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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 Head on into traffic.
Burnout GameCube Crash Replay
Burnout GameCube Racing through City Streets
Burnout GameCube Wide Super Highway

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

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

The Press Says

Consoles Plus Jul, 2002 93 out of 100 93
Netjak Mar 24, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
Gaming Target Jul 10, 2002 8.1 out of 10 81
Meristation May 29, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Gameplanet Jun 17, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Chronicles Aug 11, 2002 8 out of 10 80
The Next Level Jun 18, 2002 B 75 May 16, 2002 15 out of 20 75
GameSpy Jul 05, 2002 68 out of 100 68
Gamekult May 06, 2002 6 out of 10 60


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quizzley7 (21216) added Burnout (GameCube) on May 18, 2002
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