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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Includes 5 items: Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Need for Speed Undercover, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, Need for Speed: Shift, Shift 2 Unleashed


About This Game

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


Helpful customer reviews
142 of 154 people (92%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
67.3 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).

-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?

-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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51 of 60 people (85%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
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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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
40.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Best ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ arcade racer I've played since Midnight Club 3. Highly recommend.

A lot of people say the game is falsely advertised, but it's not. Nowhere in the description does it say the game comes with the DLCs. "The Ultimate Box" means it comes with all of the update packs + the Party Pack, which it does. Check the description.

Without the DLCs you still get 79 vehicles, and each of them handle uniquely.

$20 is asking too much for this game, but for $5 it's a must have for fans of classic arcade racers. Buy it along with NFS Hot Pursuit for $5 and you have yourself well over 50 hours of mindless, classic arcade racing fun for just $10.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2015
Better physics than Most Wanted ;)
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
-Not bad graphic
-Good multiplayer (if you have friends)
-High amount of vehicles
-Better than majority of games from Need For Speed series
-Very good soundtrack

-No tuning (only paint)
-Slightly repetitive
-Non branded vehicles

8/10 - would takedown again
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