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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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Score distribution:
  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 35
  2. Negative: 5 out of 35
  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. Jan 8, 2013
    8
    a fun old school but new style racing game it reminds me of nfs most wanted ( ORIGINAL) but it has great graphics and a great detailed opena fun old school but new style racing game it reminds me of nfs most wanted ( ORIGINAL) but it has great graphics and a great detailed open world fun racing and great customization Get the game Expand
  5. Jan 2, 2013
    7
    I'm giving this game a 7 for a reason. It has a very accurate replica of LA, nice selection of cars and a decent story to it. It is very funI'm giving this game a 7 for a reason. It has a very accurate replica of LA, nice selection of cars and a decent story to it. It is very fun and can be extremely difficult with the rubberband A.I. that most games do not contain. The car handling is alright, but is for sure very unrealistic, compared to titles of this game's day. The graphics are also nice too! But there are many issues that make me give this game a 7. The missions completed in the game, become very repetitive and boring after playing for maybe just a few races. The music choice in this game has no variety and is mainly only rap. Which may only appeal to some users. This was also the first racing game I've played up to this day, where I had to adjust the controls, as soon as I first launched it. They were just horrible... The multiplayer in this game is fun, when you don't have the raging bugs and glitches that ruin the experience. There are more issues to discuss about the game, but I don't have all day and night to write about them. But my main saying about the game is, buy if you want to have a new racing game to play, but to beware of the issues the game contains. Expand
  6. Feb 8, 2012
    7
    I bought the game with very high expectations as the PS2 Midnight Club was one of my favourite games. I couldn't ever quite put my finger onI bought the game with very high expectations as the PS2 Midnight Club was one of my favourite games. I couldn't ever quite put my finger on it, but something was wrong. I should have loved this game, but it seemed far more laboured to play and not as flowing and fun. The formula was right, but it turns out that the chemistry was all wrong. Is it a bad game? No way. It's just not that great. Expand
  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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