Summary: The Burnout franchise is best known for its insane speeds and awesome crashes, so when a downloadable title that would center on its Crash mode was announced a while back, it made enough people curious as to what it would be. When Burnout Crash!
Excerpt: Destruction is the name of the game in Burnout Crash. If the screen isn't a canvas for burning hatch-backs, upside-down lorries and the smouldering remains of buildings, you're probably doing something wrong.
Summary: The gameplay between modes is not all that much different, only in the structure of the rules. That makes for a quick onset of boredom from repetitious gameplay. It has some merits and can be fun at times but often I was just disgusted or frustrated with how the game sets you up for failure, like...
Excerpt: Overview As fun as Burnout Paradise was, there was something fundamentally wrong with the title: the absence of Crash Mode. In a racing game that emphasized crashing over reaching the finish line, Burnout was pretty fun to play.
Summary: Burnout Crash is a fun little arcade-style action game marred by repetitive gameplay and simplistic graphics. Fans of the series may be confused by the new look, but the traditional crash mode gameplay is front and center.
Summary: Burnout Paradise is an incredible game with a lot going for it. It's blisteringly fast, full of exciting event types and one of the better looking arcade racers. But as much as I love Burnout Paradise, I can't help but be disappointed by the lack of a dedicated crash mode.
Conclusion: Burnout CRASH! sounded like a disaster when we first heard about it, but the final product is a pleasant diversion that captures the feel of the old Crash Mode and should provide plenty of enjoyment to longtime series fans.