Simon Hutchinson writes:
"The street racing genre has taken off in recent years. Rockstar was the first to dabble in it with its Midnight Club racing franchise with EA and Need for Speed picking up the pieces a few years later. Rockstar has continued to refine the series, with the game these days making an appearance every so often. MCLA is their first crack with the next generation system and this franchise, and utilizing the same engine as Grand Theft Auto IV, it was bound to tax the systems. However while MCLA is not a bad game, just like its predecessors, there are many flaws abound which keep it from the must own status Rockstar has tried so hard to achieve."