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Description

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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Burnout Xbox One of many loading screens
Burnout Xbox Some crashes launch you right up in the air!
Burnout Xbox The Supermini allows you to weave in and out of heavy traffic with ease
Burnout Xbox The motion blur on the replay is put to good use here

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Aug 02, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
GameZone Jun 14, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
X-Power May 04, 2002 8 out of 10 80
XBox Solution (XBS) Jul 18, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Jun, 2002 7.75 out of 10 78
Gaming Target Jul 09, 2002 7.7 out of 10 77
Fragland.net Sep 13, 2002 77 out of 100 77
GameSpot Apr 25, 2002 7.3 out of 10 73
Electric Playground 2002 7 out of 10 70
Club Skill Feb 23, 2005 7 out of 10 70

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quizzley7 (21164) added Burnout (Xbox) on May 18, 2002
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