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Burnout is a racing simulation devoted to the world of drag racing. You fine-tune your car in the hopes of then being able to send it at insanely high speeds in short, linear tracks. And this is what makes the bulk of the game, a dizzying array of customization options are available for you to construct the perfect hot-rod, essentially making it a "grease monkey" simulation.

Additional features include bracket racing (where you select an estimated time based on your practice runs, and try to meet it against other cars), quick race and a complete season against 64 computer controlled cars. Also available is multiplayer racing through modem, LAN or internet.

The graphics engine is a suped-up version of the X-Car engine, and supports 3D acceleration with all sorts of nifty effects such as smoke, sparks, tire distortion, etc.


Burnout: Championship Drag Racing DOS About to race (side view)
Burnout: Championship Drag Racing DOS Main menu (alternate)
Burnout: Championship Drag Racing DOS Credits
Burnout: Championship Drag Racing DOS Main menu

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Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Apr 23, 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
NUKE Computer Gaming 2000 7 out of 10 70
Gamezilla May 18, 1998 65 out of 100 65
Gaming Entertainment Monthly Apr 01, 1998 55 out of 100 55
Cincinnati Enquirer 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
PC Games (Germany) May 06, 1998 33 out of 100 33
PC Player (Germany) May, 1998 26 out of 100 26


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Zovni (10646) added Burnout: Championship Drag Racing (DOS) on Jul 18, 2001