In a few days, the best Burnout game will be offline-only

#1 Posted by Shadow (4966 posts) -

For a year after this game came out, this was my go-to game for online play.  To this day, it's the best Burnout game.  Burnout Revenge just had too many obstacles that made completing a lap without crashing into an amazing feat.  Burnout Paradise is good, but not for actual racing.  The open world nature of it makes any wrong turn (and wrong turns are easy) fatal.  Sure there are multiple paths, but there is always one path that takes you to the goal twice as fast as any other.  Accidentally deviating from that path means stopping, turning around, and getting back on the right track.  By the time you do that, you're already so far behind that you've lost.  Burnout 3 was far and away the best of the series and it makes me very sad to see it go.

#2 Posted by DarkFury (367 posts) -

Burnout 3 was the first game I ever played on Xbox Live, and I was in the Top 20 UK players on the leaderboards for a good year. Also sad to see it go, I'm going to try and connect online now to see if there is a group saying goodbye...

#3 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

What a fucking classic game. Easily the best in the series with one of the best licensed soundtracks of all time.

#4 Posted by FrankCanada97 (4039 posts) -

I have it on PS2, but it still applies. I spent many a day playing that one.

#5 Posted by Landon (4115 posts) -

Burnout Paradise isn't going offline, is it?

#6 Posted by Daniel_Newton (1166 posts) -

I do love Takedown, but I love Revenge even more and considering that was released on the 360 as well, I'm covered.

#7 Edited by DarkFury (367 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:

" What a fucking classic game. Easily the best in the series with one of the best licensed soundtracks of all time. "

I'm sitting here with no-one else on the game, and the soundtrack on the menu is all that's keeping me here now.
#8 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
" What a fucking classic game. Easily the best in the series with one of the best licensed soundtracks of all time. "  
Completely agree.
#9 Posted by mada193 (74 posts) -

*hides in the corner* I never had burnout 3 :'( 
Had the first one and then sort of ignored the series until revenge.

#10 Posted by Bones8677 (3170 posts) -

I want another Burnout game like that one. I hated what they did to Burnout: Revenge, "let's take out the takedowns, and have people bump into each other like bumper cars." And while Burnout Paradise was good, it being an open world -- a brown open world -- really takes away from the racing itself. Just give me a plain linear race track, and I'll buy it day one.

#11 Posted by dbz1995 (4786 posts) -

Burnout 3 had the best blend of proper, pure racing skill and blowing things up. Whilst blowing stuff up was somewat key to large success, skill on the track mattered a lot as well. Burnout Paradise went right off into the 'blowing shit up' category, which appealed to a great deal of customers, but it wouldn't have the same immersion as Burnout 3. It's sad to see it go.

#12 Posted by Venatio (4485 posts) -

Nah gonna disagree on that, I played a ton of Burnout 3 but Paradise is the best Burnout game ever, seriously
 
Both are excellent games though

#13 Posted by Korone (402 posts) -

This is one of my most favourite games of all time.

#14 Edited by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:

" What a fucking classic game. Easily the best in the series with one of the best licensed soundtracks of all time. "

That part was sarcastic, right?
 
 
Right??
 
Dude... I always thought Burnout 3 had the worst soundtrack I've probably ever heard. I ended up turning off all the songs but about 4 of them. Oh, and for the record. I believe Burnout 3 was the first game I EVER played where I hated the soundtrack so much that I actually started turning off songs. It's not something I do often. I ended up having to do it again for Tony Hawk's American Wasteland. Anyway, Burnout 3 was a great game, but I'll be busy playing Halo 2 instead.
#15 Posted by Korone (402 posts) -

This may never start
 
It'll tear us apart

#16 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
@TheGreatGuero said:
" @HandsomeDead said:
" What a fucking classic game. Easily the best in the series with one of the best licensed soundtracks of all time. "
That part was sarcastic, right?   Right??  Dude... I always thought Burnout 3 had the worst soundtrack I've probably ever heard. I ended up turning off all the songs but about 4 of them.Great game, though. But I'll be busy playing Halo 2 instead. "
No. Besides Funeral For a Friend and Reggie and The Full Effect, I love nearly every song on that soundtrack and have them all on my iPod to this very day.
#17 Posted by Korone (402 posts) -

Great. I now have Sugarcult stuck in my head.

#18 Posted by Tylea002 (2291 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
" What a fucking classic game. Easily the best in the series with one of the best licensed soundtracks of all time. "
I hear that!
#19 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -
@HandsomeDead:  Alright. Well, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I will say that I found some to be fun and enjoyable in a cheesy, awesomely bad sort of way. Like that song by uhh... I think they were called Local H. Uhh... Everyone Alive! That's it. Hahaha, that song was SO AWESOME! I said "Hey, hello, Mom and Dad!" Are things great, okay, or just plain bad? Are you alliivveee? Is anyone alive?
Classic. I also liked C'mon C'mon, I think by the Von Bundies or something. And of course, the Ramones and Franz Ferdinand were enjoyable to listen to.
#20 Posted by natetodamax (19136 posts) -

Best Burnout game.

#21 Posted by DarkFury (367 posts) -

I loved the soundtrack too, thought it was very fitting. Burnout 3 is definitely my favourite Burnout game to this day. 
 
I investigated and I saw a few people online but didn't manage to get any races done. Checked the leaderboards and I was still near the top 1000 after all these years. :)

#22 Posted by REDRUN (1410 posts) -

Burnout 3: Takedown was the game that completely took me away from all other racing games. I quickly abandoned racing games like Gran Turismo, Ridge Racer and Sega GT because of it. I played the previous Burnouts and enjoyed them both. Just the tutorial video alone in Burnout 3 took me by surprise and eager to play. Another girlfriend breakup later, this game tested positive for awesome.

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