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6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
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  1. JanusM.
    Jul 11, 2002
    6
    Does not come close to Gran Turismo 3 in detail. The crashes while cool at first get old quick and take too long to play out. Would have been a good game on a PS about 3 years ago. Today it's cliche and lacking. I don't see why anyone would buy this over Gotham Racing or GT3 if ya have a ps2.
  2. Jan 21, 2018
    6
    Acclaim's attempt to create a fun racing simulator different to Gran Turismo was actually good and somewhat fun. It paved the way for the future of the series but has unfortunately not aged well.

    Bad: The graphics and car models looked decent for 2002 but look pretty poor now. The music is forgettable. The sound effects for crashes and the cars aren't great. The car selection isn't that
    Acclaim's attempt to create a fun racing simulator different to Gran Turismo was actually good and somewhat fun. It paved the way for the future of the series but has unfortunately not aged well.

    Bad: The graphics and car models looked decent for 2002 but look pretty poor now. The music is forgettable. The sound effects for crashes and the cars aren't great. The car selection isn't that great even when you unlock the rest. Only 6 to use and that is disappointing. Championship mode is too short. There aren't many tracks to race on either.

    Good: The gameplay is still addictive in its own right. I did like the diverse courses. I like the cheats you unlock when you beat the game. I did like the other game modes. I thought the difficulty was challenging but not too hard.

    Overall it was ok for the time but Burnout 2 improved in every way.
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#47 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Xbox Nation Magazine
    70
    A solid competitor - fast and fun and oddly addictive. [Summer 2002, p.93]
  2. You will not believe how exciting this game is. Burnout features the kind of on-the-edge-of-your-seat action that made movies like "Speed" a success.
  3. There will be times when you get so frustrated you'll throw the controller down in frustration, but 5 minutes later you're picking it back because the game is not only challenging, but fun.