Burnout 3: Takedown
is the third game in the Burnout
series of video games. Released on September 7, 2004, developed by Criterion Games
and published by Electronic Arts
(the first Burnout game EA published), the game drew critical acclaim and a large fanbase.
A GameCube version was planned but was scrapped during development. The game was delayed for release in 2003 because of its original publisher Acclaim Entertainment
going bankrupt. The game was then picked up by Electronic Arts
, the game was then further delayed as changes were made to the game. It is also the only game in the series that received a T rating by the ESRB
, making it the last game in the series to be released before the E10+ rating debuted on March 2, 2005. A 5 lapped race demo was and is still available in the EA game Need For Speed: Underground 2. EA Games shut down all network services on April 15, 2010. It is the longest Burnout game to ever have 6th gen console online support.
There are five play modes, including two race modes and three crash modes. Before play starts, players choose their vehicle based on its speed and weight. In the race modes, the player gains "boost" by driving in the oncoming traffic lanes, narrowly avoiding traffic, drifting around bends, getting air time, and by causing competitors' cars to crash (called a "Takedown"). In "Race" mode, the object is to win the race around the track like a standard racing game, while in the "Road... Read More