Burnout GameCube

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
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  1. Nintendo Power
    90
    A very intense experience. [May 2002, p.131]
  2. One of the most solid, fast, and fun arcade racers I've had the pleasure of playing.
  3. netjak
    87
    Burnout is not flawless, but its few drawbacks (the short time limits, strict boundaries and lack of length) matter little in the end. Its wicked gameplay dominates the experience making Burnout a must play, even if you're not a fan of the genre.
  4. The fastest, most intense racing game I've ever played.
  5. The PS2 game is gorgeous enough as it, but the extra processing power, graphical trickery and superior control mechanism have done wonders for Criterion's racer.
  6. Burnout just skirts around the edges of racing greatness, but still gets solid marks as one of the best racers this year.
  7. With a great balance between graphical might and well-executed controls this game is perfect for just about anyone, beginner or expert.
  8. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    80
    The sense of speed is incredible. [July 2002, p.122]
  9. 80
    Offers a great mix of easy accessibility, straightforward style, and pants-wetting excitement.
  10. Overtaking games like "Gran Turismo," Criterion Games' racer is more like ageing Sega classic Outrun on a heavy dose of speed with a touch of Red Bull to help push things along.
  11. 78
    I really found myself wishing that Burnout had dynamic weather effects, more cars, and some extra polish.
  12. Game Informer
    78
    It's still a fun romp. You won't find customizing options or an extensive list of vehicles to buy; but if it's chaos and destruction you want, it's chaos and destruction you'll get. [June 2002, p.81]
  13. If there is anything to complain about in Burnout, it has to be the audio.
  14. A run-of-the-mill arcade driving game that features spectacular crashes.
  15. Thankfully the controls work better then ever on the Cube's pad, so you'll be whizzing through traffic and sliding round corners in no time at all.
  16. Accessible is the key word when it comes to Burnout – the game's most notable feature is the butter-smooth, quick responsive control, especially with the perfect fit of the GameCube controller.
  17. This title falls short of being a blockbuster simply because it doesn't offer enough. There isn't enough play variety and not nearly enough tracks.

Awards & Rankings

#26 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jul 7, 2016
    9
    The GameCube version of this game is still very good but some things are missing in this game.Cars are very good,tracks are amazing,I love theThe GameCube version of this game is still very good but some things are missing in this game.Cars are very good,tracks are amazing,I love the crush in this game so much. Full Review »
  2. Feb 17, 2016
    9
    Still great to play today: frantic arcade racing action coupled with a brilliant risk/reward boost system. Intense and addictive, only letStill great to play today: frantic arcade racing action coupled with a brilliant risk/reward boost system. Intense and addictive, only let down by rubberband AI. Full Review »
  3. Mar 17, 2012
    7
    [panish] Burnout es un juego que en su día dio mucha diversión por su innovador planteamiento, este mismo sistema de[panish] Burnout es un juego que en su día dio mucha diversión por su innovador planteamiento, este mismo sistema de juego sigue siendo igual de divertido hoy en 2012, porlo que si soys fans de la saga os recomiendo jugarlo en su mejor versión. Full Review »