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 (391 reviews) - 80% of the 391 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 1, 2003

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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

    • 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
    • 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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85 of 93 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
74.8 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!

Totally Not a Die Hard Midnight Club Fan K9_Rage
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82 of 92 people (89%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014

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!
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39 of 39 people (100%) found this review helpful
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

Sensitive keys, wonky controls but easily fixed.
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32 of 34 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
The most amazing soundtrack you will find in a game ever.
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30 of 31 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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. is an example of the incorrectly centered HUD elements.
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31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2014
Good old classic game, but Online mode is NOT working anymore
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Product received for free
Despite its age it's still a very fun game with good graphics, have a reckless ride in Paris by night with music on high volume and you'll see what i mean!
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22 of 22 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
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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0.5 hrs
Posted: October 12
Unplayable on windows 10 had to refund.
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Cal Naughton Jr.
0.8 hrs
Posted: September 26
Compatibility: I ran the game for a very short time on Windows 10, with a 6600k and R9 280 and it started and ran without problems. No crashes or glitches. I only played through getting Moses' car, however.

I purchased this while on sale for $3.49 simply for the nostalgia. I played 3: DUB Edition and DUB Edition Remix before playing this one, both on the PlayStation 2, and while the later games are better graphically, have licensed vehicles, and more customisation, this game is definitely more of a challenge. If you want a classic fun racer that will all but have you ripping your hair out due to difficulty, this definitely a great buy on sale. Maybe I just suck at this game, but many other racers I've played are a cakewalk compared to this one. Either way, this is great. Amazing pickup on sale.

If Rockstar would take break from adding to GTA 5, and maybe give us another Midnight Club and even a Red Dead Redemption sequel that both made it to PC, I would buy both in a heartbeat.
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25.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
I have attempted to play this game and it froze completely on any saving process using win7 64. I contacted rockstar through email and they replied over a month later with a troubleshooting guide, none of which worked. They never replied after that.
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el pito grande
3.6 hrs
Posted: September 25
Ask me if I like race cars.

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2.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
If you haven't played this game back in the day, and why not until today. You've missed something. ;)
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5.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
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Seth Rollins
1.1 hrs
Posted: September 24
Great game. In my opinion the best one in the Midnight Club series. Brings back good memories of playing on PS2. Graphics aren't the greatest but still fun to play. Definitely recommend.
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27.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
I love this game! a ton of fun! i only really drive the motorcycles
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1.4 hrs
Posted: September 23
The arcade-style driving is solid but the career events are a frustrating mess of trial-and-error gameplay.
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