Burnout 2: Point of Impact GameCube

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  • Summary: Burnout 2: Point of Impact is the follow-up to the original smash hit with improved graphics, faster gameplay, and bigger, more spectacular crashes. While the first Burnout was inspired by European movies and locations, its sequel is inspired by American films such as The Fast and theBurnout 2: Point of Impact is the follow-up to the original smash hit with improved graphics, faster gameplay, and bigger, more spectacular crashes. While the first Burnout was inspired by European movies and locations, its sequel is inspired by American films such as The Fast and the Furious. Set in US locations, the game gives you an all-new set of vehicles: modified Japanese cars, pickups, SUVs - plus some bonus rides such as police cruisers, and classic 50's hotrods. Also, expect tighter handling, better crash deformations, new music, new game structure, enhanced physics, new lighting, improved car models, a new replay system, and fast-paced fun. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. 100
    The way a sequel should be: stuffed full of new features, better graphics, improved game play, and be so damn addicting that you can not put it down, even to go to the bathroom.
  2. Combines tight control and frantic game play with stunning audio/visuals that scream next-generation from start to finish.
  3. A blast to play, even for those who are not big fans of racing games. It's easy to pick up and play, and the variety of modes and tracks keeps things interesting for a long time.
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    90
    The framerate is as smooth as it gets as 60 fps. It gets cut in half for the split screen mode but still looks great.
  5. 88
    The fastest, tightest racer on the GameCube to date.
  6. 85
    I can only highly recommend it to any arcade racing fan. It's definitely worth a buy, even if the single-player content can be experienced in five hours of less.
  7. 80
    Burnout 2 makes other arcade racing games seem like "Driving Miss Daisy." You won't find a faster, more visceral racing game on the GameCube or any other platform.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. TimB.
    Jun 28, 2007
    10
    Easily better than the original Burnout and with far better load times than Revenge on the PS2. This is the best racer I've ever played Easily better than the original Burnout and with far better load times than Revenge on the PS2. This is the best racer I've ever played (except maybe Mario Kart Double Dash). PGR3 on 360 looks better of course but nowhere near the fun. I honestly don't know what they could have done to make it better except online play. Expand
  2. DJ
    Nov 25, 2003
    10
    T-h-e b-e-s-t r-a-c-e-r o-n g-a-m-e-c-u-b-e, b-a-r-n-o-n-e!...
  3. FelipeA.
    Jul 2, 2003
    10
    This game is the sh*t!!! fast, furious, great a.i., amazing colissions!!! is really the sh*t!!!!!!
  4. A.S.
    Sep 17, 2005
    10
    Awesome fun. i have the first burnout as well, but once you get burnout 2 you will never go back to playin burnout 1 (i tried and it was Awesome fun. i have the first burnout as well, but once you get burnout 2 you will never go back to playin burnout 1 (i tried and it was boring so i went back to burnout 2). it improves on everything that was in the first game and adds more. since gamecube owners wont be able to get any other burnouts this is the best on the system. Expand
  5. Uter
    Apr 5, 2003
    9
    I think this is the best arcade racer to be released since Daytona USA. The speed and crashes are insane.
  6. RC
    Oct 29, 2003
    9
    Fabulous Game! Really a blast to play. My wife even loves it and she is NOT a gamer!!!
  7. PhilK.
    Apr 17, 2004
    8
    This is an awesome game, but it has some flaws, the 2Player races get dull, fast. and when you are done you are pretty much done.... though I This is an awesome game, but it has some flaws, the 2Player races get dull, fast. and when you are done you are pretty much done.... though I can't find one more medal, damn. But besides those flaws it is a solid racing game, more arcade then sim, but thats good, it is a pick up and go game. but all in all great game. %86 Expand

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#43 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003