Burnout Paradise for PlayStation 3
PS3

Burnout Paradise

Jan 22, 2008
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About this game

Developer: Criterion Games
Content Rating: Everyone10+

Summary

The fifth entry in the gonzo racing series, Burnout Paradise gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, the ultimate racing battleground, with a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads to abuse. Gone is the need to jump in and out of menus and aimlessly search for fun like many open world games; in Burnout Paradise, every inch of the world is built to deliver heart-stopping Burnout-style gameplay. Every intersection is a potential crash junction and every alleyway is an opportunity to rack up moving violations.

Critic Reviews

10 Reviews
8.42
Nick ChesterFeb 07, 2008
But just like that, Criterion has really changed the way you’ll look at the structure of racing games. While other racers have tried open worlds (Test Drive Unlimited, for instance), there have been none that have offered the same sense of freedom, ease of use, and level of polish. Criterion has finally taken off your training wheels, and after playing Burnout Paradise, there's little doubt that you'll never want them back on.
Game TrailersFeb 15, 2008
Burnout Paradise plays it safe and stays right on the bumper of previous versions. The open-ended world doesn’t always work, but this is one of those games that’s inherently fun, regardless of whether you’re attempting to make progress. Those with a need for speed, or crumpled sheet metal, will put it to the floor and never look back.
Alex NavarroJan 23, 2008
The open-world design isn't just a lazy gimmick--it's a wonderfully executed concept that doesn't rob the game of the series' most beloved tenet: the act of driving fast and wrecking hard. If you're one of the people who tried the Burnout Paradise demo and formed a rather negative opinion of the game, you're not alone. But if you have any affection for the series, you really owe it to yourself to give the full game a look. The demo did little to truly represent what a superbly fun racer this game can be.

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