Burnout is a simplified top-down version for mobile handsets of the Burnout mayhem car racing games. The game contains three locations (Angel Valley, Silver Lake and Eternal City) and 18 missions with four different types of goals. Some require to crash other cars or to remain in a center spot for as long as possible. Aggressive driving is rewarded with stars and players can also earn boost. There is a World Tour where the different challenges are unlocked, along with instant challenges for quick play. The action is fast and the road goes only forward, but there is lots of traffic and pick-ups and explosions, just like in the console versions of Burnout. Opponents are usually held back by performing takedowns, which crash their cars.