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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 Beat the other car in a face off and you win that car!
Burnout Xbox Most racing games have a top driver list. Not Burnout, though.
Burnout Xbox This Sports Coupé is faster than the mini but handles slightly worse
Burnout Xbox The Supermini allows you to weave in and out of heavy traffic with ease

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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
Game Informer Magazine Jun, 2002 7.75 out of 10 78
Gaming Target Jul 09, 2002 7.7 out of 10 77
IGN Apr 30, 2002 7.6 out of 10 76 Jun 04, 2002 15 out of 20 75
Meristation May 22, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
Electric Playground 2002 7 out of 10 70
Game Critics Aug 28, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65


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