The Best 'Burnout' Games

Voting Rules
Game must be part of the Burnout series.

This list features all the various Burnout games, ranked from best to worst by readers everywhere. If you think the coolest Burnout game to play isn't as high as it should be then make sure to vote it up so that it has the chance to rise to the top. Are you and a friend arguing over what the greatest Burnout game of all time is? Use this list of fun to play Burnout video games to see how many people would agree with you and end the squabble once and for all. 

The first Burnout game was released in 2002 on the Xbox, GameCube, and PS2, while the latest release, Burnout Paradise Remastered, was released in 2020. This list covers every release in the series, from Burnout Paradise to Burnout Revenge and more.

If you're wondering, "What are the greatest Burnout games?" or "What is the best Burnout game of all time?" then this list should answer your questions.

  • Burnout 3: Takedown
    Photo: Electronic Arts

    Burnout 3: Takedown is noteworthy for being the first game in the series to feature Crashbreakers and Takedowns. With new Takedowns, you can create new ways to make your opponents spin out and burn. The game also featured many more vehicles (a total of 67) compared to its predecessors.

    You can select from Super, Sports, Coupe, Muscle, Heavyweight, Special, and Compact cars to race with. The game introduced actual vehicular violence as opposed to just engaging in dangerous driving, which really set the benchmark for the franchise going forward. 

    • Released: 2004
    • Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Xbox
    443 votes
  • Burnout Revenge
    Photo: Electronic Arts
    360 VOTES

    The fifth game in the series retains many of the elements of previous iterations, including Face-Off and Road Rage. However, this game introduces Crashbreaker and Traffic Attack modes. Crashbreaker allows you to blow up your own vehicle in order to damage surrounding cars while Traffic Attack makes your objective to cause as much destruction as possible on other cars.

    There are 79 vehicles you can race within this game. As one of the more popular releases for the Xbox and PS2, it remains one of the series' most acclaimed releases.

  • Burnout Paradise
    Photo: Electronic Arts

    The sixth game in the series is the first to include a seamless open-world landscape. When you enter multiplayer free-burn sessions, you don't have to deal with online lobbies or loading times, proving to be a big hit with fans. It's also noteworthy for being the first Burnout game to be released on the PC.

    There are 69 stock cars for you to race with. While the game was originally released in 2008, it was remastered and released on all the next-gen consoles in 2020, including a nifty new Switch release.

    • Released: 2008
    • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
    376 votes
  • Burnout 2: Point of Impact
    Photo: Electronic Arts

    The second game in the series brought some new modes to the franchise, including Crash, Point to Point, and Pursuit. The game also improved upon the roster of vehicles you had at your disposal, bringing out vehicles like the Japanese Muscle, the Gangster, and the Hot Rod. 

    While Point of Impact was released on the PS2, GameCube, and Xbox, the Xbox version includes 21 new car skins and 15 additional crash junctions.

    • Released: 2002
    • Platform: Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube
    160 votes
  • Burnout Legends
    Photo: Electronic Arts
    130 VOTES

    Released on the same day as Burnout RevengeLegends is the series' one and only handheld-exclusive game (so far). There are 95 cars to unlock and ride with as you go through all of the various events in the World Tour. These events include Race, Face-Off, Eliminator, and others, and there's even a multiplayer option. 

    Burnout Legends shares more than just the same birthday as Burnout Revenge; many of the same songs also appear on both soundtracks.

    • Released: Sep 13 2005
    • Platform: Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable
    130 votes
  • Burnout Dominator
    Photo: Electronic Arts

    The primary focus of this game is on Burnout Chains. Burnouts occur by draining a boost bar while doing dangerous stunts to refill it once again. The boost meter usually has orange flames, but they transform to blue when you activate "Supercharge Boost."

    When you're in this mode and drive dangerously, the arrows light up, and doing this repeatedly allows you to gain a Burnout Chain. With 12 tracks and dozens of cars to choose from, you control your fate. 

    • Released: Mar 06 2007
    • Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable
    153 votes