Summary: I agree this is a superb game, but I found the controls for the ps2 version to be more comfortable. on the xbox, the triggers are used for gas and brake, whereas on the ps2 gas is X and brake is square. a matter of taste, i guess, but it's odd that the controls for different versions are not the same.
Patrick Jordan "A connoisseur of books, music..., Amazon
21 July 2006
Summary: Burnout Revenge takes Burnout 3 to the next level. The same excitemet and destruction and awesome graphics. But it adds two new race types and adds shortcuts (something that was needed VERY badly in the last one). One of the few problems I have with Burnout Revenge is that there is no customization of the vehicles and the vehicles you do get often times are not differnt from the others. But the game still kicks major butt and deserves to be in any gamers collection.
Summary: First things first, the Burnout series has always been about one thing: the crashes. Not the actual game crashing (though it has occured twice ironnically) but the cars in the game grinding and shunting against one another. There are five different racing events which include race, eliminator, road rage, crash, and traffic attack. Race and Crash are what I digged the most, the high adrenaline and exhilirating action of Race is unbelieveable.
Summary: With a name like Burnout Revenge, you might expect the latest game in the series to be a little rougher, a little meaner. And you'd be right. While it isn't a total reinvention, Burnout Revenge makes significant alterations to the Burnout formula that essentially render every other game in the series obsolete. Burnout Revenge might not be the revolution that Burnout 3 was, but in the end, it changes more than enough to make it feel like a very different game.
Like the best cupcake ever, except for the huge worm in it.
If Then Why, Amazon
29 September 2005
Summary: While this game is insanely fun, and combines the satisfiing disfunction of road rage with mad speeding, Burnout Revenge sadly remains a flawed experience. What I simply cant understand is why the developers, who have hands down made the most entertaining race and crash experience for any video game system, included a complex (for video games anyway) rating and advancement scheme.
Amazing game - totally updated and better than ever
Vynny "Vynrod", Amazon
17 September 2005
Summary: If you check my other reviews you'll see that I really didn't like the updates and additions in Burnout 3. I loved Burnout 2 but B3's gimmicky icons and unfair AI made it frustrating to play beyond belief. Sure it looked nice; much better than the aging Burnout 2 but they fixed things that weren't broke. Along comes Burnout Revenge and it's almost like the publishers realised their mistakes.
Summary: First off I would like to say that this is a really fun game. If you've played burnout 3 then this is very similar. It still has insane speed, outrageous crashes, and lots of different ways to play. I'm not sure if I just got too used to burnout 3 but I really didn't enjoy all the changes that were made to this game. Crash mode is probably my favorite part of the burnout series.
Summary: My favorite racing game just got better. Even more fun, longer tracks with alternate routes to take. More cars and colors to choose from...none of that just red, blue or black. And it seems like its alot harder to takedown a CPU car than it was in part 3. Plus you can easily tell that they tweaked the AI because the other racers always seem to be one step ahead of you. Like the previous reviewer I hate the new target car in Crash mode.