Burnout Paradise
Excellent Critical Reception
Xbox 360
Everyone 10+
January 22, 2008
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Shane Bettenhausen
January 17, 2008 - Excellent - Even without those winning challenges, this remarkable multiplayer mode demands your immediate attention and will keep you racing long after you've completed the solo offerings.
January 23, 2008 - Excellent - If you have any affection for the series, you really owe it to yourself to give the full game a look. The demo did little to truly represent what a superbly fun racer this game can be.
January 18, 2008 - Excellent - Burnout Paradise isn't the best Burnout game ever, but it's up there. It's a welcome sequel from a developer that understands that fun, intuitive gameplay trumps shiny visuals and superficial gloss.
David Cook
January 18, 2008 - Excellent - It's not perfect and it might not last some players long, but this latest Burnout oozes confidence. It sucks you in, distracts you from its faults and, for a while, takes over your world.
July 7, 2008 - Excellent - There's more opacity here than there probably should be, but once you penetrate its dark shell and figure out what, exactly, is going on, Burnout Paradise is nothing short of amazing. The team at Criterion took a big chance and it's paid off very well.
January 22, 2008 - Excellent - For true next-gen arcade racing thrills Burnout Paradise is most definitely your best option. Criterion has delivered a game that every gamer should have in their collection.
January 23, 2008 - Good - Burnout Paradise isn't everything it could have been, but what's here is still worthy of serious consideration for anyone hell-bent on demented arcade thrills.
March 12, 2008 - Good - Burnout Paradise is definitely one of the most entertaining next gen racers on the market. Although the open world has caused some negative changes, the overall effect is a great one. The game looks and sounds fantastic, but plays even better.
January 22, 2008 - Good - The graphics are top-notch, the gameplay still kicks and the online/off-line interaction is lots of fun. If you're a driver looking for something that sets itself apart from the simulation field, you'll happily welcome this little piece of Paradise.
January 25, 2008 - Good - Burnout Paradise plays it safe and stays right on the bumper of previous versions. The open-ended world doesn't always work, but this is one of those games that's inherently fun, regardless of whether you're attempting to make progress.
January 16, 2008 - Good - Criterion has once again delivered a racing experience that can best be described as controlled chaos, one where even crashing is immensely rewarding. If you're even a remote fan of racing games, be sure to check this out.
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