Burnout Paradise: Ultimate Box (NA)
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"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.
the best burnout yetdamienjameswebb | Feb. 7, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »
criterion made the burnout series even better. it has an open world feel so you can cruise around for hours without racing anyone, and this allows you to practice tricks or track times on your own without a ton of loading screens. it uses the traffic lights as starting points of the races and then picks one of 8 directions for you to go in. first one there wins... that's it. go any way you want, no boundaries.
i loved the cars as well. they are all based off of real cars, but given their own names and fake model manufacturers. there is also a nice selection of muscle, trick, speed, and just plain weird and crazy cars. the dlc also adds quite a lot of fun with bikes, micro cars,and even some movie cars that are defiantly worth the money.
the game runs good... although it can be a little laggy at times for me (that may just be my pc though)
A Fun Game With Tons Of Contentcricketlenny | Sept. 16, 2013 | See all cricketlenny's reviews »
Burnout Paradise is a great racing game. This game is open world, taking place in the eponymous Paradise City, where you are free to roam the streets and crash into things... a lot of things. The cars and motorcycles you have access to are a blast to drive, and even the starting car is fast enough to get a kick out of just driving around, which leads to my earlier point about crashing into things. However, this is a non issue, as the crash physics on the cars are superb, and it has well directed slow motion shots to help glorify the wrecks you create, making something that previously could have been a serious halt to momentum, something fun to watch. This game is pouring with content. You unlock vehicles upon beating various amounts of races, and you can unlock special hidden cars by destroying marked cars driving as crazy as you will be on the road. The amount of missions, events, and races is staggering. Every single intersection in Paradise City has its own event that can be triggered by stopping at the light, and revving your engine. I do not have the current number on hand, but this is a very large town. Now thing about this. Every single intersection has something new or different for you to do. It will take you days just to experience everything this game has to offer, and that is if you can beat it all on the first try. The gameplay is focused on being reckless, destructive, and precise. As contradictory as that sounds, it takes a steady hand to get a good amount of destruction to anything besides your car. Various secret routes, destructible objects, and bill boards can be driven through for extra content, points, or just shortcuts to your next destination. The reason I am not going to give this game a 100 is that the handling on vehicles, while fun, isn't precise enough to me to call them tight controls. It gets the job done, but when the more fun parts of the game need a lot of speed and precision turning, it can be a pain to turn around and go back when the turn was missed. The other issue I have is the lack of fast travel or instantaneous vehicle switching. In a game as fast paced as this, it can be a little tedious to have to drive half way across the map just to pick out a different vehicle. Small gripes aside, this game is a ton of high octane fun, looks great, and is worth every penny when considering how much content is packed into it.
Not that goodSimao20 | Sept. 15, 2013 | See all Simao20's reviews »
There's just something about burnout i just didn't really like. To me, it wasn't very fun at all. I didn't hate it by any means, I just didn't "love" it. The graphics were ok but the arcady feel to the game didn't appeal to me . I'm not a big driving game fan but I can enjoy sometimes but Burnout Paradise just was too boring for my taste. The world was decent but felt very empty. The customization felt a little weak . I will say that driving off certain jumps can be fun from time to time. The driving mechanics felt a little off to me, just something about it.This game just wasn't for me.
Great Game, but beware sharp curvesmike12724 | Sept. 2, 2013 | See all mike12724's reviews »
Having never played a racing game before, I didn't know what to expect. What I got was a lot of fun, marred by some weird difficulty curves.
Gameplay was great for the first 8-10 hours. Completing all the different events kept the game fresh and interesting, and chasing down free-roaming cars to destroy and collect them was nerve-wreckingly awesome. Also, the cars got progressively sexier as I went along, which was cool. It always kept me on my toes, as I wondered which car I would unlock next.
However, after getting an A-rank license, the events got MUCH harder, for no particular reason. More traffic and more agressive AI made the game significantly harder without any warning. Before, where I could complete an event without crashing once, I crashed 2-3 times at least. But perhaps this is just a lack of skill on my part, rather than the game's difficulty curve.
All-in-all, it's a fun game to pick up and play, but may leave you frustrated after a few hours. The nice thing is, you can always put it down, and pick it right back up the next day.
A good racernightassassin1 | Aug. 28, 2013 | See all nightassassin1's reviews »
This racer was good, but not great. I was not too impressed with it compared to games like Need for Speed Underground 1&2 which came out before and after this game did. The game is solid and has some unique features over other racers such as the smashing through gates and billboards, but over all I favored other racers.
The graphics in this game were good and the car destruction was interesting. It was always fun to watch your car crunch up as you smashed into things.
I liked the game play and how everything handled in the game so I see it as a pretty decent racer, however compared to others during its time, I would not consider it the best.
It is worth getting when on sale, but I would suggest looking in to buying NFS Underground 1 or 2, 2 was better, but 1 was still pretty great.
I give this one a 74 due to not being as good as the others out there and a few issues with level glitching in some areas. The glitching is not frequent, but it is noticeable when it does happen.