Burnout (Xbox)

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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 Xbox The Pickup is fast but has heavy steering. But the weight makes it an ideal car for bashing your opponents!
Burnout Xbox Burnout contains a handy music player!
Burnout Xbox Most racing games have a top driver list. Not Burnout, though.
Burnout Xbox Drifting is one way of filling your boost meter

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
Next Level Gaming Jan 10, 2003 84 out of 100 84
XBox Solution (XBS) Jul 18, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Gaming Target Jul 09, 2002 7.7 out of 10 77
Fragland.net Sep 13, 2002 77 out of 100 77
IGN Apr 30, 2002 7.6 out of 10 76
Meristation May 22, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Apr 25, 2002 7.3 out of 10 73
Club Skill Feb 23, 2005 7 out of 10 70


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