Midtown Madness 2
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In Midtown Madness 2, players get to race a greater variety of vehicles than in the original Midtown Madness. New vehicles include: a Mini, a Panoz roadster, a Ford pickup and a Greyhound bus. Gameplay is essentially the same, being arcade oriented with simplified handling and physics, and pure action modes.
The roads, hazards and visual style of London and San Francisco are incorporated. A Crash Course Career mode allows players to take the role of a stunt actor or a taxi driver. The races are short and simple, but the player should expect tight turns and tighter time limits.
- Automobile: Aston Martin DB7
- Automobile: Audi TT
- Automobile: Ford Mustang
- Automobile: Mini Cooper
- Automobile: Panoz Esperante
- Automobile: Volkswagen New Beetle
- Ball sports with vehicles
- Genre: Open world driving
- Genre: Truck racing / driving
- Microsoft's Madness series
- Midtown Madness series
- Setting: City - London
- Setting: City - San Francisco
Credits (Windows version)
75 People (56 developers, 19 thanks) · View all
|Director of Product Development|
|Vehicle/Pedestrian AI Programmer|
|3D Artist - City|
|3D Artist - Vehicles|
|Game Analyst/Production Assistant|
|City Level Editor|
|[ full credits ]|
Average score: 79% (based on 33 ratings)
Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 39 ratings with 5 reviews)
You can pick from a large selection of cars built into the game, as well as downloading more cars from the internet. The Online multiplayer feature is very well done, as is the entire game.
The damage levels are a bit off, taking a few 100- mph head-on collisions to total a car. Also there should be speed limit signs, and more AI and detail for the traffic vehicles.
The Bottom Line
A great game, worth buying, especially if you like freedom to drive anywhere in the city
Windows · by Jon Buder (8) · 2001
Nearly everything! A great racing game if there ever was one. In London you can jump over Tower Bridge, race past St Paul's Cathedral and Crash into Big Ben! In San Francisco you can more or less do the same on Lombard street, the Golden Gate Bridge or the Pyramid building! Better races, more cars and night fog make it tops! Great gameplay has never been better, I personally think it is one of the greatest racing games ever and i just loved racing with a tube train!
Only the graphics are a little bit bad in places, such as on some boring buildings, parked cars and some scenery, the sound is not the best thing in the world either but after all it is an arcade racer!
The Bottom Line
A vast improvement over Mid town Madness 1 (which was set in crap Chicago) , Mid town Madness 2 has far better road handling, better damage detail and above all far better cop chases!
Windows · by jay marsden (4) · 2001
New places to drive, new obstacles to overcome. Different cars, different races. Basically all that you would ask for after playing the first game. Force-feedback steering wheel support.
Having the choice of two different places is really nice. The bypass in San Francisco was better than Chicago's for all-out speed.
The graphics were maybe a little bit better than the original, but not a show-stopper. The sound is still good.
The graphics suffer from some major glitches. Eventually I got accustomed to it, but I felt like an epilleptic having an attack. On a GeForce 2 Ultra, I expect better. I still haven't fixed the problems. The game also seemed to require a heftier machine. I wouldn't dare run this on my old 266 like I did the original.
Eventually, the selection of cars and "winning" the rights to new cars becomes annoying.
The Bottom Line
Overall, not bad at all. If you've got horsepower in your PC, grab this one. If not, you might want to consider the original (if you can find it).
Either game MUST be played with a force-feedback steering wheel. You physically can play without one, but it's like trying to eat ice cream without a cone.
Windows · by Cyric (50) · 2001
Pacific Bell Park, the home of the San Francisco Giants Professional baseball team since March 2000, is not in this game, even though it claims to encompass all of San Francisco's landmarks.
Information also contributed by Chris Martin
Related Sites +
IGCD Internet Game Cars Database
Game page on IGCD, a database that tries to archive vehicles found in video games.
Midtown Madness 2 Central
A site covering MM2 and MM3. With lots of downloadable cars and tracks for MM2.
SneakyFungus' Lost City Gallery
Lots of screenshots (with thumbnails) that I took of a cool add-on map for Midtown 2, Lost City.
- MobyGames ID: 2460
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Game added by Steve Hall.
Game added November 8th, 2000. Last modified February 27th, 2023.