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.
User reviews: Very Positive (3,958 reviews)
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

 

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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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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
This game..this game.. It's ♥♥♥♥ing awsome game!! That awsome mucis at game! Awsome gameplay! Awsome graphic! Awsome cars!

If you look for fun with friends - BUY this game! :D
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
I like driving my plastic formula 1 car, the tiniest tap from an infants hand going at 150Mph will send you flying at escape velocity.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
This Game is amazing. i played this game and beat it five years ago. now im back to play it again! this game brings back memories i had years ago. run very well for low end PC's and looks great on mid-high end PC's there is so much to do in this game. start a road rage and crash your competition, do a race to the baseball stadium, set some lap times, or just simply drive around. so many good things to be said about this game, for example, bikes have been added in. great sounds, fun to experiment with, and just so much to do. the cons, however, are that criterion has abandoned this game. which is a shame that all the DLC it had on Console hasnt been brought into the PC master race platform. for example, Big surf island, and cop cars, are missing from the game, and that brings a tear to my eye. it is such an amazing game, filled with action and fun, it makes you want more and more. but i will never be able to fully relive the experience of big surf island or cop cars. still, this game is completly worth $19.99, although it was made in 2008.

11/10 cannot stop, and will not stop.
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27 of 41 people (66%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
♫ Take me down
To the paradise city
Where the grass is green
And the girls are pretty♫
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Are you looking for a different racing game, or planning to get into the racing genre? Then this might just be the game for you! Burnout Paradise isn't your usual racing game, but will still supply you with hours of fun!

The racing genre has many subcategories, and the burnout franchise might just be an entire subgenre on it's own. You still have the basics like racing of course, but EA has a different look at racing. You can crash into things, crash other racers, make stunts while still aiming for the first place.

Gameplay

The main concept is still the same. You are in a car, dropped in Paradise city, have fun. The physics aren't too different from other games, but I felt that drifting has been kept to a minimum. Which isn't necessarely a bad thing, especially not in a city full of buildings and other cars.

Like I said before, you are able to crash into everything, breakable or unbreakable. Remember however, that it doesn't mean your invincible. At least, not in most events. Fortunately, there are several repair stations around Paradise City so that shouldn't be the biggest of your problems.

You start off with a basic car at a junkyard, and the game will teach you several things before you start the journey. However, it does barely to not teach about the controls, which is something you have to find out yourself unfortunately. If you're familiar with racing games, then this won't be any problem for you, but it may be annoying for new players.

Each car has 3 stats, being Speed, Boost and Strength. It is up to you to seek the best combination which both fits your driving style and is the most useful in events. Events are scattered all around Paradise City, of which I have a few examples below:

  • Races - I can't make it more obvious. The great thing about Burnout however, is that you decide your own route. That's right, you are not stuck on a set route where you just have to show your skills and prove your the best. Shortcuts and ramps are your best friends in Paradise City.
  • Road Rages - Personally my favorite of the bunch. Your goal is to take out a set amount of cars in a set amount of time.
  • Take overs - This has nothing to do with racing whatsoever, but it is still fun. Think of it as a minigame, where your car is like a ball, trying to hit as many objects as possible to get crash dollars, which are mandatory for completing the event. I will admit that this event gets boring after a while, and you have to do this event a lot if you're seeking completion.

When you complete an event, it sometimes occurs that there's a new car racing through the city. You can take it out and add it to your own collection! Also, you get a new car every time you upgrade your license. Your license gets upgraded every time after you have completed a set amount of events.

Presentation

The game is still part of the racing genre, but still does many things different from other games in the same genre. Instead of selecting events, you are racing through Burnout Paradise, which is the overworld itself!

I won't touch the graphics however. Graphics is something strictly personal to people, so I can't give my opinion on that. For me however, the graphics are pretty good and fitting of the game. You can see far ahead of you and I haven't experienced any lagg or framedrops during my playthroughs of the game.

We now have Steam music, but I still want to mention that the music selection in Burnout is pretty good. There is music for everybody, from metal to opera to classic. Of course, there is also the narrator, being the dj of this radio station, who will give you advice during the game.

There are a few things I have to mention, that may not be appealing to several people. For example, cars aren't customizable. The only things you can change to your car are the colours. I personally don't mind this but I can understand that other people do.

To go online, you are also required to have or creat an EA account. It's not too big of an issue, unless you are strictly against it of course.

The final steps

Beating the game isn't too hard. It only requires you to complete events until you got the final license. I would recommend trying to take on as many different events as possible, because otherwise it might become boring/repetitive over time.

Completing the game however, turns out to be a more difficult journey. The game does not have Steam Achievements, but there are in-game achievements called Paradise Awards. They are technically the same as Achievements, only that they won't show up on your Steam profile.

I myself am not a completionist, but it does bother me that the game handles collectables rather poorly. There are Super Jumps, Billboards to destroy and Fences to drive though. Unfortunately, When you achieve a colletable, it does not show up anywhere on the map for example. You will most likely have find them all by the end of the game, but it's still a nitpick which I can't overlook.

Conclusion

Burnout is a really fun game that I would recommend to anyone looking for a new fresh experience. People familiar to the racing genre might find a few nitpicks, but may still find a lot of fun here. And while this may be different from most racing games, this may still be a good starting point for newcomers to the genre.

While not necessary, it is recommended to play this game with a controller/
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This is one of my favorite games of all time.
The racing system is solid, with AI that is both responsive and clever.
The city is always a pleasure to look at, even compaired to some newer titles.
The pacing is great, letting you free-drive and practice your routes, try and go as fast as possible or find the greatest stunt route.
The size is incredible. I've been playing this game on and off for a year and I still don't know all the roads.
Well done EA and team. This is one incredible game.
It's a game that I'm proud to own, and I highly recomend it if you don't already own it.

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Old but very good game. Registering is a pain in the ♥♥♥ (as per usual with EA) but the handling of the cars is arcadie and fun, there's plenty of activities and variety in gameplay between the different types of cars. All around, it's a classic and anyone who likes racing games will get their enjoyment out of this one. (plus it's mega cheap these days)
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
11/60 frames would fly again - IGD
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13 of 23 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
why is obama in this game
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
really good open world racing game with also a good soundtrack lot's of cars and motorbikes also a lot of diffrent modes to play with your friend or just alone it is a very cheap game but still very good

BUY IT RIGHT NOW 8.7/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Don't be fooled by the amount of hours on this game, I have finished it and holy ♥♥♥♥ it's a good game. Probably one of the best arcade racers produced.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
68.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Great fun

However it's not that fun after some time gets very repetative
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
50.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Usually i dont play race or drive games, but this one is just diferent, love it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
if you want to get the full expierience of the game... just like the console version get the vanity pack v2.0.0 beta 10 and just install... it gives you all the cop cars, big surf island and more... but it also gives you a little bit more customization too. Overall AMAZING!! game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
42.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
This is a really fun game. I play it a lot, although it seems like the store is not avalible anymore, but other than that a really solid game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Racing is not your type of game? You'll need to re-think that. This is more than just racing alone.
I've completed this game to around 100% on the xbox. I only needed to unlock 1 more car and I had them all.
This game has kept me busy for a good long time there. Very open world, Good selection of cars, nice graphics.
Recommended to play with controller as the PC layout, is rather bad. This is probably the best Burnout out of them all.
Not sure if all DLC is included. I think it isn't, wich is rather crap. The extra car packs are rather nice and Big Surf Island adds some nice cars as well.
Wich they included this is well, but I can't complain. Wish they would do another (good) sequel.

I would rate it 8.5/10, be sure to check it out especially for the price it is now.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Great game, good driving fun, good music. and the multiplayer aspect is so much better than i expected.

10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
This is a pretty awesome game. I especially love the motorbikes and how the riding mechanics are applied to both bikes and cars. If you set the music -sound down to 0 and raise the vehicle sound and find a bike then you will hear a beautiful sound screaming from the beginning to the end of your ride.

Just love to ride a bike in burnout paradise. I have to play the game alone because i make a funny face when im gaming this game.... it's almost like i'm getting an ♥♥♥♥♥♥ from sex.

I recommend this game without any doubts.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Mixed game. They essentially destroyed the burnout series with this game, and removed a lot of what the made the other Burnout games enjoyable and original. However, the game is still a lot of fun, and there's a lot of enjoyment to be had driving around the city and country smashing things up. If you go in, not expecting a burnout racing game, can be a fun game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
For those saying that you can't get the dlc unless you spend five bucks on amazon, just use the vanity pack mod instead
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