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Overview

Released on September 7, 2004, Burnout 3: Takedown is the first Burnout title to be published under the EA banner and the first to receive a T rating from the ESRB. Previous entries were published by Acclaim. Initially available for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, the game was also released in downloadable form as an Xbox Original on the Xbox 360 in early 2008.

Takedown is similar in structure to its predecessor, Burnout 2: Point of Impact. But the game does have several new features that make it more than the "racing game plus big crashes" formula used in the past. New features include Impact Time, which allows players to slow time after a crash in order to direct their mangled frame of a car around the road and, ideally, hit other cars for an Aftertouch Takedown. This adds a new layer to the game, slowing down the normally intensely high-speed feel in order to get some post-crash satisfaction.

Players take on multiple event types over the course of the game, including Race, Road Rage, and Crash Mode. Race is fairly straightforward--first one to the finish line wins. Road Rage sets a target number of "takedowns" for the player to reach. Crash mode pins drivers not against other cars, but rather, against set patterns of parked cars and traffic, making it feel almost like a high-speed puzzle that's solved when you find the precise spot to cause the biggest crash.

Burnout 3: Takedown featured online support, allowing up to six players to compete in race events and up to eight in a Crash event. As part of Microsoft's shutdown of Xbox Live for original Xbox games, on April 15th 2010 EA turned off the servers for Xbox and PS2.

Vehicles

Compact Series

  • Compact Type 1
  • Compact Type 2
  • Compact Type 3
  • Tuned Compact
  • Modified Compact
  • Custom Compact
  • Assassin Compact
  • Compact Prototype
  • Compact DX
  • Dominator Compact

Muscle Series

  • Muscle Type 1
  • Muscle Type 2
  • Muscle Type 3
  • Tuned Muscle
  • Modified Muscle
  • Custom Muscle
  • Assassin Muscle
  • Muscle Prototype
  • Muscle DX
  • Dominator Muscle

Coupe Series

  • Coupe Type 1
  • Coupe Type 2
  • Coupe Type 3
  • Tuned Coupe
  • Modified Coupe
  • Custom Coupe
  • Assassin Coupe
  • Coupe Prototype
  • Coupe DX
  • Dominator Coupe

Sports Series

  • Sports Type 1
  • Sports Type 2
  • Sports Type 3
  • Tuned Sports
  • Modified Sports
  • Custom Sports
  • Assassin Sports
  • Sports Prototype
  • Sports DX
  • Dominator Sports

Super Series

  • Super Type 1
  • Super Type 2
  • Super Type 3
  • Tuned Super
  • Modified Super
  • Custom Super
  • Assassin Super
  • Super Prototype
  • Super DX
  • Dominator Super

Special Series

  • Oval Racer Special
  • Custom Coupe Ultimate
  • Euro Circuit Racer
  • Classic Hotrod
  • US Circuit Racer
  • World Circuit Racer

Heavyweights

  • Heavy Pick Up
  • 4WD Racer
  • SUV Deluxe
  • 4WD Heavy Duty
  • B Team Van
  • Delivery Truck
  • Tractor Cab
  • Longnose Cab
  • City Bus
  • Trash Truck
  • Fire Truck

Locations

Burnout 3: Takedown features 18 tracks on three continents; USA, Europe and Far East ( Asia). It's also possible to play each track in the opposite direction, doubling the number of tracks to 36.

USA

Silver Lake

Traffic: 3/10

Corner amount: Low

Location: USA

Waterfront

Traffic: 4/10

Corner amount: Medium

Location: USA

Downtown

Traffic: 9/10

Corner amount: Low

Location: USA

Kings of the Road

Traffic: 6/10

Corner amount: Medium

Location: USA

Mountain Parkway

Traffic: 5/10

Corner amount: Low/Medium

Location: USA

Lakeside Getaway

Traffic: 5/10

Corner amount: High

Location: USA

Europe

Vineyard

Traffic: 6/10

Corner amount: Medium

Location: Europe

Riviera

Traffic: 4/10

Corner amount: Low/Medium

Location: Europe

Alpine

Traffic: 3/10

Corner amount: Low

Location: Europe

Winter City

Traffic: 4/10

Corner amount: Low

Location: Europe

Alpine Expressway

Traffic: 6/10

Corner amount: High

Location: Europe

Frozen Peak

Traffic: 7/10

Corner amount: Medium/High

Location: Europe

Coastal Dream

Traffic: 9/10

Corner amount: High

Location: Europe

Continental Run

Traffic: 8/10

Corner amount: Medium

Location: Europe

Asia

Dockside

Traffic: 6/10

Corner amount: Low/Medium

Location: Asia

Golden City

Traffic: 10/10

Corner amount: Medium

Location: Asia

Island Paradise

Traffic: 2/10

Corner amount: Low

Location: Asia

Tropical Drive

Traffic: 10/10

Corner amount: High

Location: Asia

100%

All Burnout games have provided some sort of status page as to how much of the game has been completed. This includes a percentage of the over all game you have done. To get 100% the player must get all 173 gold medals in World tour (races and crash junctions), all signature takedowns, all crash headlines, and all four Burnout trophies.

Signature Takedowns

To unlock the Oval Racer Special under the Special car class, the player must get all 20 signature takedowns. Signature Takedowns are takedowns done at certain points on tracks and the player receives a [stock] photo.

  • Gone Fishin' - Takedown over the trailer park (Silverlake)
  • Pillar Driller - Takedown into a Pillar (Downtown)
  • Tram Ram - Takedown into a Waterfront Tram (Waterfront)
  • Euro Tram Ram - Takedown into a Winter City Tram (Winter City)
  • Rumble in the Jungle - Takedown on the Island Paradise Offroad Route (Island Paradise)
  • Snowed Under - Takedown into a Snow Plough (Winter City)
  • Paid the Price - Takedown into Alpine Tollbooths (Alpine)
  • Berth Trauma - Takedown into Riviera Marina (Riviera)
  • Grapes of Wrath - Takedown into a Wine Truck (Vineyard)
  • Tuk-Down - Takedown into a Tuk-Tuk (Golden City)
  • Home Wrecker - Takedown into a Motor Home (Silverlake)
  • Hit the Split - Takedown into Wall at tunnel entrance in Downtown (Downtown)
  • Truck Torpedo - Takedown into a Big Rig hauling Speedboats (Silverlake)
  • Catch the Tour Bus - Takedown into the Parked Tour Busses in Island Paradise (Island Paradise)
  • Ship Wreck - Takedown into the Dockside Tanker Port (Dockside)
  • Avalanche! - Takedown over the edge of Alpine Bridges (Alpine)
  • Riviera Roustabout - Takedown into Riviera's Roundabout Monument (Riviera)
  • Gate Crasher - Takedown into the town gate (Vineyard)
  • Market Stalled - Takedown into Golden City Market (Golden City)
  • Tunnel of Shove - Takedown into a Tunnel Support in Dockside (Dockside)

Crash Headlines

To get the best crash vehicle in the game - The Firetruck - players must get all 10 Crash Headlines. These are newspaper headlines received from getting so much money on the following crash junctions.

  • Bayside Blitz! - $900,000 Crash Damage on a Waterfront Junction
  • Downtown Demolition - $650,000 Crash Damage on a Downtown Junction
  • Silver Lake Lunacy! - $600,000 Crash Damage on a Silver Lake Junction
  • Winter City Frozen - $800,000 Crash Damage on a Winter City Junction
  • Alpine Smash! - $900,000 Crash Damage on a Alpine Junction
  • Riviera Wreck! - $750,000 Crash Damage on a Riviera Junction
  • Grape Harvest Crushed! - $850,000 Crash Damage on a Vineyard Junction
  • Golden City Madness! - $750,000 Crash Damage on a Golden City Junction
  • Dockside Ridge Ruin! - $1,000,000 Crash Damage on a Dockside Junction
  • Trouble in Paradise! - $750,000 Crash Damage on a Island Paradise Junction

4 Burnout Trophies

By acquiring all Burnout trophies players will receive the fastest car in the game, the Euro Racer.

Easy Takedowns

  • 2 Wall Takedowns in a race
  • 1st Car Takedown
  • 1st Aftertouch Takedown
  • 5 Takedowns in a race
  • 1st Takedown Rampage

Advance Takedowns

  • 1st Revenge Takedown
  • 1st Psyche out Takedown
  • 1st Big Rig Takedown
  • 2 Bus Takedowns in a race
  • 10 Takedowns in a race

Expert Takedowns

  • 1st Double Takedown
  • 2 Tram Takedowns in a race
  • 2 Trailer Takedowns in a race
  • 3 Aftertouch Takedowns in a race
  • 20 Takedowns in a road rage event

Champion Takedowns

  • 1st Triple Takedown
  • 1500 Total Takedowns
  • 15 Takedowns in a race
  • 40 Takedowns in a road rage event
  • 2000 Total Takedowns

Soundtrack

  • 1208 - "Fall Apart"
  • Amber Pacific - "Always You"
  • Ash - "Orpheus"
  • Atretyu - "Right Side of the Bed"
  • Autopilot Off - "Make a Sound"
  • Bouncing Souls - "Sing Along Forever"
  • Burning Brides - "Heart Full of Black"
  • Chronic Future - "Time and Time Again"
  • Donots - "Saccharine Smile"
  • Eighteen Visions - "I Let Go"
  • Fall Out Boy - "Reinventing the Wheel to Run Myself Over"
  • Finger Eleven - "Stay in Shadow"
  • Franz Ferdinand - "This Fire"
  • From First to Last - "Populace in Two"
  • Funeral for a Friend - "Rookie of the Year"
  • Futureheads - "Decent Days and Nights"
  • Go Betty Go - "C’mon"
  • Jimmy Eat World - "Just Tonight"
  • Letter Kills - "Radio Up"
  • Local H - "Everyone Alive"
  • Maxeen - "Please"
  • Midtown - "Give It Up"
  • Moments in Grace - "Broken Promises"
  • Motion City Soundtrack - "My Favorite"
  • Mudmen - "Animal"
  • My Chemical Romance - "I’m Not Okay"
  • New Found Glory - "At Least I’m Known"
  • No Motiv - "Independence Day"
  • Silent Drive - "4-16"
  • Sugarcult - "Memory"
  • The D4 - "Come On!"
  • The Explosion - "Here I Am"
  • The F-Ups - "Lazy Generation"
  • The Lot Six - "Autobrats"
  • The Matches - "Audio Blood"
  • The Mooney Suzuki - "Shake That Bush"
  • The Ordinary Boys - "Over the Counter"
  • The Von Bondies - "C’Mon C’Mon"
  • Yellowcard - "Breathing"

Xbox Originals

On January 14, 2008, Burnout 3: Takedown became available on the Xbox 360's Xbox Originals download service for 1200 Microsoft Points.

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