ESRB: Burnout Crash features “cartoon violence”

Friday, 6th May 2011 11:23 GMT By Johnny Cullen

The ESRB’s rated the still unannounced Burnout Crash, saying the title will feature “cartoon violence.”

It says that players will “earn points for creating traffic pileups,” adding it’ll take place “from a top-down perspective.”

Full rating goes as:

This is an action game in which players earn points for creating traffic pileups. From a top-down perspective, players initiate crashes by driving ‘cartoony’ vehicles (e.g., cars, trucks, vans, buses) into busy intersections; multiple crashes trigger score multipliers and rack up large ‘bills’ of property damage. Each level is accompanied by crashing sounds, small explosions, and vocal encouragement (e.g., ‘Cool,’ ‘Maximum Carnage!’). In some levels, players are instructed to crash into police cars (e.g., ‘Crash them before they bust you!’); in other sequences, oversized airplanes, tornados, lobster monsters, and UFOs slide across the screen, destroying any vehicles in their path.

Burnout Crash was outed last month by the ACB, with one LinkedIn CV mentioning it for PS3 and 360. Criterion looks set to be developing the title, the first in the series since Paradise in 2008.

Sounds like we should be looking towards E3 for this.



  1. Blerk

    Top-down perspective? Cartoony? Nooooooooo! This isn’t the Burnout you’re looking for! :-(

    #1 4 years ago
  2. DrDamn

    Yep – my thoughts too. Maybe just best to look at it as a separate entity to Burnout and judge it on it’s own merits.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    All I wanted was classic Crash Mode from the Burnouts of old. :-(

    #3 4 years ago
  4. McLovin85

    Looks like a PSN/XBL game to me.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Blerk

    It is. :-D

    #5 4 years ago
  6. The_Red

    This is a PSN/XBLA spin-off based on “Crash mode” from Burnout 3 and Revenge.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Lightmanone

    Come on EA, don’t let us down, say it will come out a few weeks after E3!! I wish.. I don’t think I can count on that though.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Lounds

    Slit my wrists. Jesus I blame EA for this, burnout used to be fun and cool before they show’d up, burnout 3 was the best burnout (yes i know EA published this)

    #8 4 years ago

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