Summary: The physics simulator that creates the car crashes is very realistic giving the game a look and feel that is totally authentic. The controls can be learned rapidly, there is no training session, and the championships are challenging without being too hard.
Summary: I really liked BURNOUT, especially the graphics. But the fact that you're always timed and rushing to the next checkpoint, it's like you never get enough time to even play. Before you get into it, your time runs out. On the other side, that game is pretty fun.
Summary: Maybe I'm an exception but people who say that good reviews for this game must have no experience of other driving games are seriously wrong. Having got 96 point something percent through GT3 and completed all the main missions in GTA3 I bought Burnout on a recommendation from a friend.
Summary: The object of this game is to race through busy streets, driving as recklessly as you can. The more dangerous the driving (near-misses, driving on the wrong side of the road, skidding..etc.), the more your Turbo builds up. Once you get Full turbo, you can get up to speeds over 160 mph.
Summary: Visually, Burnout is a superb looking title with solid visuals. They are next-generation worthy that's for sure, as they feature excellent vehicular detail and great environmental detail. The cars are very well detailed.
makes up for all the boring racing games I've tried
Papa Legba, Amazon
23 September 2002
Summary: Let me start by saying I hate most racing sims, where it's just you against the turns and the gears in a sad attempt to exactly capture the thrills of actual circuit racing. It doesn't work. It needn't work. Why do they keep trying? Who plays that junk?
Summary: I liked this game. It has awesome graphics, they look like the real thing on replays. I was watching a replay of one of my races and my dad walked in. He thought I was watching tv! The sound is good. There are a few reasons why I only gave it four stars.
Summary: The game's not as great as advertised (of course, nothing ever is), but it's better than most. The damage to your car is visible and affects it's performance, unlike some other games where the manufacturer like their cars to remain pristine following three car pileups (cough*GT3*cough).
Summary: This is a fast-paced arcade style game (anyone remember Cruisin'???). Sure, if you want ultra realistic car tuning, go elsewhere, but if you're looking for all-out racing through populated streets this is it.
Excerpt: There are times during a busy week when one just needs to let of steam and chill a little. A bottle of wine will do the trick, but should you be feeling that there is a fair volume of steam requiring expulsion, then may I suggest a game.