online (and i don't think this game is even supported online anymore on the ps2), avoid it. If it had 4 player split screen, and no catchup ai, it would be a LOT more rewarding. Full Review »
  3. adrian
    Jul 31, 2005
    9
    Best racing game, even better than MC3. Unlike Burnout, which is probably the most overrated racing game (who wants to sit around watchingBest racing game, even better than MC3. Unlike Burnout, which is probably the most overrated racing game (who wants to sit around watching crashes and wading through menu screens?), in MC2 the emphasis is on racing and speed. Only drawback is you have to spend a lot of time learning the race routes - but the flip side to this is you can often choose whatever route you wish. And I think the characters are funny as hell. Full Review »