Parents' Guide to

Burnout Paradise Remastered

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Harsh crashes dominate in intense, exciting racer.

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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 8+

Exciting fun

Aside from the driving at the speed of sound(which your kids should already know is dangerous),i think its just an awesome and exciting racing game.It also has no swearing,drugs/alcohol and sex.Although it is kind of violent because you can smash other cars into oblivion.
age 8+

Best Racing Game EVER!!!

This game is really good but has very realistic crashes but no people. That is why I rate it 8+ You should definetly play this game

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (51 ):

For kids old enough to know that reckless driving only has a place in video games and not in real life, this game can be an exciting fantasy to explore. In Burnout Paradise Remastered, cars are categorized based on speed, strength, and stunt ability. This also determines how to increase their boost meters. Stronger cars, for example, will use an aggression boost meter, which rises with overly assertive driving. The natural fallout of this aggressive driving are the explosive crashes. Wrecks look cinematic, as glass shards and chunks of metal shoot across in slow-motion before the full effects of your collision are realized. Sometimes this can be accidental, like when you turn a corner and accidentally collide with a car or a ramp. In other cases, you have to cause as much mayhem as possible, like Road Rage events where you need to take out as many competitors as you can before your car is demolished.

Burnout Paradise Remastered's greatest achievement is eradicating almost all downtime. Load screens and menus are rarely seen. Cars can zip into repair shops and gas stations with no break in action. The gameplay has been significantly expanded with the inclusion of the eight previously released downloadable content packs as well. Now drivers have access to 150 cars and motorcycles to race through the streets. The inclusion of Big Surf Island adds new challenges and new roads to tear up as well, further expanding the racing mayhem. Plus, the enhanced 4K visuals makes the gameplay look incredible, whether its the vistas of Paradise City or the slick sheen of the paint on each car. The Nintendo Switch doesn't have the same fidelity that the PS4 or Xbox One versions do, but it manages to run at 1080p when it's docked and at 60 frames per second, which just feels buttery smooth. The biggest downside on the Switch is that in handheld mode, the screen can appear to be a bit darker than normal, which can make judging the distance of oncoming vehicles and some hazards harder than it needs to be. (Much of this issue is alleviated when you dock the Switch to a TV screen, by the way.) If you're a racing fan, Burnout Paradise Remastered will easily rev your engines.

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