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  • Summary: Midnight Club: L.A. Remix has been optimized for portable gameplay with faster races and reduced load times. Customize your ride with body kits, paint styles, rims and vinyls that let you put your inimitable style on display and intimidate the competition. Realistic damage modeling shows the effects of crashes and smashes. Experience L.A. in stunning realism as you race to the tune of an all-star soundtrack featuring pulse-pounding songs. Take control and rule the streets in this portable racing powerhouse. Collapse
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  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Midnight Club: Los Angeles Remixed is a worthy addition to the series even though it has a few stumbles here and there.
  5. 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.
  6. 75
    Midnight Club: LA Remix is an expansive and detailed game, and is sure to please anyone with an appetite for speed.
  7. 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]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. Apr 12, 2012
    A great game. No doubt! Loading times are pretty long, but not a problem if you are playing it off your memory stick.
  2. jon-jon
    Oct 28, 2008
    If other developers put half the effort that Rockstar do into psp titles then I'd be a very happy bunny. This is the first of the Midnite Club titles I've played so I can only judge it on its own merits. I love it. Brilliant soundtrack and effects and wonderful presentation, graphics and gameplay make this one of the best driving games I have played yet. Time will tell whether I tire of it but for now I am absolutely loving this - 8/10. Expand
  3. Mar 9, 2012
    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 Expand
  4. Nov 10, 2013
    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. Expand
  5. Apr 27, 2014
    In my opinion, this is what the console version should have been. It's not too hard, like on my PS3, and the handling feels a lot better. The graphics are great for a PSP game I guess, because I'm playing it op my Vita. The sound is great, but the city is not very big, but it's not too small either, and you get Tokyo too. One of the things I missed too was that there weren't any people walking in the city, but I guess the PSP wouldn't be able to handle that. I definitely recommend this game! Expand
  6. KentonS.
    Nov 4, 2008
    I have only played this for an hour or so, but I can give this game at least a 7 for a few reasons. Amazing soundtrack; all the latest from the hardcore dance scene. Smooth gameplay and decent destructible system. It does say show your doors and hood flying off like in games such as Flatout or Burnout. But it does have what seems to be more realistic physics. On the downside, it's very strange that there is these mariocart style power ups though. One minute I'm playing this street racing title, and the next I am 'shocked' by my opponent causing my controls to be inversed! Expand