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  • Summary: Midway brings its Rush racing series to Los Angeles in L.A. Rush. You can steal, upgrade, and race more than 50 different licensed cars from a highly tuned import to exotic racers. As you earn cash in story mode, you can change both the performance of your car or pimp it visually at West Coast Customs. You can also race head-to-head on the tracks that you have unlocked with split-screen multiplayer mode. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 36
  2. Negative: 4 out of 36
  1. To be honest, the traffic at times was so heavy that I wondered who in their right mind would be holding a street race in the middle of it.
  2. LA Rush isn't a bad game per se because at times it's quite fun. The problem is that there are other racers on the market that do the same thing but are much less frustrating.
  3. It's almost as if the developers WANT you to input the 'free cash' code: at any point during the game, press Up, Down, Left, Right, B, Left, A, Up).
  4. 60
    It's by no means a bad game, and is certainly a very admirable effort in the context of the Rush franchise, but its contemporaries ultimately outclass it.
  5. Players looking for the Rush series they grew up on in the arcades will come away disappointed at this game's inability to offer consistent high flying races, while fans of games like "Midnight Club 3" who are looking for the next big underground racing game will no doubt find Rush's take on the subgenre amateurish at best.
  6. From the unbelievably dense traffic with the inescapable crash sequences, to the poser-fest plot and the explosion of brand placement, this game is a definite multiple-offender.
  7. L.A. Rush tries to keep up with the street racing scene, but it's all show and no go. Repeating races over and over isn't exactly a draw and the lack of customization is unforgivable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. FredD.
    Oct 14, 2005
    Awesome driving mechanics and big open world to race in....solid graphics and great sense of speed. liked the crashes on the licensed cars...but could have seen less of them.cross between driver and midnight club but much better racing. Expand
  2. ZachW.
    Feb 28, 2006
    What happened to the rush series!? This is terrible, not much fun. Cops are everywhere, traffic is crazy, almost always in your way. Hard to race when the track is full of these obstacles. Graphics will make you sick. Only thing good is the cars, using real licensed cars is fun, too bad they don't handle anywhere close to how they should. Expand
  3. Andyman
    Oct 14, 2005
    If I see one more lousy unskippable low-resolution slow-motion crash cutscene, I'm going to barf all over my console. I suck, you say? OK smart guy, YOU try to avoid the unbelievable amount of junk strewn about each "track". Did I mention that the computer-driven opponents never hit any of it? Bravo, Pitbull Syndicate! You haven't learned a thing in the EIGHT YEARS since you made the equally horrid Test Drive 4! Heck, this game even LOOKS like a PS1 game! Thank God I only rented it... but even so, I feel ripped off. Utterly pathetic. Expand