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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 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 Replay
Burnout Xbox This message tells you what position you have to finish to qualify for the next race

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

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Showing its age, but still crashtastic! PlayStation 2 Searly (30)

Critic Reviews

Deaf Gamers GameCube 2002 9 out of 10 90 PlayStation 2 Jan 05, 2002 88 out of 100 88
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Nov 29, 2001 83 out of 100 83 (UK) GameCube May 18, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) GameCube Apr 29, 2002 4 out of 5 80
X-Power Xbox May 04, 2002 8 out of 10 80 Xbox Sep 13, 2002 77 out of 100 77
Gamekult PlayStation 2 Nov 08, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Cubed3 GameCube Jun 25, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation 2 Jan 17, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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