Publisher: Rockstar Games
Developer: Angel Studios
Release Date: October 26, 2000
In the dark streets of New York City, the drivers of a cab and tricked-out
sports car find themselves side by side. You are the driver of the cab.
When the sports car takes off, go ahead and race him on public streets
in heavy traffic! If you keep up, he'll pull over and introduce himself
and the Midnight Club to which he belongs. From this moment on, running
red lights, driving on the sidewalk, and trying to outrun the cops becomes
a nightly thrill.
Your first victory in a group Midnight Club race earns you membership
in the Club. One of the benefits of membership is the right to challenge
other members head-to-head. Defeating better opponents wins you faster
cars, until you beat the best guy in the Big Apple and earn the title
of City Champion.
The challenge escalates as you and the former NYC City Champion head
to London. New, more challenging opponents and races meet you...until
you win them all and find yourself grill to grill with the mysterious
and undefeated Midnight Club World Champion...
Midnight Club brings to the PlayStation 2 the action of high speed
driving and adventure through two major cities in the world. The concept
behind this game derives from the real world "Midnight Clubs," in which
illegal races actually take place on urban streets. Along with the racing
action, colorful characters give faces, personalities, and unique driving
styles to your opponents.
The core gameplay consists of 39 races, most of which involve high
speed maneuvering against a barrage of opponents through completely
open city streets. Living life in the insane lane, escaping the law,
and accumulating an arsenal of vehicles add to the allure and gravity
of road racing. The true openness of the cities, accurate car physics,
and responsive controls complete the package.