"Midnight Club: LA Remix is difficult, sometimes a bit too difficult. After the first half-dozen or so races you'll find yourself needing to repeat most events a number of times. Combine this with the typical "cruise around, find event, take part in event, rinse, repeat" nature of an open-world racer and you'll find yourself frustrated. Like any good racer, however, LA Remix really gets its longevity from its multiplayer component. Numerous modes like capture the flag and paint (analogous to king of the hill) make sure that racing against real people never gets old, and the breadth of environmental options (day/night, weather, random traffic, etc.) available ensure that no two events need to be exactly the same.
Midnight Club: LA Remix is what a portable racer should be. It's gorgeous, it's fast, it offers deep customization, the multiplayer is fun, and the single-player is varied enough that playing alone on a car trip is a great option as well."