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  • Summary: The world's most notorious drivers meet each night on the streets of LA, Paris, and Tokyo. Choose from the latest performance enhanced cars and bikes and compete head-to-head to make a name for yourself. There are no rules. Drive anywhere in the city. Find the fastest route to win. The copsThe world's most notorious drivers meet each night on the streets of LA, Paris, and Tokyo. Choose from the latest performance enhanced cars and bikes and compete head-to-head to make a name for yourself. There are no rules. Drive anywhere in the city. Find the fastest route to win. The cops know you are out there - don't get caught. Race with up to 8 players throughout three massive, fully open cities in one of five online play modes. Select any car or bike that you've personally unlocked in offline arcade mode. Join a game or host one yourself via GameSpy.com. A broadband connection is required for online play - there is no slow lane on the streets of Midnight Club 2. [Rockstar Games] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Polished online interface + incredible sense of speed (i.e. bikes out of hell!) + perfect arcade handling (wheelies anyone?) + plethora of modes to tinker with + no "GT3: A-Spec"-type customization or realistic physics = the best PS2 arcade racing ever made.
  2. Online racing thrills like you’ve never seen before. Combine this with a race editor that allows you to reconfigure checkpoints for your own customized races, and what we have here is a game with replay value that flies over a ramp and off the charts.
  3. 91
    An excellent online game that offers an ostensibly limitless amount of replay value, given the range of courses and numerous race alterations and variations.
  4. It strays from greatness thanks to completely frustrating AI that ends up cheating so badly, it’s not even worth playing.
  5. Play Magazine
    80
    It's exaggerated in its look and feel, but the balance between physical realism and fantasy-tuned fun is so engaging that you begin to forget that a racing game could be fashioned any other way. [May 2003, p.68]
  6. The difficulty level is pretty high, but it's not so much annoying as it is challenging.
  7. GameNow
    67
    One thing about the game will really piss you off, though, and that's the difficulty. In plain English, the A.I. is freaking brutal, and if you make one mistake in most courses, you may as well restart the race. [June 2003, p.52]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
  3. Negative: 3 out of 28
  1. May 7, 2018
    10
    One of my favorite racing games of all time. The characters, the vehicles, the gameplay....all of it excellent
  2. MattyB.
    Jun 30, 2003
    10
    It was off the heezy fo sheezy.
  3. Tony
    Apr 1, 2003
    10
    THIS game rocks.
  4. Sagg
    Jul 22, 2003
    10
    This games frEken Gr8.
  5. DavidJ.
    Apr 23, 2003
    9
    this game is so hott . the graphics are off the meters.
  6. Darkmessenger
    Jun 19, 2003
    9
    Great game cool tricks awesome smashing action, little unrealistic but perfect in my opinion.
  7. TomL.
    Apr 12, 2003
    0
    This game is brilliant.

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#51 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
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#26 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003