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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 The Sport Truck
Burnout Xbox And there off!
Burnout Xbox Some tracks take you off road!
Burnout GameCube Attract Mode

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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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Showing its age, but still crashtastic! PlayStation 2 Searly (30)

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus GameCube Jul, 2002 93 out of 100 93 PlayStation 2 Feb 01, 2008 88 out of 100 88
GameSpot GameCube Apr 25, 2002 7.3 out of 10 73
GameSpot Xbox Apr 25, 2002 7.3 out of 10 73 PlayStation 2 Nov 26, 2001 70 out of 100 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) GameCube May 16, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GamePro (US) Xbox May 01, 2002 3.5 out of 5 70
Quebec Gamers GameCube Feb 21, 2003 6.9 out of 10 69
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Jan, 2002 6.75 out of 10 68
Gamekult GameCube May 06, 2002 6 out of 10 60


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