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Burning Out From The Ultimate Box
Member review by Cham0d on Apr 22, 2012 at 6:44pm
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As we all know in the gaming world, we use different types of vehicles for different types of jobs. Muscle - Destroying things, Tuners - Travel to different places faster as you can, but can be destroyed very quick, Exotics - To show off, Bikes - To travel fast as you can and the Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box is a game where all these different types of vehicles get settled off. Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box is a different version of Burnout Paradise that is meant for all the PC gaming crowd out there.

Burnout Paradise is originally released on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. Later on, they've expanded the game with several downloadable packs. All the downloadable content packs released so far are, day and night cycle, Burnout Party Pack, motorcycles, dynamic weather, new online game play modes has been built into the Ultimate Box version for PC.

This whole game takes place in a fictional city called the Paradise City where everything gets smashed, discover routes that haven't been discovered before, no pedestrians and just plain brutal. As you know, you need a license to drive, that's why you'll get a special license that you can upgrade as you win events. If you have a built in or a USB camera, you can take your own picture and place it in your license. There are different types of event all around the city, where ever you go. Events like, Marked Man (Get to finished line alive, while other racers trying to smash your car), Road Rage (Destroy a limit of cars or bikes within the time limit), Races, Stunt Races, and Burning Route. In each race, you have to find your own way around to the finish line, so getting lost considered as a normal in this game. Also, different types of cars are useful for different game types. All the cars fall into different categories and each type is useful for different types of events. Categories like, Stunt, Aggressive, Speed.

The Free Rom is absolutely gorgeous. You don't have to access to your main menu to start a event, you can just drive into the event while you exploring the city. Your G.P.S. will help you to show you all the events that you can go for. If you're wondering, what if you ran out of fuel or your car get crashed?, There are also refilling stations and places that you can repair your car or your motorcycle,

In the game, you don't just unlock cars or bikes, you have to earn them. You have to destroy/damage the car  that you want and they will be sent to the Junk Yard. Now, What's the Junk Yard? Junk Yard is a special place where the all cars that have been damaged being delivered, and if you damage the car you want it is going to delivered to here.

Now it's time for my favorite part of this game, which is the Music. Songs that are used in this game are absolutely adorable. You'll here "Paradise City" song by Guns N' Roses, every time when you visit the main menu or while you're playing the game, and that song is just awesome. This is why do I love EA Trax, EA Trax is a program that offers the hottest songs from the hottest artists for EA games to keep them cool.

There is a mode called "Show Time", which allows you to have fun while you are in the Free Rom, you can access it any where at any time. In show time mode, you have to bounce your car and hit other vehicles to gain points. Also, the Party Pack, another awesome feature. With the Party Pack you can gather up all your friends and play against each other in a one screen. Party Pack features 3 different types of play modes and maximum amount of eight players. This is perfect for a birth day party or a any kind of party.

System Requirements for this game are not that steep. Most likely all the lower-end systems should be able to run this. Change the graphics settings to what ever you like. Also, the resolution too. I would recommend this game to a any racing game fan out there.

 

Pros:

1. Crashes are a lot realistic than in any other racing game.

2. Open world and lots of achievements to unlock.

3. Graphics are absolutely gorgeous, well done with the shadows and reflections.

 

Cons:

1. There are no options or a place to customize/modify your car.

 

I'll giving this game a 9.5 out of 10 rating. Considering my Pros and Cons. Game is just truly realistic. Try this one out, you'll just love it.

Crashes are considered as perfeclty normal in this game
Verdict
9.5/10
Cons
  • Cant modify your car
Pros
  • Crashes
  • Open World
  • Graphics
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WoW! Too many kids having fun here :D To your surprise, I don't like the game that much :P Well, I would like to ask if anyone of you completed the game 100%??
I'll be insulting the author of the review if I don't say this "Very n1ce review buddy" :D

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I'm around 90% on PS3, got the Platinum Trophy offcourse ;)

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Well, I'm not done with the game yet, I'm playing it over and over lol and Th4nks :D

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I'm @32% lol :D

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Lol, 68% more to go. Good luck ;)

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Don't forget that there are also tons of online challenges to complete :D

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Lol, what about the party time pack ;)?

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Those are fun also :D Especially with 7 friends and lots of beer :D :D

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Is there anyone who never wrecked his/her/its car in this game?? :D

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I seriously doubt it :D :D

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Nope, there are such people :P Those people never played this game and never wrecked the car as well :D :D

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I wreck my car just to see the slow motion effect ;)

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Well, slow motion allows you to survive.If you press some buttons like brake,handbrake and try to turn.Then you can survive the accident and you will get "Drive Away" :D

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Yeah but usually you forget about that when you just stare at your car going through the traffic :D

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So many yellow numbers below us! Right, MattBuzzy89?

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Great review, i bought the game on steam but couldn't install any dlc due to servers being closed so it technically wasn't the ultimate box :-( oh well its still fun.

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Yeah I have this for PS3 :) Online racing is great fun! :D

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Glad you enjoyed the review, I'm sorry you couldn't download the dlc for it but anyways you still enjoyed the game somehow. :)

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"Game is just truly realistic." Were you talking about this game? :D :D

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Yea, it looks realistic enough for the year 2009 ;)

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Oh you meant the graphics :D I thought you were talking about the gameplay :D :D

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Yeah! Took longer for you to understand than I thought ;) lol

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Well let's blame it on the flu :D :D

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Poor flu :D :D :D

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Yeah nobody likes him/her :D

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Don't say that, he/she might get angry :O lol

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Hmmm, I think we're getting a little off-topic… Let's hope the guy who wrote the review doesn't mind :D

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Yeah, He might get angry too :D :D

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Yeah, and then we might get off-topic again and talk about Angry Birds…. :P

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lol, Angry Birds…. Angry Birds is the best game in the world!!! :D

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Well it is made in Finland… Enough? :D

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FACEPALM Kids :D

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It's…. Wow leave something for other countries too :P

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Also, be sure to check out my game play video from right here

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Enjoyed the video :)

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What do you think of my pro skills, that I did in there? Lol

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Not sure. Ever played split second? The driving in there is not what I am use to.. So I suck.. I'll know if you're good or not when I get my hands on that game :)

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lol I'm just kidding, I just started playing this game, Never played Split Second before, but I heard about it. Seems pretty good.

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Its fun, (SS) but the handling is whacked.

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"Practice makes perfect." ;)

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You're right NFS, the handling is kinda whacked in Split Second, more than in Burnout Paradise, which was also a minus there…

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I think that's only a PC issue… I had no trouble playing Paradise on my PS3 :)

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Might be Tero, but it wasn't really a problem, more a dissatisfaction :D I wasn't able to put my feelings in the car that much ;)

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Oh I get it :D You should really try Gran Turismo 5 out if you ever get the change :) Especially when played with a decent steering wheel it's the closest you can get to driving a real car (without actually driving one…) :D

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Yeah, I have seen great things of it, still waiting for a PC version to be announced ;)

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I hope they will release it for PC. :)

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I honestly don't think the GT series will ever be released for PC… That series sell consoles :D Even I purchased PS3 and a 42" FHD TV just to get GT5 :D :D

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That's sad. Then, no Grand Turismo for me :/

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Your rig is enough to run ePSXe :) With that you can run GT1 & 2 and get a taste of Gran Turismo :D I'm sure you'll find those games for a very low price ;)

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Cool, Oh wait…. I remember GT 2 I played it on my PS2 long time ago…:D :D :D

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