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Midnight Club II (PlayStation 2)

86
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

games.1c.ru (Publisher's website):
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    Contributed by Klaster_1 (58045) on Feb 10, 2011.

www.xbox.com:
    The world's most notorious drivers meet each night on the streets of Los Angeles, Paris. and Tokyo. Choose from the latest performance-enhanced cars and motorbikes, and compete head-to-head to make a name for yourself.

    Rules? What rules? Drive anywhere in the city. Find the fastest route to win. The cops know you are out there—don't get busted!

    • Experience unlimited freedom and fun: The racing in Midnight Club 2 is completely nonlinear and careens through three gorgeous cities: Los Angeles, Paris, and Tokyo. Chooses your own route, and try to avoid unpredictable obstacles.
    • Enjoy eight-player online: With full XboxLive capabilities.
    • Don't just limit yourself to cars: The Midnight Club is now open to motorbikes. Take advantage of a bike's size for speed and control through tight traffic and alleys—but watch yourself. A wrong move will send you flying.
    • Race more than 30 new performance adjusted vehicles: Including muscle cars, hot rods, rally cars, and the world's fastest domestic and foreign automobiles.
    • Watch out for cops: They want to break up the illegal racing circuit at any cost. Sophisticated techniques are the norm—they won't simply chase you down. Now, they have helicopter patrols and will set up roadblocks … so, you can't just drive fast. You've got to know the city and drive smart.
    • Immerse yourself in the story behind the game:The story line and characters take you into the worldwide underground of illegal street racing.
    • Create your own races with the Race Editor:You can even put your own races online, which makes for unlimited replay value.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15394) on Sep 23, 2010.

uk.playstation.com:
    The original PS2 illegal street racer returns in massively updated form to speed past its rivals and claim the arcade driving crown once again

    The original PS2 illegal street racer returns in massively updated form to speed past its rivals and claim the arcade driving crown once again. Become a novice driver seeking to gain acceptance in the underground society of driving fanatics across three of the world's most iconic cities: Los Angeles, Paris and Tokyo. Defeat challengers, and their customised vehicles are your reward; soon you could be getting behind the wheel (or handlebars) of speedy roadsters, beefy muscle cars and even sleek motorcycles as a reward for your superior driving abilities. If you prefer the idea of taking on real-life racers, Midnight Club II also offers a varied selection of thrilling off and online multiplayer modes that will keep you and your friends burning the midnight oil for a long time to come. The graphics have been waxed and polished, and the gameplay has been tuned to perfection - now it's time for you to take it for a spin.

    The first rule of Midnight Club is that there are no rules - use any route or shortcut you see fit, just so long as it leads you to that all-important checkpoint before anyone else. You'll go up against a number of interesting and colourful characters, some friendly, some not so friendly, and with improved AI they're capable of doing whatever it takes to prevent you from capturing their prized dream machines. Once your skills are up to scratch and you've got the greatest vehicles on offer, it's time to prove your worth against the rest of the world.

    While you can burn rubber against up to three pals at home, you can take the MCII experience online in what could soon become the virtual equivalent of real race gangs in outlawed competition. If you feel up to it, you can host and set the rules of your own competition, but if someone else has a game set up that piques your interest, you can ask to join in with them. Up to eight players can tackle five online play modes - Career Race, Circuit Race, Race Edit, Capture the Flag and Detonator. The former two offer straightforward point-to-point and lap-based races, but the latter three are unique to the driving game world. Race Edit lets you determine the location of checkpoints and then challenge opponents to defeat you on your own creation; Capture the Flag is a high-speed cat and mouse chase where you must be the vehicle holding the flag when you cross the finish line to win; and Detonator replaces the flag with a detonation device - cross the checkpoint while holding it and your opponents go up in smoke.

    Compared to the original, Midnight Club II is the gaming equivalent of trading in your old family saloon for a turbo-charged, two-seater sportscar. The single-player game alone is a worthy rival to the best of the current PS2 arcade racing crop, but with four-player offline and eight-player online multiplayer modes also in tow, it becomes a driving title beyond compare. Huge cities, beautifully detailed vehicles, slick controls and guaranteed longevity - what more could you possibly ask for?

    • Dramatically enhanced visuals and gameplay


    • Race on two or four wheels


    • Five network gaming modes


    • Over 200 miles of city streets in three locations



    Contributed by DreinIX (9417) on Apr 17, 2008.

Press Release - PlayStation 2:

    Rockstar Games Ships Midnight Club II for PlayStation®2



    Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) is proud to announce that Midnight Club II for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system is shipping today to retail stores in North America. Midnight Club II is the sequel to the best-selling, Greatest Hits PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system launch title Midnight Club.

    This latest installment of the Midnight Club franchise features unprecedented racing technology, online play, and three massive cities to race in. The April 2003 issue of Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine named Midnight Club II its "Game of the Month" and awarded it a perfect score of 5 out of 5 stars.

    "For over two years, we have worked non-stop to ensure that Midnight Club II delivers an experience unmatched in terms of open-ended, non-linear racing action and quite simply, the fastest racing game ever created," said Dan Houser, Vice President of Creative. "With sprawling urban environments, over 30 vehicles, and engaging, immersive online modes, Midnight Club II is set to redefine the racing genre."

    Midnight Club II moves racing games from tracks to the city streets. The most notorious drivers meet each night in three of the world's greatest cities - Los Angeles, Paris and Tokyo, driving the latest performance enhanced cars and bikes and competing head-to-head in hopes of making a name for themselves. Now it's your turn. There are no rules. Drive anywhere in the city, find the fastest route, and win the car or bike.

    Additional information about Midnight Club II is available at www.rockstargames.com/midnightclub2.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66204) on Jul 04, 2005.

Press Release:

    Rockstar Games Sets Release Dates for Midnight Club II Xbox and PC



    Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) has announced the North American release date for Midnight Club II for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and the PC. Midnight Club II for the Xbox will be in stores on June 4th in North America and June 6th in Europe. The PC version of Midnight Club II will be available on June 25th in North America and June 27th in Europe.

    "Midnight Club II has been a tremendous success for us on the PlayStation®2 and we are extremely pleased that players have embraced our vision of what can be achieved with an open-ended racing game," said Dan Houser, Rockstar Games' Vice President of Creative. "Now, the PC and Xbox offer us powerful new hardware to showcase and add features to an already astounding racing game that is unparalleled in speed, adrenaline and style."

    Midnight Club II is set to make its long awaited debut on the Xbox, offering non-linear gameplay, huge urban environments, and an extreme sense of speed that redefines the very idea of what a racing game can be. The most notorious street racers meet each night in three of the world's greatest cities - LA, Paris, and Tokyo, driving the latest performance enhanced cars and bikes and competing head-to-head to make a name for themselves. Now it's your turn. There are no rules. Drive anywhere in the city. Find the fastest route, and win your opponent's car. The level of competition intensifies as players take the high-octane, nitrous infused experience of Midnight Club II online. Midnight Club II provides both online and LAN support for the PC and Xbox Live. Up to 8 players at a time can now compete for international street credibility in five thrilling multiplayer game modes ranging from Career and Circuit Races, arcade style Battle Modes and an advanced Race Editor. Midnight Club II also now features an online ranking system for the Xbox so players can see how well they stack up against the best street racers on the planet.

    Additional information about Midnight Club II is available at http://www.rockstargames.com/midnightclub2.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66204) on Jul 01, 2005.

Press Release - Xbox:

    Rockstar Games Ships Midnight Club II For The Xbox



    Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) has shipped Midnight Club II for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Midnight Club II is set to be in stores today in North America and on June 20th in Europe.

    "We are very excited to bring the intense, high-speed experience of Midnight Club II to the Xbox," said Dan Houser, Rockstar Games' Vice President of Creative. " We believe the game is helping to reinvigorate the racing genre, and that it is poised to become the definitive racing title available on the Xbox. With high-definition and widescreen support, a 4-player split screen mode, Xbox Live compatibility, online rankings and the open-ended, non-linear street racing design that has become its trademark, we believe Midnight Club II is exactly what fans would expect from a racing game developed by Rockstar. The team in San Diego has done an amazing job."

    Midnight Club II moves racing games from tracks to the city streets. The most notorious drivers meet each night in three of the world's greatest cities - Los Angeles, Paris and Tokyo, driving the latest performance enhanced cars and bikes and competing head-to-head in hopes of making a name for themselves. Now it's your turn. There are no rules. Drive anywhere in the city, find the fastest route, and win the car or bike. The level of competition intensifies as players take the high-octane, nitrous infused experience of Midnight Club II online. With Xbox Live support, up to 8 players at a time can now compete for global street credibility in five thrilling multiplayer game modes.

    Additional information about Midnight Club II is available at http://www.rockstargames.com/midnightclub2.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66204) on Jul 01, 2005.

Press Release - Windows:

    Rockstar Games Ships Midnight Club II for the PC



    Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO - News) has started shipping Midnight Club II for the PC. The highly anticipated title is set to be in stores on July 2nd in North America and on July 11th in Europe.

    "We have spent a great deal of time to ensure that Midnight Club II is the definitive racing experience for the PC," said Dan Houser, Rockstar Games' Vice President of Creative. "Thanks to the incredible work of Rockstar San Diego in developing the game, we believe that we have created the fastest street racing game ever seen, while taking open-city racing on the PC in a new direction. The fast cars, bright lights and incredible action that define Midnight Club II come across beautifully on the PC, while the network and online play are amazing."

    Midnight Club II moves racing games from tracks to the city streets. The most notorious street racers meet each night in three of the world's greatest cities - LA, Paris, and Tokyo, driving the latest performance enhanced cars and bikes and competing head-to-head to make a name for themselves. Now it's your turn. There are no rules. Drive anywhere in the city. Find the fastest route, and win your opponent's car.

    The level of competition intensifies as players take the high-octane, nitrous infused experience of Midnight Club II online. Midnight Club II for the PC provides both online and LAN support so up to 8 players can now compete for international street credibility in five thrilling multiplayer game modes ranging from Career and Circuit Races, arcade style Battle Modes and an advanced Race Editor. Midnight Club II for the PC also features custom MP3 playlists as well as optimized graphics to take advantage of the latest PC hardware.

    Additional information about Midnight Club II is available at: http://www.rockstargames.com/midnightclub2.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66204) on Jul 01, 2005.

Press Release:

    Rockstar Games Announces Midnight Club II For Xbox And PC



    Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), proudly announces Midnight Club II, the sequel to the best-selling PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system launch title Midnight Club. Developed by Angel Studios, Midnight Club II is expected to hit retail shelves in the United States for PlayStation®2 on February 11, 2003, with versions for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and the PC expected to hit in Spring 2003.

    "Midnight Club redefined the racing genre by offering an entirely new freedom and style never before seen in a racing game," said Dan Houser, Rockstar Games' Vice President of Creative. "Midnight Club II evolves those trademark ideas, adds a host of innovative features with a revolutionary new design creating a racing experience that continues the tradition of excellence and innovation expected from a Rockstar title. We believe we are making the fastest and most complete racing game people will have ever seen."

    Midnight Club II moves racing games from tracks to the city streets. The world's most notorious drivers meet each night in three of the world's greatest cities - LA, Paris, and Tokyo, driving the latest performance enhanced cars and bikes and competing head-to-head to make a name for themselves. Now it's your turn. There are no rules. Drive anywhere in the city. Find the fastest route, and win the car.

    Additional information about Midnight Club II is available at www.midnightclub2.com.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66204) on Jun 30, 2005.

www.take2.de - Windows:
    Rockstar Games bringt mit Midnight Club 2 ein Rennspiel auf den Markt, das das Genre verändern wird.

    Jede Nacht treffen sich die Mitglieder des berüchtigten illegalen Straßenrennsyndikates von Los Angeles, Paris und Tokio. Übernehmen Sie die Rolle eines neuen Herausforderers, der sich vorgenommen hat, in diese geheime Gesellschaft einzudringen und nacheinander alle anderen Fahrer zu besiegen und so ihre hochgezüchteten Maschinen zu gewinnen. Auf dem Weg an die Spitze müssen Sie viele Beleidigungen einstecken und Blechschäden hinnehmen, bevor Sie sich zum internationalen Champion küren lassen können. Aber vergessen Sie niemals: Es gibt keine Regeln! Nutzen Sie alle Routen, Abkürzungen und fahrerischen Mittel, die Ihnen in den Sinn kommen, um rechtzeitig zu den Checkpoints zu kommen und die Ziellinie zu überqueren, bevor Ihr Gegner die Möglichkeit hat, Ihnen einen Strich durch die Rechnung zu machen.

    Vollkommen neue Technologie, atemberaubende neue Fahrzeuge und eine komplett überarbeitete Antriebsmechanik machen Midnight Club 2 zu einem einzigartigen Erlebnis ...

    Wählen Sie eines der neuesten Hochleistungs-Autos oder -Motorräder und machen Sie sich in brandheißen Kopf-an-Kopf-Rennen einen Namen. Oder treten Sie in atemberaubenden Mehrspieler-Modi gegen andere Fahrer an und treiben Sie in packenden Rennen Ihren Adrenalinspiegel nach oben. Fahren Sie an jedem beliebigen Ort in der Stadt und starten sie gewitzte Ausweichmanöver, um dem Arm des Gesetzes immer einen Schritt voraus zu sein. Finden Sie die schnellstmögliche Route zum Ziel und verdienen Sie sich Ihren Platz an der Spitze.

    Entwickler
    Rockstar San Diego

    Alterseinstufung
    Freigegeben ab 12 Jahren gemäß § 14 JuSchG.

    Empfohlener Preis
    49.95 €

    Erhältlich von
    Rockstar Games für PC.

    Auch erhältlich für:
  • PlayStation 2
  • Xbox

    Systemanforderungen:

    • Windows 98/2000/XP
    • 800 MHz Prozessor
    • 128 MB RAM
    • 1,6 GB freier Festplattenspeicher
    • 32 MB Grafikkarte
    • 4x CD-Laufwerk
    • Tastatur und Maus


    Pressestimmen:

    "Rasante Adrenalinschlacht mit riesigem PS-Spielplatz"
    -- PC Joker

    "Einen so guten Arcade-Raser hat es für PC schon lang nicht mehr gegeben."
    -- Bravo Screenfun

    Contributed by Xoleras (66204) on Feb 02, 2005.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2:
    Rockstar Games Presents a Rockstar San Diego Game

    The world's most notorious drivers meet each night on the streets of LA, Paris and Tokyo. Choose from the latest performance enhanced cars and motorbikes and compete head-to-head to make a name for yourself. Rules? What rules? Drive anywhere in the city. Find the fastest route to win. The cops know you are out there - don't get busted.

    Prepare yourself for the evolution of drive-anywhere, fuel injected non-linear racing. Risk it all, take the challenge, rise through the ranks of global underground urbam street culture. Race against up to 8 other people online via the PlayStation 2 Network Adaptor for fierce multiplayer action. Create racers with the Race Editor. Reinvent the road.

    "Midnight Club II is the first PlayStation 2 game to really get my heart racing."
    5/5 Stars - OPM Magazine April 2003

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69753) on Jun 28, 2003.

Back of Case - XBox:
    Rockstar Games Presents a Rockstar San Diego Game

    Midnight Club II. The Future of Illegal Street Racing.


    The world's most notorious drivers meet each night on the streets of LA, Paris and Tokyo. Choose from the latest performance enhanced cars and motorbikes and compete head-to-head to make a name for yourself. Rules? What rules? Drive anywhere in the city. Find the fastest route to win. The cops know you are out there - don't get busted.

    Prepare yourself for the evolution of drive-anywhere, fuel injected non-linear racing. Risk it all, take the challenge, rise through the ranks of global underground urbam street culture. Race against up to 7 other people online via Xbox Live for fierce multiplayer action. Create racers with the Race Editor. Reinvent the road.

    Contributed by Kartanym (10772) on Jun 12, 2003.