Conclusion: However the single player mode lets it down badly, especially if you don't have access to broadband and can't play online. If only it'd have been an online-only title, it might have scored full marks, as that's where the game really excels, and sets the bar for other Xbox Live titles to aim for.
Excerpt: By Gary Kearney So, let’s say you’re a big fan of Paris and Washington DC. Now let’s also say you would love to drive like a madman through these cities and when I say madman I’m talking about the type of driving that would wind you up behind bars about 2 minutes into your trip. But say that I can offer you complete freedom from any real legal prosecution and, more importantly, can make sure you get through it all without a scratch. Yea, now you’re listening!
Excerpt: Ever dreamt of cruising through Paris in an Audi TT, jumping over La Seine, driving under the Eiffel Tower, and racing past the Louvre? Perhaps you’ve fantasized of touring around Washington D.C. in a cement truck, crashing into the U.S. Capitol, smashing through Chinatown, and scaring the suits outside the White House? If such thoughts have crossed your mind, Midtown Madness 3 just might be your ticket, as long as you’re ready to risk that new paint job.
Excerpt: Fun. That pretty much says it all, but I wouldn’t be earning my huge reviewers salary if that is all I said. Midtown Madness is sort of a cross between Midnight Club and Crazy Taxi. I was expecting very little and found myself having fun. I know the game looks kind of hokey and the dialogue and the story line are even worse, but the game works.
Excerpt: DICE have given us two stellar titles in recent years – Battlefield 1942 and Rallisport Challenge – so my expectations for Midtown Madness 3 were reasonably high. It’s also only the second racing game to use Xbox Live , preceding the likes of Sega GT Online and Project Gotham 2 . This is all well and good, except that it’s such a mixed bag that it leaves us wondering if we want more.