A detailed guide to best Burnout games in the series, that are well received by fans and have many memories attached to them.
A Guide To Best Burnout Games.
We all love Burnout games, and after the launch of Burnout Paradise Remaster, it’s quite natural to revisit the whole franchise and see which games really made it worthwhile and how they ended up being the best in the series.
So Let’s get right into it!
Burnout franchise has always been a fan favourite and we have managed to cover the best games from many releases over the years.
The franchise came into the existence back in 1999 by Criterion Games. Its publishers were initially Acclaim Entertainments for the first two games and after that Electronic Arts took over.
Burnout Paradise, Burnout Revenge, Burnout Takedown are some of the most critically acclaimed titles in the franchise.
The Series has it’s falls too with the launch of Burnout Crash or the original Burnout launched in 2001.
The platforms on which the games are available is also discussed so if you still haven’t picked them, you can now and also the right one.
The Most recent release is the Remaster version of best selling game from the series Burnout Paradise released in 2018.
Best Burnout Games
Below are the best games from the Burnout Franchise so far; they are highly praised by the fans and still a great pick if you plan on causing some mayhem on the tracks.
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Top-tier arcade game enclosing alot of action and becoming a fan favorite. It is an open-world game that allows you to travel and explore. What can be more fun than racing in such a setting? You get many customization options to make your car stand out.
Upgrade the visuals, go through the paints, body kits, and more. The Burnout Paradise is full of challenges and competitions you can always enjoy.
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
A racing video game that brings thrill and action. Due to its realistic gameplay, it is considered the best burnout game. The gameplay and graphics are top-grade and offer an incredible racing experience. You get rewarded for the risks you take.
Players get to see a wide range of tracks and events, making the game more exciting. The road rage mode lets you take down vehicles while pushing and smashing them. The game includes addicting and intriguing playing modes that keep the players hooked.
Thinking about spending your “Me-Time” while playing a burnout game? Well, this one is a perfect choice for you, then. Take your aggression out virtually with burnout Revenge. You get to experience the combo of destruction and speed in this game.
Revenge is excellently competitive and offers you hours of thrill and excitement. The variety of tracks, objectives, and customization options make it more interesting. The traffic-checking feature is amazing,
And it provides more aggressive gameplay as you can cause much more destruction toward the other cars. Take the lead and take revenge on those who took you down. However, the track designs and some other flaws may spoil it a little, but still, it is among the favorites.
For your escape from the daily grind, we have picked up the burnout legends for you. This one is the best and has been released on various gaming platforms. You can play multiplayer, crash, and other modes. There are various locations and tracks, including the city streets and mountainous areas.
Players can unlock new tracks and cars by completing certain events and winning races. The thing to consider here is that the game’s performance depends upon the platform. The PSP version goes well but becomes difficult to play on others.
Those who want to revive the memories of previous burnout games can go for it.
The burnout dominator is still maintaining its place in the burnout series, despite the developers removing the crash and traffic-checking modes. This means that the dominator fans will no longer be able to cause chaos in a game by destroying the small civilian automobiles.
But this doesn’t stop it from being the best. The new additions allow the players to drive hazardously with infinite boosts. It can be dangerous, but if you love to take risks, this one is made for you.
Besides these, many new modes have been added, like maniac and drift modes and challenges.
The launch wasn’t the best for the Burnout series, and this doesn’t mean the first title was bad in any sense. It’s just that in the 2000s, EA had already established a good name with its Need For Speed Franchise, that it was hard for fans to switch to a new street racing game.
It’s also very true that the story got totally different with the launch of future titles. Still, the classic 2001s Burnout was just a secondary option for the majority of gamers due to its pretty basic design and gameplay.
It’s also good to see how far the franchise has come and how while being an underdog, the game built its fan following and ended up becoming one of the most memorable experiences for players around the world and now has it’s own community.
Not a new concept, as NFS was already offered much better options and features.
The graphics were poor compared to the competitors in the market.
Burnout 2: Point Of Impact
This was the point where the series started to get recognition from the audience, as in Burnout 2, the feature of crashing the cars into each other got introduced by the developers. The mode was different from other available games in the market and extremely fun to play.
You had the option to compete with other players and earn the highest possible scores while throwing them off the tracks and becoming the best racer in the town.
New crashing the cars feature was extremely fun to play.
Multiplayer opportunities for competitive players.
Massive improvements from the first release of the franchise.
Xbox version of the game had more skins than the Playstation.
Playstation copy of the game didn’t received the leaderboards compared to the Xbox.
Our final and probably the least acclaimed title from the franchise that it’s barely worth to mention it here. The title was released back in 2011, and it was meant to be available as a digital edition for the players.
The top down view got introduced to change the overall feel of the game while keeping all the mayhem from the previous Burnout titles in there, making it a fun-to-play game for the owners.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned for this one, and it got taken off from the platforms quite soon after its release, and those who owned the previous digital version only had the chance to play it as it’s not available any more for the new players.
It was a poor decision by the developers considering the standards of 2011. While they already had made a name due to the launch of other successful title such as Burnout Paradise, they took a different root, and that cost them a good loss in the player base.
This was all for today’s article. We have covered all the information regarding the best burnout games in this article and some of the worst ones too that made the company go through hard times. If you benefit from our guides, then share them with other burnout fans.
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