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  • Summary: Burnout 3 challenges you to crash into (and through) busy intersections, while creating as much damage as possible. You can battle your way to the front of the pack by taking down rivals and causing spectacular crashes. For those who thirst for crashes, the game includes a crash mode thatBurnout 3 challenges you to crash into (and through) busy intersections, while creating as much damage as possible. You can battle your way to the front of the pack by taking down rivals and causing spectacular crashes. For those who thirst for crashes, the game includes a crash mode that rewards you for creating massive pileups. With multiplayer gameplay, more than 100 events, and 40 tracks, Burnout 3 provides intense speed and action. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 76
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 76
  3. Negative: 0 out of 76
  1. 100
    To say that this game is "fast" is an understatement - it absolutely blazes, so much so that blinking becomes a liability. [Nov 2004, p.96]
  2. Astonishingly good...This is pure, balls-out speed that will cause even the most hardcore of gamers to rock from left to right as they barely miss ramming a truck at two hundred plus miles an hour.
  3. If you want more than this from an arcade racer, you've got to be crazy. It's all here in spades!
  4. 95
    Burnout 3 will remind you why you started playing games – not because of the competition, or to enter into some fifty hour experience grinding session online, but because of an experience that constitutes such pure fun that it's impossible to stop a grin breaking out on your face.
  5. Regardless of the fact that I'm not a racing fan, I found this to be a very, very good game, and absolutely hilarious when you think about the fact that it promotes driving like a dick and taking down your opponents with underhanded and brutal tactics.
  6. Every aspect comes together to create a gaming experience that is one of the most polished and perfected we've ever seen, regardless of genre – you simply need Burnout 3: Takedown now.
  7. Play Magazine
    75
    A dose of high-quality gaming fast food that tastes fine but leaves you wanting something that sticks. [Oct 2004, p.77]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 72
  2. Negative: 1 out of 72
  1. Dec 27, 2013
    10
    Best racing experince on the the oringal xbox.

    This game is filled with tons of content. It has a classic racing mode, time trials, and
    Best racing experince on the the oringal xbox.

    This game is filled with tons of content. It has a classic racing mode, time trials, and crash mode which is my personal favorate). In crash mode you just crash your car and try to cause the most damage possible. In this game there are hundreds of unlockables to go for, The graphics for this game would be considered dencent in decnct 2013. That is amzing considering it's nearly 10 years old. If you have a xbox or a ps2 this is a must buy.
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  2. TonyT.
    Jul 4, 2006
    10
    I feel as though this game didn't get enough credit for how amazing it really is. This game keeps you occupied for hours upon hours even I feel as though this game didn't get enough credit for how amazing it really is. This game keeps you occupied for hours upon hours even after everything is completed. I'm still tryin for to more cars. Expand
  3. Daz
    Sep 10, 2004
    10
    Fantastic. Extremely fast with gorgeous graphics. The single player section is enormous (i've played for about 12 hours and done about Fantastic. Extremely fast with gorgeous graphics. The single player section is enormous (i've played for about 12 hours and done about 25%). I haven't tried the online section yet but everything i've heard about that is good also - i can't wait. My 5 year old son particularly like the road rage section where you get to bash cars from the track. Highly recommended. Expand
  4. Dec 30, 2013
    10
    Best racer ever seriously just buy it. buy it now. So much destruction but i wonder if people in other cars die that would be sad but i likeBest racer ever seriously just buy it. buy it now. So much destruction but i wonder if people in other cars die that would be sad but i like racing the car and there are a lot of variety in them Expand
  5. RepeatOffender
    Sep 20, 2004
    9
    Not generally a huge fan of recing games, but this one is simply incredible. The speed is phenomenal, the crashes are beautiful, and the Not generally a huge fan of recing games, but this one is simply incredible. The speed is phenomenal, the crashes are beautiful, and the competition is as determined to win the race as you are! the only gripe I have with the game, is the lack of replay's. With such beautiful crash sequences why not allow a user to save their most spactaular and share among friends? Expand
  6. Dec 7, 2019
    9
    The sense of speed and adrenaline-charged spectacle hasn't aged a day. The AI can be bone-crushingly rubber-bandy, but every last moment isThe sense of speed and adrenaline-charged spectacle hasn't aged a day. The AI can be bone-crushingly rubber-bandy, but every last moment is engaging to the highest extent possible. Expand
  7. Intellavisor
    Sep 20, 2004
    4
    Nice smooth graphics but that doesn't make up for it's short life span (almost finished the game in 5 days), too much crap to Nice smooth graphics but that doesn't make up for it's short life span (almost finished the game in 5 days), too much crap to unlock (everything you do seems to unlock something), bad bg music, the hard levels are near impossible and ultra-frustrating, too many menus to scroll through to get to a race...I'm sure Burnout 4 will be better. Expand

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#5 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
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#3 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2004