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Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition (Xbox)

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Game Informer Magazine
In my mind, this is really the complete racing package. There wasn't one moment during my time with this game that I wasn't engaged and having fun. Ultimately, that's the mark of a great title in any genre.
Game Informer Magazine
With a hefty online package kicking replay into high gear, Midnight Club 3 delivers on every front in a big, big way.
Midnight Club 3 hat sich das Edelmetall redlich verdient. Durchgestylt, rasend schnell und von Anfang bis Ende motivierend, bekommen Rennspiel-Fans hier Arcade-Racing pur auf einem extrem hohen Niveau serviert. Vergleiche mit der Konkurrenz werden nicht ausbleiben, doch MC 3 über einen Kamm mit Spielen der NFSU2-Kategorie zu scheren, würde beiden Titeln nicht gerecht. Denn wo EA z.B. mit ausgefeiltem Performance-Tuning und für das Gameplay essentiellem Optik-Schnörkel auf sich aufmerksam macht, bietet MC 3 eine vollkommen offene Spielwelt und ein visuelles Tuning, das weitreichender ist als bei der versammelten Konkurrenz – und das, obwohl man sich auch nur mit puren Performance-Upgrades durchschlagen kann. Aber wer will schon mit einer Allerwelts-Rennsemmel antreten? Und auch wenn Burnout 3 im Detail schöner aussieht und spektakulärere Crash-Sequenzen bietet, kommt man nicht umhin, die riesigen Städte und den Geschwindigkeitsrausch zu bewundern, den Rockstar hier abfackelt.
Midnight Club 3 ist ein außergewöhnliches Spiel, von dem lediglich Simulationsfans Abstand halten sollten. Kompromisslos schnell, kompromisslos arcadelastig zieht es jeden Rennspielfan in den Sog aus Geschwindigkeit und Fahrzeugkult. Das Tuning wirkt ausgewachsen und umfangreich, die Rennen Mal für Mal imposanter. Mehr als 60 lizenzierte Vehikel, drei riesige Großstadtmetropolen und ein bombastischer Soundtrack mit mehr als 100 Songs sprechen eine deutliche Sprache. Kurzum ein rundum gelungenes Rennspiel - kaufen, anschnallen, Gas geben!
The complete package is rounded off nicely with a soundtrack comprised of over 100 songs from a very wide range of genres. And, of course, Xbox gamers can enjoy creating their own custom soundtracks. Aside from minor framerate niggles, DUB is one of the finest racers to hit the market in recent memory, and it's certainly the king of the tuner racer scene, without a doubt. Depending on personal taste, I recommend those of you looking for a solid, fast, and impressive arcade racing challenge with more tricked-out options than most to check out Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition. It's a blast that'll keep you coming back both online and individually, taking up a good chunk of your precious game-playing time.
Net toen ik dacht dat dit genre compleet verzadigd was, weet Rockstar me te verbluffen met dit met goud bezette pareltje. Ik had het niet verwacht, gelukkig weet de gamewereld je bij momenten nog te verbazen. Rockstar heeft op erg overtuigde manier hun Midnight Club nieuw leven ingeblazen. Waarvoor mijn oprechte dank! Blinger dan dit kan het gewoon niet!
Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition from Rockstar is the best street tunin' car racing game for X-Box. It's so much fun cruisin' around the whole city without any pressure of takin' on a race. Absolutely freedom is one of the keys to success for the MC series. Speed while racing is amazing and the blurry effects while going into nitro is lovely done. Thanks to the involvement of the most trendy tune magazine, Dub Magazine, Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition takes tunin' higher and deeper. The game features a long career mode with full of extras, arcade mode with plenty of other races and a fine online feature. Graphics are sweet so is the music and effects. Bottom line is that if you want the latest and the most in-depth tune street racer game, "Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition" should be yours!
Extreme Gamer
Midnight Club 3 is one the best arcade style racers available for the Xbox. Borrowing ideas for its competitors, Rockstar and DUB have really upped the aunty on street racing gaming. Every race fan should check out this one!
Game Watcher
Overall, this game is just easily rated as awesome. It has the style, and the gameplay of a true great racing game. If you stand Need for Speed: Underground 2 up to this game, I would say this game offers more of what you would want from an arcade racer. Not everybody will feel the same, but this is just what I feel. In any case, you can't go wrong with this game. Also nice to know that both PS2 and Xbox versions can be played online. Buy or rent? I'd say if you are a fan of racing games or just like to play one here and there, I'd still buy this game. It's worth the money.
The Video Game Critic
Gamers looking for realistic late-night racing action will certainly appreciate Midnight Club 3. It offers a lot of game for your money, and plays as good as it looks.
Eurogamer.net (UK)
All-round, Midnight Club 3 may have more cars, more customisation options, new special moves, look better and sport an enhanced online component this time around, but the lack of a tangible challenge and carelessly implemented progression system rips the soul out of what was an immensely promising series. The things that needed fixing in MC2 have all been addressed, but poor old Rockstar has completely overcompensated in trying to please everyone, and ends up making a more accessible version, but one that feels like it has had its soul removed. Next time they might get the balance right, but for now we're left to reflect on Rockstar's great missed opportunity to sew up this genre once and for all. Worth a rental, but not one to take pride of place in your treasured collection of racing greats.
Si Midnight Club 3 Dub Edition n'est finalement pas la grosse tuerie attendue, il se révèle être tout de même un très bon jeu de course, largement au dessus de la moyenne de la production actuelle. Si son plus gros point noir provient sans conteste de sa réalisation, que l'on qualifiera de très moyenne pour rester poli, celle-ci ne parvient pas à entacher des courses véritablement fun et un gameplay simple mais terriblement efficace. Si les amateurs de réalisme passeront leur chemin comme il se doit, les fans de vitesse excessive et de conduite arcade trouveront en revanche ici de quoi s'occuper pendant un bon bout de temps.
Pas aussi révolutionnaire que sa campagne publicitaire le laissait entendre, MC 3 possède tout de même un potentiel indéniable, qui passe par un fun immédiat et l'adjonction de modes arcades assez sympathiques. Toutefois, on ne peut mettre de côté les lacunes graphiques et l'absence de réelles innovations, qui empêchent le soft de Rockstar de briguer les hautes sphères vidéoludiques. Il reste que MC 3 s'impose comme une alternative crédible à NFSU, et surtout un bien meilleur concurrent que SRS ou encore le piteux RPM Tuning. Et une belle jante pour la 12 !
The Next Level
Overall DUB is fun, even if it does exist solely to suck up our hard-earned coinage. It's entertaining, impressively fast, mildly challenging and rather painless to pick up. It does well as a racing game, but exceeds nowhere else. Maybe next time Rockstar will spend less money on licensing and a bit more on development. Until then, the definitive title for the console racing king is still up for grabs.