What's the verdict? Midnight Club: Los Angeles does a lot of things right (the graphics, its speed, online play and car selection) , but it also does a lot of things wrong as well (game freezes, overly difficult and not the least bit original). When you so clearly draw off of something else, it's usually not the imitator that comes out on top. Burnout Paradise is the better game of the two, without a doubt. But with a lack of good racing games this year, Midnight Club: Los Angeles should be your second choice.