Review by Leigh Alexander:
"Calling "Midnight Club: Los Angeles" a "racing game" is doing it a disservice. It aims to capture the full experience of West Coast car culture, exaggerated and fantasized as depicted in movies like "The Fast and the Furious." Detailed beyond most players' interests, the game still manages to be broadly accessible thanks to simple controls, a smooth mission structure, and jaw-droppingly stunning graphics. Car fetishists are sure to drool, but "Midnight Club: L.A." also has the potential to make neurotic auto geeks out of a broad swath of gamers who can't even drive stick shift."