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  • Summary: In Crash 'N' Burn, your primary objective is to take first place, and your secondary objective is to run everyone else off the road. First, choose your car; and then paint, polish, and personalize it. Take your car to circuits in the back streets of Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and NewIn Crash 'N' Burn, your primary objective is to take first place, and your secondary objective is to run everyone else off the road. First, choose your car; and then paint, polish, and personalize it. Take your car to circuits in the back streets of Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York and cause major wreckage. You can also compete in multiplayer modes, including last-man-standing and bomb tag, with or against 15 other players online. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. To jump online and totally beat the crap out of someone else's ride? That doesn't smack of fun to you?
  2. 75
    The gameplay does have its flaws, but I still manage to have a lot of fun in the many types of game modes available.
  3. For a budget game this one has plenty of replay value and the extra modes help it from becoming old. You may pop on for an hour one night and the next time play for hours.
  4. 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. Unfortunately, some of Crash 'N' Burn's central ideas--the persistent wrecks being the most obvious example--introduce complexity that, in the end, will leave you more frustrated than thrilled.
  6. 60
    This is not a game that will wow players with its graphics or its crash effects, which are more half-cocked than "insane," but aggressive drivers who want to blow off steam will find Crash 'N' Burn to be a smashing success.
  7. While the cars in other games fold and dent realistically, depending on the speed and direction of the impact, damage to Crash 'n' Burn's cars seems artificial, with entire panels suddenly replaced with scratched versions at the merest hint of a high-speed nudge.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. RakeshC.
    Jun 29, 2006
    10
    This Game is so FUN! I realy enyoed this game.
  2. BenH.
    Jul 16, 2007
    9
    I think its a really good game to get and real cheap to start with.
  3. FrankE.
    Nov 16, 2004
    8
    A classic Crash racing game, like Crash Team racing for the playstation.
  4. BlueFalcon
    Dec 17, 2004
    5
    I'm a sucker for racing games, but this one didn't impress much. It's just too simple. The graphics are pretty decent though.
  5. Xboxrulesitall
    Jan 14, 2005
    3
    Not very interesting, compelling or fun. Even at bargain price save your money for a real racing game.