Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Impressively, the game takes full advantage of the PSP’s analogue stick giving it an incredibly responsive feel. You’re given a sense of total control over each vehicle and the subtle nuances between the cars and bikes are instantly apparent.
  2. Rockstar invites us to the great cities of Los Angeles and Tokyo. You are a newbie who tries to climb the ladder of success in the world of urban racing. Race against all kind of rivals, escape from police, and enjoy the many modes available, both online and offline. Midnight Club is an incredible game, with great visuals and handling; one of the best racers on PSP.
  3. A pure shot of adrenaline to the heart of the PSP. You need this racer!
  4. The game is occasionally frustrating and is prone to a few bugs, but it's also easily one of the deepest, most immersive titles to come out on the system for quite some time.
  5. Midnight Club L.A. Remix looks very good on PSP. It has a perfect recreation of L.A. and Tokyo pictured into great details. The illegal car racing experience and the tuning culture are perfectly recreated. Numerous gaming modes, different racing styles and huge variety of cars to choose from, all together offer you a dazzling experience to enjoy for hours. Ideal for players who prefer the arcade style without limits.
  6. 85
    LA Remix is a luxury racing game. A lot of that comes from the excellent controls and the toned down difficulty.
  7. 83
    Innovative only in its exceptional presentation, L.A. Remix is nevertheless a fast and furious jaunt through not one but two massive bergs, and it does just about everything a city racer could ever be expected to do within the miniaturized PSP environment. Despite its few foibles, this is a keeper.
  8. If you want something portable, then take L.A. Remix for a spin.
  9. Midnight Club LA Remix is not perfect, the early races are two easy while the harder races can come with a sudden harsh spike in difficulty, the race markers I've already mentioned and draw distances can seems a bit short when traveling at full throttle, but i can forgive it all of this just for the smile it can put on your face when it all comes together and you get lost in the race.
  10. While it doesn’t really change the genre, even on the PSP, Midnight Club L.A. Remix is a worthy racer for fans of the street racing genre. With all the different options in the arcade mode and the unlockables, it has a lot of replay value, though the lack of online multiplayer is a downside, especially for a game in 2008.
  11. Midnight Club: LA Remix is a great arcade racer that plays surprisingly good on Sony's portable. It looks fantastic, plays delicious and on top of that the game looks more than finished with tons of races and vehicles. The game is worth every cent, especially for the asphalt lovers amongst you.
  12. While the world could’ve been bigger, the pop-ups less frequent, and the graphics just a bit sharper, Midnight Club: LA Remix does just about everything else right.
  13. Deliciously satisfying and utterly stylish, Midnight Club: L.A. Remix is a solid racing PSP racing game and another great entry in the Midnight Club series. Yes, the hardware limitations hold it back a little but there are enough features present to make this one hell of a hot ride.
  14. All gripes aside, handheld racing games do not get much more impressive than Midnight Club: L.A. Remix. If our major complaint is that a racing game is too fast – well, that’s something most hardcore gamers are willing to live with.
  15. Still brilliant. [Christmas 2008, p.86]
  16. Remix adeptly manages the considerable feat of blending over-the-top arcade-style performance with precise on-the-edge-of-control handling. [Jan 2009, p.81]
  17. Midnight Club: Los Angeles Remixed is a worthy addition to the series even though it has a few stumbles here and there.
  18. 76
    A solid racing title that is partly held down by the PSP's hardware limitations. For example, it looks nice, but it can be hard to see stuff in the distance, like vehicles or potential shortcuts, and the city isn't as big as I would have liked it to be.
  19. Almost as much an RPG as it is a racer, Midnight Club: LA Remix would be a great addition to any patient car nut's portable library.
  20. 75
    Midnight Club: LA Remix is an expansive and detailed game, and is sure to please anyone with an appetite for speed.
  21. Rockstar Games strikes again with another portable game with great graphics, solid controls and tons of content. It may not be their best work, but it's definitely worth checking out!
  22. Midnight Club: LA Remix is geared more towards tuners than casual gamers.
  23. LA Remix is as polished as the bonnet of a freshly-waxed Lamborghini Murcielago and almost as fun to drive thanks to tight controls and enjoyable wheel-to-wheel racing. Sadly though, the ride is ultimately marred by a distinct lack of variation.
  24. The cost of this is a forgiving difficulty level and racing that subsequently feels a bit anodyne compared to MC on PS3. [Christmas 2008, p.119]
  25. Midnight Club: LA Remix delivers an extremely proficient racing experience. However, potential boons for the game – like the open world and RPG-like leveling system for your car – are its biggest problems.
  26. Same (boring) racing system during player’s career as in the PlayStation version on one side but marvelous graphics and fantastic sound effects with two living megacities on the other. [Dec 2008]
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Nov 10, 2013
    8
    One of the better games for the PSP. A street racer with quite realistic physics and good graphics. If I recall correctly, the biggest problem were the long loading times, which kind of killed the point of a handheld, as the line would get to my turn before the game even loaded, so not a good pick up and play title in that regard. Full Review »
  2. Apr 12, 2012
    10
    A great game. No doubt! Loading times are pretty long, but not a problem if you are playing it off your memory stick.
  3. Mar 9, 2012
    8
    If you don't consider the long and quite often loading times (depending on how often you enter a race, otherwise the city is totally open), this is one of the best, if not THE BEST racing game for the PSP. The voice acting (yes, it has voice acting!) is at it's best and fun to hear now and then, and the soundtrack is top notch (but that's not surprising, being a Rockstar game). All in all if you're looking for a challenging racer look no further. Owners of the previous Midnight Club for the PSP might have fewer reasons, though, because it is almost the same, only with two different cities. I have them both :P Full Review »