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Burnout Dominator review

Back and remixed

Pros

  • Return of Burnout Chain
  • Loads of new tracks
  • Smooth as ever

Cons

  • Where's Crash mode?
  • Lots more of the same
  • Feels a bit smaller than past Burnouts

This is a weird Burnout. It%26rsquo;s like Burnout: Year Zero, or Burnout Returns, a kind of re-imagining of the series that ignores the more recent developments. Lots of the innovations introduced in 2005%26rsquo;s Burnout: Revenge have been dumped, modes have been dropped, and features last seen in Burnout 2 have been brought back in as replacements. So what we were expecting to be a half-assed rehash of recycled tracks is, in fact, a right awesome Burnout game - and the perfect end to the game%26rsquo;s career on PS2.

The first big reintroduction is the Burnout Chain. This was everyone%26rsquo;s favorite thing about Burnout 2, and has you powering up your boost gauge, setting it off, then driving like a Hollywood celebrity on a cocktail of prescription medication and alcohol into oncoming traffic to try and fill up the gauge again before it runs out. Manage that and you have a Burnout x1. Do it again for a x2. Keep doing it for one of the coolest features in driving games, and one that lifts Burnout above all of its competitors. You have to wonder why this feature hasn%26rsquo;t been in Burnout for the last few years.

More Info

GenreRacing
DescriptionBurnout Dominator challenges gamers to face off against a series of hot-blooded rivals in brutal tests of aggressive driving techniques.
Franchise nameBurnout
UK franchise nameBurnout
PlatformPS2, PSP
US censor ratingTeen, Teen
UK censor rating,
Available platforms:PS2
Genre:Racing
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