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Burnout or burn-out may refer to:

  • "Burn Out" (CSI), an episode from the seventh season of the television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • Burnout (film)
  • Burnout (series), a racing game series created by UK company Criterion Games, with a notable emphasis on dangerous driving and crashes
  • Burn-out (fabric printing process), a fabric pattern printing process
  • Burnout (psychology), a psychological term for the experience of long-term exhaustion and diminished interest, especially in one's career
  • BurnOut (software), an open source protection detector
  • Burnout (stereotype), a (typically) juvenile delinquent interested in heavy metal music, drugs and alcohol, vagrancy, and vandalism
  • Burnout (vehicle), when a vehicle's tires are spun so they smoke
  • "Burnout", a song by Green Day from their 1994 album Dookie
  • Burn Out (song), a 1983 song by Sipho Mabuse
  • Burnout (comics), a fictional Wildstorm character
  • Burnout (MINX), a 2008 graphic novel published by MINX.
  • Burnout (Terror) A method commonly used in Northern Ireland where Petrol bombs are throw in the house in order to force the person to move away from the community. (Republicans in Loyalist areas and vice versa)
  • Burnout, an alternative rock band from New Jersey, USA

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Box artwork for Burnout.
Developer(s) Criterion Games
Publisher(s) Acclaim
Engine RenderWare
Release date(s)
PlayStation 2
Nintendo GameCube
Genre(s) Racing
System(s) GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox
ELSPA: Ages 11+
ESRB: Teen
Followed by Burnout 2: Point of Impact
Series Burnout
This is the first game in the Burnout series. For other games in the series see the Burnout category.

Burnout is a unique arcade racing game which you really have to dodge traffic, boost and drift around the course. You'll find that it will take a while to drive a lap around the course and also the unique replay which repeats 2 to 4 times whenever you crash. You'll also get to unlock two new cars, a truck and the bus.

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Developer(s) Criterion Games
Publisher(s) Acclaim Entertainment
Release date Nintendo Gamecube:
April 29, 2002 NA
May 3, 2002 PAL
April 30, 2002 NA
May 5, 2002 PAL
PlayStation 2:
November 1, 2001 NA
November 16, 2001 PAL
Genre Racing
Mode(s) Single player
Age rating(s) ELSPA: 11+
OFLC: M15+
USK: Alle
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo Gamecube
Media DVD, Nintendo Optical Disc
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough

Burnout, also known as Shiny Red Car (working title),[1] is a racing game developed by Criterion Games and published by Acclaim on the PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube. The PlayStation 2 version was released in North America on November 1, 2001 and Europe on November 16, 2001.[2] The GameCube version was released in North America on April 29, 2002 and Europe on May 3, 2002.[3] The Xbox version was released in North America on April 30, 2002 and in Europe on May 5, 2002.[1]

Burnout was the first in a series of high-speed racing games noted for over the top crashes and high risk gameplay mechanics. The game's success led to several sequels.



The main gameplay mode in Burnout is the Championship mode, which is a selection of events with three or four races in each. Here the player competes against three other cars on various courses. Each event gets harder and requires the player to use faster cars to reach first place. After completing each event, a Face Off challenge is unlocked which in turn unlocks a new car if won. Other modes include single race, time attack, and multiplayer. Single race is a mode where the player races against three opponents. In time attack, the player must finish a lap in a certain amount of time.

Tracks and cars

Each location is connected in "Sprints", so hypothetically one could drive from River City (Paris) and end up in Harbor Town (the Costa del Sol) in a matter of seconds. Each location has a distinct collection of traffic that distinguishes one continent from the next; e.g. American taxi cabs versus European taxi cabs and so forth.

Burnout features a small collection of cars, including the small Compact, The Saloon, the Pickup and the Muscle.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Burnout (xbox). IGN. Retrieved on 2008-05-01.
  2. Burnout Release Summary (PS2). GameSpot. Retrieved on 2008-05-01.
  3. Burnout Release Summary (GC). GameSpot. Retrieved on 2008-05-01.

External Links

  • Burnout at MobyGames
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  • Operation Burnout Fan Site
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Burnout Series
Burnout • Burnout 2: Point of Impact • Burnout 3: Takedown • Burnout RevengeBurnout Legends • Burnout Dominator • Burnout Paradise

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