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  • Summary: Welcome back to Paradise City! Make action your middle name as you rule the streets in Burnout Paradise Remastered. Tear up the town from hectic downtown avenues to wild mountain roads. Relive the high-octane stunts and wanton destruction of one of the greatest arcade-driving games ever!Welcome back to Paradise City! Make action your middle name as you rule the streets in Burnout Paradise Remastered. Tear up the town from hectic downtown avenues to wild mountain roads. Relive the high-octane stunts and wanton destruction of one of the greatest arcade-driving games ever!

    Burnout Paradise Remastered provides the ultimate driving playground for you and your friends to play online. This remaster includes all DLC from the Year of Paradise, including the Big Surf Island update, meticulously recreated and ready to wreck in 4K on the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X.
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Mar 13, 2018
    90
    Overall, Burnout Paradise Remastered is the best way to experience the game. While it does have some rough edges caused by time moving forward and work not being done to better-modernize it, the game is still a riot. It’s a must-own for anyone who likes fast racing action, and hopefully leads to more Burnout games getting re-released on modern platforms so more players can enjoy them.
  2. Mar 13, 2018
    82
    An excellent open world racing game that is still as fun as it was 10 years ago... despite the fact that there are only a few improvements to the original formula in terms of gameplay, visuals or sound.
  3. Mar 13, 2018
    80
    The remastered "open-world-arcade-driving-classic" is as fun as the original version... but it seems that team behind this new version had been working with the foot off the pedal. Even with better textures, it's hard to not remember the achievements of the original (60 fps, great graphics...), making the remaster even more "just fine".
  4. Mar 15, 2018
    80
    Burnout Paradise Remastered isn't really worth grabbing if you already have the original. Hell, said original is even backward compatible on the Xbox One right now. Without any prior experience though I would absolutely give Paradise City a spin -- even with its faults, it's still one of the most memorable and mild open worlds in existence.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    May 1, 2018
    80
    Fast, furious, if a little fussy, this blistering remaster rejuvenates a cult classic. [May 2018, p.89]
  6. Mar 10, 2018
    79
    A lot of gamers remember with nostalgia the Burnout series and hope to get a new entry, but they must conform with a fully remastered Burnout Paradise. The good news is that the years seems to have not passed by for this game, that it's as fun and entertaining as it was on the first day.
  7. Mar 12, 2018
    70
    Despite a lacklustre remaster (I’m looking at you, textures), returning fans will feel right at home in Paradise City with Burnout Paradise Remastered. Though newcomers to the franchise may be a little disappointed at first because of its last-gen mentality, there’s still a lot to enjoy with this neat little package.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 4, 2018
    10
    I seriously can not fault this game. The original game was incredible and no racer after ever beat it in terms of design, visuals, sense ofI seriously can not fault this game. The original game was incredible and no racer after ever beat it in terms of design, visuals, sense of speed, fun, size, content, multiplayer and many other areas. A game way ahead of it's time. The remastered version looks and plays like a dream. Burnout Paradise. Expand
  2. Mar 18, 2018
    10
    I love this game and it's intense action, good graphics and amazing controls.
  3. Sep 8, 2018
    10
    This game is still paradise, even though I don't recommend it to anyone who owns the game already in older platforms. Well, I had the 360This game is still paradise, even though I don't recommend it to anyone who owns the game already in older platforms. Well, I had the 360 version, and I still bought the remaster no regrets. Still has those pretty graphics, cool cars, and thrills found in each race. (I also reviewed the 360 version on Metacritic) Expand
  4. Mar 16, 2018
    9
    The Burnout series has been a favourite of mine for years and I was very pleased that Burnout Paradise was made backwards compatible on theThe Burnout series has been a favourite of mine for years and I was very pleased that Burnout Paradise was made backwards compatible on the Xbox One last year. When I discovered that they were also making a remaster of Burnout Paradise I was thrilled to say the least, and thankfully the remaster is really well done and does the original game justice. The gameplay has really stood the test of time and it feels better than ever because you can feel the improvements that have been made thanks to the very responsive controls. Racing is thrilling from start to finish and the amount of variety each race event has means boredom never seems to creep in, which is great. This is great because in terms of content the game has huge amount of it and to say you will sink a number of hours into the game is a massive understatement. Whilst the amount of content that’s present in the game satisfied me a great deal I would still liked to have seen a few new inclusions to tie in with the remaster, but this is only a small gripe and I don’t think too many people will be disappointed and I don’t think it will stop too many people from purchasing the game again as well. Something that really impressed me with this remaster was how flawless the online components were. I must admit that I did expect to bump into a few problems every now and then but I can honestly say that I never experienced any and that’s great because it makes playing online a pleasure and also it gives the game even more replay value. The game overall doesn’t suffer with many problems at all which surprised me, but it does have a few frustrating moments every now and then. These frustrating moments are mainly caused by getting lost and taking the wrong corners in races but thankfully this problem subsides when you get used to the city again. The presentation side of the game is without a doubt where you can see where the most improvements have been made. Visually the game looks great despite its age and everything just looks crisper and more realistic. The soundtrack which is fantastic sounds even better and the sound from the cars make things very immersive. At the end of the day remasters should all follow the way Burnout Paradise has been remastered because the improvements are fantastic and this in turn makes the game worth playing again. If you’re fan of the original Burnout Paradise then you will absolutely love this remaster and if you’ve never played a Burnout game before then I thoroughly recommend that you start with this game first because you definitely won’t regret it. Expand
  5. May 24, 2018
    7
    algo repetitivo pero entretenido, me gusto el diseño de las carreras , el diseño y los coches me parecieron bien pero flojea en algunosalgo repetitivo pero entretenido, me gusto el diseño de las carreras , el diseño y los coches me parecieron bien pero flojea en algunos aspectos a comparación de los burnout. eso si la destrucción es brutal. Expand
  6. Sep 8, 2018
    5
    I have been hearing great things about this game for awhile, the one thing that was concerning me a little bit, was I don’t really like racingI have been hearing great things about this game for awhile, the one thing that was concerning me a little bit, was I don’t really like racing games. Especially single player racing games, I’ll play Mario Kart with friends but playing through a racing by myself just never sounds that much fun.

    When it comes to arcade racing games, the Burnout series is held in such high esteem. I have never played any of them because as I said, I just don’t like racing games. So I figured I would give this one a try because its a remaster and its considered one of the best of all time.

    I wound up playing the game for about 4 hours and then the whole concept of the game kind of wore thin for me. It was fun driving around the open world city, breaking billboards and driving through fences for a little while but the gimmick of “The Crashes are Cool” just doesn’t do anything for me.

    I’m glad that I sat down and tried this game, it seems well made but its just not for me.
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