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Burnout

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
77
3.5
PlayStation 2
77
3.8
Xbox
76
3.2
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Description

Burnout is an arcade style racing game in the mold of the Test Drive or Need For Speed series. In this game, you are racing on realistic streets with real traffic to contend with.

There are 6 courses on which to race, 3 of which are reminiscent of Europe, and 3 from the USA. There are several vehicles to choose from, ranging from compact cars to pickups. However, they are not based on real makes and models.

One notable feature of Burnout is the "Burn Meter." The Burn Meter is a gauge that is filled by performing reckless stunts, like racing into oncoming traffic, or power-drifting through corners. Once the Burn Meter is filled, your car gets a super speed boost.

Screenshots

Burnout GameCube The Sport Truck
Burnout Xbox This message tells you what position you have to finish to qualify for the next race
Burnout GameCube Quaint City Streets
Burnout GameCube Attract Mode

Alternate Titles

  • "横冲直撞" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Shiny Red Car " -- Working title

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User Reviews

Sleepy Little Racing Game GameCube Game22 (42)
Showing its age, but still crashtastic! PlayStation 2 Searly (30)

The Press Says

Game Chronicles Xbox Aug 02, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
Next Level Gaming Xbox Jan 10, 2003 84 out of 100 84
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Nov 29, 2001 83 out of 100 83
Meristation GameCube May 29, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Nov 18, 2001 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Nov 29, 2001 4 out of 5 80
Gamezilla PlayStation 2 Dec 17, 2001 78 out of 100 78
GameSpot GameCube Apr 25, 2002 7.3 out of 10 73
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Aug 23, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
Gamestyle PlayStation 2 2001 6 out of 10 60

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