Burnout (GameCube)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?


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 Attract Mode
Burnout GameCube Merging onto the highway
Burnout GameCube Wheel to Wheel Racing
Burnout GameCube Only a handful of cars are available.

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Sleepy Little Racing Game Game22 (42) 2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Jul, 2002 93 out of 100 93
Deaf Gamers 2002 9 out of 10 90
NintendoWorldReport Jun 07, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Gaming Target Jul 10, 2002 8.1 out of 10 81
Eurogamer.net (UK) May 18, 2002 8 out of 10 80
IGN Apr 29, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 16, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Officiel Nintendo Magazine May, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Cubed3 Jun 25, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Jul 05, 2002 68 out of 100 68


There are currently no topics for this game.


There is no trivia on file for this game.

Related Web Sites

quizzley7 (21165) added Burnout (GameCube) on May 18, 2002
Other platforms contributed by quizzley7 (21165)