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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: 19 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. 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
  2. Aug 25, 2015
    10
    THIS GAME IS AMAZING!!! WHY PEOPLE ARE HATING THIS GAME? It has a good car selection, hard to beat AI and deep customisation options.THIS GAME IS AMAZING!!! WHY PEOPLE ARE HATING THIS GAME? It has a good car selection, hard to beat AI and deep customisation options. Everything I needed for a good racing game. Expand
  3. OrenM
    Nov 11, 2008
    10
    One of the best game ever in my opinion. Some times it hard to win at the beginning with a beginners car, but you still get your reputation, One of the best game ever in my opinion. Some times it hard to win at the beginning with a beginners car, but you still get your reputation, money and more advanced cars and more easy competitions until you finally win and win. The more you play the more fun it gets. If you are searching for a game where you always win, try Pure or Mario. But if you are looking for the real thing, this is the real thing! Expand
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. May 21, 2011
    7
    THIS GAME IS WAAAAAAY TOO HARD. They start you off with these piece of **** cars and make you beat times that other racers set in better cars.THIS GAME IS WAAAAAAY TOO HARD. They start you off with these piece of **** cars and make you beat times that other racers set in better cars. the game is just way too difficult i dont care if your the best driver in the world you cant win if yu have slow cars... i broke my game i got so pissed at it. Dont buy this game. Expand
  7. Apr 21, 2014
    1
    The AI is bad, the races are too scripted, the handling is horrible. This game is a complete garbage. Dont lose your money. If you're easilyThe AI is bad, the races are too scripted, the handling is horrible. This game is a complete garbage. Dont lose your money. If you're easily impressed then this game could be good for you. If you want a good racing game stay far from it. Expand

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