Reviews for Midnight Club II

80

An open world gem, after a decade

htp24 | Oct. 30, 2013 | See all htp24's reviews »

Midnight Club II is developed by Angel Studios (now Rockstar San Diego), the very same company who created the venerable Midtown Madness series, which turned racing games on its head. The locales aren't super detailed a la the Project Gotham Racing Series but all the major monuments of cities can be found. If you weren't able to tell, this game is an arcade racer at heart. Physics need not apply as you hurtle yourself over the Louvre. Infused with a hip-hop and EDM tracklist, the races are always an adrenaline rush. With non-taxing CPU requirements, you'll have no problems running this title on almost anything, including netbooks.

Now for the negatives: no licensed cars (but you can generally make out what they're modeled after) and the last few races in career mode can be absolutely rage inducing. Or is that a positive?

92

Extremely fun arcade type racing game!

Oblaque | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all Oblaque's reviews »

The greatest racing game ever. It is the most FUN. The cars have varying handling physics, the opponents talk trash to keep things interesting, the courses are all wildly different, and the drift physics are the best in any driving game I've played. This is not a simulator, which is fine with me, it is a fun fun racing game.

90

Open World Done Right

hoyvechkin | Aug. 3, 2013 | See all hoyvechkin's reviews »

Building off the unique foundation of the original Midnight Club, the sequel improves on it in every way. This game presents you with three huge open cities to explore and race through, LA, Paris, and Tokyo. As you progress through the game, you unlock new cars/bikes and some special unlocks such as the ability to race on two wheels for a speed boost. The difficulty ramps nicely as you progress, unlocking new autos when needed. The checkpoint system employed in races affords you the right amount of flexibility in the open world, without limiting you to just one 'right' path. The game also rewards exploration, through various shortcuts to be used in races. The only downside to Midnight Club II is that to some it might be starting to show its age (graphics, the story seems generic and ripped from the Fast & Furious craze), but for $10, this game is sure worth the ride.

70

Good

Bolo | Aug. 2, 2013 | See all Bolo's reviews »

Another part of the exciting street racing from Rockstar Games. The best drivers meet each night on the streets of three huge cities, such as Los Angeles, Paris and Tokyo to the high velocities scamper through the streets of the sleeping city.