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Fast, Furious and Fantastic,
This review is from: Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition (Xbox) (Video Game)
The saying 'never judge a book by its cover' does not apply to this game. As soon as you receive your shiny new copy of Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition you know you want to play it... The screenshots alone, on the back, leave you BEGGING to play this game! When you first put the disk in your Xbox you will not be disappointed...
After a stunning introduction/cut scene, you will be greeted by smart, polished menu screens. There are four main modes: Career Mode, Arcade Mode, Race Editor and Xbox Live™. (When you first get the game, you may want to give Arcade Mode a try, just to get used to the controls.)
After an introduction to career mode, you need to buy a car, with very limited funds... You will then be thrown into a race to 'prove your worth'. After this you can roam around San Diego to your hearts content, racing street racers, club members and competing in tournaments, to help with your progress. Obtaining money is a challenge, but as your bank account gets fatter, you can spend more and more money on cars and parts... After beating certain racers, you will unlock new cars or parts, from Hummer's to Mercedes' and Apexi parts to Pirelli tyres. The two other cities, Atlanta and Detroit hold even more races, and with such large cities, you never feel like you are doing the same race twice. Bikes can also be unlocked and purchased at hefty prices, but they do provide extra speed... You can also compete in club races, but only certain kinds of car/bike are allowed. All in all, the Career Mode is an exciting, fun mode and you feel a real sense of achievement progressing through the game, as it gets more and more challenging as you advance - this game is excellent, and will provide quite a challenge for pretty much ANY gamer...
Arcade Mode allows you to do all the things you can do in Career Mode (and more!) but you select the types of race and vehicle. You can cruise, race, paint and even play tag! These modes also come with multiplayer options, where you can race on a split screen. Arcade Mode is a great way to brush up on your racing techniques, or just to have a bit of fun with friends.
RACE EDITOR MODE
The Race Editor does exactly what it says on the tin. You can edit existing races or make your own. You can roam around the entire city (any city - San Diego, Atlanta or Detroit) with a suspended camera, placing up to thirty one checkpoints at any places on the roads. Once your track is complete, you can make the rules, test it, race it, and save it. A nice little feature, but by no means the best part of the game...
Like with most Xbox Live™ compatible games, the Xbox Live™ mode enables you to play the game 'in question' against other people anywhere in the world. Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition is no exception. Xbox Live means you can play all the Arcade Mode features online, as you may expect... As well as Xbox Live, there is a Networking Mode, where you can link up two to eight Xboxes and play a System Link game. (I've not actually tried this with Midnight Club 3, but I have linked seven Xboxes together to play Halo 2... I imagine it would be just as fun with Midnight Club 3!)
The final conclusion is that this game is a HUGE hit with all my friends and I. Hours of excellent and fun game play is available along with ULTIMATE customization. Five stars is the limit, but if it were possible, I would award this game more! BUY IT NOW!!!!!