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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 Courses feature lots of impressive architecture.
Burnout GameCube Quaint City Streets
Burnout Xbox The boost gives you a mighty speed kick!
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
  • "Driving Hero" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews PlayStation 2 Jan 05, 2002 88 out of 100 88
PGNx Media PlayStation 2 Jun 04, 2002 8 out of 10 80
IGN GameCube Apr 29, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
Gaming Target Xbox Jul 09, 2002 7.7 out of 10 77 Xbox Sep 13, 2002 77 out of 100 77
GameSpot Xbox Apr 25, 2002 7.3 out of 10 73
Gamekult PlayStation 2 Nov 08, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Club Skill Xbox Feb 23, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) Xbox May 01, 2002 3.5 out of 5 70
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Aug 23, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65


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