Burnout GameCube


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
    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
    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
    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
    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.

Awards & Rankings

#30 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Mar 17, 2012
    [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 »
  2. Bboy
    Jul 6, 2005
    i bought this second hand for $10 so it was worth it. its good, realistic fun but its not the most fun ive had when it comes to racing games.
  3. PaulG.
    Apr 23, 2004
    The graphics on this game are stunning! Also, the crashes are the best in the business because of it telling you the insurance sum. IT ROCKS!