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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.


Burnout GameCube Head on into traffic.
Burnout GameCube Courses feature lots of impressive architecture.
Burnout Xbox Most racing games have a top driver list. Not Burnout, though.
Burnout GameCube Merging onto the highway

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Deaf Gamers GameCube 2002 9 out of 10 90
Play.tm PlayStation 2 Jan 05, 2002 88 out of 100 88
N-Zone GameCube Jul 06, 2003 85 out of 100 85
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Nov 18, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Game Chronicles GameCube Aug 11, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) GameCube May 18, 2002 8 out of 10 80
PSM PlayStation 2 Jan, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Jun, 2002 7.75 out of 10 78
Officiel Nintendo Magazine GameCube May, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Gamestyle PlayStation 2 2001 6 out of 10 60


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