Burnout PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Acclaim
  • Release Date: Nov 1, 2001
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
Buy On
  1. Tight controls are a huge redeeming factor in this game. All the vehicles in the game are very easy to maneuver.
  2. A brilliant game if experienced in short bursts... the game was obviously not designed with long term play in mind.
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    70
    It’s just one of those incredibly intuitive pick-up-and-start-powersliding types of racing games. [Jan 2002, p.202]
  4. Though the game has it's fun points, it comes off as somewhat bland, and you may be a little disappointed.
  5. AI concerns make driving into oncoming traffic easier than it should be, while the moderate, but not extensive amount of cars and tracks mean that you'll be able to wrap up single player in less than ten hours.
  6. Unfortunately despite the novel approach, the execution of this racer fails to create a classic.

Awards & Rankings

51
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#42 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Apr 10, 2017
    2
    J'y ai rejoué récemment, certes il porte son âge mais pour un jeu PS2, il est étonnamment beau et toujours fluide. Le conduite est bien sûrJ'y ai rejoué récemment, certes il porte son âge mais pour un jeu PS2, il est étonnamment beau et toujours fluide. Le conduite est bien sûr 100% arcade, ce qui devrait induire une bonne maniabilité mais ce n'est pas le cas : quand la merguez part en dérapage, ça devient très délicat à gérer, surtout à pleine vitesse dans le trafic très fourni et c'est particulièrement désagréable.

    Car évidemment l'accident, c'est une perte de temps qui s'avère trop souvent rédhibitoire en raison du compte à rebours et de l'IA qui triche et ne fait jamais d'erreur ou si peu... tout cela pour gonfler une durée de vie assez faible en fait. Frustrant et rapidement pénible, Burnout est un coup d'épée dans l'eau.
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  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. Nov 22, 2010
    9
    When Burnout first came out, there was no equal. It's fast-paced races, combined with the amazing crashes and the ability to leave it all andWhen Burnout first came out, there was no equal. It's fast-paced races, combined with the amazing crashes and the ability to leave it all and try and set a better time than you had made Criterion Games a household name. The only thing I could criticize was the lack of more racers in a race (ONLY FOUR RACERS?). Burnout thoroughly deserves this 9. Full Review »