The king of arcade racers is next-gen and better than ever.
merkury622 wrote this review on .
Gameplay - Nothing really has changed about the gameplay in the 360 version, but I see no problems on that. From the speed and handling of the cars, to the awesome track desigsn with huge jumps and shortcuts, to the nice variety of modes, Burnout still has the best gameplay of any arcade racer. In IMHO, it's more fun than any simulation racer as well.
Graphics - The graphics are simply awesome. From the detail on the car models, to how they chip and take damage during races, to the environments you're driving through. It all just all looks amazing. As good as PGR3? No, but this is an arcade game so I wouldn't expect complete realism. The framerate is a solid 60 FPS, with a rare dip here and there that's hardly noticeable. I love driving through Central Route and looking at all the massive buildings. The detail is just amazing and such a huge leap over other arcade racers like Ridge Racer 6 and Full Auto.
Audio - As impressive as the visuals are, the improvement in audio easily outdoes it. Just about all the sound effects are different in the 360 version. From the roaring of the car engines, to the rush of silence when you boost, to the crashbreak explosions in crash mode..everything sounds more visceral.
Value - As with the current generation versions, this game has a lengthy single player world tour with a variety of modes including race, road rage, traffic attack, burning lap, eliminator, grand prix, and crash. The online competitions are still a blast to play, and the new Live Revenge and Save & Share features add more interest to both the online and offline modes. I have to say, I love finally being able to watch replays of my races.
I have a few minor suggestions for the game...
1. I'd like more control over the replays, specifically being able to position the camera manually around my car. Sometimes the preset camera angles don't give you the best view of a big jump or crash.
2. I'd really like to the see the return of pursuit mode from Burnout 2. This mode works quite well for Burnout Legends on the PSP. Unfortunately, this would probably make Burnout too similar to NFSMW for EA's taste.
Despite those points, Burnout Revenge on the 360 is an amazing experience that any racing fan who loves breakneck speed and high octane action should definitely a try.