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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.


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Alternate Titles

  • "横冲直撞" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Shiny Red Car" -- Working title
  • "Driving Hero" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Showing its age, but still crashtastic! Searly (30) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Cheat Code Central 2001 4.5 out of 5 90 Jan 05, 2002 88 out of 100 88 Dec 19, 2001 81 out of 100 81
PSM Jan, 2002 8 out of 10 80
PGNx Media Jun 04, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Nov 29, 2001 4 out of 5 80
Gaming Target Nov 30, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78
PlayFrance Apr 07, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Game Chronicles Aug 23, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
Operation Sports Jan 13, 2002 6 out of 10 60


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quizzley7 (21707) added Burnout (PlayStation 2) on May 18, 2002
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