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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 Car crash during a road rage event where the goal is to crash into other cars.  During a player crash different aspects of the crash are rated on the bottom of the screen.
Burnout 3: Takedown PlayStation 2 Many unlockable cars: Dominator Type
Burnout 3: Takedown PlayStation 2 Title Screen
Burnout 3: Takedown PlayStation 2 Bus crash shown during a crash event where the objective is to create the most property damage possible.  This time the bus crashes a little early and doesn't make the ramp for a big crash location.

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

GamePro (US) Xbox Sep 24, 2004 5 out of 5 100
Game Freaks 365 PlayStation 2 2004 9.7 out of 10 97
Da Gameboyz Xbox 2004 9.625 out of 10 96
Game Over Online PlayStation 2 Sep 28, 2004 95 out of 100 95
ActionTrip Xbox Sep 15, 2004 92 out of 100 92
JeuxActu PlayStation 2 Sep 10, 2004 18 out of 20 90
Gamesmania Xbox Sep 23, 2004 89 out of 100 89
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Sep 10, 2004 17 out of 20 85
Club Skill Xbox Jan 10, 2005 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic Xbox Apr 15, 2005 B- 67

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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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