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Midnight Club III: DUB Edition Remix review

The street scene's highest-octane racer, upgraded, pimped-out and priced to move

Pros

  • Huge
  • bustling city environments
  • Crazy-deep customization
  • Vehicle-specific super powers are great

Cons

  • Cycles aren't as DUB-able as cars
  • The A.I. sometimes spazzes out
  • Tokyo feels a little too similar

What if somebody said they'd sell you a brand-new Ferrari at the price of a used Hyundai? Well, you'd probably think there was something pretty shady going on, but in the case of Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix, that's essentially what you're getting. A top-notch arcade-style racing game for the cost of an also-ran.

More than just a budget-priced, Greatest Hits release of the enormously entertaining Rockstar racer,Remix introduces more music, 20+ new cars - including exotics such as the Ferrari/Gemballa F355 - and an entirely new city, Tokyo. The Japanese capital (previously the final city in Midnight Club II) joins San Diego, Atlanta, and Detroit on the list of major metropolitan meccas that play host to the shortcut-packed races.

These open cities are not only filled with alternate routes and hidden bonus items, they're also bustling with activity. You'll find yourself screaming past pedestrians, other drivers, and even emergency crews responding to accidents. All of which make your life as an illegal street racer more difficult.

The game's multitude of customization options are a real standout. Not only can you "DUB" out your ride with new rims, paint jobs, and aftermarket parts: the options go so far as to include air-ride suspensions. Being able to pimp your ride to the nth degree is especially great for the game's online versus play, which includes modes ranging from straight-up races to domination-style "Paint" contests.

More Info

GenreRacing
DescriptionWith its combination of velocity, style and low-riding price, this urban racer is certain to each much respect.
PlatformPS2, Xbox
US censor ratingEveryone 10+, Everyone 10+
UK censor rating,
Alternative namesMidnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix
Release date:14 March 2006 (US), (UK)
Available platforms:PS2
Genre:Racing
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