Midnight Club: Los Angeles Xbox 360

User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 141 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 141
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  1. NajamU.
    Feb 18, 2009
    0
    unplayable.the worst game ever made.i wouldn't buy it if it were the only game made in 2008.the worst in the series of midnight club games.
  2. TeriwanT
    Nov 26, 2008
    3
    When I played this game for the first two weeks I was absolutely smitten. What a BRILLIANT game! I was very impressed by my great purchase. However, as I progressed and my bike and car got faster the game started giving up and I struggled with terrible graphical errors. As I was driving the surrounding environment was building itself around me and in races cars would just simply disappear When I played this game for the first two weeks I was absolutely smitten. What a BRILLIANT game! I was very impressed by my great purchase. However, as I progressed and my bike and car got faster the game started giving up and I struggled with terrible graphical errors. As I was driving the surrounding environment was building itself around me and in races cars would just simply disappear and I would crash into them. So, one broken control later I have GIVEN UP on Midnight Club Los Angeles. Thanks for the great testing skills Rockstar Games! YOU OWE ME A NEW CONTROL AND A BETTER GAME! You get three points for pissing me off! I do not recommend this title. Buy Burnout Paradise or GRID if you haven't played them. Collapse
  3. BlueBox
    Oct 24, 2008
    3
    Racing game fans should boycott this game. Elastic band ai like this should never pass any type of gameplay testing. It's a shame because the graphics and car handling are decent. If you don't have live, this is probably the worst racing game you could pick on the system.
  4. DaveW.
    Oct 27, 2008
    2
    Absolutely unplayable! Lets get the good out of the way first. This game has great graphics, some really nice cars, and a very gorgeous recreation of LA. However, it's downsides are way too extreme. Technically, the game has graphical rendering issues, textures don't load as fast as the car you're driving. As far as gameplay wise, the enemy AI is ridiculous. Even an "easy" Absolutely unplayable! Lets get the good out of the way first. This game has great graphics, some really nice cars, and a very gorgeous recreation of LA. However, it's downsides are way too extreme. Technically, the game has graphical rendering issues, textures don't load as fast as the car you're driving. As far as gameplay wise, the enemy AI is ridiculous. Even an "easy" mode driver can weave through downtown LA traffic at 80 mph with ease. Of course, if you just barely touch anything, even a light pole.. Your entire race is done for. Of course they have a gimmicky boost system for drafting the car in front of you, but that just makes for more impossible maneuvers as you try to follow the AI. Please don't buy this game until the AI is fixed. Expand
  5. Apr 8, 2014
    3
    This game has a few good things to talk about and lots of bad things let's start off with the good
    First it has pretty good graphics. Second you have the ability to customize your cars to your desire.
    That's about all the good you could get now here comes the bad part. First the story can get brutally hard. Second you level up super S-L-O-W. You have to complete a lot of races to upgrade
    This game has a few good things to talk about and lots of bad things let's start off with the good
    First it has pretty good graphics. Second you have the ability to customize your cars to your desire.
    That's about all the good you could get now here comes the bad part. First the story can get brutally hard. Second you level up super S-L-O-W. You have to complete a lot of races to upgrade cars and buy new cars. Finally it just gets down right frustrating and unplayable. This is not recommended from my view if you want intense gameplay this isn't it.
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Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 66 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 66
  2. Negative: 0 out of 66
  1. 75
    While MC:LA won't necessarily wow you beyond its technical achievements -- it sticks too close to the feel and formula of preview MC games -- it still offers plenty of thrilling (and sometimes frustrating) driving.
  2. An extremely solid racer with moments of greatness; but just enough flaws to keep it from the ranks of the classics. [Dec 2008, p.82]
  3. By sticking to its roots, Midnight Club Los Angeles may not be a master of innovation, but as one of the most polished, finely honed and adrenaline-filled racing games, you won’t find any that do it better.