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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: 17 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
  1. YakubuD
    Nov 25, 2008
    10
    I rate this game a ten, cause I Love Cars and Racing...Those who say the game is hard are not True Racers. This is my first PS3 Game since I rate this game a ten, cause I Love Cars and Racing...Those who say the game is hard are not True Racers. This is my first PS3 Game since the Atari Days and I've already rank as a LEGEND in Driving Skiills ...with over 100,000.00 from wins! And my Car? I'll be online soon...MAGI 7! One Love! P.S.: I've only had the game for three days. Expand
  2. 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
  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. Aug 18, 2012
    8
    I have fully enjoyed the open world racing. Nice looking graphics for 2008 standards. Car physics are about as good as they can get for aI have fully enjoyed the open world racing. Nice looking graphics for 2008 standards. Car physics are about as good as they can get for a game. Lots to do. Very exciting races and a decent story attatched to it. 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. 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. 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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