Best Burnout Paradise Sequel not Actually Called Burnout Paradise 2: Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Burnout Paradise still reigns as one of the finest racers to grace this console generation, nearly five years after it debuted on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The combination of open-world racing, big wrecks, and nasty rivalries kept millions engaged throughout 2008.
Enter Need for Speed: Most Wanted. It handles like Burnout Paradise, it takes place in an open world full of challenges like Burnout Paradise, and indeed, you can slap on the booster and take down opponents - just like Burnout Paradise. Yet, even as Paradise integrated a certain degree of social engagement, Most Wanted feels like a perfect wedding of Autolog and Facebook-level connectedness. It is, in short, the sequel to Paradise that we’ve wanted for years.
Runner up: Nothing. Seriously, the next Need for Speed is essentially Burnout Paradise 2 - how awesome is that?