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Burnout 3: Takedown (PS2)

Platform : PlayStation2
4.6 out of 5 stars 109 customer reviews

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  • Action racing game
  • Race mode features the skin--of--your--teeth action that made the previous installments so popular
  • Crash mode lets players indulge in spectacular, high--speed destruction
  • Rack up points not just for speed but also for style
  • Single--player, multiplayer and online crash and race modes
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  • Platform:   PlayStation2
  • Media: Video Game

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  • ASIN: B0002LIAMC
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 13.6 x 1.6 cm ; 118 g
  • Release Date: 10 Sept. 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,237 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Burnout 3 takes the series even further, now featuring a unique "crash and burn" racing concept and a one-of-a-kind special effects engine that delivers spectacular visuals. The intensity heats up as players race, and often crash, their way through oncoming traffic in an attempt to claim the top spot. Boasting multiple single-player, multiplayer and online crash and race modes, Burnout 3 offers players the opportunity to race through busy city streets and be rewarded for taking risks that result in heart-pounding action and electrifying crashes.


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Ever since OPSM2 (Official Playstation Magazine 2) played Burnout 3 at E3, they've been praying daily to the gaming gods for more hands-on time. Barely a month later it's here - and looking like the best Burnout yet.
Their early preview version contains ten events, neatly split between races of various types and the so-far unseen Crash mode. Today we'll be looking at the races, and all that's new about them; come back tomorrow to discover the new, improved (and heavily expanded) Crash mode.
Crash and learn:
Burnout 3 is absolutely massive. Try wrapping your racing goggles around this: 168 game events, racing 67 vehicles over 40 tracks on three continents - North America, Europe and Asia. Think back to Burnout 2: Point of Impact and you'll realise Burnout 3 is roughly three times its size. They haven't even talked about the online modes yet, either...
In single player though, you'll battle with other racers throughout seven game modes. And we do mean battle; in fact, i'd better talk about what makes Burnout 3 a little different from other racers before i go on.
If the first two Burnouts were about driving dangerously in traffic, Burnout 3 is about driving aggressively. You still need to drive into oncoming traffic and narrowly miss other cars in an effort to fill your Boost Bar, but you're also now free to sideswipe, ram and shunt your way to victory. In fact, it's encouraged. In fact, it's positively essential if you want to win.
Getting boost has always been core to the Burnout series, but in Burnout 3 the whole game revolves around it. When you hit another car, even if you just 'trade paint', you steal some boost - how much depends on how much damage you inflicted.
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Burnout 3 is absolutely massive. Try wrapping your racing goggles around this: 168 game events, racing 67 vehicles over 40 tracks on three continents - North America, Europe and Asia. Think back to Burnout 2: Point of Impact and you'll realise Burnout 3 is roughly three times its size.

Its has several modes of gameplay:
1.) Crash - You intentionally crash to score points. The bigger the explosion, the more points you earn (hint: aim for the oil tankers). Crash mode now has aftertouch control to guide the car after a crash. Burnout 3 now has a "crashbreaker" where you can press R2 in order to explode!!!
2.) Time Attack - Get the best time you can.
3.) Road Rage - Do as many takedowns as possible whilst driving in the USA, Europe and Asia.
4.) World Championship
Most of the above modes are also available in dual screen two player mode and as a network play option which makes this an excellent game to play when you have your mates round!

Right now, Burnout 3 is one of the best games you can get. It is full of driving experience and driving devastation, you'll shall be blown off your seat. The cars are amazing and the graphics the controls are ace.
It's clearly going to be one of the best games this year.
Buy it NOW!!!!!

10 out of 10 , 5 stars , 2 thumbs up , Incredible!
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By A Customer on 11 Dec. 2004
Burnout 3: Takedown is the best arcade racing title on the market and a surefire candidate for game of the year.

Where most racing games reward precise navigation and flawless driving, Burnout 3 welcomes players to embrace their inner road rage. Races are won by tailgating, cutting rivals off and slamming them into walls. In Burnout, running your opponent off the road is as viable a tactic as drifting.

Far and away, the best modes are the crash events. Players are given a single vehicle to wreck into oncoming traffic, the goal being to cause as much property damage possible in the ensuing pile-up. It's like playing billiards with cars instead of balls, and you are the cue. And yes, it's every bit as fun as it sounds.

Takedown has the rock-solid control you'll need to navigate several lanes of oncoming traffic at blistering speeds. The simple controls ensure that anyone can pick up and start causing damage. You'll find none of Gran Turismo's technical handling here - this is arcade racing at its finest.

Visually, Burnout 3 is an absolute stunner. The sense of speed given by the steady framerate is awe-inspiring, while the cars and tracks have been rendered with excruciating detail. I'm prepared to call it the most gorgeous racer since Gran Turismo 3.

This is the first Burnout title under the wing of EA Games, and unfortunately, this means that Burnout 3 suffers from a soundtrack that can only be described as a mediocre lineup of pseudo-punk crybaby rock. Some people may dig this stuff, but even with personal preferences put aside, it simply doesn't fit the game at all.
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Hmm... PS copyright logo flashes up, there goes the Criterion one...(waiting) Renderware... (waiting)... Bam! The intro 'video' comes up, cars flying around smashing into each other, looking truly amazing, sparks are flying but something's not quite right... Oh, the music. The title tune (and a lot of the in-game music) REALLY doesn't suit what's happening on screen. Since being taken over by EA Criterion seem to have been made to find out what's trendy and 'down wid-da kidz' and force it into their game in order to make it as 'popular' as possible, the music is just one example. Don't get me wrong I don't mind this new wave of 'alternative' indie (which for this game includes Franz Furdinand et al), it's just that it's a far cry from the old skool style that came from the over rocky tunes of Burnout 2 and doesn't seem to gel as well. The in game music can at times match the action on screen perfectly and you'll forget all about it as you thrash your car along to some of the faster tracks, but for the most part the slower beats of the music only detract from the game in my opinion and - as I said before - seem to have been forced in by EA because they're the songs/bands of the moment rather than because they suit the game.
Another major annoyance is Stryk-R the totally pointless DJ who irritates you to the point of... Well turning him off really! Not only this but if you leave Stryk-R on he increases the loading time... This is the other downside with Burnout 3, the loading screen is a screen you'll be seeing a lot of, it's not there for very long, but it appears more often than I crash in an average race (which is a lot :).
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