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  • Summary: This is an action game in which players earn points for creating traffic pileups. From a top-down perspective, players initiate crashes by driving 'cartoony' vehicles (e.g., cars, trucks, vans, buses) into busy intersections; multiple crashes trigger score multipliers and rack up large 'bills' of property damage. Each level is accompanied by crashing sounds, small explosions, and vocal encouragement (e.g., 'Cool,' 'Maximum Carnage!'). In some levels, players are instructed to crash into police cars (e.g., 'Crash them before they bust you!'); in other sequences, oversized airplanes, tornados, lobster monsters, and UFOs slide across the screen, destroying any vehicles in their path. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Oct 2, 2011
    Burnout CRASH! sounded like a disaster when we first heard about it, but the final product is a pleasant diversion that captures the feel of the old Crash Mode and should provide plenty of enjoyment to longtime series fans.
  2. Sep 21, 2011
    It's a light game but with a lot of entertainment for 800 Microsoft Points, and while you might not play for hours at a trot I daresay you'll keep coming back to it. Burnout Crash doesn't quite have the weight for me to call it a must-have, but it's certainly a must-strongly-consider.
  3. Oct 8, 2011
    It's not a title that I can see myself coming back to over and over again. Its appeal feels a little limited, and it's reliance on cheesy pop music for certain events did start to annoy me pretty quick.
  4. Sep 20, 2011
    Well-integrated social features fuel the competitive kinetic chaos of Burnout Crash.
  5. Sep 26, 2011
    This top-down arcade game based on Burnout's Crash mode is addictive, but it could've used a little more focus on mindless carnage and less on planning and repetition.
  6. Pretty dull. You'll grind rather than grin your way to victory in this limited ride. [Dec 2011, p82]
  7. Sep 23, 2011
    Burnout Crash's ability to underwhelm is actually rather frustrating. The game would fit right at home on an iPhone or iPad, and it can be rather fun. But with all the amazing games available for consoles, it's hard to see why anyone would choose to invest their time in Burnout Crash.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 13, 2011
    since Death Rally and P.A.I.N. Even in Burnout 3: Takedown the crash events was what I liked most. Burnout: Crash is a very entertaining game which makes you highly addictive.its the best game i played

    Bad points the game is entertaining but gets boring after a wile Secrets When in Road Rage or Race mode, press the black button to change the current music. Only works in one player mode and in Xbox verison only.
  2. Oct 1, 2011
    A lot of criticism has been given to this game, simply because it looks nothing like a Burnout. Play the game, before you throw your thoughts at it.

    In Burnout Crash!, there is only one goal, and that's to destroy anything and everything. There are about 7 stages in the game, with 3 areas in each one.
    One thing about Crash! is the... controversial visual style. Personally, I like it, it makes the environments look colourful, and the explosions look satisfying. The simple aim of the game is similar to Burnout 3's Crash mode. You drive your car into a junction and try to cause as much damage as possible, not just to cars, but buildings, planes and more. There are three game types; Road Trip, Rush Hour and Pile Up.
    In Road Trip, you have to make a set number of cars crash into each other, while not letting at least five cars escape (if you do, the crash is over). This mode is the main meat of the game, and completing this automatically unlocks the next junction.
    In Rush Hour, you have 90 seconds to cause as much havoc as possible, with a massive explosion at the end giving you the chance for more points. You don't have to worry about traffic in this game mode, which makes this one of the easiest game types.
    And in Pile Up, you have to make a set number of cars crash into each other, while trying not to make the explode, in order to rack up a lot of points in the final crash. Losing cars here decreases your multiplier, however. One thing about the game I can't stand is the voice acting. It has to be the WORST voice acting I have ever heard from a downloadable title. You get it every 10 seconds and it's not a factor of so bad it's good. It's just... bad. Luckily, it can be turned down, or off in the options. Also, the small amount of cars is a bit disappointing too. However, overall, I think this is a pretty fun game. Is it the best Burnout game to date? Don't be stupid. Is it worthy of the Burnout name? Kind of. But rest assured, if you're looking for a quick, but fun arcade-like game, at least try this out. You might be surprised.
  3. Oct 1, 2011
    That is what I was waiting for, since Death Rally and P.A.I.N. Even in Burnout 3: Takedown the crash events was what I liked most. Burnout: Crash is a very entertaining game which makes you highly addictive. "Just... another... round..." It's nothing for those ADHD-kids that only want shooter games with lots of killing spree. It is nothing for those kiddies that usually play action racing games; it is for us old school gamers and a great reminiscence of the good old times, where games should make fun, without being a job by themselves. Good job EA!! Collapse
  4. Sep 23, 2014
    There's some enjoyment to be had for a few hours, but this isn't the Burnout you've loved for the past decade. It's fun, and the little song soundbytes are addictive to hear, but unless you're desperate to 5* everything you're unlikely to return to the game after a week or so. Expand