Finally, a game that rewards recklessness! If you have a penchant for destruction and don't want a criminal record, Burnout Revenge is dynamite. The object of this super-fast, arcade-style racing game is to take out your opponents at any cost. Although purists of the racing genre will cringe at the gravity-defying physics of Burnout Revenge, they will also concede that the graphics are seamless at 200 miles per hour, and the ability to maneuver your exploding carcass of a car in mid-air, causing more mayhem, is unbelievably exhilarating. There are the Basic Race and Elimination modes common to all racing games, but Burnout also includes Road Rage and Crash modes. Use your imagination.
category: best of 2005