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


Burnout GameCube Racing through City Streets
Burnout GameCube Attract Mode
Burnout Xbox This message tells you what position you have to finish to qualify for the next race
Burnout Xbox The Saloon due to its size cannot weave in and out of the traffic very well but it is quick

Promo Images

Burnout Screenshot
Burnout Screenshot
Burnout Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Xbox Aug 02, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88 PlayStation 2 Feb 01, 2008 88 out of 100 88
N-Zone GameCube Jul 06, 2003 85 out of 100 85
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Nov 29, 2001 83 out of 100 83
Meristation PlayStation 2 Nov 12, 2001 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Nov 02, 2001 8 out of 10 80
IGN GameCube Apr 29, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation 2 Nov, 2001 7 out of 10 70 PlayStation 2 Nov 26, 2001 70 out of 100 70
Club Skill Xbox Feb 23, 2005 7 out of 10 70


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