Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
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  1. Impressively, the game takes full advantage of the PSP’s analogue stick giving it an incredibly responsive feel. You’re given a sense of total control over each vehicle and the subtle nuances between the cars and bikes are instantly apparent.
  2. Rockstar invites us to the great cities of Los Angeles and Tokyo. You are a newbie who tries to climb the ladder of success in the world of urban racing. Race against all kind of rivals, escape from police, and enjoy the many modes available, both online and offline. Midnight Club is an incredible game, with great visuals and handling; one of the best racers on PSP.
  3. A pure shot of adrenaline to the heart of the PSP. You need this racer!
  4. Midnight Club L.A. Remix looks very good on PSP. It has a perfect recreation of L.A. and Tokyo pictured into great details. The illegal car racing experience and the tuning culture are perfectly recreated. Numerous gaming modes, different racing styles and huge variety of cars to choose from, all together offer you a dazzling experience to enjoy for hours. Ideal for players who prefer the arcade style without limits.
  5. The game is occasionally frustrating and is prone to a few bugs, but it's also easily one of the deepest, most immersive titles to come out on the system for quite some time.
  6. 85
    LA Remix is a luxury racing game. A lot of that comes from the excellent controls and the toned down difficulty.
  7. 83
    Innovative only in its exceptional presentation, L.A. Remix is nevertheless a fast and furious jaunt through not one but two massive bergs, and it does just about everything a city racer could ever be expected to do within the miniaturized PSP environment. Despite its few foibles, this is a keeper.
  8. If you want something portable, then take L.A. Remix for a spin.
  9. Deliciously satisfying and utterly stylish, Midnight Club: L.A. Remix is a solid racing PSP racing game and another great entry in the Midnight Club series. Yes, the hardware limitations hold it back a little but there are enough features present to make this one hell of a hot ride.
  10. While the world could’ve been bigger, the pop-ups less frequent, and the graphics just a bit sharper, Midnight Club: LA Remix does just about everything else right.
    Midnight Club: LA Remix is a great arcade racer that plays surprisingly good on Sony's portable. It looks fantastic, plays delicious and on top of that the game looks more than finished with tons of races and vehicles. The game is worth every cent, especially for the asphalt lovers amongst you.
  12. While it doesn’t really change the genre, even on the PSP, Midnight Club L.A. Remix is a worthy racer for fans of the street racing genre. With all the different options in the arcade mode and the unlockables, it has a lot of replay value, though the lack of online multiplayer is a downside, especially for a game in 2008.
  13. Midnight Club LA Remix is not perfect, the early races are two easy while the harder races can come with a sudden harsh spike in difficulty, the race markers I've already mentioned and draw distances can seems a bit short when traveling at full throttle, but i can forgive it all of this just for the smile it can put on your face when it all comes together and you get lost in the race.
  14. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Still brilliant. [Christmas 2008, p.86]
  15. All gripes aside, handheld racing games do not get much more impressive than Midnight Club: L.A. Remix. If our major complaint is that a racing game is too fast – well, that’s something most hardcore gamers are willing to live with.
  16. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Remix adeptly manages the considerable feat of blending over-the-top arcade-style performance with precise on-the-edge-of-control handling. [Jan 2009, p.81]
  17. Midnight Club: Los Angeles Remixed is a worthy addition to the series even though it has a few stumbles here and there.
  18. 76
    A solid racing title that is partly held down by the PSP's hardware limitations. For example, it looks nice, but it can be hard to see stuff in the distance, like vehicles or potential shortcuts, and the city isn't as big as I would have liked it to be.
  19. Almost as much an RPG as it is a racer, Midnight Club: LA Remix would be a great addition to any patient car nut's portable library.
  20. Rockstar Games strikes again with another portable game with great graphics, solid controls and tons of content. It may not be their best work, but it's definitely worth checking out!
  21. 75
    Midnight Club: LA Remix is an expansive and detailed game, and is sure to please anyone with an appetite for speed.
  22. Midnight Club: LA Remix is geared more towards tuners than casual gamers.
  23. Midnight Club: LA Remix delivers an extremely proficient racing experience. However, potential boons for the game – like the open world and RPG-like leveling system for your car – are its biggest problems.
  24. LA Remix is as polished as the bonnet of a freshly-waxed Lamborghini Murcielago and almost as fun to drive thanks to tight controls and enjoyable wheel-to-wheel racing. Sadly though, the ride is ultimately marred by a distinct lack of variation.
  25. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    The cost of this is a forgiving difficulty level and racing that subsequently feels a bit anodyne compared to MC on PS3. [Christmas 2008, p.119]
  26. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Same (boring) racing system during player’s career as in the PlayStation version on one side but marvelous graphics and fantastic sound effects with two living megacities on the other. [Dec 2008]

Awards & Rankings

#12 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2008
#5 Most Shared PSP Game of 2008
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 53
  2. Negative: 4 out of 53
  1. Jul 22, 2022
    Seré clari y rápido no me gustó para nada pensé q viniendo de rocktars games Hiba ser fabuloso como max Payne Manhunt pero vaya mierda haberSeré clari y rápido no me gustó para nada pensé q viniendo de rocktars games Hiba ser fabuloso como max Payne Manhunt pero vaya mierda haber primero la conducción no es muy buena impidiendo te manejar bien aparte se q es raro pero la otra queja q tengo es q hay demasiado tráfico se q es ridículo pero enserio es una cantidad exagerada q es bastan normal perder carreras porque se te ponen 500 carros al frente añadele la mala conducción q me a pasado muchas veces q cuando derrapo el carro simplemente se voltea haciendo q pierdas en fin probaré el otro juego haber si ese no me decepcióna Full Review »
  2. Feb 29, 2020
    Midnight Club LA Remix is a masterpiece, although the graphics may be old since it is a new decade (2020), the graphic are great, theMidnight Club LA Remix is a masterpiece, although the graphics may be old since it is a new decade (2020), the graphic are great, the soundtrack, dialogue, and physics are really good, as well as the map which makes up for the other half with Tokyo. Full Review »
  3. Nov 10, 2013
    One of the better games for the PSP. A street racer with quite realistic physics and good graphics. If I recall correctly, the biggest problemOne of the better games for the PSP. A street racer with quite realistic physics and good graphics. If I recall correctly, the biggest problem were the long loading times, which kind of killed the point of a handheld, as the line would get to my turn before the game even loaded, so not a good pick up and play title in that regard. Full Review »