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  • Summary: Inflict carnage and destruction as you tear through the best from the Burnout series made exclusively for handheld gaming. Race the legends, take on an Eliminator Challenge, or track down offenders in your high-performance cop car to unlock classic and new Burnout vehicles. Then go head-to-head in Wi-Fi multiplayer races to capture your friends' cars. Lay down the law in Pursuit mode or crash your way through a world tour and then share the explosive race action over Wi-Fi. Burnout Legends is a license to unleash adrenaline-fuelled mayhem anywhere you want. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 9 out of 12
  1. I can honestly say that Burnout Legends is the best "real" racing game that I’ve played on the DS.
  2. Even with the Crash Mode being a let down, Burnout Legends is easily one of the best racers on the Nintendo DS. The fact that Criterion has put all the little nuances of the Burnout series in one little DS cart is amazing.
  3. The developers didn’t develop around the limitations of the Nintendo DS. Part of this is unavoidable since I’m not sure that the Nintendo DS can handle better crashes.
  4. Given that the DS hardware is woefully underutilized, Burnout Legends is simply a shoddy game. The essential ingredients are here, but there are flash games that have had more quality work put into them.
  5. 25
    Saying that the DS version of Burnout Legends is bad is quite generous. Abomination is a much more fitting word.
  6. 20
    So let's see - we've got a poor driving engine, broken crash mechanics, stripped down modes (due to a lack of cars), bugs and some below average audio. Sound like a winner? No. If you want to see a quality portable racer, check this title out on the PSP.
  7. When the entire gameplay composition and technical makeup are so miserably flawed the abundance of game modes, cars and tracks comes off as completely useless. Visual Impact should be ashamed for tampering with and tarnishing such a proud and illustrious franchise with this filth.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 9 out of 16
  1. NickJ.
    Apr 25, 2006
    I say 10 out of 10 because its definately the best DS game your going to find out there, i've read many reviews about "Oh its horrid the graphics arent good" or "I hate this, the crashes arent realistic" hello! wake up its the DS its not going to have PSP or Xbox graphics. this is the best racer on the DS by far. But it does let me down a little when you blow up, you turn black and polygon shrapnel just flies out. other than that, it is a must have. Expand
  2. GregH.
    Dec 2, 2005
    A very good racing game for the DS :-)
  3. JerryF.
    Dec 5, 2005
    After playing a while I really enjoyed this one. I only believe my own eyes... and this fluent racer is very decent. If you compare it to the PS2 or PSP of course it can't compete, but it looks very good. The handling is a bit wierd but you really go around fast. The crashes are not very fun to play, least I can say, but the other modes are quite good. Ok, I'll spend more time playing Mario Kart, but I'll keep this one for fast moving action. The worlds really look good and speed by real fast. Expand
  4. TreParker
    Jan 3, 2006
    I do have to give this game props on its graphics, but it just seems that since PSP came out, EA doesn't care about the DS. Let's see... NFS: Most Wanted, horrible. Marvel Nemisis, embarrising. Madden 2006, could have been a lot better. The only good games from EA are NFSU 2 and the 2 Sims games. EA is a great company when it comes to console and PSP, but is a complete embarrasment on the DS, and this game proves it. Expand
  5. DME
    Jul 22, 2011
    Terrible graphics, watered-down gameplay, pathetic crashes, and collision problems and glitches make this the worst Burnout in the series. The new game mode 'Pursuit' is nothing more than Road Rage with only one opponent. And Single-Card multiplayer is seriously boring, as there is no traffic or AI and you can only race on one track. The music in the game is tolerable but very limited. Reviewer "Mike S." says it all. I'm returning this and buying Mario Kart. Expand
  6. TonyG.
    Dec 2, 2005
    i took a chance at a game coming from an amazing series, and said how bad can it be? it's burn out. oh my god it is the worst racing game of all time!! i would rather play need for speed most wanted, which is also horrible, or better yet an atari racer would be alot better and fun. the only positive thing i did with burnout ds is throw it out of my window. biggest waste of money ever! steer clear of this one. ea I am shocked, you should be ashamed of letting this one out. Expand
  7. AsirM.
    Dec 10, 2005
    the worst racing game yet for any platform. I think the crashes are horrible, gameplay sux, and kinda reminds me of the pre-school racer toys where the backround moves and not the car. very bad design makes for a very bad game. not at all recommended. (unless your my enemy) Expand

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