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Burnout 3: Takedown

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
91
4.0
Xbox
91
3.6
Xbox 360
...
3.0
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Description

Burnout 3: Takedown is a racing game which encourages aggressive driving and lets you use your vehicle to smash your way to the finish line by taking out your rivals and causing massive multi-car pileups. The more cars you take out, damage you inflict, the more events and cars you can unlock. Burnout 3 also has a "crash" mode which puts your vehicle at a variety of traffic junctions jam-packed with moving vehicles and pickups to see just how much monetary damage you can inflict.

Burnout 3: Takedown continues the racing series with more cars, more tracks, a more detailed crash engine, and a multitude of new gameplay modes for single players, multiple players on one system, and online play.

Some features include:

Crash Mode: In addition to this gameplay element introduced in Burnout 2, Pick-ups have been added. They are scattered throughout the intersections. Some pick-ups will halve, double or quadruple your score, cause massive explosions to cause even more damage, or increase your damage with monetary bonuses.

Sophisticated crash technology allows for high-speed crashes with extreme detail. Use your vehicle as a weapon and takedown rivals, using the new Aftertouch feature to control your vehicle after the moment of impact.

9 Race Modes including Single Race, Tournament, Lap Eliminator, Burning Lap and Road Rage.

Multiplayer Modes include Quick Line, Battle Race, Road Rage, and Party Crash, where 2-16 players participate in a pass-the-controller match-up.

7 Online Modes allow you to race online with up to 6 players. Battle through oncoming traffic in Crash Mode, Single Race, Road Rage, and more.

Over 70 Vehicles in 12 different classes including European exotics, American muscle cars, mid-size sedans, sports cars, compacts, buses and semi trucks.

Over 40 Tracks spanning 3 continents. Take on opponents across a broad range of environments, and experience dozens of traffic-filled crash junctions.

Screenshots

Burnout 3: Takedown PlayStation 2 Title Screen
Burnout 3: Takedown PlayStation 2 End of Intro Movie after a big crash transition to Title Screen
Burnout 3: Takedown PlayStation 2 Many unlockable cars: Custom Coupe Ultimate
Burnout 3: Takedown PlayStation 2 Beginning of Intro Movie

Alternate Titles

  • "横冲直撞3" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

One of the best games on the PS2 - TOTALLY WILD AND WICKED! PlayStation 2 pottyboy (67)

The Press Says

GamerDad PlayStation 2 Apr 09, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gaming Age Xbox 2005 A 100
TeamXbox Xbox Sep 08, 2004 9.6 out of 10 96
GamersMark Xbox Sep 10, 2004 9.5 out of 10 95
Xbox Exclusive Xbox 2004 9.4 out of 10 94
Console Obsession Xbox 2004 9 out of 10 90
Christ Centered Game Reviews PlayStation 2 Aug 15, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
X-Box Gamer Xbox Sep 26, 2004 17 out of 20 85
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Sep, 2004 B+ 83
Gamekult PlayStation 2 Sep 16, 2004 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

Winter City

Winter City was very obviously modeled after the capital of Austria, Vienna. Even a model of the Stephansdom was used in the game.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2004 – Best Console Racing Game of the Year
  • EGM
    • February 2006 (Issue #200) – #162 out of 200 on the "Greatest Games of Their Time" list
  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – #8 Game of the Year
    • 2004 – #4 Xbox Game of the Year
    • 2004 – #5 PS2 Game of the Year
    • 2004 – Xbox Racing Game of the Year
    • 2004 – PS2 Racing Game of the Year
  • Golden Joystick Awards
    • 2004 - PS2 Game of the Year
    • 2004 - Runner-up in the Online Game of the Year category
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