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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 Drifting is one way of filling your boost meter
Burnout GameCube Crash Replay
Burnout Xbox The Supermini allows you to weave in and out of heavy traffic with ease

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Cheat Code Central PlayStation 2 2001 4.5 out of 5 90
Play.tm PlayStation 2 Jan 05, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Netjak GameCube Mar 24, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Dec 05, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Jun, 2002 7.75 out of 10 78
Gaming Target Xbox Jul 09, 2002 7.7 out of 10 77
Meristation Xbox May 22, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Xbox Apr 25, 2002 7.3 out of 10 73
Armchair Empire, The GameCube Jul 07, 2002 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy GameCube Jul 05, 2002 68 out of 100 68


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