Arguably the most popular of the Burnout series, Burnout Paradise, was recently remastered and released by EA. A new Burnout game hasn’t been released for nearly 10 years; fans of the franchise have been itching to sit back down in the driver’s seat.
Burnout is a series of video games developed by Criterion Games. Originally the game was published by Acclaim Entertainment, but it wasn’t long until Electronic Arts picked up the series. The series has been released on GameCube, Xbox, PSP, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and now it has arrived on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Players are given a completely unique experience when they play Burnout Paradise. Instead of being placed in the seat and being told to drive safe and win races, you are missioned with crashing to earn points and destroy the opponent’s vehicles.
During the 10-year absence of the Burnout franchise, Criterion Games has been making the Need for Speed series.
Burnout Paradise Remastered
Burnout Paradise Remastered, like the name suggests, is not a new game. The game was originally released in January of 2008.
In the new version for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, you will find all the features for the original version plus more. The remaster brings improved graphics to a classic game; the game looks better than ever. The driving in Burnout Paradise is arcade style. This means that the driving in the game doesn’t want to be realistic: it wants to be fun.
The cars in Burnout Paradise, like the city of Paradise, have been given a huge face lift. The cars are more shiny and tons of more detail have been added to your car when it takes damage from your endless array of crashes.
Even before the remaster, Burnout Paradise was innovative. Paradise was one of the first open world racing games. The player is given free roam of the city in Burnout Paradise. Players can free roam, drive around the city, and play any race they may come upon. To start a race, a driver drives up to a designated stop light.
Their is a wide variety of races that prevent the gameplay from getting too repetitive. There are normal races, sprint races, road rage, and marked man.
Burnout Paradise Remaster was release March 16th.