Burnout PlayStation 2

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

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  • Summary: A high-energy arcade style racer in which you're rewarded for near-misses and the more risks you take. Civilians steer clear! Over 300 vehicles fill the streets and highways making reckless racing and wild demolition a certainty. [Acclaim]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Games Radar
    100
    [Scoring note: "Direct Hit" = 100] A ram-jammed, brain-scrambling eye shag.
  2. Pure exhilaration; it’s an adrenaline-fuelled romp that will satisfy even the most extreme racers out there.
  3. 83
    It's got the racing dynamic of EA's "Need for Speed" and Acclaim's "Test Drive" series, but the speed and abandon of "Crazy Taxi" and "Driver."
  4. One of the most intense and entertaining racing games on the PS2, complete with tight controls and impressive graphics.
  5. Game Informer
    78
    A solid driver, with good control and some decent graphics, but that's about it. [Jan 2002, p.80]
  6. The first racing game that really encourages you to get your ya-yas out.
  7. Unfortunately despite the novel approach, the execution of this racer fails to create a classic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. BillK.
    Aug 8, 2003
    10
    I'm giving this game a 10 because there was nothing like it when it came out (Now there's Need for Speed: HP2 and Burnout 2). GT3 I'm giving this game a 10 because there was nothing like it when it came out (Now there's Need for Speed: HP2 and Burnout 2). GT3 is impressive, but with all its technical depth, its not as fun to me as a "shallow" arcade racer that's all about pure feel of speed and to hell with real-life physics. I'm still playing this game 3 years later. Some will whine that the crash replays take away from your time...they don't. The clock stops while they show them. And when you restart you haven't lost any ground to other cars from the replays...just from the crash itself. This game is FAST, tense, and fun. A classic. Expand
  2. MarkS.
    Dec 29, 2001
    10
    Absolutely and utterly addictive... If you like your racing games fast and furious you'll love it.
  3. Jul 7, 2016
    9
    The first Burnout game to start the series of Burnout.This game is very good but it is also missing other things to do in this game anywayThe first Burnout game to start the series of Burnout.This game is very good but it is also missing other things to do in this game anyway still it is a fun game. Expand
  4. Oct 3, 2010
    8
    When I got this game I had a blast with it, even a few occasions where it would make me laugh out laud. The concept was very refreshing at theWhen I got this game I had a blast with it, even a few occasions where it would make me laugh out laud. The concept was very refreshing at the time and is still being used in current generation games. Expand
  5. JackM.
    Mar 17, 2003
    7
    When i first got this game i couldn't out my controller down, but now i think that it gets annoying when u c ur crash three times. theWhen i first got this game i couldn't out my controller down, but now i think that it gets annoying when u c ur crash three times. the crashes aint that great anyway. some tracks get boring as they are way to long. a good thing is that u can barge ur oppenent into oncoming traffic. as i sed b 4 i couldn't put it down but now it is just picking up dust under my shelfs. Expand
  6. SnellyA.
    Jun 1, 2003
    6
    This games ok. There are some pretty neat crashes, but the music to it sucks. Very repetitive.
  7. JaredC.
    Aug 28, 2007
    0
    It has unbelievable graphic's, poor gameplay, dull features, and nothing special at all. When I played this game, I had a good time, but It has unbelievable graphic's, poor gameplay, dull features, and nothing special at all. When I played this game, I had a good time, but once I got so used of it, I sold it, you know why? Because it was boring playing the same 10 god forsaken levels over and over again, and just crashing into cars. At least having 1 race to make the game somewhat enjoyable. I lost interest 2 hours into the game. And adding an adventure would be nice too, multiplayer can be so frustarting after a while. Because what if you were an only child and the game was multiplayer, you would have no other choice but to invite a friend over, but what if your a loner and don't have any friends, you invite your cousins, but what if there busy or on vacation. There are many risks in this game with no cheats, secret passage ways, and an amount of flaws. That is why a 0/10 is this game's main role, a horrid waste of time. Expand

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#41 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001