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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 Xbox And there off!
Burnout Xbox Most racing games have a top driver list. Not Burnout, though.
Burnout GameCube Racing through City Streets

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Play.tm PlayStation 2 Jan 05, 2002 88 out of 100 88
GameZone Xbox Jun 14, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Next Level Gaming Xbox Jan 10, 2003 84 out of 100 84
Gaming Target GameCube Jul 10, 2002 8.1 out of 10 81
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Dec 19, 2001 81 out of 100 81
IGN GameCube Apr 29, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
PlayFrance PlayStation 2 Apr 07, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Cubed3 GameCube Jun 25, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Club Skill Xbox Feb 23, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Operation Sports PlayStation 2 Jan 13, 2002 6 out of 10 60


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