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  • Summary: Burnout Legends sets the bar for on-the-go automotive anarchy, combining the series’ trademark speed, destruction and depth with new PSP-only features, gameplay refinements and connectivity. Gamers can look forward to eight gameplay modes, including crash, road rage and pursuit, withBurnout Legends sets the bar for on-the-go automotive anarchy, combining the series’ trademark speed, destruction and depth with new PSP-only features, gameplay refinements and connectivity. Gamers can look forward to eight gameplay modes, including crash, road rage and pursuit, with white-knuckle multiplayer via WiFi, and a GameShare option allowing players to wirelessly share a demo level of the game with friends. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 50 out of 53
  2. Negative: 0 out of 53
  1. Great for a quick game on the bus, perfect for those extended sessions on the train, Burnout Legends is right up there with Lumines and Virtua Tennis on our PSP must-have list. Truly brilliant.
  2. It’s not often I can wholeheartedly recommend a game for mandatory purchase, especially at full price, but Burnout Legends is one of those games that is just so much fun that you won’t be able to resist.
  3. The speed at which everything shifts and the level of detail is absolutely stunning. It could easily stand alongside its PS2 and Xbox counterparts without looking like the cut-down ‘diet’ version you might expect for a handheld and full credit to Criterion for pulling it off without making sacrifices in gameplay or longevity.
  4. What's amazing is that Criterion was able to create such a tight control scheme, when other PSP racing games have felt floaty and flaky. By any standard, Burnout's control is rock solid. It's possible to dodge right though the same small spaces that entice players on the console game.
  5. The lack of Infrastructure mode was a bummer, but the great single-player mode more than made up for the lackings.
  6. An ‘original’ title based on previous games. Think of it as "Burnout 3+."
  7. 70
    It’s already been established that Legends is a ‘Best of’ rather than a fully-fledged sequel. Therein lies its greatest failing – in fundamental terms it offers nothing more than ‘Burnout on the go’.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 51
  2. Negative: 6 out of 51
  1. ChrisP.
    Nov 29, 2008
    10
    Magically tranformes Burnout 3 into a handheld game. Certainly the best racing game on the PSP, some might say Legends is the best Burnout Magically tranformes Burnout 3 into a handheld game. Certainly the best racing game on the PSP, some might say Legends is the best Burnout ever - its essentially an updated and fleshed out version of Burnout 3 with extra courses, modes and cars. Perfection. Expand
  2. Liz
    Sep 17, 2005
    10
    My friend showed me this game this morning and I just had to go buy PSP after playing legends. Wow, I can't believe driving game can be My friend showed me this game this morning and I just had to go buy PSP after playing legends. Wow, I can't believe driving game can be so much fun and look so great!!! (yes, girls play games too :) Expand
  3. BobbyB.
    Oct 24, 2005
    10
    Burnout Legends deliver the best racing and graphic on the PSP, easy to control and great location courses. definitely belong in the top ten Burnout Legends deliver the best racing and graphic on the PSP, easy to control and great location courses. definitely belong in the top ten games on the PSP. Expand
  4. Wongit
    Sep 16, 2005
    9
    Probably the best game for the PSP, its fun fast and exciting. A great portible game. Very little went wrong here, except some framerates and Probably the best game for the PSP, its fun fast and exciting. A great portible game. Very little went wrong here, except some framerates and small glitches here and there, but the overall fun overtakes any of that crap. Definetly get this one. Best racing game out there for PSP, if not Best game for the PSP Expand
  5. Assimov
    May 18, 2007
    9
    Great game. Best of the game: Two modes of play: Races and Crash competition, Progress Rewarding with objectives and accomplished task, Good: Great game. Best of the game: Two modes of play: Races and Crash competition, Progress Rewarding with objectives and accomplished task, Good: Have Game Sharing (but some simplified), graphics are good (not superb). Arcade control well suited for PSP controls. Entertaining, but replay value is not the best of the game. Expand
  6. LaraB.
    Nov 9, 2005
    9
    I cannot believe it took me this long to find this game. Wow! What fun. The graphics are great, the racing is fun, and its just fantastic.
  7. SteveJ.
    Sep 29, 2005
    2
    I'm a huge Burnout fan, but this game just plain blows. The loading times are bad, there are numerous bugs, there's slowdown...and I'm a huge Burnout fan, but this game just plain blows. The loading times are bad, there are numerous bugs, there's slowdown...and the game isn't as fun on a little screen as it is on my big TV. Expand

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