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Burnout Paradise (Series) Review

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Posted: 13 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, @boersc and Jo Robertson.


The Burnout series is an over-the-top racing game where you’re encouraged to crash, bash and ram other cars. Throughout the series the bravado and crashing increases, but they all have the same novel core gameplay.

The focus remains on the racing, but at the same time you ram cars into each other to get them to crash into things. The result is like a combination of pool and karting.

From Burnout 2: Point of Impact onwards the game includes an over the top ‘Crash’ mode where you have to cause the biggest car crashes to earn points. Burnout Paradise (and Remastered) adds an open world to explore and destroy.
  • Burnout
  • Burnout 2: Point of Impact
  • Burnout 3: Takedown
  • Burnout Revenge
  • Burnout Paradise
  • Burnout Paradise Remastered

DetailsGame Details


Release Date: 16/03/2018, updated in 2018

Platforms: GameCube, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Open World, Racing and Simulation

Developer: @CriterionGames


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Duration: This game will take between 14 hours and 30 hours to complete.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 4 players online. Most Burnout games have a split screen mode for two players on one system. Burnout Paradise is only one player, although you can play online with up to 4 others.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. The remastered Burnout Paradise includes all the DLC from the game. We know you’ve got a lot of questions about what cars and content from the original DLC packs will be in Burnout Paradise™ Remastered, so let’s go ahead and put the pedal down and dive in. It also includes the eight main add-ons from Year of Paradise are in there.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.


Burnout Paradise Remastered has been rated PEGI 7 because of implied violence against humans. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: In some events players are expected to take out other drivers by ramming their car into another car with as much force as possible. When the player takes down another racer a crash ensues. No drivers are seen getting injured as a result of the crashes.

The game also featured motorcycles. When a motorcycle crashes, the driver will simply disappear from the bike and the bike is seen crashing and hurling into the air.

Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.

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