Excerpt: Dominate roads built for speed and sweep aside your duelling rivals with a searing display of reflexes, nerve and fearless racing. Steel yourself for a high octane headrush through a new World Tour. Master the handling of each class of ride and burn your trail across a panorama of open and urban landscapes. Wage a bitter battle for domination as you blitz through locations that challenge you to push yourself to the ragged edge of self-control.
Excerpt: The Burnout series of games must be one of the most impressive of the PlayStation 2 era, yet with the industry moving its development focus to new consoles, it would have been reasonable to have thought Revenge would be the last time we'd get our kicks from Sony's aging console. We were wrong though, as EA and Criterion saw fit to release Burnout Dominator on PlayStation 2 and PSP.
Excerpt: Disappointed. That is how I feel about this latest addition to my favorite racing line. The Burnout: Dominator PSP addition's issues don't really show up until you start talking about the gameplay, so I will have to wait to explain myself in that section. As far as the visual and audio aspects of Dominator , its a nice mix of good and average.
Excerpt: Okay I admit it -- I’m not the biggest racing game fan. Sure, it’s cool to customize cars, sopping them up with the hottest in engines, parts and paint jobs, but at the end of the day it all just feels redundant – race here, brake there, boost around this corner. Shouldn’t there be more?
Excerpt: The Burnout brand of high-octane arcade racing has trail-blazed its way across most of the major gaming platforms since the 2001 original release, with each new addition adding new play mechanics into the formula to varying acclaim. Dominator is developer Criterion’s attempt to get the series back to its roots, to recapture some of the adrenaline-charged play that made the game popular in the first place and cut out the unnecessary additions that have proven themselves...
Conclusion: While Dominator never feels like a broken experience, it isn’t one that works well on the PSP. If you really don’t own a PS2, then at least buy its cheaper predecessor, or prepare for some very pointless train journeys.
Excerpt: Burnout: Dominator for PSP incorporates a few old features from other games in the Burnout series, but mixes and matches them in new ways, allowing Dominator to feel fresh while retaining the addictive appeal of the franchise.