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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 Xbox He's gonna try and ram me into the oncoming traffic!
Burnout Xbox Most racing games have a top driver list. Not Burnout, though.
Burnout Xbox Burnout contains a handy music player!
Burnout Xbox The boost gives you a mighty speed kick!

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

N-Zone GameCube Jul 06, 2003 85 out of 100 85
IGN GameCube Apr 29, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
Gaming Target Xbox Jul 09, 2002 7.7 out of 10 77
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation 2 Nov 13, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube May 16, 2002 15 out of 20 75
Officiel Nintendo Magazine GameCube May, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Electric Playground Xbox 2002 7 out of 10 70
Club Skill Xbox Feb 23, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Quebec Gamers GameCube Feb 21, 2003 6.9 out of 10 69
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Aug 23, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65


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