Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition PSP

Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
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  1. AceGamez
    90
    Yes it's a port, but a port of a superb console original and it's a great achievement to bring this smash hit onto PSP.
  2. MC3 works surprisingly well on a PSP, despite the grand setting and detail put into the original.
  3. If you are lucky enough to have 5 friends with copies of the game, then 6-way wireless play is catered for, with the usual selection of races and team-based games making for an excellent diversion.
  4. Your pride in your ride will keep this as addictive as it ever was. If you already own it on PS2, then multiplayer is the only new draw, but it's still a cracking game. Get it. [PSM2]
  5. 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.
  6. As long as you don’t get frustrated with the long load times and the cumbersome way in which you must unlock things, Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition is a fantastic game. The sheer amount of content that Rockstar was able to cram into the PSP version is very impressive, and you’re sure to get your money’s worth.
  7. The minute plus load times, for a portable game, are more unacceptable. Rockstar Leeds was able to accomplish a lot with the game and this is almost enough to make up for the shortcomings.
  8. 80
    Despite the load time issue, an occasional problem with being able to see certain cars and roadside objects that blend into the dark backgrounds, and a slightly reduced sense of speed overall, there's very little to criticize here.
  9. Even with its small share of problems and the exclusion of a few features here and there, Midnight Club: DUB Edition for the PSP is a Must-Have for gamers that are in the mood for arcade racing at its most fun.
  10. Insanely long load times are the only major flaw in this amazingly thorough conversion of a console game to the PSP format. Vroom!
  11. I encourage you to pick this up, even with the load time issue. Really, it’s because they tried to fit too much game in this one. It’s simply too big for the tiny PSP to handle.
  12. Game Informer
    80
    Truly an amazing game, and the best on the PSP, but I simply can't overlook its one glaring flaw [load times]. [Aug 2005, p.106]
  13. A paradox in game form. It's both a technical marvel and a technical disaster. It's a great game, but it's also just a port. You're going to have to decide which of these aspects is most important to you, but one thing is certain: Midnight Club 3 absolutely wipes the floor with other street racing games currently available for the PSP in both multiplayer and single-player options.
  14. 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.
  15. 80
    It seems PAL gamers got the good end of the stick here, with load times cut in half and everything making the cut that was in the American version. This is a racing game to seriously consider.
  16. If you love arcade style racing, you’ll love MC3.
  17. 80
    If only some of the graphic quirks and loading times had been addressed, we would have had the kind of racing game that could've sat alongside Ridge Racer rather proudly. As is, it's still recommended for its fast gameplay and stacked features, as well as its multiplayer attachments.
  18. As long as you can stand the loading times, I see no reason why I would not suggest picking up Midnight Club 3.
  19. There's less oncoming traffic to compensate for the smaller screen, and I didn't quite feel the classic Midnight Club sense of speed like Demian did.
  20. The racing in Midnight Club 3 provides for some fast and furious fun. However, if the load times were as fast as the racing, the game would be a lot more enjoyable.

Awards & Rankings

#13 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2005
#12 Most Shared PSP Game of 2005
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 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 patienceIGN 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. Full Review »
  2. May 21, 2012
    10
    Love it! Got it for my PSP and i figured out how to play it! ITS FUN,ITS GOOD AND ITS ADDICTING!

    Who made this? They are cool! I like it
    Love it! Got it for my PSP and i figured out how to play it! ITS FUN,ITS GOOD AND ITS ADDICTING!

    Who made this? They are cool!

    I like it and i play it every day!

    Am i right?
    Full Review »
  3. Apr 12, 2012
    7
    MC3 is a pretty hardcore game as I noticed it. If you want less frustrating races, than go for Midnight Club:LA Remix.