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 Quaint City Streets
Burnout GameCube Merging onto the highway
Burnout GameCube The Sport Truck
Burnout GameCube You don't really need to stop for the red light.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Deaf Gamers 2002 9 out of 10 90
N-Zone Jul 06, 2003 85 out of 100 85
NintendoWorldReport Jun 07, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Eurogamer.net (UK) May 18, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Game Chronicles Aug 11, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Apr 29, 2002 4 out of 5 80
The Next Level Jun 18, 2002 B 75
Cubed3 Jun 25, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult May 06, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Kombo.com Nov 14, 2003 6 out of 10 60


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