Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition is a racing video game, developed by Rockstar San Diego and published by Rockstar Games
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition is the third game in the Midnight Club series and the first in the series to feature licensed real life cars such as Cadillac, Chrysler, etc. Players can race in the cities of San Diego, Atlanta and Detroit. Like previous installments in the series, the game is an arcade-style racer and focuses on wild, high-speed racing, rather than realistic physics and driving characteristics. The name derived from a partnership between Rockstar and DUB Magazine, which features heavily in the game in the form of DUB-sponsored races and DUB-customized vehicles as prizes. In contrast to previous games, a physical representation of other racers cannot be seen, besides motorcycle riders.
The game included an online mode, where players could race other players from all around the world. There were also many clubs available to join, or players could start and manage their own club.
Most offline race modes were available for play online and while in online mode you could chat in gameplay, including a revolutionary cruise mode, capture the flag, circuit racing, ordered racing, unordered racing, tag, paint and autocross. Tracks designed offline could be used online. As of late 2014, Rockstar announced the closure of the Online Services of many of their older games, with Midnight Club 3 being one of them and unfortunately, the game's Online Mode is no longer operational.
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix is a re-released version of Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition. It is available as a Greatest Hits release on PlayStation 2 and a Platinum Hits release on Xbox.
The game features all of the cities, vehicles, and music from Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition. This version of the game also allows the player to import the data on their memory card from the first version of Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition, which saves players the worry of starting over. The following features were added in the re-release.
- 24 new vehicles.
- Tokyo, as a new city, which is merely a revamped version of the Tokyo city from Midnight Club II.
- New licensed music.
- New races and battle maps.
- New menu UI color.
The re-released edition of the game adds 25 songs to the original 99, from popular artists.
- Blame - Artificial Intelligence
- Bloc Party - Banquet (Phones Disco Edit)
- Crisis - You Like My Style
- Damian Marley - Hey Girl
- Damian Marley - Welcome To Jamrock
- Drumattic Twins - Twister
- Lady Sovereign - Random
- Lee Combs - Shiver (Plump DJs Mix)
- Logistics - Release The Pressure
- Logistics - Static
- Morningwood - Jetsetter
- Nemesis - Alter Ego
- Nine Black Alps - Not Everyone
- Paul Wall - Sittin' Sidewayz
- Plump DJs - The Rub Off
- Plump DJs - Soul Vibrates
- Sean Paul - Breakout
- Slim Thug - Playa You Don't Know
- Smith & Mighty - B-Line Fi Blow (ft. Niji 40)
- Soul of Man - Foxy Moron
- Stat Quo - Like Dat
- Stereophonics - Brother
- Stereophonics - Doorman
- Sunchase - As We Look (Instrumental)
- The Game - Higher
- Gamecube & Gameboy Advance versions were suggested by someone who worked for Rockstar Games, but the idea was shut down.
- Nintendo DS & Gizmondo versions were also planned, but got cancelled because someone thought it was too tacky.
- The next game, Midnight Club: Los Angeles continued to have licensed vehicles but it never partnered itself with the DUB Magazine.
- Dub Magazine also had a toyline by Jada called DUB City.
- Since its a street racing game, it mostly competed with Electronic Arts' Need For Speed: Underground and the less reviewed Street Racing Syndicate by Namco. However, both of the rivaling games were released in 2004, so Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition would compete against Need For Speed: Most Wanted, also by Electronic Arts.
The original version received a rating of 9.2/10 from IGN, while the remix received a rating of 8.8/10. It also received a rating of 8.3/10 from Gamespot. Metacritic received an average rating of 84/100 for the PS2 version and an 87/100 for the Xbox version.