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The newest installment in the Burnout video game series

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  • Oct 4, 2008
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Burnout Paradise in my book is easily one of the top 5 PS3 games so far, it's fast, it's intense and it looks darn pretty. Unlike previous Burnout games this takes place in a free roam environment known as Paradise City. You're a racer of no particular name or gender, you have no particular purpose other than to win the numerous car races going on around Paradise City. The side missions are simple and in a way kind of boring or pointless, they are either smash through gates, jump over stuff or smash billboards.

The lack of any sort of storyline and the existence of repetition, I guess brings up the question "So why 5 stars?" Well that's simple, with all that aside this game is still awesome on a magnificent scale. The variation of cars the different race types and the fact that you can initiate showtime mode (Crash mode of the new generation) anywhere and any time. The game looks perfect and crashing one of these cars is both dramatic and in another sense pretty.

Road Rage is my personal favourite mode as those familiar with the old games will know what this mode is about. The concept is generally the same, make your fellow racers crash in a blaze of twisted metal to gain the win. This mode is the most fun simply because of the intensity and speed of it all, it's a mode and a game that tests your reflexes as you really have to be quick to survive.

They also now have a mode similar called Marked man, it's simply a game of getting from A to B without being taken down by 2 other cars whos simple goal is to take you down. This is relatively fun but when in a strong enough car it's pretty damned easy.

Over the past few weeks Burnout has gotten a number of new updates including Bikes and Trophies. These give the game a whole new dimension and with the news that a new Island is just around the corner the game only seeks to get better and better.

An awesome game that even with its flaws is still massively entertaining.

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review by . November 26, 2008
I purchased this game and loved it at first but got boring after a couple weeks. It has good graphics and realistic crashes that always seem to be unique. One way to play is to free roam where you drive around and try to crash other people and take them out. This is fun for a while but quickly gets old repetitive. There are also different types of races but it is very difficult to figure out which way to go. The games advertises that it has 250 miles of open roads, stunts and 120 unique events. …
review by . October 17, 2008
posted in The Gaming Hub
If you've never played any of the previous 'Burnout' series of racing games, the basic premise of these games is the fun of crashing your car into other cars, objects, to cause as much damage as possible... and just for the fun of aggressive driving. To do all the things that you normally can't do, and actually be rewarded for "bad driving". The cars, objects, and courses are beautifully rendered and the crashes are nothing short of gorgeous. And that's what we've come to expect from this series. …
review by . April 13, 2008
My favorite PS3 racing game is Motorstorm but this was almost as much fun. The cars in this game don't drive, they more likely fly because of the devilish speed and power that the player can inject.      Fun and entertaining with sleek graphics and an element of adventure when driving and discovering the sights is very enjoyable. I can't wait to play this again, after starting it this week I am always craving to turn on my PS3 and firing this baby up.
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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.
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ESRB: E10 - (Everyone 10+), Violence • Language, Everyone 10+
Number of Players: Single player, Online multiplayer, 1 Player
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Criterion Games
Console: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PS3
Genre: Racing Action
Release Date: January 22, 2008
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