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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 a boost.


Burnout Xbox And there off!
Burnout GameCube Only a handful of cars are available.
Burnout Xbox The boost gives you a mighty speed kick!
Burnout GameCube Racing through City Streets

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

Christ Centered Gamer / Christ Centered Game Reviews PlayStation 2 Jun 01, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
NintendoWorldReport GameCube Jun 07, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
GameZone GameCube Jun 30, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Next Level Gaming Xbox Jan 10, 2003 84 out of 100 84 PlayStation 2 Dec 19, 2001 81 out of 100 81
XBox Solution (XBS) Xbox Jul 18, 2002 8 out of 10 80
PGNx Media PlayStation 2 Jun 04, 2002 8 out of 10 80 Xbox Sep 13, 2002 77 out of 100 77
Meristation Xbox May 22, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot GameCube Apr 25, 2002 7.3 out of 10 73


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