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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: 16 out of 49
  2. Negative: 3 out of 49
  1. Dec 2, 2011
    From its simple premise Crash! delivers plenty of fun to reproduce a simple childhood joy.
  2. Sep 21, 2011
    If you can embrace Burnout Crash!'s design with open arms and wave the few annoyances away in the scope of a thousand retries, submit to the Autolog addiction with a bunch of friends, and devote yourself to hours upon hours of fighting for that high score, I can't recommend it enough. Still, Burnout Crash! can be entirely different things to different types of players.
  3. Oct 21, 2011
    Burnout Crash is a proper multiplayer mode away from being most enjoyable downloadable title I've ever played.
  4. Sep 20, 2011
    Well-integrated social features fuel the competitive kinetic chaos of Burnout Crash.
  5. Nov 16, 2011
    Good for a quick burst of fun in the short term, but gamers looking for a test of skill would be better off playing Angry Birds. Yes, really. [Issue#115, p.98]
  6. Sep 22, 2011
    It's not a completely disappointing experience, but I felt like too much of my time with Burnout Crash was spent almost having fun. In a way, that's almost more frustrating than if Criterion had whiffed it completely, since you can see the game that you'd want to play right in front of you, and yet it remains just out of reach.
  7. Sep 28, 2011
    Give this throwaway a miss and pick up a five dollar copy of 2006's Burnout: Revenge instead.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Dec 6, 2011
    It's hardcore and awesome.
  2. Oct 20, 2011
    Something screwy is going on here, Burnout Crash is amazing!!!!!! I loved it from the first explosion, strategy, autolog and amazing production value and love was put into this game. I think a bunch of racing fans are pissed this is not what they wanted but that does not mean this game is not awesome. AND METACRITIC YOUR LISTING IS WRONG IT IS NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A KINECT Expand
  3. Sep 25, 2011
    A game with great first timer appeal that never fails to raise a smile, but also has great depth for when you start shooting for the really high scores. Autolog recommendations adds some real longevity and the Pile Up mode just keeps me coming back to get a slightly higher score. Expand
  4. Sep 28, 2011
    A quick to play and addicting game, bringing back a favored aspect of previous Burnout titles that was missing (or just too different to recognize) in Paradise. Watching buildings fall is satisfying and the balance between the biggest explosion and safely clogging the road is always fun to weigh. Expand
  5. Feb 7, 2012
    A good little arcade romp spun off from the great Burnout franchise. Nothing too complicated here. Crash vehicles into other vehicles, structures and hidden prizes. Good replay value, very accessible to non-hardcore players and achievement hounds alike. Fun gameplay for the kids as well. Worth the points. Expand
  6. Dec 3, 2011
    The exclusion of multiplayer is a travesty. Shame on you Criterion. Shame on you.

    Overall it is a fun game with adequate replay value
    courtesy of the star system and EA's Autolog. This is obviously more valuable if you have friends with the game. However, as mentioned above, be sure those friends aren't in the same house with you. If they are, you won't be able to play with them at all (ignoring the odd Kinect-only-local-multiplayer mode).

    In summary, it's worth buying if you have lots of friends that aren't really that close.
  7. Sep 21, 2011
    I'd suggest throwing in Burnout Paradise to get your crash fix. For about the same price, you get a full retail game, along with the Showtime game mode, which is what burnout crash is based on, but Showtime was way more fun. Expand