Think the rush of triple-A titles is over? Think again: Burnout Paradise is a bona fide winner and it just might be the best action racing game ever created! Get Your Motor Running: The Next Burnout Truly Is Paradise.
-The open-ended world offers up a lot of possibilities.
-The crashes, a series hallmark, are just as impressive as they were in past installments.
-The sensation of speed is ridiculous. You better have nerves of steel if you want to survive this ride.
-The transition to online play is transparent and seamless, which is a really nice touch.
-Just like in real life, navigating through the huge city can be intimidating.
-The learning curve is far steeper this time around. You will spend some time getting acclimated to the game.
-An instantaneous "restart" option would have definitely come in handy.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Chris Morell played both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions and found no discernible differences in gameplay, so the scores and review stands for both versions. We are going to investigate if there are any differences in terms of framerates and visual quality and will report back if we find anything.
FUN FACTOR: 5.00/5