Burnout Xbox

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  • Summary: Burnout brings high-energy, arcade-style street racing to your gaming console. Drive more than 300 realistic vehicles, and then crash them in spectacular, slow-motion fashion. Burnout monitors your driver's heart rate: You're rewarded for near-misses and the more risks you take. CruiseBurnout brings high-energy, arcade-style street racing to your gaming console. Drive more than 300 realistic vehicles, and then crash them in spectacular, slow-motion fashion. Burnout monitors your driver's heart rate: You're rewarded for near-misses and the more risks you take. Cruise the United States and Europe on 14 awesome, traffic-filled courses, through cities and into the countryside. Instant replays allow you to relive your handiwork from multiple angles, in all of its cringe-inducing, metal-bashing glory. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. You will not believe how exciting this game is. Burnout features the kind of on-the-edge-of-your-seat action that made movies like "Speed" a success.
  2. There will be times when you get so frustrated you'll throw the controller down in frustration, but 5 minutes later you're picking it back because the game is not only challenging, but fun.
  3. This is a fantastic game and is worth buying, but don’t be surprised when it burns out of replay value a month down the line.
  4. Game Informer
    78
    While lacking in substance – primarily cars – Burnout excels in delivering edge of your seat racing. [June 2002, p.83]
  5. 76
    A dedicated gamer can beat Burnout in a weekend's time, so only purchase it if you're planning on enjoying the well-done two-player mode and unlocking the extra goodies like the extra vehicles.
  6. There's enough meat on Burnout's bones to provide an engaging, albeit unoriginal, take on arcade racing.
  7. The crashes are a great gimmick, but after the first couple of hours the replays become more of a nuisance than a positive effect.

See all 13 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. JoshJ.
    May 2, 2002
    10
    It tiiiiiiiiiight.
  2. JimL.
    May 30, 2002
    9
    Great fast action with incredible crashes. Tons of fun...
  3. Merx
    May 2, 2002
    8
    Pure arcade fun. Not too complicated. A few flaws are present but nothing serious. Great game for those of us who just want to drive way to Pure arcade fun. Not too complicated. A few flaws are present but nothing serious. Great game for those of us who just want to drive way to fast in traffic. Love the crashes!!!! Collapse
  4. Aug 14, 2017
    6
    Acclaim's attempt to create a fun racing simulator different to Gran Turismo was actually good and somewhat fun. It paved the way for theAcclaim's attempt to create a fun racing simulator different to Gran Turismo was actually good and somewhat fun. It paved the way for the future of the series but has unfortunately not aged well.

    Bad: The graphics and car models looked decent for 2002 but look pretty poor now. The music is forgettable. The sound effects for crashes and the cars aren't great. The car selection isn't that great even when you unlock the rest. Only 6 to use and that is disappointing. Championship mode is too short. There aren't many tracks to race on either.

    Good: The gameplay is still addictive in its own right. I did like the diverse courses. I like the cheats you unlock when you beat the game. I did like the other game modes. I thought the difficulty was challenging but not too hard.

    Overall it was ok for the time but Burnout 2 improved in every way. Buy this game whenever you can.
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  5. JanusM.
    Jul 11, 2002
    6
    Does not come close to Gran Turismo 3 in detail. The crashes while cool at first get old quick and take too long to play out. Would have been Does not come close to Gran Turismo 3 in detail. The crashes while cool at first get old quick and take too long to play out. Would have been a good game on a PS about 3 years ago. Today it's cliche and lacking. I don't see why anyone would buy this over Gotham Racing or GT3 if ya have a ps2. Expand
  6. ArmandoD.
    Sep 5, 2005
    1
    This isn't anything like Burnout 3... this game sucks... i think it has only total 4 vehicles... details sucks... etc doesn't have This isn't anything like Burnout 3... this game sucks... i think it has only total 4 vehicles... details sucks... etc doesn't have the same feeling as Burnout 3. Expand

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#64 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002