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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 GameCube The Sport Truck
Burnout GameCube Head on into traffic.
Burnout GameCube Publisher/Developer Info
Burnout GameCube Wheel to Wheel Racing

Promo Images

Burnout Screenshot
Burnout Screenshot
Burnout Magazine Advertisement
Burnout Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "横冲直撞" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Shiny Red Car" -- Working title
  • "Heaven's Drive" -- Japanese working title
  • "Grand Heat" -- Japanese working title
  • "Driving Hero" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Sleepy Little Racing Game Game22 (42) 2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

NGC Magazine May, 2002 86 out of 100 86
GameZone Jun 30, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Gaming Target Jul 10, 2002 8.1 out of 10 81
Gameplanet Jun 17, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) May 18, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Meristation May 29, 2002 8 out of 10 80
IGN Apr 29, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
Cubed3 Jun 25, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Quebec Gamers Feb 21, 2003 6.9 out of 10 69
Kombo.com Nov 14, 2003 6 out of 10 60


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quizzley7 (21705) added Burnout (GameCube) on May 18, 2002
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