Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box
Third party DRM: OriginPlease note that the free third-party service, Origin, must be used to activate this title.
"Criterion has attracted masses of goodwill through its ambitious and rewarding packages of DLC, it has improved the game in both single-player and multi-player modes through re-balancing the gameplay and adding bonus online challenges." - Eurogamer.net
"Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box has boosted onto the PC (and consoles too incidentally, including a DLC upgrade for existing owners) and it has well and truly been worth the wait." - Videogamer.com
The Ultimate Box:
Burnout Paradise The Ultimate Box brings together the best console racing game of 2008, Burnout Paradise, with a host of great new content including motorbikes and exciting new online modes and challenges.
PC owners can look forward to spectacular visuals, incredible high speed racing, outrageous bone jarring crashes and a lifetime's worth of fun and challenging online modes for up to 8 players to enjoy.
Players can also keep up to date with all the latest news and developments through the new Criterion Games Network and get the latest new game updates from the in game Burnout Store.
About Paradise City
Welcome to Paradise City! Home to the biggest evolution in the Burnout series. Now races are no longer taking place in an enclosed track but in a full scale open world. From the high-rise delights of Downtown Paradise to the stunning vistas of Silver Lake you will find yourself in a game world that looks as stunning while stationary as it does at 200 mph! Awesome new modes incredible vehicles online innovations and the freedom to enjoy the game your way!
Burnout Paradise has won over 55 awards worldwide and the PC version combines new gameplay with all the open world racing, intense speed and action of the original game. Paradise delivers an open-world environment built for intense speed, excitement and exploration and sets a new standard in the seamless transition from single-player offline to social online gameplay.
Best racing/driving gameWulftheRed | Oct. 25, 2013 | See all WulftheRed's reviews »
I'm not usually a big fan of racing games, but I love this. The cars handle well, and there's enough difference between them to make it worth swapping cars pretty regularly. The world is big and well designed, race routes vary from easy to very challenging, there's loads of shortcuts and sideroutes, plenty of stunts, spins, jumps etc. The Road Rage mode where you have to smash the pother racers off the road is a lot of fun.
Crazy funrjb789 | Sept. 28, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »
This is the best open world racer in gaming so far, hands down, full stop, period. This is such a well tuned and extremely well defined take on how brillinat the racing genre can be when it is dropped into an interesting, gorgeous and absolutely massive city. There is tons of stuff to do. I spent most of my time seeing how badly I could crash into oncoming traffic in the hundreds of tunnels you can drive through. There are race challenges, crazy slow motion jumps shown in real time cut scenes and so much more to explore in the amazingly vast heaven for racers. The sounds are great too. You should get this game if you like open world racers!
The best racing game yet.mooreo1 | Aug. 23, 2013 | See all mooreo1's reviews »
This is undoubtedly the best racing game that i have played so far. It gives you stunningly close finishes and incredible jumps that blow your mind. Also the online aspect to it has over 400 challenges that are all a lot of fun but if you get bored of that you can just try to wreck everybody else's car. Fantastic.
Awesome car gamelazygamer559 | Aug. 16, 2013 | See all lazygamer559's reviews »
I've spent about 10 hours on this game and climbing. It's fantastically fun with a ridiculous amount of Vehicles to choose from. The only downsides is that narrator's voice really get's on me. Another possible downside is that when starting a race it doesn't lock you onto a track it just leaves you to find a route yourself, which I like although not many people do.
Great game, well worth itAvesomeofthat13 | Aug. 8, 2013 | See all Avesomeofthat13's reviews »
Burnout does exactly what it says on the tin and indeed takes you down to paradise city, providing you with exquisite graphics and bags of fun once in the race stages of the game.
Being a big Burnout fan, it was inevitable that I would make this purchase, only to find a different style to the way the game is played, almost creating an adventure for you to find the races and other types of mini-games such as hitting all the barriers around the city and performing stunts.
What would really put me off a Burnout game however is a poor soundtrack. This game did not let me down. Music from
Alice In Chains',Airbourne',
The Pigeon Detectives' and of courseGuns N' Roses' was enough to decide to myself that it is a great all round racing game, simply looking for new routes for it's predecessor games.
I would have like many other reviewers have suggested wanted a traditional style Burnout which attracted me to the Burnout franchise in the first place, as it is all action, action, action. However it is a very good racing game, with plenty of game play to attract you to the `boost-based franchise'.
Sound Effects: 7/0