Midnight Racing

Pulse-pumping race game that features tricked-out cars and nighttime imagery

6.9

297 Votes

  • Category Racing games
  • License Free
  • Version 1.31
  • Size 49.34 MB
  • Works under Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 2000 / Windows 98
  • Language English
  • Program by GameHitZone.com

A street racing game released after 2 Fast 2 Furious.

Midnight Racing is a street racing game that was released in 2004 to cash in on the popularity of the 2 Fast 2 Furious movie that had come out just a few months prior. Midnight Racing is an okay game for casual gamers. It is not ahead of its time, and by today’s standards is an antique, but it does offer a purer form of racing that relies less on fancy moves and more on timing. It is a good game if you simply want to kill a few hours. It is not the sort of game that is going to keep you and your friends up all night as you try to complete it.

Driving Through The Streets At Night

If you have been spoilt by modern racing games, then you are really not going to like this game at all. If you are not very keen on racing games and do not play them very often, then this is a good starter game. Midnight Racing is the sort of game you can pick up and play. It doesn’t require very much skill or practice, and the game can be beaten if you give it a few hours. Advanced or veteran gamers that enjoy racing games will have this game licked in no time.

What Works Well Within Midnight Racing?

The sound effects are good, the graphics and surroundings are not too bad, and the races themselves are comfortable but still a little challenging. You can turn up a speed and blast through the city streets. It is fun driving bright and colourful cars, screeching the tyres, winning cars and tuning them up. The gameplay is action packed, the graphics are three-dimensional, it is easy to play and easy to install. It is a game for casual gamers or younger teens that want a generic romp through the city.

What Doesn‘t Work Well Within Midnight Run?

One of the biggest problems is that modern audiences have been spoilt by modern racing games. This game offers none of the features that you expect as standard with modern games. For example, you cannot drift around corners successfully, you rarely see dirt kicked up from the wheels, and there is very little unpredictability about the game.

Winning trophies and awards is fun, but it is not so much fun when the game freezes on you for about half a minute whilst it tries to load the next race. There are times when you will hear the sound of the game long before you see your car rendered on the screen. Still, the music as you drive is good, and the sound effects and car-engine noises are fun to hear.

The fact that this 2004 game doesn’t stack up against modern racing games is not really a fair criticism, but it is still a factor if you are choosing to download this game. It is good if you want to get back to basics and experience a purer form of racing without the theatrics that come with modern games. It is easy enough to play without needing to build up a base level of skill. After a race or two, you will have learnt enough to start placing (or winning) races, and that is when you start receiving rewards and can start tuning up your vehicle.

Pros

  • Very easy to play
  • The soundtrack and sound effects are good
  • It is an early attempt at a serious street racing game
  • Tune up your car to make the game easier
  • It is not loaded with real-money payment prompts

Cons

  • It is a small game that is easy to beat
  • Racing fans will feel it is lacking
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