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Midnight Club: Los Angeles

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
83
4.4
Xbox 360
82
3.4
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Description

Midnight Club: Los Angeles is part of the Midnight Club series where this time around the player has free range of the City of Angels in a plethora of imports, tuners, American muscle cars and even motorcycles with a bevy of customizable options ranging from performance parts to appearance parts such as spoilers and rims.

The gameplay is similar to NFS: Most Wanted where players roam around the streets of L.A. and can race in illegal street events just by flashing their headlights at opposing cars. There are twelve different racing events to compete in:
  • Circuit Races
  • Unordered Races
  • Freeway Races
  • Time Trials
  • Tournaments
  • Red Light Racer
  • Series Races
  • Wager Races
  • Pinkslip Races
  • Delivery
  • Payback
  • Telephone Challenge
Police are also present in the game, patrolling the streets of L.A. and breaking up street races. The police will pursue the player with an army of squad cars and even helicopters and spike strips to try and bring the player to a stop at all costs.

The main mode of the game is a story mode where the player takes control of a created racer, racing in an illegal racing circuit, earning money and "REP" to unlock and buy upgrades to finely tune their car. Players can also use these "REP" points to unlock and purchase more powerful cars.

There are also four different "attacks" the player can deploy during the race to either slow down opponents or completely stop them. Zone is a slow-motion option where the player can slow down time and use this to avoid oncoming traffic or police cars. Agro gives the player's car more strength with the ability to smash into opponents or completely disable them. Roar has a shock wave emanate from the player's car to push opposing cars and traffic to the side to create a path. EMP sends an electromagnetic pulse that will disable the engine of any opponent or pursuing police car.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Midnight Club: LA" -- Informal name

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The Press Says

JeuxActu PlayStation 3 Oct 24, 2008 18 out of 20 90
Middle East Gamers (MEgamers) PlayStation 3 Nov 05, 2008 8.7 out of 10 87
Extreme Gamer PlayStation 3 Oct 31, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
GameLemon PlayStation 3 Nov 29, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Worth Playing PlayStation 3 Nov 19, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN UK Xbox 360 Oct 21, 2008 8.4 out of 10 84
PSX Extreme PlayStation 3 Oct 23, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameDaily Xbox 360 Oct 26, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Game Shark PlayStation 3 Nov 11, 2008 B 75
The A.V. Club Xbox 360 Nov 03, 2008 B- 67

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Midnight Club: Los Angeles appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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