The little tweaks and adjustments run a good deal deeper than mere cosmetic improvements - Burnout Revenge really is the showcase version in every sense of the word, with all the little gameplay niggles from the previous version taken out.
Take the Crash junctions, for example. If you foul up, you can instantly restart without having to go through the whole resetting rigmarole that proved so frustrating on last gen. And that stupid, stupid, stupid golf-tee like start that plagued the mode has thankfully been killed.
It's in multiplayer - specifically online - where Burnout Revenge comes into its own, though. The game hurls polygons around like somebody's set a firework off in a Geometry Wars factory, without a hint of lag or compromise.
The game remembers your relationship with every other racer in the online world, allowing you to build up vendettas and once you've earned your spurs online, it gives every race a personal twist.
And that's not even taking into consideration all the little things that make the game so much fun, like the fact that two players can now appear on the same crash junction simultaneously, jostling each other in an attempt to cause the most damage.
Burnout Revenge is addictive, exhilarating and really quite brilliant, and you won't even get a chance to point all this out in a single breath. It's that fast.