Download Burnout™ Paradise: The Ultimate Box today. Paradise City is the largest and most dangerous setting yet for the best-selling Burnout series. The massive setting gives players an open-ended world to explore, as they race their vehicles through hundreds of miles of roads and underground passages with more than 70 different cars.
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Release Date: Feb 3, 2009

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Download Burnout™ Paradise: The Ultimate Box today. Paradise City is the largest and most dangerous setting yet for the best-selling Burnout series. The massive setting gives players an open-ended world to explore, as they race their vehicles through hundreds of miles of roads and underground passages with more than 70 different cars. Speed through the streets from event to event, racking up points that are saved to your Paradise City driver’s license. Earn the vaunted “Burnout” license by smashing through billboards, jumping ramps, and sustaining crashes with the improved damage system.

The Burnout™ Paradise: Ultimate Box features all of the great gameplay and modes of the original game, as well as added enhancements especially for the PC. Now you can cruise the streets of Paradise City at night with the new Day/Night time cycles. There’s nothing like racing at night. The Ultimate Box also includes motorcycles for an all-new thrill ride. Take on 70 new motorcycle-specific challenges. Two bikes are available at the start, including the FV1100 and Nakamura Firehawk V4, with additional rides that can be unlocked or downloaded. We’ve also added dynamic weather that features a variety of new conditions. Even if you’ve played Burnout™ Paradise before, you’ve never experienced a challenge like The Burnout™ Paradise: The Ultimate Box. Download it today for the PC.

System Requirements

    • Supported OS: Windows XP (SP2), Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 XP / 3.2 GHz Pentium 4 Vista
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM XP / 1.5 GB Vista (2 GB recommended)
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible with Shader Model 3.0, requires 128 MB or more and contain one of these chipsets: Nvidia 6600 or greater, Radeon X1300 or greater
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB of free space or more
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MechanimaL
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
great game, loads of fun!!
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ghostvirus52
( 26.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
I love this game, on PS3. This version however, isn't the best. Why exactly does it say "Ultimate Box" in the title? I'm assuming at some point this game came with all the dlc, but it doesn't now. Misleading much? It's still a great game, but if you want the dlc buy the PS3 version.
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sc0rn
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
this game, so cool.
thanks for game!
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Fifteenth_
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Welcome to the paradise

One of my old favorites, Fast cars and total carnage

Soaring through the tunnels and tracks is a load of fun

There is the problem of unlocking the DLC cars...
But will keep you busy for a while
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Concentrated Cancer
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
When they say "paradise" they really mean it. Burnout Paradise is a fun game although there is not much of a story line to the actual game, there are alot of things that you can do in this game. Despite my hours, I am really glad I finally settled on this game because it's just so fun. It's not like any Need for Speed game where when you crash you can keep going. Here, on this game, when you crash you literally wreck your car. When you race, there are no barriers or arrows that tell you where to go. If you want to win the race you need to the fastest route to that destination before anyone gets there. It's alot of fun and I'm really enjoying this. 11/10 IGN would race again.
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PigeonHawkCC
( 74.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
This Game is a Great Racing Game
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Insidiae Letalae
( 21.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
10/10 would crash again
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ZZAZZ
( 55.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
While the game itself is very good, the PC port remained incomplete when several DLCs were never ported to it, and the in-game store's servers were killed a while ago.
Be warned, if you want to buy this and expect a complete edition, you definitely won't get that.

As for the content that actually is included, it is in fact pretty polished and I'd honestly be lying if I said it's a bad game.
If you really want to buy the little extra content that was ported but not included here, get the version from Origin.
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Vali Razna
( 53.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
A place where the cars has no drivers and you can break poles with motorbike without crashing!
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reemer72
( 21.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Still an awsome game with they did not disable the store I would love 2 own everything in the ultimate box...
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ivanhot9
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
i played this game for over 1,250 hours back in PS3
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PortalGamer9000
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Burnout paradise is like the other best racing games I ever played. 2 things I hate about this game is the you can not restart and a hardest way too win a race is you have too follow a compass and it makes it hard. 2
Things i like about this game that the barrel rolls/motorcycles/ and best of all smashing other cars.
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megacooler123
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
the game is awesome
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shaskyracer
( 39.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
hi guys i wanted to hook up my new web cam to burnout paradise so then the nex day the game crashes on me ive tryed uninsalling it disalbeing in nothing worcks plz help thx
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lonewolf_aka_mcd
( 833.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
I would recommend this game
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|KnightX|Faiz
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Good stuff.
More modes could have helped.
Other than that, its an alright game,
I loved the free mode.
7/10
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Mr. Derpson
( 18.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
You drive and crash and stuff. What more could you want from a Burn-out game?
A+
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Bizkit
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
Best driving game of 2008. Won multiple awards.
My second favorite Burnout game (First one being Burnout 3: Takedown).

Note: Not every DLC comes with the The Ultimate Box.
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FoxWedding
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
Took Me Down to paradise city!
now cant get out from it!
<3
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
IT BURNS, IT CRASHES.

SATISFACTION IN ONE BIG CRUNCH.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
the game is awesome
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Fun, Great Scenery, Great performance for Low-End Laptops!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
56.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Serious racing simulator enthusiasts can stop reading, because this isn't the game for you.

On the other hand, if you're the kind of person who loves: watching stuff slam into other stuff at 100 miles an hour, vans doing barrel rolls through the air, and the concept of "getting extra points for driving on the wrong side of the road", then this is DEFINATELY the game for you.

In Burnout Paradise, you start off with one car. It's okay, a little slow, and just generally "yep, that's a car". You can unlock more cars by encountering them in the large, open-world map, and then RAMMING THEM INTO ♥♥♥♥. Then, go get your new car, and go nuts. There are many kinds of activities to loudly persue while breaking all known rules of the road. Races, "Marked Man" challenges, Stunt Runs, and Burning Routes (which unlock an upgraded version of the vehicle they're associated with).

Now, zipping around in singleplayer is fun, and lets you get acclimated with the gorgeous (even this long after release) world of Burnout Paradise. It also lets you get new rides, and so on and so forth.

But then you log into Multiplayer, and holy ♥♥♥♥.
Massive, sprawling, high-speed BRAWLS of ten, twenty, however many cars just roaring along, causing destruction and mayhem wherever they go. Custom challenges, grudge-match crashing, and just general shenanigans are the norm. Think it was hard to nail the landing on a super-jump in singleplayer? Try doing it in multiplayer while four players in large, angry-looking SUVs try to ram you out of the air.

In summary: Good for fun, not so good for realism. Great multiplayer potential, but solid Singleplayer. Good price, good graphics, small size on Hard Drive. GREAT soundtrack, excellent open-world map, extreme replayability.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
I haven't tried the previous games but this was really fun.
Great game for the simple joy of driving.
Great crash scenes, nice cars, almost no limits while racing.
Recommend to try it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Love this game but the fun dies out pretty fast to be honest. and the online gameplay is laggy and bad but i'm gonna recommend this since i've always been a fan of Burnout!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
This is a mixed review, I like the Burnout series a lot, and this one is very good, but the fact that is named "The Ultimate Box" is what doesn´t check.

The denominative Ultimate Box is just bait so you think you are gaining all the content from the Console version, but that´s not gonna happen, the content given was a free update in Console versions (Day-Night cycle, the Bikes, the weather) and the things you would expect (The Legendary Cars, the Toy Cars, the extra cities) are nowhere to be seen, not even as a DLC purchase.

Don´t get me wrong, the game is good for those who love a non realistic racing game, and for people like myself who are more fighters than drivers, with a lot of events in every intersection...if you drive a car, if you drive a bike the only thing you get is Burning Route or Burning Route, no more.

To call this "ultimate" is a joke, but if you see this game on a sale and like arcade style racing games, you´ll feel that the purchase was good, otherwise, just pass without seeing.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
66.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Having a free city to roll around in has been quite the staple in the Need for Speed series. Now it's Burnout's turn. Does causing automobile mayhem in a free roaming genre work well?

The graphics in the game can be pretty impressive if you have the computer setup that's powerful enough to run, say, any Crysis game. You'll start to wonder if it's even possible to walk the streets of Paradise City without freaking out over the passing traffic and catch a glimpse of the rowdy, wreckless cars smashing each other up. Beautiful scratches and traded paints between every crash and takedown marked on each car!

The library of music for the game is a mix of top past rock, metal and remix hits for shredding through the streets, along with some orchestral classics for when you need to wind down and soak in the view of the city. However, if you had to classify them separately, then there's not a lot for the soundtrack. And depending on how many times you wanted to re-launch the game, you'll start to wonder if Guns N' Roses' "Paradise City" is worth having in your head for ages to come.

The controls leave a little to be desired, while some features in variety, such as the way boosts are used in different classes of vehicles (bringing back the classic or using it if desired for stunt-specific purposes), others can get a more Need for Speed feel with the controls. At the very least, you can still get some air and maintain a drift well enough to keep up with the competition. And of course, there's no limits to how rowdy you can get with other opponents.

Because the game now goes free-roam, you'll have to navigate yourself to each point in the city. There are no invisible walls or navigational lines on your radar to aid you to the finish line, apart from your vehicle signaling and the street signs blinking on the screen telling you where to turn next.

When playing online, the system requirements stretch beyond further than what is recommended because of multiple players racing everywhere across the city. So your computer will need a boost in hardware or reduction in graphics settings in that area.

To all the Crash enthusiasts, you'll find no such tradition in this free-roaming pot-stirrer. Instead, all realism and logic gets thrown out the window and you can now throw your vehicle around everywhere, wrecking the poor victims driving across the streets of Paradise City in Showtime Mode.

If you need a more real-time competitive edge by mixing together Need for Speed and Burnout, you've definitely found your game here. But abandoning the roots that the franchise has once made itself famous for can be a big, risky trade-off not only for its stapled name, but also for its player-base.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
Arguably the best racing game of all time and THE best game of all time. Amazing cars, amazing graphics for 2008, amazing map and scenes. I have over 3000 hours recorded on the PS3 version. This is THE game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
101.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Day 1: "Oh this is fun, look at the graphics, the car is shiney and it's running on my cheap, low-end graphics card perfectly and at 60 FPS"
Day 2: "Wow that was a tremendous crash."
Day 3: "I really should not have been going that fast arond a 90° turn"
Day 4: "I really should not have been going that fast down an alleyway"
Day 5: "Why am I still using sports cars when my playstyle clearly indicates that vans and trucks would suit me better?"
Day 6: *Car bounces down highway, smashing things. Maniacal laughter can be heard in the distance.*
Day 7: "I shouldn't be going this fast on train tracks."

10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
One of my all time favorite racing games, such immense feeling of speed, wonderful handling, and amazing soundtrack to top it off (except girlfriend)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
Hey! Hey! You! You! I don't like your girlfriend! No way! No way! I think you need a new one...
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
By far the best racing game on Steam.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
This game could cure cancer
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
aWESOME gAME
9/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Fun game, worth to play with some friends or solo!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Very good graphic for year 2009.
Good game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
Not the best game to play when you're going for you're drivers license
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142 of 154 people (92%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
67.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
I'm sure this review will go unnoticed but that doesn't matter.

This game is seriously one of my favorite of all time. Yeah, just another EA racing game released in the 7th generation, but it's a very special EA racing game released in the 7th generation. The best EA racing game released in the 7th generation. Hell, probably the best EA racing game of all time in my book (NFSMW, B3, NFSU2 are all extremely close).

PROS:
-Beautiful detail. Every crash and car looks spectacular, and some views are simply jaw-dropping.
-Hours upon hours of replayability. And when you do get 100%, you have a nice feeling inside.
-Some of the best licensed and original music. Also, incredible classical music.
-An awesome city known as Paradise City. Pretty big, and has a personality of it's own, in a way.
-Very unique things you can do in the game: Ever wanted to barrel roll an F1 car into a quarry while being stalked by Black Armored Cars?

CONS:
-Of course, with such a large world, there will be very tedious and annoying moments at times.
-Depending on the person, this will be a glaring flaw: the only real character, DJ Atomika, is a bit of a jerk.

Really good game. If you like racing games, it's a must have. 4/5
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52 of 61 people (85%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
35.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2015
A case of paradise found, or paradise lost?

I've played all Burnout games since Point of Impact, except Dominator. Paradise seemed just as exciting as previous titles in the series to begin with, but by the end it became an exercise in anger management. Having completed it on the PS3 I thought coming back to it on PC was going to be a cakewalk. If only.

Enjoying Paradise depends on a lot of ifs. Where you are at in the game, how much you intend to play, and how easily things annoy you, for starters.

The game dumps you on a map and basically says 'Enjoy!', leaving you to discover everything it offers for yourself. Perhaps the first and biggest wonder you'll notice is the miraculous lack of people - even the random cars you see on the road are all empty. Even your own car. Compared to games like GTA this is a bit of a sore point for me - having someone to run over and some voice-acting to laugh at would have been a nice addition. The only voice there is to listen to (besides the soundtrack / music) is DJ Atomica, who never ceases to bring you down with some disparaging remark when you lose an event. Sometimes he's ok, but the game would have been better off without his five pence of 'try harder' and 'the route you choose' bull.

If driving around in Robot City isn't a problem for you then you might like this title. There is a big garage of awesome looking cars to unlock, and the freedom of having a huge map fully unlocked already means you can pick and choose which roads to use in races and events. Occasionally it can get confusing, but the option is there to check an event's route before you start it, so you can take your time deciding how best to navigate the roads to get to where you need to as fast and effortlessly as possible.

Collectibles include challenges (both offline and online - online lists challenges for each of 2 players through to 8 players); smashes (which are construction fences that often fence off short-cuts); billboards (for smashing through as well); and super jumps. Just finding all of these can be a chore.

In addition, each road has a fastest lap record to beat, and a crash mode record to beat. Some roads are little, others are huge. Crash mode isn't quite the same as previous games though, where you get a specific set-up and have a bunch of buses all packed together in the distance. Instead, while driving you can start crash mode at the touch of a button (but careful not to start it in the middle of a race). The goal here is to rack up a big $$$ of carnage, hitting traffic, buses, signs, anything with a $$$ painted over it. The event stops when your boost bar empties, but is filled regularly as long as you keep hitting things. This is one of the more fun aspects of the game, but it can be frustrating too, as all too often the crash traffic will spawn on roads you can never possibly reach, sometimes you'll see traffic spawn in the distance only to de-spawn before it reaches you (possibly because too much traffic is spawning on other roads), and traffic has an awful habit of avoiding your bouncing wreck trying to aim for them. Overall it's fun, but I get the feeling it needs a patch or something.

Event types are colour-coded on the map, thankfully, as there are over a hundred and finding what you want can be problematic. They are broken down into races, burning routes (car-specific race against the clock), stunt runs, road rages (using your car to take out other cars within a time limit), and marked man (which is the biggest pile of doo-doo since Jurassic Park).

The goal of the game is to keep unlocking new licences, ending with the Burnout Elite licence, requiring you to complete everything. Up until this last licence it is possible to avoid most events you don't like, but this last licence forces you into events you may hate. For me it was Marked Man - an event that is akin to a bull in a china shop, with you playing as the china. It seems to me too heavily reliant on dumb luck just to survive the longer distances - repair drive-thrus often being too few or too far away to be of any use. I see it as utterly preposterous and totally unnecessary. Sometimes all you can do is sit and watch in sheer disbelief as attack cars rain down on your humble car from every possible angle, sometimes t-boning you mere seconds after respawning, leaving you no room to escape at all. And to top it all off DJ Atomica will whine at you afterwards, saying you have no skill.

Apologies to my brother, Grunner, and my family for all the foul language and violence when I started doing Marked Man.

It's a shame but I believe Marked Man events will be a game breaker for perfectionists looking to get 100%. It can be done, but you may find items around you will get broken in your rage. Lots of excessive cinematics in the menu and waiting for cars to drop in before you can choose them to drive make the game unnecessarily longer. The menu is messed up to begin with - you use F1 and F2 to navigate various menus and a web page - not to mention the fail webpage that still tries to load every time you start the game.

But the visuals are pretty good considering the game's age, and the soundtrack is pretty beast. If you're a racing fan, need more cars to play with and there's nothing better out there, then you'll get this despite the menu problems or stupid Marked Man. Due to all the enjoyment I've had I can't recommend against it, but it's pretty close. 50/50. Racing probably isn't for me.
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