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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 Wide Super Highway
Burnout GameCube Sun Glare
Burnout GameCube Racing through City Streets
Burnout GameCube Onto the Bridge

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
GameZone Jun 30, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
NintendoWorldReport Jun 07, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Meristation May 29, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Apr 29, 2002 4 out of 5 80
The Video Game Critic Aug 13, 2002 B 75
Armchair Empire, The Jul 07, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Cubed3 Jun 25, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Quebec Gamers Feb 21, 2003 6.9 out of 10 69 Nov 14, 2003 6 out of 10 60


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