Eurogamer writes: "After besting Liberty City a couple of months ago, we all deserve a nice rest - and where better to head than Los Angeles? Actually we can think of lots of better places to head than Los Angeles - the inside of a woodchipper, for instance - but then Midnight Club's isn't quite the LA we know: it's a curvy cut that runs from Santa Monica to Downtown and takes in Hollywood on the way. A sizeable, varied strip of land where - in the hands of Rockstar San Diego, veterans of three Midnight Club games and a pair of Midtown Madnesses - gridlock is half the fun.
Midnight Club games are about racing through traffic at high speed, using the mini-map to pick your own route between checkpoints, and using a range of powered-up arcade skills like slipstream turbos and in-air weight redistribution to outpace the opposition, most of whom are only too happy to point out you ain't got the skills to be number one fool. Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition, the series' blinged-out third outing, rubbed (or perhaps dubbed) a few people the wrong way with its customisation racket, but the core of the game has always been speed, spills and shortcuts."