Release Date: 03/16/2018
ESRB Rating: E10+
Developer: Stellar Entertainment
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform Reviewed On: PlayStation 4
Additional Platforms: Xbox One
Initial Thoughts: I feel like racing games have been getting worse and worse in my opinion. Really the Need For Speed games. It seems like EA just finds a way to mess up every game they get their hands on. So when I heard they were remastering Burnout Paradise I was a little skeptical that would do something stupid like add microtransactions. Thank god they didn’t. But the main question I really had about this game is ‘Does it hold up to today’s standards after coming out 10 years ago?’. Let’s find out.
Description: Burnout Paradise is a racing game where you can get many different types of cars and do many different racing activities. You can either do a regular race, stunts, marked man, road rage, and more. Depending upon what intersection you go to it’ll be a different adventure, and different mischief to get into. The setting you race on will be on the island of Paradise City. A very well designed city that is reminiscent of just about any city in America if you ask me. Along with the remastered version you will get all the DLC, which includes all of the car packs and Big Surf Island to the east. On Big Surf Island you can do more activities in addition to what you can do on the main island. You start out with a particular car and when you win events you get more cars. They either are sent to your junkyard or they are racing through the streets of Paradise City and you have to race around looking for them and then take the car down. Once you take the car down it will be sent to your junkyard. As you progress through the game you will achieve different licenses levels and get different types of cars. Unfortunately they don’t use real cars in the game but many of them resemble real life cars. My favorite races are marked man, and road rage. Marked man is where you are trying to outrun a bunch of cars to a certain point on the map. Road rage is where you are trying to take down a certain amount of cars in the given time limit. A lot of crashing in those two events so you’ll have to be smart on how you take your routes to the destination. Throughout Paradise City you will have different shops that will help enhance your car known as drive throughs. Driving through a paint show will give your car a new clean paint job. Driving through a gas station will give your car an additional boost which helps when you are racing. Driving through an auto repair shop will fix your car which comes in handy when you are doing marked man or road rage events. And driving to a junkyard will let you change your ride by letting you check your inventory of cars you’ve collected. You control what you do in this game and you play how you want to play.
Final Thoughts: So does this game hold up still today? Hell yeah it does. If you didn’t get a chance to play this game back when it came out on last gen consoles then you have a 2nd chance to play it today. Whether your console of choice is PS4 or Xbox One if you love racing games (especially arcade style racing) you’ll love this game. That is a guarantee.
My Score: I give this game a score 9/10. I really wish there were car chases but then they should’ve just remastered Need For Speed: Hot Purusit. I guess beggars can’t be choosers. I’m happy that this game was remastered. Let me know in the comments below if you plan on check this game out.