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First installation of the Burnout-series on handheld consoles combines the best features of the first three games: Burnout, Burnout 2: Point of Impact, and Burnout 3: Takedown. Aggressive racing is still the centerpiece attraction of Burnout Legends and the player's task is not only to win the races but also crash opponent cars as much as possible. Opponent takedowns, drifts, and other stunts award Burnout Points which in turn unlock new cars and other awards.

One player games can be played as single events or as a World Tour where the player needs to compete in different races and succeed in them in order to advance through five car classes (Compact, Muscle, Coupe, Sport, and Super). In addition there is the Crash mode, where the goal is to create as much wreckage as possible by ploughing the player car into the traffic. The different race types include Race, Time Attack, Road Rage, Pursuit, Face Off, Eliminator, Burning Lap, and Grand Prix. Multiplayer game modes include Race, Road Rage, Pursuit, special Crash modes Double Impact and Party Crash (all these can can be played as single events or as a tournament), and Collector Challenge where the player has the opportunity to win other player's Collector cars.

PSP version game sharing feature allows others to play multiplayer events or single player demo without their own Burnout Legends UMD.

DS version Multi-Pak support allows two player games without additional game cards. More than two player games require multiple game cards.


Burnout Legends PSP Singnature Takedowns screen
Burnout Legends PSP Word Race Map
Burnout Legends PSP Under highway!
Burnout Legends PSP Upland road

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Burnout Legends Screenshot
Burnout Legends Screenshot
Burnout Legends Screenshot
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Alternate Titles

  • "横冲直撞:传说" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Critic Reviews

Worth Playing PSP Nov 09, 2005 9.5 out of 10 95
Mobile Tech Review PSP Oct, 2005 4.5 out of 5 90
Boomtown PSP Oct 20, 2005 9 out of 10 90 PSP Feb 22, 2006 90.2 out of 100 90
PSW (Playstation World Magazine UK) PSP Sep 15, 2005 9 out of 10 90
GameZone PSP Dec 12, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Game Revolution PSP Sep 30, 2005 B+ 83
GameDaily PSP Sep 20, 2005 8 out of 10 80 Nintendo DS Dec 07, 2005 8 out of 20 40
NintendoWorldReport Nintendo DS Dec 16, 2005 3 out of 10 30


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