Excerpt: The mainstay of Midnight Club 2 takes place offline, with the Career Mode putting you in the driver’s seat of your not-so-furious ride. While the focus of the game is blazing tricked-out streetcars, you won’t find tweaking and customization here.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: You don't have to be a die-hard motorist to enjoy Midnight Club 3's fantastic speed and irresistible playability, but if you are one you'll appreciate it all the more. Another triumph from Rockstar, and a game which others in the street-racing genre should aspire to.
Excerpt: Well if we didn’t know it by now, the guys at Rockstar are pure criminals. If they never make a game again, they’ll always be remembered for the Grand Theft Auto series and now, we have them throwing us an illegal street racing bone in the form of Midnight Club II .
Excerpt: As midnight approaches, the Midnight Club - an illegal street racing group- peaks out and gears up their cars for some dangerously fast action. Using tricked out vehicles that soar at a blistering 150 MPH, these street racers are in it for the cash and the pure adrenaline rush.
Excerpt: Step into the life of an illegal street racer with Midnight Club II . Drive by the bright lights from the big cities of Los Angeles, Paris, and Tokyo. Granted, things can get a little blurry when you're driving in excess of 100 miles per hour, but nonetheless, things are looking good for the racing...
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Midnight Club II does live up to the hype, but it falls just short of the greatness that is NFS: Hot Pursuit 2. While MC II has everything going for it, its style of gameplay is sure to frustrate many would-be conquerors of the street.
Excerpt: The original Midnight Club sold very well. Although it had some technical problems as a first generation title, Rockstar has put a lot of effort into ensuring that the sequel is polished, fun, and that it stands out from the rest of the titles in the genre.
Excerpt: The original Midnight Club Street Racing was a PS2 game that I had always gone back to for a quick session every now and then. It had a grip on me like few PS2 games did. While some found the PS2 launch inadmissible (read: lacking a killer app), it still had its share of highly enjoyable PS2 titles...
Excerpt: While Midnight Club II might not be the officially licensed video game of the movie The Fast and the Furious , it's as close as most of us will get to the insanely fast (and indeed, furious) world of illegal street racing. All things considered, that's probably a good thing.