Flashback Fridays: Burnout Revenge (Xbox 360)

It’s that time once again for another installment of Flashback Fridays. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what’s going on here, please refer to previous articles for more information. Today we are going to take a look at something that allows people to cause massive amounts of damage to motor vehicles, without getting in trouble of course. The title that I am referring to was one of the most exciting racing experiences of this generation, Burnout Revenge for the Xbox 360.

After purchasing my Xbox 360 a few years back ( can’t exactly remember when I did it) , I went out on a mission to find something that could satisfy my craving for destruction. Almost everything at the time could not provide this for me though because the system was still early in its life cycle. Then one day, I came across an interesting looking car racing game that went by the name of Burnout Revenge. Who knew that something that had exploding cars on the front cover could be extremely fun to play? Guess the answer to that is a pretty obvious one, oh well, you get the point anyways right?

The setup here is pretty straightforward for anyone who has ever played a racer on just about any video game system ever made. A group of cars square off against each other on multiple different courses, and the objective is to get to the finish line before everybody else does in order to win each race. Gameplay centers around this basic idea, but  also throws in the ability for players to destroy other cars to add a bit of strategy to the proceedings, and to also cause a whole lot of chaos in the process as well. Sounds simple and fun right? Well, it pretty much is for the most part, but there are plenty of moments here to keep players on their toes, so try to be aware of your surroundings at all times, because one wrong move could make the difference between standing on the podium, and becoming a heaping pile of scrap metal.

So what did I think of the game itself? Well, it’s an extremely fun, explosive experience that games of all ages can enjoy. Aside from a great visual and audio presentation, where Revenge truly shines is with Crash Mode. Here people can let their aggressions out by destroying as many cars as they want to before the timer runs out.  It’s an addictive mode that kept me occupied for hours back in the day, and is still something I enjoy playing from time to time whenever I have some personal problems that need to be worked out in a positive way. To sum things up, this was a game about cars that decided to think out of the box for once, and was very successful because of  it.

Burnout Revenge proves that mindless titles can still have a lot of depth to them, and is definitely something everybody should check out if they are in desperate need of an adrenaline rush.

That concludes my story on Burnout Revenge for Xbox 360, but if you have any fond (or bad) memories of this game please feel free to share them with us in the comments below.

Here is a video that I found for the game, Enjoy!