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Burnout: Revenge
Revenge boxart.jpg
Developer(s) Criterion Games
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Engine RenderWare
Native resolution 720p (HDTV) (Xbox 360 only)
480p (EDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360
Release date(s) XBX/PS2:
United States September 13, 2005
European Union September 23, 2005
X360:
United States March 7, 2006
European Union March 17, 2006[1]
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer - Split-screen, online (Xbox Live, PS2 Online)
Rating(s) ESRB: E10+
PEGI: 3+
BBFC: U
CERO: B
OFLC: M
Media DVD, DVD-DL

Burnout Revenge is the fourth video game in the Burnout series of racing games, released for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox on September 13, 2005 and Xbox 360 on March 7, 2006, alongside the PlayStation Portable and Nintendo DS title Burnout Legends.

Similar to its predecessor Burnout 3: Takedown, Revenge focuses on a mixture of racing in the midst of rush-hour traffic, and vehicular combat; players use the cars themselves as weapons. Revenge also expands on the combat side of its gameplay with new features such as "traffic checking" (ramming same-way traffic), Vertical Takedowns (landing on a rival car after the player's car drives over a jump), a new game type (Traffic Attack) and significant changes to the gameplay of Crash mode (a game type where players attempt to cause as large a crash as possible). A sequel to Burnout Revenge, titled Burnout Paradise, was released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on January 22, 2008.

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Gameplay

In Burnout Revenge, players compete in a range of racing game types with different aims. These take place within rush-hour traffic, and include circuit racing, Road Rage (where players cause as many rivals to crash as possible within a time limit, or until the player's car is wrecked), Burning Lap (a single-lap, single-racer time attack mode), Eliminator (a circuit race where every thirty seconds, the last-placed racer's car is detonated; the race continues until only one racer is left), and Crash (where the player is placed at a junction with the aim of accumulating as many "Crash Dollars" as possible). A new gameplay feature in Burnout Revenge is the ability to ram same-way small to medium traffic, known as "traffic checking", propelling the rammed car forward; the event in which a "checked" car hits a rival is considered a Takedown. Traffic checking is the focus of a new race type, Traffic Attack (whereby a player must earn a set amount of Crash Dollars through checking traffic), which can be used later on.

During these events, players have access to a limited amount of boost which is acquired through various dangerous driving techniques, including but not limited to driving on the wrong side of the road, tailgating opponents and drifting. Unique to the series is the concept of battling other rivals; unlike other video games in the racing genre, players are encouraged, and sometimes even required, to ram rival cars and cause traffic to crash. Causing a rival to crash is referred to as a "Takedown", rewarding the player by extending the length of their boost gauge and completely refilling it. In designated events, boost can also be used to activate a "Crashbreaker" during a crash, detonating the car and causing other nearby cars to crash. When the rival car takes the player down, the player will have to take the ultimate REVENGE by taking down the revenge rivals (which the arrow at the top of the car turned red) is referred to as "Revenge Takedown".

In the main single-player game mode, players compete in a world tour consisting of 169 events across three continents, divided into a series of 10 "ranks". The ranks which a player has access to is determined by their "Revenge Rank", which increases after completing events. By increasing their Rank sufficiently, the player "ranks up" and unlocks the next rank of events.

The game also features support for multiplayer gameplay, both online and offline. In addition to the racing modes, the game features three types of Crash modes: Crash Battle (multiple players attempt a junction at the same time), Crash Party (players take turns at attempting junctions across several rounds), and Crash Tour (a golf-like version of Crash Party, with players attempting to accumulate a certain amount of Crash Dollars in as few attempts as possible; after the last round ends the player with the lowest score wins).

Xbox 360 version

The Xbox 360 version of Burnout Revenge includes several new features and improves the graphics of the game to utilize the power of the next-gen console. The game includes 10 new crash junctions on the Crash Tour. It also includes a vastly improved online mode that introduces online Revenge Rivals. This system allows players to keep track of their number of times they have been taken out or have taken out any given player.

The new version also includes a new Burnout Clips feature, which allows to save 30 second clips of any offline race played and can be shared them with other players over Xbox Live.

Bonus vehicles

There are two extra vehicles that can be unlocked by the presence of a saved game from another title on the memory card or hard drive when you first create your profile. A Madden NFL 06 save will unlock the Madden Challenge Bus and a Burnout 3: Takedown save will unlock the Dominator Assassin. Both of these cars are available only for Crash events. They are also available for online use if you own an online adapter. Although it may not be hidden, after reaching the "Elite" rank, you unlock the Black Elite Racer, which has some references to the game, Black. Example, there are bullet holes all around the car, and the license plate on the back reads "Kellar", which is who you play as in Black

Downloadable content

The Xbox 360 version of Burnout Revenge was the first game to take advantage of kiosk downloads in North America, where players could take their Xbox 360 Memory Unit to participating stores such as GameStop, Circuit City, and Best Buy, and download new content for the game onto it. The provided content varied between kiosks.

Xbox Live Marketplace content is also available in the form of new cars, including:

Reception

Burnout Revenge was named the game of the month in the Game Informer October 2005 issue. It also scored 9.1 for PS2 and Xbox and 8.8 for Xbox 360 on GameSpot. Eurogamer gave it a 8/10, while IGN rated it a 8.9/10.

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Awards

IGN

  • 2005 - Best Use of Sound - (Best of 2005 Awards)
  • 2005 - Editors Choice - (IGN Awards)
  • 2006 - Xbox 360 Best Racing/Driving Game - (Best of 2006 Awards)
  • 2006 - Overall Best Racing/Driving Game - (Best of 2006 Awards)

Spike TV

  • 2005 - Best Driving Game - (2005 Video Game Awards)
  • 2006 - Best Driving Game - (2006 Video Game Awards)
  • 2006 - Best Song ("Lights and Sounds" by Yellowcard) - (2006 Video Game Awards)

GameSpot

  • 2006 - Best Driving Game - (2006 Best & Worst Readers' Choice)

GameTrailers

  • 2006 - Best Racing Game - (Game of the Year Awards)

GameDaily

  • 2006 - Best Game to Burn Rubber with - (NOD Awards)

Develop Industry Excellence Awards

  • 2006 - Best Art & Sound - (joint award with Black)

AIAS Interactive Achievement Awards

  • 2007 - Racing Game of the Year

Burnout

  • 2005 - Best Game in Series

Electronic Entertainment Expo

  • 2005 - Best Driving Game - ("Best of E3 Game Critics Awards)

Soundtrack

References

  1. ^ "Burnout Revenge Xbox 360 amazon.co.uk game page". Amazon.co.uk. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Electronic-Arts-Burnout-Revenge-Xbox/dp/B000EP98O0/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=gateway&qid=1202602498&sr=8-1. Retrieved 2008-02-09.  

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Burnout Revenge

Developer(s) Criterion Games
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Engine RenderWare
Release date September 13, 2005 (NA)
September 23, 2005 (EU)
March 7, 2006 (Xbox 360) (NA)
March 30, 2006 (Xbox 360)(EU,JA)
Genre Racing
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Age rating(s) ESRB: E10+
PEGI: 3+
BBFC: U
CERO: 12
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360
Media DVD
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough

The fourth game in the Burnout series and the first to appear on 360. Burnout Revenge is an arcade racer with the emphasis on speed and crashes.

Race around a variety of courses at breakneck speeds crashing into your rivals for 'takedowns'. The more damage you cause the more your boost metre fills. Use the boosts to go even faster and smash the lap records.

The game has a lot of challenges and tracks and full online play over Xbox Live (Gold Membership required).

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Burnout Series
Games:
Burnout • Burnout 2: Point of Impact • Burnout 3: Takedown • Burnout RevengeBurnout Legends • Burnout Dominator • Burnout Paradise

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Burnout Revenge is a car racing game from the Burnout series of video games. There is a game in the game called Take down where the player tries to knock as many players into a wall as possible. It was released on September 13, 2005.[1]

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