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  • Summary: The open, living cities of San Diego, Detroit, and Atlanta are available in the PSP version, with all of the shortcuts, secrets and side streets. Rockstar Leeds has rebuilt each environment in its entirety. Whether you're just exploring in Cruise mode, looking to shave a few second in an ordered race, or trying to pick the ultimate route in an unordered free for all, figuring out the intimate secrets of these complex maps is a treat that translates perfectly to the PSP. Race the cars you've built in 6-player wi-fi multiplayer action. Prove your driving skills or just show off your creation in a deep selection of Arcade modes. [Rockstar] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. MC3 works surprisingly well on a PSP, despite the grand setting and detail put into the original.
  2. MC3 kicks the heck out of the past couple of PSP racing games. What it lacks in graphical delivery the audio department and depth of gameplay more than make up for.
  3. A complete recreation of the original's depth of races and modifications (and high speed fun) with allowances made for the smaller screen, DUB looks set to enjoy a new lease of life in the portable world.
  4. As long as you can stand the loading times, I see no reason why I would not suggest picking up Midnight Club 3.
  5. 71
    Is it overly harsh to pound on a game for having dreadful loadtimes?... On the other hand, it's a good game deep, deep, deep down inside.
  6. As impressive as it is to see the entire game ported to a handheld, the PSP version will always be known for extreme load times.
  7. What’s here isn’t really worth the insane load times. While it manages to emulate the console version in terms of content, Midnight Club 3 comes to a screeching halt in its technical problems and overly simple racing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. AndrewA.
    Aug 9, 2005
    10
    The graphics for the game is good and fabous but the only problem is when you press x you have to be careful or else it will be damage.
  2. Mar 15, 2011
    10
    In its first feature cartoon since Curious George, Universal Studios has made a film so ugly in every respect that it should come with a free ticket to a Toy Story 3 screening to follow immediately just so audiences can wash its stink off of them with something truly great. The CG animation bears the stale look of late-1990s DreamWorks throwaways (despite its reported budget of over $100 million), all in service of a paper-thin plotline, lowest-common-denominator gags and a gooey center that fakes its soul with blatant â Expand
  3. Jul 14, 2014
    10
    IGN was harsh on pounding this game for having long loadtimes because that doesn't describe the experience itself. Just some patience required. However, this game was very frustrating for me, in a way that made me determined to complete it, despite it having long loadtimes, and it took me a LONG time to complete, but it was worth it in the end. This is an entertaining game. Expand
  4. RomuloR.
    Jun 30, 2005
    9
    I think this is the best racer on the PSP. It is simply amazing how they brought the depth and gameplay from the Ps2 onto this handheld. Yes, the load times are very long but I learned to accept them. They basically load large portions of the map so as to prevent any lag during gameplay. It is a fast game with AI traffic as well as AI opponents. I am very happy with this game and have been playing it for the past 3 days. Although in regards to customization, the user cannot apply the pearescent color scheme but that's understandable. Beautiful graphics, fast gameplay, deep customization. Expand
  5. RandallF.
    Jul 31, 2005
    8
    Love the gameplay nice graphics especially for a hand held, being able to ride bikes is a nice change from "nfs" loading time definatly sucks alot but i'm really impatient and i still think this guy is worth being bought. Expand
  6. Mar 9, 2012
    7
    The loading times almost ruin this game. Is not a game to miss, but you either play it with a save downloaded from the internet, or buy MC:LAR instead, because it shortens the loading times and is quite a similar game. Expand
  7. RyanE.
    Jun 29, 2005
    6
    The loading time completely distroys this game. After waiting for almost two minutes I get frustrated and just play Hot Shots Golf. Yet another game ruined by corporate time constraints. Expand

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