Guns N Roses Rocks Burnout Paradise City, Mozart Makes Surprise Appearance

In a case of getting things just right, EA announced this morning to MTV Multiplayer and GameTrailers that the soundtrack for next month's Burnout Paradise will feature Guns N Roses' 1987 "grass is green" and "girls are pretty" anthem Paradise City.

Slash and Axl aren't alone, of course. EA provided Multiplayer a first look at the games' 40-song rock-heavy play-list, which includes Alice in Chains, Twisted Sister and more.

But there are actually more than 40 songs, and more than just rockers on the roster. The game includes music from Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Boccherini and other classical composers. Has the crash-crazy Burnout series gone soft? The classical music tracks start playing when the player lets their Burnout car idle for several seconds. The game switches to a screensaver mode. The game's rich color palette dampens to black and white, the camera starts moving on its own, away from the player's idling car. And the classics play. Burnout has never been quite so civilized.

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MK_Red5971d ago

What the... Tchaikovsky and Mozart in Burnout!!???? Now this is madness. Classic and calmness in the most crashtastic and intense racing game of all. Crazy yet awesome. Can't wait.

SabreMan5971d ago (Edited 5971d ago )

it's shear brilliance and bordering on genius to have classical music playing in a game like burnout, you sum it up perfectly "Crazy yet Awesome"

i can just hear the cannons firing in the 1812 Overture as your ramming an opponent off the road pure classical class

Infernus5970d ago

Classical music goes soo well to carnage. I'm surprised they haven't thought of this before. Games like Hitman used classical music, people think of it as soft and innocent music but it works so well with violence and will fit perfectly to Burnout.

MK_Red5970d ago

"i can just hear the cannons firing in the 1812 Overture as your ramming an opponent off the road pure classical class"
Good one :)

As for classical and carnage, I believe Hitman changes the classic theme to a more intese and action one when the carnage and shootout begins but still, I do agree that they kinda get together well. I still remember and love the awesome Black TV Spot with the house being destroyed by bullets. Also, some of John Woo's biggest carnages are indeed accompanied by classic and slower themes.


How Burnout Paradise bucked the trend and made open-world racing irresistible

Met with derision from existing Burnout-series fans at the time, Burnout Paradise remains arguably the greatest open-world racing game of all time. Here's why.

SullysCigar351d ago

I don't know why - and I know I'm probably on my own here - but I liked Takedown more. I think it was just 'different' enough to feel fresh. I also loved the destruction.

On that note, a new Motorstorm would be nice! All that mud, dust and car pieces flying everywhere blew my mind on PS3 - imagine what they could do now.

NJShadow350d ago

I loved Burnout Paradise, but Burnout 3: Takedown will always be the best game in the series, for me. Burnout 3 is arguably the most fun game ever made, with the greatest licensed soundtrack ever.

EazyC351d ago

I played through the remaster quite recently. It's not as good as I remember, but I think a lot of that is because the "open world" thing was still pretty fresh back then.

I do think there's a gap in the market for a game like Burnout. With the new gen they could really make car damage a huge selling point again.

BrainSyphoned351d ago

Paradise gave me open world burnout before I knew it was a thing.


Burnout paradise remastered and original are my favorite, i got the platinum trophy for both games the nighthawk is my favorite car

Einhander1971350d ago

Personally don't give a shit for open world racers. Give me a new Motorstorm, Split second, Outrun.

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Ranking The Burnout Games From Worst To Best

Cultured Vultures: The Burnout series has plenty of great games to play, but which one is definitively the best? We're here to rank them all.

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waverider1000d ago

I think the crash mode should comeback. Tryng to make the most damage was very cool.

camel_toad1000d ago

That mode was so damn fun. Couldn't believe it when they ditched it.

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Flewid6381000d ago (Edited 1000d ago )

Yeah that made for a good time.

Rebel_Scum1000d ago

Burnout 2 should be above 3 imo. The aftertouch takedown mechanic slowed down the gameplay too much in 3.

Flewid6381000d ago

That's the mechanic that made me enjoy Burnout 3 over the others. It wasn't until they introduced it that I considered the series any good.

Chocoburger1000d ago

I love Takedown, Revenge, and Paradise. Dominator was okay, but it clearly felt like a B-tier game.

After playing those awesome games, I went back to try out part 1 and it was rough. I didn't like the controls (whereas the others felt perfect to me), the elevator music was generic and not enjoyable to listen to.

Finally the game's difficulty was extremely high. I could beat all single player races in Takedown, Revenge, Paradise, Dominator, but could not get first place in the very first race for the first Burnout game. It demands perfection and one slight mistake is all it takes to lose. I have yet to play part 2, but I'm hoping it's more like part 3 than part 1.

ChasterMies1000d ago

Burnout Takedown is my favorite racing game of all time. My wife was addicted to crash mode.

Xenial999d ago

As soon as I saw Burnout 3: Takedown at #1, I knew the list was legit. lol


EA, It's Time To Bring Back The Burnout Series

No more Need For Speed, it's time to bring back Burnout.

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Marcello1129d ago

Its long long overdue but the problem is its just not a big money spinner. Thats why EA ditched it. Alex Ward has gone his own way with Three Fields Entertainment & made Dangerous Driving but its very low budget.

LucasRuinedChildhood1128d ago

Each game gets closer and closer to being good. It's kind of painful how close they are. haha. I hope Dangerous Driving 2 being open world isn't too ambitious for them and it's a polished, fun 7.5-8/10.

roadkillers1128d ago

Maybe not, but if a quality title in the reigns released now days...People do pay more attention to reviews comparitively

BrainSyphoned1128d ago

Burnout with real life car mechanic costs sounds about right if you want EA to go for it.