Crash 'N' Burn PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: Choose your car. Paint it, polish it, and personalize it. Build it up with new components, giant spoilers and reinforced fenders. Supercharge it. Fill it with nitrous. Take it to circuits in the back streets of Miami, San Francisco, LA and New York. You're at the back of the pack, gridChoose your car. Paint it, polish it, and personalize it. Build it up with new components, giant spoilers and reinforced fenders. Supercharge it. Fill it with nitrous. Take it to circuits in the back streets of Miami, San Francisco, LA and New York. You're at the back of the pack, grid position sixteen. Fifteen cars ahead of you, polished until they gleam. Your primary objective is to take first place. Your secondary objective? Run everyone else off the road. Crunch them into the barrier. Rip, shred and tear sheet metal from their frames, leaving burning engine blocks and melted tires in your wake. The last driver with four wheels wins. Then do it again... Online. Customize and personalize a garage full of cars with everything from paint schemes, to rims & spoilers, to nitrous and more. Cause extreme crashes and dodge on-track wreckage as you engage in high speed, high danger driving through the back streets of Miami, San Francisco, LA and New York. Compete in multiplayer destruction with or against 16 total players online featuring a variety of modes like last-man-standing, bomb tag and more. Replay the mayhem with multi-angle player-controlled cameras set up throughout the courses. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. To jump online and totally beat the crap out of someone else's ride? That doesn't smack of fun to you?
  2. A few opportunities have been missed, however, most obvious of which is the rather small number of tracks, given their individual lengths.
  3. Although the single player campaign is fairly in depth in terms of adding parts to your cars and offering quite a number of tracks, the fact you only have four cars to choose from really hurts the game in the long run as does the way the game becomes relatively hard very quickly.
  4. Edge Magazine
    70
    There’s just no accounting for an excruciating wipeout on the final lap when such possibilities are at the mercy of circumstances as much as they are at the player’s skill. But, played with a graceful, Zen-like acceptance – shit happens – Crash ‘n’ Burn is as enjoyable as it is easy to understand. [Jan 2005, p.97]
  5. PSM Magazine
    65
    The control is surprisingly solid, the graphics are fairly smooth. [Holiday 2004, p.98]
  6. 58
    It's repetitive, occasionally frustrating and visually unappealing. Put your cash to good use and grab the cheaper and near-perfect "Burnout 3" instead.
  7. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    40
    Track design is unimaginative, the cars look like they're made of plastic, it's not fast, and the gameplay structure feels clumsy and unfinished. [Dec 2004, p.128]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. CameronB.
    Feb 21, 2008
    9
    This game is the best I love bomb tag, Last man standing,and customizing your car. Although I beat the game in 3 days. I would rent it first This game is the best I love bomb tag, Last man standing,and customizing your car. Although I beat the game in 3 days. I would rent it first just to try it out and see if you like it. Expand
  2. SamF.
    Apr 14, 2005
    7
    Fun at first but the debris and crashes don't add to the game it jus make it frustrating and impossible to win a race.
  3. DerekS.
    Apr 30, 2007
    7
    This game is pimpin but theres no real sense of speed. Hard at first then fun. Rent first
  4. Jul 28, 2016
    6
    This game offers many different ways to entertain you through online multiplayer (well used to) and through the solo but the repetition of theThis game offers many different ways to entertain you through online multiplayer (well used to) and through the solo but the repetition of the game , the ridiculous physics and awful controls spoil the game . The controls make you feel as if your car is basically a wooden box on wheels as you fly past all the crap left by the quite frankly stupid AI . The AI in this game are basically brain dead . As you avoid the debris to preserve your car life the AI will just plow through it and sometimes not even bother to avoid it. The AI can also get "confused" aka driving into walls brainlessly , running off ramps for no reason and slowly scraping off walls or just not moving at all. Customisation in this game is vast with different options to customise your cars . Only issue is that there are only 4 cars to choose from . Compact , Pickup , Muscle and Sports . All the cars basically look like generic toy cars you can find at a local bargin store and are squared out to have the game run smoothly. Overall Crash 'N' Burn can be a fun game if you can get passed the poor controls , stupid AI and repetition Expand