Burnout Paradise

Sports Game - PlayStation 3 - MPN: 15633
Product Details
Description
Described as a complete reinvention of the series by Alex Ward from Criterion Games, Burnout 5 boasts next-generation technology that specializes in creating explosive crashes, and multi-car pile-ups. Gamers cruise into Paradise City after getting a driving license that records all aggressive, reckless, and destructive driving a player will do during their time with the game. There are no rules and gamers may drive as they wish. However, having too much fun can trigger a rivalry with the cities current top burners. The environment itself is a seamless, non-loading landscape full of alleys, highways, city streets, pedestrians, and other drivers.~ Gracie Leach, All Game Guide
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Sports Game
Release Date 2008-01-22
Maximum Number of Players 8
Expert Reviews
Burnout Paradise
4.5 Star Review  GameZone - Jan 22, 2008

Ok, no quoting the Guns ‘N Roses song. Unless you’ve been tucked away in the ‘land of no rock ‘n roll,’ chances are pretty good you’ve heard “Paradise City,” which – coincidentally – just happens to be in the title of the EA’s latest iteration in the Burnout series. Burnout Paradise is a free-wheeling sandbox world that allows players to choose their own course through the game, do what they want when they want to do, in a vibrant city with a convoluted mess of roads (like any city) and the option to just wheel around or spin tires at a stop light and pick up events.

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Burnout Paradise
4.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Burnout Paradise receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.56 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #380 game of all time and #7 PlayStation 3 game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 51 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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Best PS3 Racing Game as of 2014
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Dec 3, 2008

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Burnout Paradise
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 24, 2008

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User Reviews
Sweeeeet Game!
5 Star Review   By member Mel Perias - Aug 17, 2008   

Strengths: Great open world format. Can choose from many types of events. Continued support from Criterion with frequent updates and HUGE additions.

Weakness: Only if you don't like cars or racing.

Get this game! If not now, when it hits the PlayStation Network this fall at $29.99. I hope that other studios follow the lead of Criterion and provide MASSIVE UPDATES and EXPANSIONS for their games. Value of this game compared to price is off the charts!

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Great game to vent your road rage
4 Star Review   By member jjmai - Jul 26, 2008   

Strengths: Speed, crashes, graphics

Weakness: no "restart race" option

The Burnout series has always been known for its amazing speed and off-the-top crashes as an arcade racer. Don't expect a racing simulator here. This title also offers probably one of the biggest change of direction in the series of Burnout games. Instead of having to flip through layers of menus to start a race, this one lets you continuously drive around town and pick races and challenges to run. This game is meant to be played on a big screen HDTV. The graphics are amazingly sharp. The details you can see in the slow-motion crashes makes you think you are watching an pre-rendered CG. Crashing into other cars, jumping off ramps, taking down the opponents, all these really get your adrenaline pumping. It's a great way to release some stress. Online races are also great ways to test your skills against real people. There are free and paid updates to the game that can be downloaded online. One of which (available in Aug 2008) is to introduce motorcycles to the game. The one gripe I have about this game is the lack of "restart" option. Because of its free-roaming design, you are unable to restart a race in the middle of it. It makes retrying races a chore - you have to drive back to the original spot to re-initiate it.

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Great game
5 Star Review   By member EricM80 - Jul 15, 2008   

Strengths: Huge length of roads, great stunts, updates

Weakness: No real cars

I love the concept and the execution. There is something like 250 miles of road filled with items you can use for action. Unlike many other games, there are periodic updates that actually add content to it! Only one downside: I wish they'd used real cars instead of fictitious american metal :-) but even that is not a great concern.

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Burnout Paradise Review
5 Star Review   By member argylega - Jul 9, 2008   

Strengths: Excellent graphics, very fast, easy to pick-up-and-play, addictive gameplay, FUN

Weakness: Can be slightly repetitious, difficult to follow map while racing

Burnout Paradise is one of the best racing games I've played in years. It's incredibly fast racing, and the crashes are downright brutal. The open world aspect adds a lot of exploration to the series - there are jumps to find, billboards to smash, gates to break. There is a LOT to this game, but the developers are still adding more. Several free updates either have releases or will release for this, including one in the fall that will add motorcycles and nighttime racing. If this type of game interests you at all, don't hesitate.

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Very fun open ended game
4 Star Review   By member PGTimbo - Jun 29, 2008   

Strengths: Cool graphics, Fun races and objectives

Weakness: Not really a weakness - but is different that you can do virtually anything you'd like.

Lots of places to crash and explore. Many interesting objectives and rewards. Music is quite good and graphics are very good - especially good crashes. Has a good feeling of speed. Utilizes the newer dual-shock controller as well. Overall a very good game.

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Good open-world arcade-y racing
5 Star Review   By member ryu_ken - Jun 16, 2008   

Strengths: Burnout now uses an open-world environment, good selection of cars, developers still working on improving this title

Weakness: Burnout now uses an open-world environment, cars are made up (not real life cars), game is picky about steering wheel controllers, music selection is bleh

From back to its days on the Playstation 2, the formula for Burnout games has been good controls, good variety of vehicles, a boost reward system for high risk driving, a driving engine that gives the best feeling of speed when combined with boosting, and spectacular crashes. Even though the Burnout franchise has now moved on to the Playstation 3, it doesn't deviate a lot from that basic formula. What has changed greatly though is how the races are set up. In the previous games, you'd set up a race, race that race and, when it was over, you'd set up your next race and repeat. In "Burnout: Paradise", they have switched that out for a persistent open-world environment (think "Grand Theft Auto"). Open-world environments are the latest craze these days, since GTA did it and Spiderman games started copying it effectively. Basically what this change means for the Burnout player is that you have to drive around to specific race locations to start a race. Actually, you also have to drive around all the intersections to find and identify all the possible racing and driving events. And, if you want to re-do a race, you have to finish that race first and then drive back to the starting line to restart the event. In the old days, you'd just press start and choose the retry option to do all this. I personally have no issue with this new way they're doing things and like the immersive experience of the new open world, but some hardcore Burnout players may gripe about the changes. The only thing I didn't like about the open world is that it's very easy to get lost in the middle of a race. There are some indicators at the top of the screen that tell you when to take a turn, but it's hard to keep an eye on everything in the middle of a race. The flip side is that, if you've discovered a short cut (and there are many to be found), you can use it to your advantage. The online integration in this game is very good. You just press the D-pad to access all the online options. The offline and online worlds are almost seamless. The graphics in this game are top notch for the arcade-y (that is, non-simulation) racing genre at this time. "Gran Turismo: Prologue" is better looking, but that is a driving simulation. There are a good selection of cars to unlock, but they aren't real life vehicles with real names. In the future, there will be an online upgrade package to add motorcycles to this game as well, but I haven't heard if there will be a charge for it and how much that would be. The radio tracks in this game are limited, but I hear that another update, due next month or so, will allow you to play your own MP3's and music instead. There are a variety of different challenges to complete in this game aside from straight racing, but it's mostly the racing that interests me. For example, there are timed runs where you try to beat a specific time, stunt runs where you try to gather a minimum number of points from performing stunts, etc. I tried hooking up an old PS2 driving wheel controller to this game to see if it would work. The same controller worked with "Gran Turismo: Prologue", but "Burnout: Paradise" would not recognize it as a compatible controller. Pretty disappointing, since I really don't want to buy a whole new wheel. Overall, I'm not a huge fan of driving games, but I like this game and would buy it again. I think it's the best of its genre right now, though I haven't tried "Dirt" yet.

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Burnout Paradise
5 Star Review   By member aakk - Jun 13, 2008   

Strengths: Visual Effect, Gameplay and Online

Burnout Paradise moves to an open world. I like the idea. The entire city is open at the start of the game. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want. The visual effect is excellent. The crash in the slow motion is amazing. The online feature may be one of the best things in this game. The switch is seamless. You have the ability to both race and take on challenges. Races are of your own design, with you setting the beginning and ending points anywhere in the city. Overall, this game is pretty fun. I like it so much.

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5 Star Review   By member keviny - Jun 2, 2008   

Strengths: Graphics, online feature

This game is kinda different to other racing games and makes itself fun and special. I like its game design. The graphics is stunning. The real-world rendering is amazing. The sense of motion is perfect. I like to watch the car wrecks and they look awesome in slow motion! Multiplayer online racing is seamless, just hit the right button and you are connected online! I am very satisfied with this game so far.

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The Burnout series mimics the Need for Speed series success
3 Star Review   By member Sdiver2489 - May 5, 2008   

Strengths: Fantastic crash models, very nice framerate, fairly good car models

Weakness: NO split screen multiplayer, sometimes a bit too rediculous.

The last Burnout game I played was for the XBOX. I enjoyed it a lot for its "puzzle-like" crash modes. You and a friend could alternate to see who could rack up the most costly crash with a predetermined scenario. This mode was great fun and really showed off the crashes well. Add to that dueling it out in person against one another in a heated race as you try to destroy one another and you can start to see my disappointment when I learned that they not only went to a free roam style(see Need for Speed series) which was fine with me...but also completely eliminated split screen multiplayer altogether. So, you have a friend come over and you want to race eachother? Too bad, you'll need your friend to connect to the internet through his own console on his own game and then you guys can play one another. This decision was a very poor one in my opinion. Part of the draw of a racing game is that they are almost always multiplayer. You and a friend can race and compete IN PERSON. Burnout breaks this norm. Now that I have gotten past my bitterness for the poor multiplayer mode choice I'll mention the good things about this game. First of all, of course, the crashes are as gorgeous as ever. Windows shatter and glass bits fly forward, impacts crumble the specific portion of the car they hit, parts fly off...its really quite pretty. The framerate also deserves a nod. It's locked at 60FPS making the games insane speeds manageable. The graphics are pretty good, however, I would like a bit more detail put into the cars. They look good...but somewhat bland. Lastly, about "showtime" mode. I'll admit it is fun...for a limited amount of time. It's fun to bounce around and blow up other cars and see what mayhem you can cause. I don't know if I am the only one...but because the crash models are so realistic...I kinda want the crashes to play out realistically too. Therefore, when I can bounce my car like a madman down a city street literally for miles...it takes away from some of that fun when you do get a REAL crash. Other than that, races are hectic as they should be for this type of racer. Sometimes the "free roam" style races which have no clear path can lead to difficult turns, however, I haven't had too much of a problem managing at this point.

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Not your father's Burnout
5 Star Review   By member mkernan - Apr 18, 2008   

Strengths: beautiful graphics, great online mode, camera peripheral support, amazing sense of speed, beautifully detailed crashes and damage

Weakness: no 'restart race' option if you mess up an event, learning the map takes time and you'll find yourself repeatedly bringing up the map during races

I came to Burnout Paradise without having ever played any of the previous games in the Burnout series and I am having a blast with the game. Those already familiar with the series will have some gripes (and I mostly agree with them), but its still a very fun game. The entire game is an open world rather than just regular tracks. You cruise around the city and just stop at an intersection to start an event. This is pretty cool but the only downside is that if you lose or get way off course, you have to drive back to that specific intersection if you want to start the same event over again. And you will get off course at least a few times until you've gotten a handle on the layout of the city. I found myself constantly having to pull up the full screen map in the middle of a race to figure out where I should be going. Online play is well integrated into the open-world style of the game. At any time, you can pull up a menu and hop online with others and it works pretty well. I've never been into the realistic simulation-style racing games, so this exaggerated, arcade-style racer is perfect for me. Overall, I'm quite pleased with the game and highly recommend it.

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Product Details
Description
Described as a complete reinvention of the series by Alex Ward from Criterion Games, Burnout 5 boasts next-generation technology that specializes in creating explosive crashes, and multi-car pile-ups. Gamers cruise into Paradise City after getting a driving license that records all aggressive, reckless, and destructive driving a player will do during their time with the game. There are no rules and gamers may drive as they wish. However, having too much fun can trigger a rivalry with the cities current top burners. The environment itself is a seamless, non-loading landscape full of alleys, highways, city streets, pedestrians, and other drivers.~ Gracie Leach, All Game Guide
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Sports Game
Release Date 2008-01-22
Maximum Number of Players 8
Summary
Product Title Burnout Paradise
Manufacturer Electronic Arts
Power Score 4.5 | 18 Reviews
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Network Compatible: Yes
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Burnout Paradise
4.5 Star Review  GameZone - Jan 22, 2008

Ok, no quoting the Guns ‘N Roses song. Unless you’ve been tucked away in the ‘land of no rock ‘n roll,’ chances are pretty good you’ve heard “Paradise City,” which – coincidentally – just happens to be in the title of the EA’s latest iteration in the Burnout series. Burnout Paradise is a free-wheeling sandbox world that allows players to choose their own course through the game, do what they want when they want to do, in a vibrant city with a convoluted mess of roads (like any city) and the option to just wheel around or spin tires at a stop light and pick up events.

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Burnout Paradise
4.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Burnout Paradise receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.56 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #380 game of all time and #7 PlayStation 3 game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 51 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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Best PS3 Racing Game as of 2014
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Dec 3, 2008

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Burnout Paradise
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 24, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 33 expert reviews for Burnout Paradise and the average expert rating is 86 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Sweeeeet Game!
5 Star Review   By member Mel Perias - Aug 17, 2008   

Strengths: Great open world format. Can choose from many types of events. Continued support from Criterion with frequent updates and HUGE additions.

Weakness: Only if you don't like cars or racing.

Get this game! If not now, when it hits the PlayStation Network this fall at $29.99. I hope that other studios follow the lead of Criterion and provide MASSIVE UPDATES and EXPANSIONS for their games. Value of this game compared to price is off the charts!

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Great game to vent your road rage
4 Star Review   By member jjmai - Jul 26, 2008   

Strengths: Speed, crashes, graphics

Weakness: no "restart race" option

The Burnout series has always been known for its amazing speed and off-the-top crashes as an arcade racer. Don't expect a racing simulator here. This title also offers probably one of the biggest change of direction in the series of Burnout games. Instead of having to flip through layers of menus to start a race, this one lets you continuously drive around town and pick races and challenges to run. This game is meant to be played on a big screen HDTV. The graphics are amazingly sharp. The details you can see in the slow-motion crashes makes you think you are watching an pre-rendered CG. Crashing into other cars, jumping off ramps, taking down the opponents, all these really get your adrenaline pumping. It's a great way to release some stress. Online races are also great ways to test your skills against real people. There are free and paid updates to the game that can be downloaded online. One of which (available in Aug 2008) is to introduce motorcycles to the game. The one gripe I have about this game is the lack of "restart" option. Because of its free-roaming design, you are unable to restart a race in the middle of it. It makes retrying races a chore - you have to drive back to the original spot to re-initiate it.

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Great game
5 Star Review   By member EricM80 - Jul 15, 2008   

Strengths: Huge length of roads, great stunts, updates

Weakness: No real cars

I love the concept and the execution. There is something like 250 miles of road filled with items you can use for action. Unlike many other games, there are periodic updates that actually add content to it! Only one downside: I wish they'd used real cars instead of fictitious american metal :-) but even that is not a great concern.

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5 Star Review   By member argylega - Jul 9, 2008   

Strengths: Excellent graphics, very fast, easy to pick-up-and-play, addictive gameplay, FUN

Weakness: Can be slightly repetitious, difficult to follow map while racing

Burnout Paradise is one of the best racing games I've played in years. It's incredibly fast racing, and the crashes are downright brutal. The open world aspect adds a lot of exploration to the series - there are jumps to find, billboards to smash, gates to break. There is a LOT to this game, but the developers are still adding more. Several free updates either have releases or will release for this, including one in the fall that will add motorcycles and nighttime racing. If this type of game interests you at all, don't hesitate.

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Very fun open ended game
4 Star Review   By member PGTimbo - Jun 29, 2008   

Strengths: Cool graphics, Fun races and objectives

Weakness: Not really a weakness - but is different that you can do virtually anything you'd like.

Lots of places to crash and explore. Many interesting objectives and rewards. Music is quite good and graphics are very good - especially good crashes. Has a good feeling of speed. Utilizes the newer dual-shock controller as well. Overall a very good game.

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Good open-world arcade-y racing
5 Star Review   By member ryu_ken - Jun 16, 2008   

Strengths: Burnout now uses an open-world environment, good selection of cars, developers still working on improving this title

Weakness: Burnout now uses an open-world environment, cars are made up (not real life cars), game is picky about steering wheel controllers, music selection is bleh

From back to its days on the Playstation 2, the formula for Burnout games has been good controls, good variety of vehicles, a boost reward system for high risk driving, a driving engine that gives the best feeling of speed when combined with boosting, and spectacular crashes. Even though the Burnout franchise has now moved on to the Playstation 3, it doesn't deviate a lot from that basic formula. What has changed greatly though is how the races are set up. In the previous games, you'd set up a race, race that race and, when it was over, you'd set up your next race and repeat. In "Burnout: Paradise", they have switched that out for a persistent open-world environment (think "Grand Theft Auto"). Open-world environments are the latest craze these days, since GTA did it and Spiderman games started copying it effectively. Basically what this change means for the Burnout player is that you have to drive around to specific race locations to start a race. Actually, you also have to drive around all the intersections to find and identify all the possible racing and driving events. And, if you want to re-do a race, you have to finish that race first and then drive back to the starting line to restart the event. In the old days, you'd just press start and choose the retry option to do all this. I personally have no issue with this new way they're doing things and like the immersive experience of the new open world, but some hardcore Burnout players may gripe about the changes. The only thing I didn't like about the open world is that it's very easy to get lost in the middle of a race. There are some indicators at the top of the screen that tell you when to take a turn, but it's hard to keep an eye on everything in the middle of a race. The flip side is that, if you've discovered a short cut (and there are many to be found), you can use it to your advantage. The online integration in this game is very good. You just press the D-pad to access all the online options. The offline and online worlds are almost seamless. The graphics in this game are top notch for the arcade-y (that is, non-simulation) racing genre at this time. "Gran Turismo: Prologue" is better looking, but that is a driving simulation. There are a good selection of cars to unlock, but they aren't real life vehicles with real names. In the future, there will be an online upgrade package to add motorcycles to this game as well, but I haven't heard if there will be a charge for it and how much that would be. The radio tracks in this game are limited, but I hear that another update, due next month or so, will allow you to play your own MP3's and music instead. There are a variety of different challenges to complete in this game aside from straight racing, but it's mostly the racing that interests me. For example, there are timed runs where you try to beat a specific time, stunt runs where you try to gather a minimum number of points from performing stunts, etc. I tried hooking up an old PS2 driving wheel controller to this game to see if it would work. The same controller worked with "Gran Turismo: Prologue", but "Burnout: Paradise" would not recognize it as a compatible controller. Pretty disappointing, since I really don't want to buy a whole new wheel. Overall, I'm not a huge fan of driving games, but I like this game and would buy it again. I think it's the best of its genre right now, though I haven't tried "Dirt" yet.

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Burnout Paradise
5 Star Review   By member aakk - Jun 13, 2008   

Strengths: Visual Effect, Gameplay and Online

Burnout Paradise moves to an open world. I like the idea. The entire city is open at the start of the game. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want. The visual effect is excellent. The crash in the slow motion is amazing. The online feature may be one of the best things in this game. The switch is seamless. You have the ability to both race and take on challenges. Races are of your own design, with you setting the beginning and ending points anywhere in the city. Overall, this game is pretty fun. I like it so much.

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Burnout Paradise
5 Star Review   By member keviny - Jun 2, 2008   

Strengths: Graphics, online feature

This game is kinda different to other racing games and makes itself fun and special. I like its game design. The graphics is stunning. The real-world rendering is amazing. The sense of motion is perfect. I like to watch the car wrecks and they look awesome in slow motion! Multiplayer online racing is seamless, just hit the right button and you are connected online! I am very satisfied with this game so far.

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The Burnout series mimics the Need for Speed series success
3 Star Review   By member Sdiver2489 - May 5, 2008   

Strengths: Fantastic crash models, very nice framerate, fairly good car models

Weakness: NO split screen multiplayer, sometimes a bit too rediculous.

The last Burnout game I played was for the XBOX. I enjoyed it a lot for its "puzzle-like" crash modes. You and a friend could alternate to see who could rack up the most costly crash with a predetermined scenario. This mode was great fun and really showed off the crashes well. Add to that dueling it out in person against one another in a heated race as you try to destroy one another and you can start to see my disappointment when I learned that they not only went to a free roam style(see Need for Speed series) which was fine with me...but also completely eliminated split screen multiplayer altogether. So, you have a friend come over and you want to race eachother? Too bad, you'll need your friend to connect to the internet through his own console on his own game and then you guys can play one another. This decision was a very poor one in my opinion. Part of the draw of a racing game is that they are almost always multiplayer. You and a friend can race and compete IN PERSON. Burnout breaks this norm. Now that I have gotten past my bitterness for the poor multiplayer mode choice I'll mention the good things about this game. First of all, of course, the crashes are as gorgeous as ever. Windows shatter and glass bits fly forward, impacts crumble the specific portion of the car they hit, parts fly off...its really quite pretty. The framerate also deserves a nod. It's locked at 60FPS making the games insane speeds manageable. The graphics are pretty good, however, I would like a bit more detail put into the cars. They look good...but somewhat bland. Lastly, about "showtime" mode. I'll admit it is fun...for a limited amount of time. It's fun to bounce around and blow up other cars and see what mayhem you can cause. I don't know if I am the only one...but because the crash models are so realistic...I kinda want the crashes to play out realistically too. Therefore, when I can bounce my car like a madman down a city street literally for miles...it takes away from some of that fun when you do get a REAL crash. Other than that, races are hectic as they should be for this type of racer. Sometimes the "free roam" style races which have no clear path can lead to difficult turns, however, I haven't had too much of a problem managing at this point.

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Not your father's Burnout
5 Star Review   By member mkernan - Apr 18, 2008   

Strengths: beautiful graphics, great online mode, camera peripheral support, amazing sense of speed, beautifully detailed crashes and damage

Weakness: no 'restart race' option if you mess up an event, learning the map takes time and you'll find yourself repeatedly bringing up the map during races

I came to Burnout Paradise without having ever played any of the previous games in the Burnout series and I am having a blast with the game. Those already familiar with the series will have some gripes (and I mostly agree with them), but its still a very fun game. The entire game is an open world rather than just regular tracks. You cruise around the city and just stop at an intersection to start an event. This is pretty cool but the only downside is that if you lose or get way off course, you have to drive back to that specific intersection if you want to start the same event over again. And you will get off course at least a few times until you've gotten a handle on the layout of the city. I found myself constantly having to pull up the full screen map in the middle of a race to figure out where I should be going. Online play is well integrated into the open-world style of the game. At any time, you can pull up a menu and hop online with others and it works pretty well. I've never been into the realistic simulation-style racing games, so this exaggerated, arcade-style racer is perfect for me. Overall, I'm quite pleased with the game and highly recommend it.

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Burnout Paradise
4 Star Review   By member kschilling - Apr 1, 2008   

Strengths: Great action and sound.

Weakness: Hard to find your way around at times

This is a great game which the whole family can enjoy (which many of the games for the PS3 aren't). If you like racing games then this is for you. You won't be disappointed.

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Burnout Paradise
4 Star Review   By member supermawill - Feb 9, 2008   

Strengths: Tons of cars to unlock, hundreds of shortcuts, hundreds of events. There's so much to do in this game, I don't think I'll ever finsih it.

Weakness: Wish there was a multiplayer (single console) racing mode.

Great Game, A must have if you love destruction and mayhem. Overall gameplay is amazing and the more ridiculous stunts you do, the more fun you get out of this game. Haven't tried the online gameplay yet, but I hear its just as good as the 1 player game.

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Amazing Game
5 Star Review   By member hellmutt - Feb 8, 2008   

Strengths: Graphics, open gameplay, variety of tasks, online gameplay

This game is fantastic. I previously rated a different driving game badly for not having local multiplayer. Burnout paradise also doesn't have local multiplayer, but they've made the game so strong that you don't even notice it missing. This is a fantastic single-player driving game, with a very large variety of tasks and goals to accomplish. After spending countless hours maximizing the single-player experience, you can then head online where there are even more challenges to complete than there are in the single player version. And joining online is so completely seamless, you'll be truly amazed. It's a top notch product in a top-notch series. Highly recommended.

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burnout paradise
5 Star Review     

Strengths: it is fun because you can crash your car when ever you want.you can also pretty much do what ever you want.

Weakness: you have to get stronger cars and you have to find gas stations to get mor boost

burnout paradise is really really FUN!!! but it would be even more fun if they had harder levels. Just slightly harder levels though. Burnout Paradise is going to be fun on my Playstation 3. And it would have more cars that can be unlocked.

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