- Bad copy of Death Rally 96' or 2k12
- physics and handling are horrible, can't steer, glued tires
- weapons are not that exciting to use, you'll prefer to lay mines everywhere
- only one big map reused with barriers and reverse mode to get 16 "different" races
- quiet easy achievements except the final one, still a doable 100%. At least, achievements are all working OK, good job about that
- Steam cards, which is the only thing interesting in the game
This game is probably the worst of the genre, where the first Death Rally, released back in '96 is still a reference.
Even the most recent Death Rally, out in 2012, which was quiet bad, looks good compared to Burning Cars.
First, the story : there is none. Just read the "story" on steam page, that's it. So its a championship taking place in an open-air sewer island, with radioactive waste. You get to drive a trash truck against 3 other drunk bums, shooting and ramming on each other to get first place, get money and points for the 16 rounds of the championship. Now the weird part, the game is called Burning Cars, buts it's not really about cars, only trash trucks and flying buggies.
Those vehicles are armed with various stuff from shotguns to mines dispensers, and nitro, and upgrades. That's for the "Burning" part of the game, you'll often catch on fire driving in those green slimes and from opponents attacks.
About the racing aspect, it's the most tedious and masochist part of the game. Driving those things feels like there is no steering wheel, its a pain to take a turn, like if the tires got glues on the concrete. No handbrake or brake at all to take some drifts in the tight turns. You're lucky if you don't hit a barrier that will throw you into the sky or in reverse direction, especially with those buggies. The walls are also glued, because if you come too close from them, good luck to get off it. Easy tournament let you restart a race, so hopefully you can make it first place, as the opponents are sometimes dumb as hell and got stuck in a wall. Nothing more to add about the gameplay, it's just horrible. Take a careful look at the trailer video on Steam store, it'll show you all the pain you will get about the no-steering and flying on wall thing.
Thankfully, the achievements are quit easy to accomplish, the most frustrating is the hard tournament which will accept no failure, because you can't restart the race when it turns bad, or you go above a barrier or even out of the map, falling in the black void forever... There is steam cards too, but it's only to grab some money they won't make from selling the game itself.
Its a real shame because graphics are ok, of only physics was good, with more environment variety, and a multiplayer mode.
Don't get this game, unless you get it in a bundle, its pure pain and frustration for a masochist price. You've been warned.