Written on: 07/04/2009 by wikidzmon (34 reviews written)
Good arcade entertainment
Multiplayer modes are a little dubious
Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate box is the much desired PC version of the teriffic Burnout series that has been blessing the Playstation and Xbox consoles for years now. Famous for its fast racing, showstopping crashes and entertaining multiplayer action how could this fail to work on the PC?
Burnout Paradise has already been out for a year on the consoles and so to add some extra spice to the re release, they have ironed out some of the bugs and included a Motorbike racing mode and a party mode that will see you hotseating around your PC swapping controllers. This i don't think will prove too useful on this platform because of the nature of consoles sitting in a living room, therefore space, while a pc sits in a bedroom or study but then you can nvere predict these things. I haven't had a chance to test this but it 'could' be quite a fun way to get a few friends over. The motorbike mode is rediculously quick and sometimes you feel bad for crashing your rider into a wall at such pace...but then that is Burnout for you.
The main game itself looks beautiful and the city is enormous, although it won't take you too long to get the hang of it and become its master, but the classic game modes themselves, such as race, takedown and marked man can be a bit easy and not varied enough.
The multiplayer mode also disappoints slightly as there doesn't seem any coherant way or getting something started and i ended up driving around like normal without actually having any fun. I am sure this will change as i get better