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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 Beat the other car in a face off and you win that car!
Burnout Xbox Burnout has a great crash replay viewer
Burnout Xbox The Pickup is fast but has heavy steering. But the weight makes it an ideal car for bashing your opponents!
Burnout GameCube Head on into traffic.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Xbox Aug 02, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
Next Level Gaming Xbox Jan 10, 2003 84 out of 100 84 PlayStation 2 Dec 19, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Gamezilla PlayStation 2 Dec 17, 2001 78 out of 100 78 Xbox Jun 04, 2002 15 out of 20 75 GameCube May 16, 2002 15 out of 20 75
GameSpot Xbox Apr 25, 2002 7.3 out of 10 73
Gamekult PlayStation 2 Nov 08, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Jan, 2002 6.75 out of 10 68
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Aug 23, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65


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