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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 Xbox The Supermini allows you to weave in and out of heavy traffic with ease
Burnout GameCube Onto the Bridge
Burnout GameCube You don't really need to stop for the red light.
Burnout Xbox Main Menu

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Burnout Screenshot
Burnout Screenshot
Burnout Screenshot

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

Consoles Plus GameCube Jul, 2002 93 out of 100 93
GameZone GameCube Jun 30, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Chronicles GameCube Aug 11, 2002 8 out of 10 80 GameCube May 16, 2002 15 out of 20 75
The Game Hoard PlayStation 2 Dec 22, 2018 5 out of 7 71
Cubed3 GameCube Jun 25, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Officiel Nintendo Magazine GameCube May, 2002 7 out of 10 70 PlayStation 2 Nov 26, 2001 70 out of 100 70
Gamekult GameCube May 06, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation 2 Jan 17, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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