The world's most notorious drivers meet each night on the streets of LA, Paris, and Tokyo. Choose from a collection of performance-enhanced cars or bikes and compete head-to-head to make a name for yourself. There are no rules. Drive anywhere in the city. Find the fastest route to win.
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Very Positive (381 reviews) - 80% of the 381 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 1, 2003

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About This Game

Members of the world's most notorious illegal street racing syndicate meet each night on the streets of Los Angeles, Paris, and Tokyo. Find yourself in the position of a novice challenger, set on penetrating this secret society and trumping them all, one by one. Add insult to injury, as you win the suped-up rides of defeated adversaries, all on your way to being crowned international champion. Just remember, there are no rules. Use whatever routes, shortcuts and driving methods necessary to hit those checkpoints and arrive at the finish line before your opponent has a chance. The cops know you are out there - don't get caught.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP (not compatible with Windows Vista)
    • Processor:800 MHz Intel Pentium III or 800 MHz AMD Athlon or 1.2GHz Intel Celeron or 1.2 GHz AMD Duron processor
    • Memory: 128MB RAM
    • Graphics: 32 MB video card with DirectX 9.0 compatible drivers ("GeForce2"/"Radeon 8500" or better)
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1.4 GB hard drive space
    • Sound Card
    • Input: Keyboard and mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP (not compatible with Windows Vista)
    • Processor: Intel Pentium IV or AMD Athlon XP processor
    • Memory: 256(+) MB of RAM
    • Graphics:64(+) MB video card with DirectX 9.0 compatible drivers "GeForce 3" / "Radeon 9000" or better)
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1.5 GB hard drive space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound compatible sound card with surround sound
    • Input: Gamepad (USB or Joystick Port) or keyboard and mouse
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Very Positive (381 reviews)
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vikhr
15.6 hrs
Posted: August 9
The Midnight Club series will forever hold a special place in my heart and as a piece of my childhood

...and I will always remember it as the Dark Souls of racing games
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Mr. Raccon
18.8 hrs
Posted: August 3
If you are looking for a fast paced racing game , this one is for you . You cant't customize or mod your cars though you can only change paint . This midnight club has a different style from all of the rest . I t is fast paced , challenging everytime you are almost completing the game lots of challenges in races like cops , traffic , etc . It is very fun so enjoy .
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fr0zeN^G
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 2
gta 3d beta with good music
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Davion
31.5 hrs
Posted: July 31
THIS GAME WORKS PERFECTLY ON WINDOWS 7.
Don't know what the steam alert was for, good thing I looked through the community reviews though.

Midnight Club 2, where to start with...
I've had this game on PS2, so that's old. Yeah, old, but frankly it's a jewel.

In terms of challenge, MC2 is quite a hard game. The "story" mode, featuring characters who incarnate clichees from the whole world, inside the street racing universe, will get you to face opponents in the middle of the traffic, following absolutely insane tracks. MC2 doesn't work with straight roads, instead you have to follow checkpoints which actually makes the track. Some races are even "freeways", which means you can pass the points in any order (and those will need more training to get out of them victorious, particularly near the end). Now one thing I loved was that every car has its own handling. You will feel a difference between each car you drive, that it be in speed, acceleration, handling, drift or even weight (I insist on this one, since sometimes the AIs can be ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s. I'm looking at you, Haley.) But the feeling of reward once you beat a racer has for only simbling the feeling when you beat a boss in Dark Souls. The police might also come during certain races, but other than just trying to get in your way while ordering you to pull over with a distinctive accent depending on which city you race, they don't do too much.

In terms of fun, MC2 has everything you need. Speed down the streets of Paris, Los Angeles and Tokyo at up to 402 km/h, driving from busy main streets to the catacombs of Paris, jumping over the Seine or drifting near the castle of the emperor; those things you can do, either in races or in cruising mode. Because yes, there is a freeroaming mode in which you can just drive freely wherever you want, traffic or not. You can even create races by placing checkpoints and play them with AIs! If it wasn't that fun enough, there's even a mode wherein you can activate items. You know, those Mario kart-ish things where you gain power-ups like machinegun, rockets and whatnot. Or you can just type savethekids in the cheat section to gain a machinegun on the light button as well as rockets on the honk command - unless they changed the codes on PC, I have no idea about that.

In terms of optimization, I've seen some complaints but for me, the game runs perfectly. However, I would strongly recommend a pad to play it. I had no problem playing with a xbox360 gamepad, and each control can be binded by the game menu (whatever some reviews said, this worked perfectly for me.)

So yeah. MC2 is a must have for anyone who's fond of racing game. So go ahead and keep racing, shrimp!
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RESONANT
8.3 hrs
Posted: July 13
Likely the most frustrating racing game of all time.
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Baron 湾岸
2.6 hrs
Posted: July 11
Dificil pra karalho (ainda mais pro trouxa aqui que jogou no teclado) mas não se engane esse jogo vicia e o multiplayer até que era legal mas fechou agora o modo campanha é o que importa cada corrida é unica e você vai ter que descobrir o melhor veiculo para cada corrida.esse é o verdadeiro desafio para quem quer mergulhar de cara nos jogos de corrida arcade ou para quem é entusiasta em jogos do gênero como eu.
8/10
+grande quantidade de corridas e TODAS são diferentes das outras
+boa quantidade de veículos
+trilha sonora bem variada
+3 cidades para correr (los angeles,paris,tokyo)
+rockstar vei
-chega a irritar devido a dificuldade alta
-podia ter mais motos
-algumas musicas na minha sincera opnião chegam a dar nausea de tão repetitivas.
-alguns oponentes nas cutscenes são feios pra karalho
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LikeableGuy
4.3 hrs
Posted: July 9
I've got a problem with this game on Windows 7...The game started to crash in the middle of the race (I heared some annoying voices then the game stopped working)...
TIP: If you are planning to buy this game I reccomend you first of all to upgrade your computer to Windows 8 or 10...
Anyway Its very great and fun game! :)
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A Flock of Bananas
2.1 hrs
Posted: July 2
This game DOES INDEED WORK on a modern OS (I'm running Windows 8.1).

Pros:

-Widescreen support (which means 1080p at 60 FPS

- Controllers have Xinput in-game

-Can run on a potato


Cons:

-It's really, REALLY f***ing hard (entering the code "rimbuk" unlocks everything though, so no big deal)

-Soundtrack is... eclectic to say the least


Overall, I wholeheartedly recommend this game. Valve needs to take the incompatibility warning off of this game's store page.
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notRazu
1.6 hrs
Posted: June 27
"What'chu runnin' unda da hood, playa?"
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♥LOVE² シュガ→♥
0.1 hrs
Posted: June 26
don't buy it, its a very old game, i never played any of the series but if your like me and never played it and bought it in 2016 then don't. Online multiplayer is broken (not working/disfunctional) , control is very bad and screenshots here is misleading because they are all cinematic screenshots and not the actual game screenshots. i really prefer Blur racing game compared to this one but hey this game is 2003 ! its old so yeah.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
THIS GAME WORKS PERFECTLY ON WINDOWS 7.
Don't know what the steam alert was for, good thing I looked through the community reviews though.

Midnight Club 2, where to start with...
I've had this game on PS2, so that's old. Yeah, old, but frankly it's a jewel.

In terms of challenge, MC2 is quite a hard game. The "story" mode, featuring characters who incarnate clichees from the whole world, inside the street racing universe, will get you to face opponents in the middle of the traffic, following absolutely insane tracks. MC2 doesn't work with straight roads, instead you have to follow checkpoints which actually makes the track. Some races are even "freeways", which means you can pass the points in any order (and those will need more training to get out of them victorious, particularly near the end). Now one thing I loved was that every car has its own handling. You will feel a difference between each car you drive, that it be in speed, acceleration, handling, drift or even weight (I insist on this one, since sometimes the AIs can be ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s. I'm looking at you, Haley.) But the feeling of reward once you beat a racer has for only simbling the feeling when you beat a boss in Dark Souls. The police might also come during certain races, but other than just trying to get in your way while ordering you to pull over with a distinctive accent depending on which city you race, they don't do too much.

In terms of fun, MC2 has everything you need. Speed down the streets of Paris, Los Angeles and Tokyo at up to 402 km/h, driving from busy main streets to the catacombs of Paris, jumping over the Seine or drifting near the castle of the emperor; those things you can do, either in races or in cruising mode. Because yes, there is a freeroaming mode in which you can just drive freely wherever you want, traffic or not. You can even create races by placing checkpoints and play them with AIs! If it wasn't that fun enough, there's even a mode wherein you can activate items. You know, those Mario kart-ish things where you gain power-ups like machinegun, rockets and whatnot. Or you can just type savethekids in the cheat section to gain a machinegun on the light button as well as rockets on the honk command - unless they changed the codes on PC, I have no idea about that.

In terms of optimization, I've seen some complaints but for me, the game runs perfectly. However, I would strongly recommend a pad to play it. I had no problem playing with a xbox360 gamepad, and each control can be binded by the game menu (whatever some reviews said, this worked perfectly for me.)

So yeah. MC2 is a must have for anyone who's fond of racing game. So go ahead and keep racing, shrimp!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
The Midnight Club series will forever hold a special place in my heart and as a piece of my childhood

...and I will always remember it as the Dark Souls of racing games
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
gta 3d beta with good music
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
70 of 76 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
66.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2013
Midnight Club 2, good ol' racing game from the PS2 era and what is considered to be by some fans, including myself, as one of the best Midnight Club games in the series. I'll try to make this detailed without it being too lenthy, so let's get this started.

If you enjoy racing games on the PC, this is one of those games you should definitely try out, especially since it's normally only $10. Mind you, the game is almost 11 years old as of this review, so comparing it to modern-day racing games and reviewing based on that would be silly, right? For it's time, it's a very fun-filled and possibly addictive game with fast cars and racers who are willing to give you a run for your money, or the occasional cops super speeding to prevent you from winning the race. Three cities, Los Angeles, Paris, and Tokyo, and racers on the streets every night waiting for a challenger to follow them to the start of the race, Career Mode is worthwhile once you get the rivals' cars and break top speeds with them. As you progress, you'll have more access to cars to run around in Cruise in Arcade Mode. The physics are very loose, and to a certain degree, exaggerated, but that only adds to the fun of driving around the streets, dodging traffic cars and clearing checkpoints. There's several other things you can do while playing the game, but I'll talk about that another time. Besides, who doesn't like going at their top speed, hitting the nitrous, and hitting local pedestrians that walk around for you to hit them while racing, or cruising? Don't worry, they all live anyway, even if they don't ever move again. Also, the soundtrack is pretty damn good, and it seems that every racer has their own songs that you'll race in with them, and then listen to later after you beat them. Being an old game, I wasn't expecting the graphics to be as clean as they are. They must've re-added some nice quality textures at some point in the recent years, because it looks very clean for an aged game like this!

Even though the game is very enjoyable to Midnight Club fans, it can be at times annoying difficult, or give you one of those "WTH" moments for anyone. Probably because I still haven't gotten my MC2 Driver's License yet (I might have made that up), I've played this game on the consoles for years, and still tend to find certain parts of the game to be a pain at times, learning the controls on the PC only adds to it. For anyone who plays this game, those moments could be from heavy traffic, hitting poles that stops your car completely and, if you're lucky, send your car's back end up in the air, getting tipped over from cutting certain corners or oversteering with the wrong car at certain terrain, and let's not forget the occasional driver who doesn't use their blinkers before switching lanes. For newer players, you may have to learn the whole track before you can increase your chance of winning certain races, because sometimes checkpoint arrangements can offer too much freedom to where you miss a shorter route or have no clue where to go, or you miss it because you were a few inches away from the checkpoint radius. Oh, almost forgot about the multiplayer! It's...... dead, understandably.

Overall, the game would have to take some getting used to, but it can be very joyful while you do it, especially if you're a racing gamer who just loves driving around in fast cars. And for that reason, I recommend this to those who are into these kind of games! Like I said earlier though, it's an old game, from 2003, so if I see any of you badmouth it and say it's not as good as Need for Speed: Rivals or Most Wanted (either one), I'll take out one of my earned cars from MC2 and run you over with it!

Sincerely,
Totally Not a Die Hard Midnight Club Fan K9_Rage
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67 of 75 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
*FULL WINDOWS 7 SUPPORT*

Who ever works at Steam and made the notice saying this game does not support Windows 7 or Vista is poorly mistaken, I have Windows 7 and this game runs fine, even better than when I owned it on my ps2 lol just no multiplayer, other than that this game is perfectly amazing old school arcade racing fun!
#memories
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34 of 34 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 23, 2014
The PS2 ERA Classic, amazing.
I Spent about 250 + hours on this game on the PS2...

Pros about the PC version:
- 1920 X 1080
- Despite the warning it works for Windows 7/Vista/Windows 8/8.1
- PS2 Classic

Cons:
Sensitive keys, wonky controls but easily fixed.
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28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2014
Good old classic game, but Online mode is NOT working anymore
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
I will be the first to confirm that this runs on Windows 8.1; I will also confirm that will support custom resolutions. I would assume that this game would support 1080p and 4k as it seems to grab video resolutions via your GPU driver. This game, however, seems to be designed to run at 640x480, as some HUD elements such as the arrow, are centered to that arrangement.

This game has aged rather well, even if the cutscenes haven't. I can't say much more other than I wrote this to confirm compatibility with Windows 8.1, but I would recommend you buy it, especially if you find it at $2.49 USD.

http://puu.sh/ip5tt.png is an example of the incorrectly centered HUD elements.
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33 of 40 people (83%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
119.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2015
I only have 119.2 hours because I beat the game twice. 11/10
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20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2015
it says that it does not support windows vista or later i have windows 10 and i have noticed that the game runs better than xp and it brings back a lot of memories 10/10 would play it again
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