Retro Gaming 00’s- Burnout Revenge: (2005)

There is no question that the 2000’s was pretty much the golden era of the racing genre as it relates to gaming. We got to see some of the great racing games of all-time emerge from the 00’s decade including Gran Turismo 3 & 4, Burnout Paradise, Need For Speed: Underground 1 & 2 along with many other titles. One of the most memorable games that came out during the mid 00’s was the arcade racing game licensed by Electronic Arts called Burnout Revenge. For those who do not know Burnout Revenge was released back in ’05 and developed by Criterion Games and was initially released for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox before coming to the Xbox 360 back in 2006. Burnout Revenge was the anticipated sequel to Burnout 3: Takedown and it was one that did not disappoint in the eyes of many people. The base version of Burnout Revenge had roughly over 75 different cars to choose from and multiple offline game modes that could keep players entertained for months.

Also, the visual presentation along with the fast-paced racing with players trying to cause their rivals to crash and vice-versa was addicting. Burnout Revenge featured numerous game modes including: Road Rage, Eliminator, Burning Lap, Crash Battle, Crash Party along with Traffic Attack and featured over 100 different crash courses. In terms of local offline gameplay Burnout Revenge was arguably one of the best racing titles to have emerged from the mid 00’s despite not having a story mode. In terms of sales Burnout Revenge not as successful as Burnout Paradise from ’08 and was most likely overshadowed by titles such as Need For Speed: Most Wanted which also came out back in 2005. The racing genre was very competitive back in the 00’s and despite not being a massive commercial success Burnout Revenge stood out as a fun arcade racer for its time. Its a bit shocking that Burnout Revenge was never remastered for more recent generation game systems even though Burnout Paradise was back in 2019. Despite, the arcade racing games declining in popularity since the 00’s there are many people who would not mind the Burnout series making a return on the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series X.

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