Burnout Paradise for PlayStation 3
PS3

Burnout Paradise

Jan 22, 2008
8.36
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Good
187th of 1268

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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
8.41
Jeff GerstmannMar 01, 2008
There's more opacity here than there probably should be, but once you penetrate its dark shell and figure out what, exactly, is going on, Burnout Paradise is nothing short of amazing. The team at Criterion took a big chance and it's paid off very well. The game revamps the stock formula in major ways without losing most of the high-speed racing flavor that you hope to see from something with Burnout in the title.
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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