Burnout Revenge Review
Burnout Revenge is the ultimate catharsis for those pent up feelings of road rage. After spending an hour getting home when it should have taken fifteen minutes and narrowly avoiding a half dozen or so near accidents, pop in Burnout Revenge and drive like you want to drive, not how you have to drive. Drive on the wrong side of the road, push slower cars out of the way, slam your rival into a concrete column, and more, and do it all while screaming along at two hundred miles per hour. Revenge is a dish that Burnout serves up hot, and you’ll savor every bite.
Burnout Revenge is almost like two games in one: an action-packed high speed racer and a destructively satisfying mass wreck simulator. These two sides to the game are interspersed throughout the single player mode as you work your way up through the game’s race classes. Winning races and completing challenges will earn you a medal, but to really score enough stars to quickly advance to the next class you need to perform at the silver or gold medal level and earn extra stars by driving dangerously. Moving up to the next class opens up new races, new cities, and gives you access to additional cars, and there are eleven classes in all with a grand total of 169 different events to compete in.
|The cars pile up in crash mode.|
The races are an absolute blast to play. Sure the physics model defies the laws of our universe and no car in existence drives like these, but you’ll be having too much fun to notice or care. The game does a remarkable job of conveying a sense of flat out speed that will put your nerves on edge as you race through city streets or mountain highways. You’ll have just a split second to react to obstacles, dodge oncoming cars, or spot an alternate route or ramp which really gets your adrenaline going. Even when you make a mistake you’re rewarded in the form of a spectacular crash that Hollywood action movies can only dream about pulling off. And unlike real-life, after the burned-out shell of your car comes to a rest you’re back on the road in a grand spanking new one none the worse for wear.