Burnout (GameCube)

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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 GameCube Sun Glare
Burnout GameCube Racing through City Streets
Burnout GameCube Only a handful of cars are available.
Burnout GameCube In-car View

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Jul, 2002 93 out of 100 93
Deaf Gamers 2002 9 out of 10 90
N-Zone Jul 06, 2003 85 out of 100 85
Eurogamer.net (UK) May 18, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Meristation May 29, 2002 8 out of 10 80
IGN Apr 29, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
Jeuxvideo.com May 16, 2002 15 out of 20 75
Officiel Nintendo Magazine May, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Quebec Gamers Feb 21, 2003 6.9 out of 10 69
GameSpy Jul 05, 2002 68 out of 100 68


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