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

Critic Reviews Jan 05, 2002 88 out of 100 88 Dec 19, 2001 81 out of 100 81
PSX Extreme Dec 05, 2001 8 out of 10 80
PSM Jan, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Nov 29, 2001 4 out of 5 80
Gaming Target Nov 30, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78 Nov 13, 2001 15 out of 20 75
Game Chronicles Aug 23, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
Operation Sports Jan 13, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Gamestyle 2001 6 out of 10 60


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quizzley7 (21133) added Burnout (PlayStation 2) on May 18, 2002
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