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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.

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Burnout Xbox Burnout contains a handy music player!
Burnout GameCube Courses feature lots of impressive architecture.
Burnout Xbox And there off!
Burnout Xbox Burnout has a great crash replay viewer

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Alternate Titles

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

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Showing its age, but still crashtastic! PlayStation 2 Searly (30)

Critic Reviews

64 Power / big.N / N Games GameCube Apr, 2002 84 out of 100 84
GamePro (US) GameCube Apr 29, 2002 4 out of 5 80
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Nov 02, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Gameplanet GameCube Jun 17, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Meristation GameCube May 29, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Jan, 2002 7.75 out of 10 78
PlayFrance PlayStation 2 Apr 07, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Aug 23, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
Game Critics Xbox Aug 28, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
Operation Sports PlayStation 2 Jan 13, 2002 6 out of 10 60

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