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  • Summary: Whether driving by the beach or beating the competition by cutting through a parking garage at 200 mph, Midnight Club: Los Angeles provides a seamless, breathtaking environment for everyone who loves to compete. With no load times, no tracks, and no rules, the game allows players to race whoWhether driving by the beach or beating the competition by cutting through a parking garage at 200 mph, Midnight Club: Los Angeles provides a seamless, breathtaking environment for everyone who loves to compete. With no load times, no tracks, and no rules, the game allows players to race who they want, when they want, and where they want in an unbelievable recreation of Los Angeles. A racing game is nothing without the great cars and Midnight Club: Los Angeles allows extensive customization of vehicles for both performance and appearance. Players can now fully personalize their officially licensed imports, tuners, classic muscle cars and motorcycles both inside and out with a dizzying array of licensed rims, spoilers, interior gauges, tires and more. [Rockstar Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 43 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. Where other street racing games have been re-branded, re-built or have fallen by the wayside, Midnight Club: Los Angeles has been polished up to be the pinnacle of the series, and one of the most exciting arcade racing games of 2008.
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    90
    Hit your stride and the confluence of hard-won experience, favourite ride and the unmistakable kick of nitrous will see you threading through rush-hour traffic at speeds bystanders will scarcely believe possible. [Dec 2008, p.102]
  3. A very challenging but rewarding game.
  4. PSM3 Magazine UK
    81
    "Burnout"'s more 'Hollywood', but MC:LA's the purer arcade racer. [Dec 2008, p.76]
  5. 80
    If you can grit your teeth and win races, you'll appreciate the digitized city of LA.
  6. Sure, you may enjoy the challenge of this game and the time you must invest to achieve the goals set before you, but at the end of the day this game is frustrating from start to finish.
  7. I really enjoy the look and feel of Midnight Club: Los Angeles, and there's a good amount of content here, but the severe difficulty level makes it all much harder to appreciate. It's punishing, but if you're up for it, there are some sights worth seeing here.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 33
  2. Negative: 4 out of 33
  1. Apr 4, 2021
    10
    Esse jogo me surpreendeu em questão de qualidade gráfica, ambientação ( já que nunca vi L.A ser tão bem retratada em um jogo como foi neste )Esse jogo me surpreendeu em questão de qualidade gráfica, ambientação ( já que nunca vi L.A ser tão bem retratada em um jogo como foi neste ) e talvez o principal... Sua customização, simplesmente a mais bem feita e variada que eu já vi no seguimento de jogos de corrida ilegal! O jogo é interessante no que diz respeito ao crescimento do personagem, chegando na cidade como um zé ninguém e no fim termina vencendo além do campeão da cidade, também os campeões de cada classe de carros! O jogo se torna bem demorado caso queira completar ele em 100%, porém não deixa a desejar em itens interessantes que não deixam o jogador entediado. A única crítica que tenho é a respeito da dirigibilidade neste título, embora não tenha concluído por completo os outros games da franquia até o momento em que faço está análise, me lembro bem de como a dirigibilidade não era ruim, arcade ? Claro. Mas de certa forma agradável ao se jogar, em MIDNIGHT CLUB LOS ANGELES isso não existe, isso varia de carro pra carro, claro! O melhor que experimentei foi o Camaro 69, porém você não completa o jogo com ele, precisa variar entre todos as classes de carros do jogo, e dependendo do carro que usar vai se separar com um veículo de péssimo controle, como o Lancer por exemplo, e dá para perceber que isso não é culpa 100% do veículo em si, mas dá dirigibilidade do jogo em questão, este para mim é o melhor título da franquia ao lado do MIDNIGHT CLUB 3, porém só perde em questão da dirigibilidade, mas não é motivo para não se experimentar este game, continua valendo cada momento e por isso minha nota máxima! Expand
  2. Oct 1, 2019
    10
    Best racing game ever. Graphics, customization, mechanics, everthing! Rockstar rocks!
  3. Feb 20, 2012
    10
    WHY THE **** are some people rating this AMAZING game 0 , This is an Amazing game.. One of The BEST racing games this gen, A little underratedWHY THE **** are some people rating this AMAZING game 0 , This is an Amazing game.. One of The BEST racing games this gen, A little underrated too, i mean how can an AMAZING game like this get an 7 or 8 while other **** games get 8 and 9 believe me.. you MUST buy this game.. Its really fun, the story is also AMAZING! You will really like this game, I highly recommend this game to everyone with a console Expand
  4. Apr 29, 2014
    9
    Got this off PSN for $4.99. It's worth every penny. This ought to take the title as the best racing game of last-gen. Just improve theGot this off PSN for $4.99. It's worth every penny. This ought to take the title as the best racing game of last-gen. Just improve the lighting and anti-aliasing, and this will hold up to even today's games. Now there are complaints that the races are hard. Well, yes, they are quite challenging, but they CAN be beaten. Sometimes traffic will make things a pain but I've played harder games. The open-world of Los Angeles is so amazing and breath-taking, you will feel like your in LA. Also, the police can be a little frustrating, but it is possible to evade them. They make things more tense. And I love how most civilian cars are licensed. So get this amazing game. You won't be disappointed. Rockstar, I expect a Midnight Club game for PS4 and X1, you got that? Expand
  5. Thomas
    Dec 24, 2008
    8
    Another spectacular creation from the midnight club team, some points during the midsection of this game do become very tame with similar Another spectacular creation from the midnight club team, some points during the midsection of this game do become very tame with similar races for little prizes hardly seem your effort but if you bear with the boredom it will be worth your time as upon unlocking class B and A cars there are some simply fantastic racing to be had. A brilliant game all round! Expand
  6. Dec 10, 2014
    7
    I'll start by saying I started in the Midnight Club Series at MC1 on PS2, and have owned and played through all iterations of the game seriesI'll start by saying I started in the Midnight Club Series at MC1 on PS2, and have owned and played through all iterations of the game series since, including owning MC3 on PS2 and PSP and MC3 Remix on PS2.

    Game is definitely fun and provides a great representation of LA to drive and explore. However, this game just didn't really feel like a Midnight Club game to me. Controls are too slippery compared to the last 2 games. The rubber-banding killed this game for me (I know it is needed for a game like this, but it's much too severe), I've been unable to beat this game since, for the first half of the game, I won every race by 10 to 30 seconds, now the AI have caught up and surpassed what is even possible, so I can no long progress and no longer want to. I also feel that the number of available cars is lacking, though the customization options for the cars that are in the game are great. Overall it's a great game to play, and you can pump a lot of hours into it easily.
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  7. Mar 2, 2021
    0
    I feel like the only one who hates this game. The physics in these games are horrible. One single small crash and your car will be flying

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