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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. If you crash, however the Burn Meter is reset and must be filled again to achieve boost.

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Burnout Xbox Beat the other car in a face off and you win that car!
Burnout Xbox Some tracks take you off road!
Burnout Xbox The boost gives you a mighty speed kick!
Burnout Xbox Burnout has a great crash replay viewer

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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
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
Meristation May 22, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
MS Xbox World Oct 28, 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
Game Critics Aug 28, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65

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quizzley7 (21744) added Burnout (Xbox) on May 18, 2002
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