[Review] Burnout Crash


Burnout Crash is a top down “blow’em up” car crashing game by Criterion, that provokes your ability to solve puzzles, blow stuff up and complete certain tasks on each level to obtain stars in order to unlock other levels and vehicles.

Using the Burnout name was a slick way to capture some attention but make no mistake, this game has ZERO to do with the widely adored Burnout series. Of course this is not to say the game isn’t fun by any means.

The object of the main game is to drive one of many vehicles into a busy intersection to create the biggest pile up possible. Once you crash, your vehicle will remain stationary, that is until something blows up!

Once an explosion goes off, (or you manually set one off) it will send your vehicle flying into the air where you will have limited control in order to guide in a certain direction. This is key as you need to use these explosions to stop any vehicles that think they can just drive right on by. If 5 vehicles make it by, you lose the round.

Other game modes like “Rush Hour” doesn’t penalize you for missing cars and the goal is to create as much destruction as possible. During this mode you will see a pizza truck attempt to go by and it is important to stop him to rack up more points. A pizza wheel of fortune pops up and will give you a random option or penalty to assist/hinder you in the round. It could be an ice storm, sink hole, faster cars, magnetize your car, etc.

All in all, this bite size game brings a lot of immature comedy to the table that makes the game more fun then it might be on its own. Its a very simple premise but it seems to work for this game. If explosions, 90′s pop music, destruction and mayhem are your thing, don’t miss out on this game as you will surely enjoy. Just don’t get it expecting something from the real Burnout series.

Review

ProsCons
Hilarious
The Hoff!!!
Explosions!
Some luck is involved
Some levels are insanely hard
No real reason to switch vehicles much
Rating
75%

This review is based on a retail copy of the PS3 version of Burnout Crash provided by Criterion Games.

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Written by: Eddie - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by Ajescent on October 14th, 2011 [ 2320 Points ]

    I thought the game wasn’t half bad but I wouldn’t pay £6 though x_x

  2. #2 by Ajescent on October 14th, 2011 [ 2320 Points ]

    p.s
    Anyone going to review Elemental Monster? That game is oh so awesome.

  3. #3 by dragon290513 on October 15th, 2011 [ 7218 Points ]

    they bashed this game quite hard when it was first announced

  4. #4 by EdEN on October 15th, 2011 [ 131363 Points ]

    Good one Eddie! I’ll play this next week for a quick and fun ride.

    @Ajescent: Elemental Monsters IS awesome. Convinced me to buy two Booster boxes since they’re at 50% off thanks to PS+.

  5. #5 by Oly on October 17th, 2011 [ 131640 Points ]

    I need to try it out as well..

    Elemental monster..? Hmm need to look that up

  6. #6 by Squirtbot on October 17th, 2011 [ 115 Points ]

    I want this game… but now that I bought Plus, I’m gonna wait for deals and discounts.

  7. #7 by Pedro on October 17th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Sounds better than I expected, I want to check this out… eventually…

  8. #8 by wolfkin on October 18th, 2011 [ 6633 Points ]

    a LOT of games get bashed really hard and I guess I’m starting to see thru the mystique of the games media because often times now it’s before we see anything. Every one does things all the way like they only have two settings 0 and 11. It was the same way with WiiSports. Everyone raved about it and I never understood the appeal. It looked like about a months worth of fun and then what. (Personally I was looking at the whole library and found it appealing but that’s a personal judgement). The same with the 3DS and Vita. The 3DS launched and 2 weeks later everyone’s complaining about the lack of games. I mean can we get a full month out? The Vita is becoming close to overhyped considering that not one of it’s games are out on shelves right now. I remember seeing that huge list of jpgs on the 3DS show and just because Vita has the same thing noone seems to expect that maybe all of those games might not come out.

    Driver:SF was the latest example with Burnout. People hated the idea of a coma story and while honestly I try to respect the fact that I wasn’t there and I don’t know what they saw but I can’t name a single podcast or website that didn’t bash the whole body hopping thing as an idea and yet now that it’s out a lot of these same sites/shows admit that it makes for fun gameplay. Why weren’t they able to see that before? I mean I did and I literally have never seen the game. It just sounded like something that might work in a game.

  9. #9 by treedee71 on October 23rd, 2011 [ 110 Points ]

    looks like a fun game to play we love crahsing and racing games


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