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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. If you crash, however the Burn Meter is reset and must be filled again to achieve boost.

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Burnout Xbox Most racing games have a top driver list. Not Burnout, though.
Burnout Xbox The Supermini allows you to weave in and out of heavy traffic with ease
Burnout GameCube Publisher/Developer Info
Burnout GameCube Merging onto the highway

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus GameCube Jul, 2002 93 out of 100 93
Game Chronicles Xbox Aug 02, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
VicioJuegos.com PlayStation 2 Feb 01, 2008 88 out of 100 88
Play.tm PlayStation 2 Jan 05, 2002 88 out of 100 88
GameZone Xbox Jun 14, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
NintendoWorldReport GameCube Jun 07, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Jun, 2002 7.75 out of 10 78
Gaming Target Xbox Jul 09, 2002 7.7 out of 10 77
The Video Game Critic GameCube Aug 13, 2002 B 75
Game Critics Xbox Aug 28, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65

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