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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 Title Screen
Burnout Xbox The Pickup is fast but has heavy steering. But the weight makes it an ideal car for bashing your opponents!
Burnout Xbox And there off!
Burnout Xbox Most racing games have a top driver list. Not Burnout, though.

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

games xtreme PlayStation 2 Feb 04, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
Netjak GameCube Mar 24, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
GameZone Xbox Jun 14, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Meristation GameCube May 29, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) GameCube Apr 29, 2002 4 out of 5 80 (UK) PlayStation 2 Nov 18, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Jun, 2002 7.75 out of 10 78
Gamesmania PlayStation 2 Jan 17, 2002 77 out of 100 77
Electric Playground Xbox 2002 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult PlayStation 2 Nov 08, 2001 7 out of 10 70


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