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Burnout Paradise (2018) is the latest game in the Burnout series, an over-the-top racing game where you’re encouraged to crash, bash and ram other cars. Throughout the series the bravado and crashing increase, but they all have the same novel core gameplay.

The focus remains on the racing, but at the same time, you ram cars into each other to get them to crash into things. The result is like a combination of pool and karting.

From Burnout 2: Point of Impact onwards the game includes an over-the-top ‘Crash’ mode where you have to cause the biggest car crashes to earn points. Burnout Paradise (and Remastered) adds an open world to explore and destroy.
  • Burnout
  • Burnout 2: Point of Impact
  • Burnout 3: Takedown
  • Burnout Revenge
  • Burnout Paradise
  • Burnout Paradise Remastered

Our examiner, Chris Boers, first checked Burnout Paradise 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 8 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Race game with Narrative, Simulation and Traversal elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 8-player online game. Most Burnout games have a split screen mode for two players on one system. Burnout Paradise is only one player, although you can play online with up to 4 others.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 14 hours and 30 hours to complete. There's a day and night cycle that you can customise the duration for, and if you want you can opt for real-time so each cycle takes 24 hours.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Violence. In some events, players are expected to take out other drivers by ramming their car into another car with as much force as possible. When the player takes down another racer a crash ensues. No drivers are seen getting injured as a result of the crashes.
The game also featured motorcycles. When a motorcycle crashes, the driver will simply disappear from the bike and the bike is seen crashing and hurling into the air.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The exuberant and frantic racing works for very young players as a fun (and funny) crash simulator. Those with faster reactions and more arcade driving skills will get more long-term enjoyment from the game.

Account Rating

  • You need PlayStation Plus to play online with PlayStation 3.
  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.


Burnout Paradise usually costs £17.99 to £24.99. 

Burnout Paradise Remastered

XBox StoreSALE Xbox X|S £19.99 £3.99 until 01/08/2024
XBox StoreSALE Xbox One £19.99 £3.99 until 01/08/2024
Switch Store Switch £24.99
Steam Store PC £17.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £17.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need Xbox Live Gold to play online with Xbox 360.
    • You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
The remastered Burnout Paradise includes all the DLC from the game. We know you’ve got a lot of questions about what cars and content from the original DLC packs will be in Burnout Paradise™ Remastered, so let’s go ahead and put the pedal down and dive in. It also includes the eight main add-ons from Year of Paradise are in there. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 16/03/2018, updated in 2020

Price: 80% off

Out Now: GameCube, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1 (8 online)

Genres: Race (Narrative, Simulation and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D First-Person, 3D Third-Person, Day and Night and Open World

Developer: Criterion Games (@CriterionGames)

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