Summary: The controls are sluggish and the game gets boring after a while. Played it a couple days and is now a dust collector. My son did not like it as he is used to GTA5 and this game doesn't compare well.
Summary: This game could have been SO GREAT if not for a few seemingly easy things to fix. The graphics are amazing and the gameplay is a blast...but EA dropped the ball on execution. The game is simply not organized well at ALL. I bought this title off PSN, so it came with little to no instructions whatsoever. I've kind of just had to learn things by screwing around.
Summary: This game is fun for the first few hours of the game but it is so repetitive that you get bored pretty quick. The graphics are the best I've EVER seen in a racing game. This game is gorgeous. The only complaints i have is the repetitiveness and the lack of licensed cars. The cars are not fun to drive because you can't take pride in the car you are driving. With a generic looking and unnamed car, it takes some of the fun out.
Summary: [Update 4-11-09: Criterion released a patch in February that enables a race restart option (thanks slowjam98), so most of the complaints in the review can be ignored. I haven't played the game again though.] Burnout: Paradise has many great qualities and Criterion should be praised. However to fully appreciate this game and become good at it you basically have to memorize the entire huge city.