Conclusion: Overall this is another confident outing for the series. However, all eyes are still fixed on the upcoming thoroughbred sequel. The question remains whether Dominator was a brief visit to some previous play mechanics for old time’s sake, or whether this is the genuine direction for the series.
Summary: Dominator is yet another rock solid game in Burnout series, even if it doesn't have the crash mode and some of the other recent additions. Some may argue that this is a step backwards, but for what it is Dominator proves to be a highly competent racer with plenty of replay! This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on. However, that does not always apply to classic/retro games.
Excerpt: When it was first announced, Burnout Dominator’s concept of combining the best of the early and latter-day Burnouts excited me a great deal. Having played the series since the first week of the original PS2 release of Burnout 1, I’ve seen it grow from a somewhat unkown, but incredibly exciting experience into a world-renowned series that normally excels under EA’s ownership.
Excerpt: Have you ever been walking through a record store and come across a brand new greatest hits album from your favorite artist, only to be shocked and disappointed by the songs they chose to use? I know - half of you are saying, “What’s a record store? Heck, what’s an album!?
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: It's maybe not the best in the series, as it is essentially a rehash - again - and this pulls the incredibly important number at the end of the review down, but judged on its own merits and as a bow and exit for the series on PS2, this is an absolute gem of a game. Is it worth it? Yes it is.
Excerpt: Not truly a sequel, Burnout: Dominator for PlayStation2 brings back the "old school" feel to the Burnout franchise, where racing takes more of a lead over takedowns, those crash and burn festivals which have ruled the last few games.