The Burnout video game franchise is a series of racing games developed by Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts. The series is known for its high-speed, adrenaline-fueled gameplay, destructive crashes, and elaborate crash replays.
The first game in the series, Burnout, was released in 2001 for the PlayStation 2. It introduced the signature crash mechanics, which allowed players to cause massive pile-ups and chain reactions on the track. Burnout 2: Point of Impact was released in 2002 and added new features like crash mode, which challenged players to cause as much damage as possible in a single crash.
The series continued with Burnout 3: Takedown in 2004, which added new gameplay mechanics like the ability to take down other racers by crashing into them. Burnout Revenge followed in 2005, which added even more aggressive takedown options and introduced the concept of “traffic checking,” allowing players to plow through traffic without crashing.
In 2008, Burnout Paradise was released, which was a departure from the traditional linear racing structure of previous games. The game featured an open-world environment and allowed players to complete objectives in any order they chose. It also introduced online multiplayer modes, including co-operative challenges and competitive races.
After the release of Burnout Paradise, Criterion Games shifted their focus to other projects, and the Burnout series was put on hiatus. However, the series remains popular among racing game fans, and there is still speculation about the possibility of a new Burnout game in the future.
Burnout Video Games:
Here is our enormous collection of video games from the Burnout franchise and detailed information on each. As always, new games are added to this collection regularly.
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