Burnout Paradise: Ultimate Box (NA)
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.
My Favorite Arcade Racer, Beware DLCchandler10s | Feb. 2, 2015 | See all chandler10s's reviews »
By far my favorite arcade racing game I have ever experienced. Burnout Paradise was my first entry into the Burnout series and I instantly fell in love.
Even after 6 years the games graphics still compete with other arcade racers released in the last 2 years. Graphics settings are changed in an external program included with the Steam download and settings cannot be changed in game.
The soundtrack is always fun having some old classic rock and even some modern rock mixed in. The car and motorcycle sounds are not the greatest but they are not by any means unimpressive.
The controls are good either with a controller or a keyboard. You can rebind keyboard keys to play however you want. The keyboard, while not as good in my opinion, does work very well for when you do not want to deal with a game-pad.
BEWARE THE ULTIMATE BOX! While the game is sold with the ultimate box and it does come with the extra content available it doesn't work out of the box. EA, being the company we have grown to hate, decided that they didn't need to patch in the actual content to be playable. There are mods and third party programs to work around this but I have never tested them. That being said the game still has a ton of content without the DLC.
Overall the game is great and has a ton of play time but if you can find the regular version of the game it may be worth getting instead of this version.
Constantly Crashes884okeoJ | July 2, 2014 | See all 884okeoJ's reviews »
My opinion on Burnout Paradise might be a bit different if the game didn't crash every five minutes. When the game actually worked in those five minute increments, what I played was a satisfying racing experience that allowed you truly feel the speed as you raced from place to place. I like the open world system Burnout Paradise uses, with racing missions being strewn across paradise city instead of being chosen from a menu.
The game's visuals are surprisingly good along with the physics engine, which has cars react realistically to collisions. I can't give this game a recommendation due to the constant game crashes, even though sans performance issues it is a solid game.
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.