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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 Wheel to Wheel Racing
Burnout Xbox Beat the other car in a face off and you win that car!
Burnout GameCube Replay
Burnout Xbox He's gonna try and ram me into the oncoming traffic!

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

Play.tm PlayStation 2 Jan 05, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Next Level Gaming Xbox Jan 10, 2003 84 out of 100 84
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Nov 02, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Game Chronicles GameCube Aug 11, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) GameCube Apr 29, 2002 4 out of 5 80
The Next Level GameCube Jun 18, 2002 B 75
GameSpot Xbox Apr 25, 2002 7.3 out of 10 73
Officiel Nintendo Magazine GameCube May, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Quebec Gamers GameCube Feb 21, 2003 6.9 out of 10 69
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Jan, 2002 6.75 out of 10 68


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