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There are times during a busy week when one just needs to let of steam and chill a little. A bottle of wine will do the trick, but should you be feeling that there is a fair volume of steam requiring expulsion, then may I suggest a game.
YES a game, but not an ordinary game one where you can cause as much damage as you like, one where you can wreck a mice new car.
let me introduce you to my stress coucellor BURNOUT. This game is simply just good old fashion fun updated. remeber the old days when boys played outside with toy cars and smashed them into each other, or ran there cars down self made hills to cause mayhem and destruction. Well now you to can participate in such fun, but without damaging you precious toy car collection.
There are four stages to each game of Burnout and the idea is to cause as much damage as possible. You can play as an individual or against an opponent, either way just drive and smash your way to the top position.
In each round there is a set track or road for you to follow and it is up to you when you decide to make you move on destruction. After a couple of games you get to know where the best attack position is and this serves to make the game far more competitive.
The main objective is to gain enough speed whilst avoiding lesser priced cars, this speed will then help you cause absolute mayhem further down the road/track/course. After each round you damage is accounted and added to your score, damaging the expensive cars gets you mega bucks, but devastate a load of busses going on a tour and hey you are really in the money.
There is also the chance that you leave it all to late and reach the end of the course without even scratching your own vehicle, this of course result in Nil Point and makes it alsmost impossible to beat your opponent unless he should be unfortunate enough to do the same.
The graphics in this game are great, you watch cars fly through the air once struck and they consequently land on other vehicles causing endless mayhem. At the end of each run the PC takes you through your endeavours in a replay mode soring you as it goes. This helps you greatly in deciding where to strike the next time you play this route.
As I said it's a great streess reliever and great fun, mu son and i play it quite often just for a little change. It does however get a little boring if you play it every night, so we hide it away and bring it out every now and then.
Since starting to play this it has be revamped into Burnout 2 and in fact Burnout 3 where the graphics are better and the gameplay faster. Burnout can be purched for around 9.99 in most good software retailers, but if you have a few extra quid the later versions are far better.
BURNOUT has been around for a very long time now. There are more Burnout games and I know one off them are called Burnout revenge. And I have played on that game once as Burnout I can play on all the time .
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Burnout is an amazing racing game as u can go at top speeds though every day traffic. As u have to beat your opponents and come in first place or second or even third u had better be quick as u have to beat the clock! And as you have to watch out becaue if you go in to the traffic it will slow you down and you just might lose but as well as that every time u do crash in to the traffic you get money and it is a lot if u play the championship mode you have to come in 3rd place at the first round and I dont know the rest. On the game you have these options and they are: CHAMPIONSHIP, SINGLE RACE, HEAD TO HEAD,TIME ATACK SPECIAL, OPTIONS AND LST BUT NOT LEAT AND THAT IS HIGH SCORES!!!
On CHAMPIONSHIP you have to race each other in till you win! On the first one on the championships table you have to get in 3rd place to win then it will go down and it will then keep one going down on the championships table as far as I can see u have these places:JOUNEYMAN GRAND PIX, BIG RUN GRAND PIX, CORO MARATHON, SAVAGE STREETS GRAND PIX, TWILIGHT GRAND PIX, USA MARATHON AND I THINK THAT IS ABOUT IT.
You choose your car (the cars that is there of cores) and then you have to choose out of what track or city you want to go one so here is what you have to choose out of: INTERSTATE, HARBOUR TOWN AND RIVER CITY AND Then you race un till you beat what place you have to come in (it should tell you on your rite hand corner ).
Head to head
Yes we are at the best bit at the game I think head to head is a super bit on the game as if you have two controls you both play and you go head to head who ever wins of cores wins
At the start as all ways you choose your car and then you choose your track the same as the last time but I will give you them here they are: INTERSTATE, HARBOUR TOWNE AND RIVER CITY and then you have to beat the clock and you have a score and lets just say first time you got 2500 and then next time you would try and beat that score so there it is!!!
On this thing called special you have a little list to choose from and here is the list: CRASH REPLAYS, MUSIC PLAYER, FACE OFF AND SIRVIVAL! ON crash replays it is when you save a crash that you have done and if you want to show some one all you have to do is go on to special and then go on to crash replays and then you look at your replays! And you have one more thing on it and that is called a music player and you click on that and you can choose what you want on like: MONO, STEREO, DOLBY SURROUND AND DOLBY DIGITAL SO THAT IS THE MUSIC PLAYER
On options you can a just things like: YOUR CONTROLS, AUDIO, DISPLAY, AND LOAD/SAVE SO THAT IS OPTIONS ONLY ONE MORE TO GO!!!
High scores is a place where you view your high scores that you have got on the game and that is it I am only going to tell you what I thought of the game know !!!
WHAT I THOUGHT OF THE GAME
I THINK YHIS GAME IS FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE CARS AND CAR GAMES. The bit I really liked I the game is the head to head and I would recommend this game to all the people I see because it is that good. The other bit I liked is the music player as you can change the music when you want to!!!
WELL THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR READING AND I HOPE YOU ALL LIKE IT
I’ve played a few racing games in my time and when I saw this game for my new Xbox I thought it looked a really good buy from the description on the box. After playing the game for about 3-4 hours the expression “Don’t judge a book by its cover” comes to mind. It’s an arcade style game where you have to race your car through the hectic streets that are crowded with everyday traffic against other cars. However, you can still lose even if you come first because you are also racing against the clock. So if you don’t reach the next checkpoint in time, then all that great driving and those dare devil stunts you thought you just pulled were in vain. You can play in a championship, against one other car, the usual two player or a time attack mode. The game does give other cars to drive from the four you get to start with, but of course you have to earn these by beating the cars in face off. The graphics are great, they do indeed give you the feeling of speed and when you hit the turbo button or “burn” button you do think you are racing in between cars at an astronomical speed. Then of course you have to mention the great crashes that you encounter when you ram your car into the side of an eighteen-wheeler. Then you see it again and again. After crashing my car about ten times you get tiresome of seeing it done again and again. You also get damage points displayed, which differs depending on what you hit and how you hit it. Good idea but why? I mean, there is a leader board but that’s it. Why not let good scores unlock another car or track? Huh? Anyway, the soundtracks are nothing to write about and personally I think most of the games should take full advantage of the Xbox capability of using music stored on the hard drive as background music. The actual sound effects are adequate for the game (not saying a lot is it). The car control is very arcade type not that realistic at all. Accelerate and brak
e. Surely they could have put a handbrake in there and got the tracks to make use of it. There is a replay section where you can see all the crashes you have had in the race. Another good idea I thought (I know I complained about seeing them over and over again, but there is always one that you thought was brilliant) but I think they could have done more here, maybe more camera angles or views from your victims vehicle. All in all the game lacked lastability, it was great for a couple of attempts but then you were doing the same thing over and over again to get to the next level and not gaining anything. You have to complete three races to go to the next level and if you didn’t finish the third and used all your credits then you start from the beginning. Tiresome. The game just didn’t have the playability that others have like Project Gotham and Gran Turismo. Personally, I think it’s already Burnt Out.
Well, it had to happen sometime. Here is the driving game that everyone who's ever suffered from road rage will want to own. This is the game that everyone who ever dreamed of joyriding will want to own. And for people who enjoy the odd bit of serious driving, well, there's something for you in here too. Taking advantage of the PlayStation 2's ability to shift large amounts of polygons at breakneck speed, Burnout challenges you to drive your heart out - as fast and as dangerously as possible. You see, unlike Gran Turismo 3, which rewards skilful braking, thoughtful cornering and masses of technical know-how, Burnout's far more impressed by your ability to come as close to disaster as possible, as you zoom through the busy streets of the game's impressive virtual world. Points are accumulated by charging into oncoming traffic, powersliding your way through built up areas or slithering your way through the other cars, to name just three of the highly illegal practises rewarded here. The feeling of liberation afforded you by knowing all you have to do is try and drive as recklessly as possible is instantly dashed when you have your first crash. Ram your car into someone else's and you will be treated to the most amazing display of virtual car-wrecking you'll ever have seen. Every part of every vehicle appears bendable or breakable, leading to some beautifuly realised smashes. However, this game isn't Destruction Derby, where the objective was to cause damage to every car in sight. Crashing here costs you time, and time costs you the chance to make it to the next checkpoint and keep the rollercoaster ride going. The addictiveness of Burnout is, in many ways, unmatched by any other PlayStation 2 game out there. We've seen games that have taken graphics to a new high (this title doesn't, but then again there's a lot more happening on screen here, and faster, than in Gran Turismo 3), we'll s
ee games like Metal Gear Solid 2 that take realism to a new height. But it was addictiveness that first brought games like Space Invaders to the fore, and Burnout is incredibly addictive. You won't ever get the sense of frustration that can be felt after failing to complete that lap in a serious racer by 0.0001 seconds. Burnout isn't trying to be a technically accurate title (although I must applaud the crash physics), it simply harnesses the most destructive elements of racing and throws them together with that "one-more-go" quality that's kept arcades in coins since the dark ages. If you ever do get a chance to sample the little graphical touches that have been put into the game - and that will surely only be during the replays - you'll see that a lot of effort has been put in to separating this from the ultra-fast but technically limited game it could so easily have become. There are many different road surfaces and different types of buildings around the roadside. The sound has also been worked on, adding screeching tyres and bone crunching metal collisions to make those crashes that bit more sickening. The soundtrack is adequate and works with the clock, building up an air of suspense as you struggle to reach the next checkpoint, almost as if you were playing a 150 mph game of Countdown...nope, just me then. Anyway, simply put, Burnout isn't the game for you if you want to customise a thousand engines or prove that you could outrun Michael Schumacher if given the chance. It certainly is the game for you if you want a high speed, fun, thrilling racer that will even reward you if you cock everything up - in the shape of the most destructively gorgeous replays you'll ever see. Fan of realism or not, this one comes highly recommended. Graphics: 7/10 - They can go a little grainy and aren't completely up to recent standards, but it's excusable at the speed the game runs. Sound: 7/10 - Great sound effects, decent music. Gameplay: 10/10 - Hopelessly addictive. Overall: 9/10 - Fun, fun and more fun