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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 Quaint City Streets
Burnout Xbox Drifting is one way of filling your boost meter
Burnout GameCube Twisty Mountain Road
Burnout GameCube In-car View

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
N-Zone GameCube Jul 06, 2003 85 out of 100 85
PGNx Media PlayStation 2 Jun 04, 2002 8 out of 10 80
PSM PlayStation 2 Jan, 2002 8 out of 10 80
X-Power Xbox May 04, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Gameplanet GameCube Jun 17, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Meristation PlayStation 2 Nov 12, 2001 8 out of 10 80
IGN GameCube Apr 29, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation 2 Nov 13, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Xbox Apr 25, 2002 7.3 out of 10 73

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