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  • Summary: Burnout Paradise The Ultimate Box is a special edition release that includes the award-winning Burnout Paradise game, the previously-released Cagney and Bikes downloadable content updates, plus the brand new Burnout Paradise Party pack. The Party pack brings the social fun of BurnoutBurnout Paradise The Ultimate Box is a special edition release that includes the award-winning Burnout Paradise game, the previously-released Cagney and Bikes downloadable content updates, plus the brand new Burnout Paradise Party pack. The Party pack brings the social fun of Burnout Paradise into an offline multiplayer mode where players compete in different stunt, speed and skill events. The mode is designed to allow up to eight friends to “pass-the-pad” in dozens of quick-fire, turn-based challenges. The Party pack also includes a host of new features including a restart option added for racing and easier control of the early vehicles. Burnout Paradise proves that crashing is awesome! Next generation technology has enabled an unprecedented level of crash deformation allowing you to experience the most explosive pile-ups in the series’ history. Now the development team can realize their original vision for the Burnout franchise: an open world environment where you can do anything, anywhere, anytime. Feel the adrenaline course through your veins as you take to the road for the first time in Paradise City, where the action is all around you. Explore the city, discover events, and look for the best opportunities to crash, jump and pull signature takedowns. In Burnout Paradise you're given the keys to the city, but it's up to you to earn the keys to the meanest and most dangerous cars on the street, and earn your Burnout license. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. It’s a rare thing to come across such an excellent game which offers a steady supply of adrenaline and a brilliant sensation of speed. Especially considering that it’s a port.
  2. This generation's best arcade racer in an extra value compendium that really is a slice of driving heaven.
  3. This can be kept rather simple: Any racing fan with a need for speed, who hasn’t already got Burnout Paradise for console simply needs this cool package. The Graphics are great, the sound is amazing, the speed mind-blowing and there’ so much to see and do that you’ll be kept busy for a long, long time.
  4. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    90
    First ever PC version of Burnout is a perfect example of a modern racing game in an open world with all the essentials that players want. No need for C-grade actresses at all. [Issue#174, Jan 2009]
  5. PC Zone UK
    89
    Undeniably fun; a slick arcade racer from an impassioned and talented development studio. [May 2009, p.66]
  6. With a clearer incentive to progress, Paradise would have the cohesion it lacks. But it's still a stupendous amount of fun to play. It doesn't offer a challenge for hardcore racing fans, but instead presents you with a giant island of opportunities for mucking about and enjoying yourself. Which is just fine. [J.Walker]
  7. Good intro to the PC for the Burnout series, but though it’s not meant to be a sim, we’d prefer a bit more meat on our games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 102
  2. Negative: 25 out of 102
  1. chadc
    Aug 9, 2009
    10
    best racing game i have ever played and extras to buy are great to play
  2. Jul 27, 2020
    10
    Игра, которая завоевала мое сердце. Перепройденная мною несколько раз, Burnout Paradise остается прекрасной и в 2020. Саундтрек, геймплей,Игра, которая завоевала мое сердце. Перепройденная мною несколько раз, Burnout Paradise остается прекрасной и в 2020. Саундтрек, геймплей, графика, карта - все прекрасно. Игра абсолютно не затянута, после прохождения хочется сделать это еще раз. Если вы не играли в эту прекрасную игру, покупайте Burnout Paradise Remastered, там все тоже самое, но с немного переделанной графикой и всеми длс. Рекомендую всем!! Expand
  3. JoshN
    Feb 10, 2009
    9
    Don't listen to Micah. The game does NOT make heavy use of "Welcome to the Jungle" as he says. Instead the name of the song is "Paradise Don't listen to Micah. The game does NOT make heavy use of "Welcome to the Jungle" as he says. Instead the name of the song is "Paradise City" and it is only used as the opening song as the game loads up, big deal. :P lol In terms of performance, the game runs really good, that is if your computer isn't running on Windows Ancient Edition with only 10 Mb of RAM like Micah's does. I'm running this game on an 8800GT with 4 gigs of RAM. The official LOW requirements list says that you need at LEAST one gig of RAM and a Pentium 4 processor running on Vista or XP and that's at the LOWEST. So if you don't have that or BETTER, then don't even try to play it. The controls on the keyboard are a little tedious so I would suggest either using one of those steering wheel peripherals or an Xbox 360 controller. The game play is actually pretty good, I only wish the activities around the city were a little more varied. Multiplayer and single player work together pretty flawlessly. And contrary to Micah's post, creating an online account takes less than a minute or so. And once you are signed up, the online play is pretty competitive and really fun. All-in-all, this game is a reminder of how games SHOULD be ported to the PC. If you're a racing fan or just like FUN games then this one is a blast. It has great game play, great graphics and fun online modes that will keep you entertained for countless hours. Expand
  4. May 25, 2020
    8
    Good arcade race game in an open city with nice settings and good graphic. The city is full of details and has a lot to discover. Also thereGood arcade race game in an open city with nice settings and good graphic. The city is full of details and has a lot to discover. Also there are many cars and many contents: racing, takedowns, stunts.
    In the open world you can do a lot also: destroy billboards, find shortcuts and so on. But some of them are timesinks and unnecessary.
    The feeling to drive the cars is great and it is a lot of fun to upgrade your license. For that you need to win contests.

    What is bad?
    The controlling of the menu is a typical console nightmare and in addition this game is annoying you to go online and buy in the shop.
    The music is typical american rock, that I dont like. I turned it off.
    DJ Atomika is annoying, because she talks childish.
    Overall the game is made for teenies.
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  5. Apr 21, 2021
    6
    Not bad arcade racing game. Good music but I have got embarassed replaying same races multiple times. I enjoyed it for first ~4 hours.
  6. Aug 16, 2013
    5
    Where the hell is crash mode? Cars that moves by themselves in showtime?? Where's burnout?? Even the first one what better than this!
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    Where the hell is crash mode? Cars that moves by themselves in showtime?? Where's burnout?? Even the first one what better than this!
    This is a racing game gone bad, crashes are no more the most important thing in this game.
    Some kind of a Need For Speed with cars damage.
    The free run mode is the only nice thing.
    5/10.
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  7. May 11, 2015
    0
    Visually its nice and the driving is awesome but if your looking for a game with some kind of a story, this is not for you. Its great if youVisually its nice and the driving is awesome but if your looking for a game with some kind of a story, this is not for you. Its great if you just want to jump in a game and crash cars.
    Just not my type of game
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