Generally favorable reviews - based on 61 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 61
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 61
  3. Negative: 0 out of 61
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  1. The game is fast, crazy, gorgeous, and with the new modes for online play, a ton of time can be eaten up online and offline as well.
  2. AceGamez
    It looks, moves, feels and plays absolutely flawlessly, at breakneck pace and with consistently brutal and frenzied action.
  3. For those who like to scavenger hunt, you can take your 360 memory card around to various retailers and download custom cars exclusive to their own kiosks.
  4. As with the incredible "Black," Criterion keep proving they know how to make a game.
  5. The power of the Xbox 360 is put to brilliant, vicious use in Burnout Revenge's second lap, and it's still one of the most thrilling racing games we've played. Get online and hurt someone.
  6. 100
    Well "Project Gotham Racing 3" is still king of the hill in the simulation category, but for overall racing fun, you cannot beat Burnout Revenge. In a smiles-per-mile analysis, it comes in first place every time.
  7. Harnessing the new console's power, this Revenge makes online showdowns much more personal.
  8. If you’re looking for that one game that has to be in your library that you can pretty much pop in no matter what your friends like, look no further Burnout Revenge is that game.
  9. Burnout Revenge is the best arcade racer to date. Welcome to next-gen.
  10. Game Informer
    Burnout Revenge for 360 is a blast from beginning to end, and the additions from the current generation release enhance both gameplay and the franchise's all-around good time vibe. [Apr 2006, p.128]
  11. Play Magazine
    On its own merits, the game deserves purchase; it's near-perfect in its presentation, extremely fun to play, and always allows players to feel as if they've accomplished something. [Apr 2006, p.56]
  12. Burnout Revenge is the most white-knuckle, seat-of-your-pants, high-octane, how-many-more-cliches-do-I-have-to-go-though-to-get-you-to-go-out-and-buy-this game.
  13. An outstanding next-gen racer and one of the best games for the 360 to date.
  14. Even if you believe you've seen everything Revenge had to offer on the current gen consoles, this sleek revamped racing hottie will show you a few new tricks.
  15. 92
    The slightly sharper visuals and online enhancements just aren’t worth the extra $30. However, if you haven’t experienced Burnout before, then the 360 version is the perfect place to start.
  16. Intense speed, hordes of gametypes, a unique and in-depth online setup, and of course, next-generation visuals and high-definition presentation.
  17. An unqualified success, and in my opinion, should be a must have for any Xbox 360 owner.
  18. Burnout Revenge will take days to beat and maybe longer in the single-player. Throw in the achievements and the game really is loaded with replay value.
  19. Burnout: Revenge is so achingly pretty that this is one of the few occasions where it's actually worth buying all over again. Seeing it in action makes you proud of your Xbox 360 and what it's proving capable of.
  20. No doubt a new title entirely rather than an enhanced re-release would have been more welcome, but less than six months in, Burnout: Revenge provides the Xbox 360 with some glorious moments of unhinged debauchery.
  21. Pelit (Finland)
    A solid Xbox 360 conversion with excellent multiplayer potential. The only problems are that the single player mode is too easy and that Takedown was a better game. [Apr 2006]
  22. The extra encouragement during online races, addition of editable clips and increased visual goodness may not justify an additional purchase for people who bought it for their Xbox or PS2 but for those who waited to see how the 360 version would turn out the choice is obvious.
  23. The new addiction revenge part is doing that job perfectly, though, and if you like arcade racing games, Burnout: Revenge is the best you can get for the 360. Criterion has done it once again.
  24. 90
    People who haven't played the current-gen version should get the 360 version if: They are breathing.
  25. The gameplay is as solid as its predecessors, the online support is some of the best out there, and the graphics and audio rival most other Xbox 360 titles.
  26. 90
    Car models are incredibly more detailed than they were on the PS2 and Xbox, which results in not only better looking cars as they zip around tracks, but also jaw-dropping particle and debris effects when they crash.
  27. 90
    Judged against its peers, Burnout Revenge sets the standard for breakneck speed and destruction in the action racing arena. Anyone new to the series should rush out and add this to their collection.
  28. 90
    The whole rival presentation really gets your blood boiling for revenge, and this is where Revenge on 360 really shines through.
  29. The 360 version does have a couple of new goodies going for it, including a nice twist in the online play, a few new crash scenarios, and a high-resolution gloss that brings out the best in the 360.
  30. I didn't realize how hard I'd been jonesing for destructo-racing fix 'til I gazed upon the game again, this time in all its high-definition glory.
  31. The visuals don't merely look like an overhaul, the sound is as amazing as ever, and it definitely makes good use of high definition and Xbox Live.
  32. Intense, amazing and spectacular gaming fun.
  33. Unlike certain other X360 games that feel short and rushed for the launch window, Burnout Revenge has gameplay and replay value packed in spades.
  34. 89
    Difficult to recommend a purchase to anyone that already owns the current-gen title. But for everyone else, Burnout Revenge is the first white-knuckle racer on the 360. Solid single-player mode and excellent online and multiplayer modes will keep you coming back for a long while.
  35. The graphics are great, the soundtracks fit the action, the sense of speed is incredible, the online modes add some depth, and the destruction is awesome.
  36. The racing in Burnout Revenge is more intense than ever on the Xbox 360, but there's probably not enough new stuff here to get you hooked if you've played it elsewhere.
  37. A clear improvement over the current-gen version, and the definitive Burnout Revenge experience. Still not quite up to Takedown's greatness, though.
  38. 87
    Visually stunning while maintaining a blazing speed and 60fps. The graphics really shine when played on an HDTV.
  39. Here is my big gripe: I don’t play online. I don’t enjoy playing online. I would like to have the chance to accumulate a few achievements and gamer points by playing the game at home, offline. Is that too much to ask for???
  40. This version is just as fun and exciting as before, but it isn’t an incredible leap forward.
  41. Burnout Revenge is one of the best games out there in terms of sheer, mindless game playing joy.
  42. But with the gameplay improvements, enhanced Xbox Live, ear-blowing audio and jaw-dropping visuals, it's still a pretty attractive prospect.
  43. In conclusion, Burnout Revenge for the Xbox 360 is the best racer out there in my opinion. If you are more into the action of racing and the wrecks then look no further, this is the racing game for you.
  44. Burnout Revenge for 360 is a fantastic experience, capturing the essence of the series better than any of its predecessors. [Apr 2006, p.81]
  45. A fantastic title that delivers what people expect in presentation and gameplay—nothing more nothing less.
  46. Burnout Revenge is still not the equal of 2004's Burnout: Takedown, but it is a wonderfully visceral racing experience nonetheless.
  47. 85
    All you developers out there who are just going to port over your games on the 360, take a note form Criterion. This how it’s supposed to be done.
  48. While this is a great upgrade from the games last year, it’s still relatively unchanged. However, if you’re new to this game, it’s a must purchase and among the best Xbox 360 games yet.
  49. Some purists may still be turned off by the confusing tracks and the "traffic-check" carnage, and there probably isn't enough new here to warrant a buy for those who have already played through Revenge last year, but the engine is running more smoothly than ever, adding another solid racer to the growing 360 garage.
  50. If you’ve never played a Burnout game, this isn’t a bad place to start, and if you’re a Burnout fan looking for the best version of Burnout Revenge, this is it.
  51. 80
    You can take out numerous cars well within the first lap, boosting the entire time, only to discover a half a lap later, they're all right back on your tailpipe.
  52. Even with its previous-gen roots, Burnout Revenge is a brilliant Xbox 360 title that deserves a place in your collection. If you own or have played a lot of the Xbox or PlayStation 2 version, it's a much harder decision to make.
  53. 80
    The very definition of sensory overload and outright escapism.
  54. X-ONE Magazine UK
    A slow start soon gives way to some exciting action. [Issue#5, p.90]
  55. 80
    If you already own the Xbox version of the game and play it on a non-HDTV and you’re not really into Live gaming, I suggest you keep the money in your pocket. But if you’re either new to the Burnout experience or you have a HDTV and love Live gaming, get your ass to the nearest shop and get a copy!
  56. 360 Gamer Magazine UK
    Tougher rivals that only improve an excellent game to the point of making it essential. [Issue #6]
  57. Burnout Revenge on the 360 retains all the fuel-injected fun from the original games, making a successful leap to the next-gen platforms. However, in all honesty it is hard to recommend the game to anyone who has played the game on Xbox or PS2, as aside from the admittedly minor tweaks and additions, it is the same game with shinier graphics.
  58. A title of exceptional calibre to have on the Xbox 360. The few introductions along with presentation improvements make this an essential purchase if you missed out on Burnout Revenge the first time around, whilst those who consider themselves fanatics should also check it out for Live Revenge and Burnout on the next-gen.
  59. Traffic Checking might irk you to begin with, but as long as you've got the patience to get over the easy first half and play the game in the right spirit, there's tons of face wobbling fun to be had. Stick with it, go for the Perfect rankings and go online with it - it'll be worth every penny.
  60. It might be time for EA to let the Burnout field lie fallow for a year or two, before one of the most exciting titles of the current generation becomes a tired has-been in the next generation.
  61. 80
    This is the definitive version of Burnout Revenge. There are more crash junctions, upgraded graphics and more expanded multiplayer; the port to the Xbox 360 has served the franchise well.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 165 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 165
  1. Mar 2, 2011
    I'll tell you something right now,Criterion as a company are brilliant in every way possible.It's 2011 now and I just pop this game in stillI'll tell you something right now,Criterion as a company are brilliant in every way possible.It's 2011 now and I just pop this game in still after all this time and LOVE IT!I'm deeply involved in there new game Hot pusuit but still play Burnout Paradise on a regular basis too.I'm a game junkie so I'll still play burnout 2 and 3 also but not as much but I'll tell you that Burnout Revenge xbox version or 360 version rocks.I prefer the 360 version in a heart beat because it has more speed,better graphics and took everything amazing about the game and left the small irritation out.A definate 10 Full Review »
  2. Nov 18, 2019
    The burnout game ever made!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️The burnout game ever made!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
  3. Sep 2, 2018
    When I come to think of it, I really have nothing to put down about this game.

    Graphics and framerate are smooth and beautiful, the
    When I come to think of it, I really have nothing to put down about this game.

    Graphics and framerate are smooth and beautiful, the rewarding of crashing competitively crashing cars keeps the game interesting, and this is a game that I keep wanting to come back to!

    When comparing this to other Burnout games I've played, this one has stood out as vastly superior to the others!
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