Rockstar Gives Away Midnight Club 2 on Steam

Rockstar Gives Away Midnight Club 2 on Steam

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For the next few days, anyone joining the Rockstar Games Steam Community gets Midnight Club 2 free.

Midnight Club is one of Rockstar's lesser lights, forgotten by most amidst the sound and fury of Grand Theft Audio, Red Dead Redemption and all the other big [and even not-so-big] franchises that leap to mind when the such things come up in conversation. But as arcade racers go the games are actually quite good, and even though Midnight Club 2 is pushing ten years old it's still a lot of fun.

And for the next few days it's also free, with a catch, of course: you'll have to join the Rockstar Steam Community to get it. Get your name on the roster by 10 am PST on May 15 and at some point over the next couple of weeks you'll find a non-giftable copy of Midnight Club 2 in your Steam account.

Midnight Club 2 was originally released all the way back in 2003 for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC, and was a pretty spectacular looking game in its day. It features a wide range of fictional cars and bikes based on real-life vehicles, racing through the streets of Los Angeles, Paris and Tokyo, plus multiplayer support for up to eight racers at once! It's not what you'd call a high-fidelity racing simulator, but as a high-speed, "light-it-up-and-drive" game, it was pretty fantastic.

Not a whole lot more to say, really. Do this, get that, be happy. You'll need a Steam account with at least one game registered to it already, and if that game, or any of them, happens to be Midnight Club 2, then you get nothing. Hey, life's tough.

Thanks to NewClassic for the tip.

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Ubisoft releases a trailer that urges people to join their Facebook group and they'll release another trailer for everyone to see regarding their new DRM-release.

Rockstar releases a whisper of an announcement that urges people to join their videogame-related Steam group and they'll give you a free game.

Yep. Even if Rockstar is quite console-focused, it's hard to dislike those guys.

I hope these cars have good suspension, it's really hard trying to get into a club with an aggressive bouncer.

I did this the other day but I'm yet to receive anything.

I love both free stuff and arcade racing games!

What can possibly go wrong?

NewClassic is alive? I thought he was long gone. Good tidings indeed.

Scrythe:
I love both free stuff and arcade racing games!

What can possibly go wrong?

Well you can use the compadibility option in 7 to rub it through Windows XP.

Scrustle:
I did this the other day but I'm yet to receive anything.

Gimli says:

Get your name on the roster by 10 am PST on May 15 and at some point over the next couple of weeks you'll find a non-giftable copy of Midnight Club 2 in your Steam account.

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Done and done. Who doesn't like free stuff? Plus I'd been meaning to get this back in the-

Scrythe:

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Mcoffey:
Done and done. Who doesn't like free stuff? Plus I'd been meaning to get this back in the-

Scrythe:

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Hey, mods exist.

While Google searching, MC2 does work on Vista/Win7.

mariofan1000:

Mcoffey:
Done and done. Who doesn't like free stuff? Plus I'd been meaning to get this back in the-

Scrythe:

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Hey, mods exist.

and so do Fuddy Duddies apparently.

Mcoffey:
Done and done. Who doesn't like free stuff? Plus I'd been meaning to get this back in the-

Scrythe:

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Give it a quick Google search. There are methods to get it working (hell I found a Youtube video showing how to get MC2 working on Windows 7 on the very first page of a Google search), so I'm sure there's no reason to worry.

Skywolf09:

Mcoffey:
Done and done. Who doesn't like free stuff? Plus I'd been meaning to get this back in the-

Scrythe:

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Give it a quick Google search. There are methods to get it working (hell I found a Youtube video showing how to get MC2 working on Windows 7 on the very first page of a Google search), so I'm sure there's no reason to worry.

It is good incentive these guys are doing, but then knowing this I feel a little bit... off? Don't get me wrong I do want to play the game genuinely, despite mods exist and all that its just... I dunno. Feels like something is amiss...

Is it just midnight club 2 or is it Midnight Club 2: Dub Edition?

I love the fuck out of Midnight Club 2: Dub Edition. Great racing game, great music too. The graphics at the time were a work of art (and for the most part, it still holds up.)

on another note, it's also the game I let my four year old nephew play. He use to really suck, now he's good enough he can at least complete the races all by himself. I'm rather proud.

Scrythe:
I love both free stuff and arcade racing games!

What can possibly go wrong?

Bah. There are always ways around that.

 

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