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While I have played better racing games, I'd have to to say Midnight Club 3 is the best underground street racer I've played. And while the gameplay separates itself from other street racing games, it has it's benefits and problems. Some things I liked in Midnight Club 3 over other street racers were the extensive customization options, variety of vehicles you race and large collection of licensed music. Something you might notice in the overall gameplay is that Midnight Club keeps it's city wide open for all but a couple races. Now, while this is more realistic (I mean, who would really put up immovable road blocks for an illegal street race?) it also becomes the cause of frustrating moments. For instance, there were several times when I was happily in the lead only to fall off an overpass. Unable to find my way back to the bridge, I slowly watching my pole position slip to #8 and had to restart to the race. There are also times when you will get seriously lost amongst rows of skyscrapers looking for your next checkpoint, while everyone else passes you by. How ever, the frame rate stays steady, the races are plentiful and there is plenty of incentive to play. By winning races you unlock new parts, win vehicles and get cash to trick out your ride. And what a selection of rides you have: sport bikes, choppers, exotics, tuners, trucks/SUVs and luxury cars all with their own league races. With tournaments, street racer challenges and optional races over three cities, there's plenty of content. Rockstar got this one right. Enjoy the ride.