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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.


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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Showing its age, but still crashtastic! Searly (30) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Christ Centered Game Reviews Jun 01, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90 (UK) Nov 18, 2001 8 out of 10 80
PGNx Media Jun 04, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Meristation Nov 12, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2002 7.75 out of 10 78
Gaming Target Nov 30, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78 Nov 13, 2001 15 out of 20 75
PlayFrance Apr 07, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Nov 08, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Operation Sports Jan 13, 2002 6 out of 10 60


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quizzley7 (21144) added Burnout (PlayStation 2) on May 18, 2002
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