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Motor City Online is an online-only racing game. The game is all about cars. You choose a persona to represent you and you are given an initial amount of cash. With this money you must buy your first car. Once you have a car, take it to the streets and compete in various races. You can either race for money or for pink slips.

Cars have a lot of customization options, from wheel bars to fuzzy dice. MCO also delivers an online community, where you can chat with other racers, or join a "club" where you can have club-specific races, and maybe win some turf. The game contains many race modes, such as Drag Racing, Circuit Racing, Sponsored Racing, and Street Racing.

You can also buy parts and cars at an auction, or you can visit different dealers. You can choose to sell your own parts or cars, or you can be a dealer and buy stuff, then sell it at a marked up price.


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Motor City Online Wallpaper
Motor City Online Wallpaper
Motor City Online Wallpaper
Motor City Online Wallpaper


Alternate Titles

  • "Need For Speed: Motor City" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

GameZone Nov 19, 2001 9.2 out of 10 92
GameSpy Dec, 2001 88 out of 100 88
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 2001 88 out of 100 88
IGN Nov 16, 2001 7.9 out of 10 79
GameStar (Germany) Dec 05, 2001 77 out of 100 77
PC Action Dec 10, 2001 76 out of 100 76
GameSpot Nov 21, 2001 7.6 out of 10 76
Gamezilla Jan 16, 2002 72 out of 100 72
All Game Guide 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Motor City Online shut down on August 28th, 2003, due to a lack of growth in subscribers. Billing ended in mid-July, and subscribers had their choice of a free EA game when the developers shut off the servers.


  • GameSpy
    • 2001 – Sports Game of the Year (Readers' Choice)

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JPaterson (9550) added Motor City Online (Windows) on Dec 08, 2001