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72 (Jan 25, 2004)
This certainly isn't the best racing game on PS2, Burnout 3 still holds that title. Having said that Crash n Burn is a very enjoyable game. Perhaps with a little more structure and better graphics this game could have scored higher. Don't get me wrong though, this is still worth adding to your collection especially at the lower price of only $AU69.95.
70 (UK) (Nov 30, 2004)
Crash 'n' Burn lacks the feeling of solidity and completeness of FlatOut, but it's still highly commendable: it just feels overly transparent. We're not going to mark down for the fact it doesn't use all the official upgrade gubbins you find in the EA games of a similar ilk, and we didn't for FlatOut, either. Crash 'n' Burn is great fun but becomes a little too predictable. It doesn't have the brilliant physics model of FlatOut, instead relying on smashing cars and burning oil to maintain interest. It works for a good while, and there's online racing for 16 players on both PS2 and Xbox when you really get bored. You could do far worse. Vroom.
69 (Dec 19, 2004)
Unspektakulärer Raser mit spektakulären Massenunfällen und Online-Spiel.
GameSpot (Nov 23, 2004)
Crash 'N' Burn is a passable racing game. It doesn't aspire to be much, but there's definitely some fun to be had here. It's easy to get into and provides a great deal of challenge the further you get into it. At the same time, Crash 'N' Burn cannot escape comparisons to a superior title in Burnout 3: Takedown, which arrived several months ago. In a way, this is a shame, because the game does a lot of things right in its unique take on the crash-'em-up subgenre of racing games. Unfortunately, some of Crash 'N' Burn's central ideas--the persistent wrecks being the most obvious example--introduce complexity that, in the end, will leave you more frustrated than thrilled.
IGN (Nov 18, 2004)
Come on through the checklist with me, boys and girls. Crashing? Stiff, slow, unimpressive, and often results in unpredictable chain reactions. Speed? Faster than Eve of Destruction, but slower than Burnout, which happens to make Crash 'N' Burn look like a midget prancing behind a space shuttle. Graphics? Steady framerate that's the result of rudimentary visuals and lacking effects. Gameplay? Contend with the equivalent of RC cars until the track gets so littered with trash you have no choice but to crash and burn. Joy! Multiplayer? Yes, but then you will still be playing the same game, only now in an environment where things can get much more unpleasant. Cool CG that totally and completely misrepresents the actual experience? Oh hell yeah!
55 (Dec 06, 2004)
Crash 'n' Burn déboule de nulle part avec la prétention de ravir les nombreux amateurs de jeux de courses spectaculaires qui ne jurent que par Burnout 3. Hélas, sa réalisation défaillante et son gameplay fade rendent l'expérience peu palpitante.