Abandonware DOS title

Midtown Madness

Midtown Madness is a car racing game developed by Angel Studios (later known as Rockstar San Diego) and released by Microsoft in 1999 for Windows. Midtown Madness is known for its open-world design, allowing players to explore a virtual representation of Chicago and engage in various racing events and challenges within the city.
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single-player, Internet, LAN, modem
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Windows XP/98/95
4.18 / 5.00 (204 votes)

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Midtown Madness review

PC Zone (2001): "Midtown Madness is anarchic fun, plain and simple, as well as being on the right side of challenging. The balance of vehicles is superb, and some ingenious design has gone into the courses. And if you're thinking that the game looks a bit like the forthcoming Driver, you'd be absolutely right, and the inclusion of a classic muscle car provides a further parallel."

Computer Games Magazine (1999): "Internet play is a saving grace for this game—a multiplayer-only "cops and robbers" race variant makes up for a lot of shortcomings in the single-player races. Players choose teams (cops or robbers) or go it alone in a race to recover a bar of gold and carry it back to their headquarters. It has all the excitement and chaos of a downtown car chase, with less of the frustrating randomness of the single-player race modes. It is a pity that this variant is not present in the single-player games—it might have brought this title closer to the greatness it deserves."

Retro gamer collector's corner:

Midtown Madness spawned a series of the same name, the second entry of which, Midtown Madness 2, was developed by Angel Studios and released in September 2000. Another sequel, Midtown Madness 3, was developed by Digital Illusions CE for the Xbox and published in June 2003.

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Additional info about Midtown Madness

Status: abandonware
Input: keyboard, mouse, joystick, wheel
Distributed on: cd-rom
Abandonware DOS views: 19008


  • not a rockstar game 03/01/2022 13:56
    wow this is the grand father of the forza series it was developed by angel studios when you play this you will get the visual feel of the forza engine before forza4 I had bought this and midtown madness 2 in the 90's the cars you can drive were licensed from the 1997-1998 model years and yes you can race a FRIEGHTLINER COLOMBIA in it the map is a like Chicago with a le mans loop around it
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