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Burnout Revenge is the fifth game in the Burnout series and was released on the same day as Burnout Legends in North America. It was developed by Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts. It was released on the PlayStation 2, Xbox and Xbox 360.

It is notably the only game in the Burnout Series to feature Traffic Checking (to such an extreme degree) and the first Burnout game to be released on one of the 7th generation consoles.


Main article: Events (Burnout Revenge)

Events in Burnout Revenge retain many of the gameplay elements seen in previous Burnout games including Race, Road RageEliminatorBurning Lap, and Crash, with Face-Off disappearing from the series . New events include Traffic Attack and Crashbreaker modes.


Main article: Takedowns
  • Takedown - formerly "Wall Takedown", executed by simply shunting or ramming a rival into a wall or other structure.
  • Revenge - Rivals are marked in red for Revenge, if they takedown the player.
  • Aftertouch - Players can steer their wrecked car into an oncoming rival after they've crashed.
  • Signature - Certain location based Takedowns are prized.
  • Vertical - Taking down a rival from above.
  • Psyche Out - The player can drive erratically near a rival to cause them to crash.
  • Takedown Into [traffic] - Shunting or ramming a rival into a car, big rig, van, or other traffic vehicle
  • Traffic Check - Shunting traffic into rivals.
  • Explosive Payback - The player detonating their vehicle and taking down a rival with the resulting explosion.


Shunting, slamming, drive into oncoming traffic, and grinding rivals steals their boost and adds it to the player's own Boost meter. Rivals can also do the same to the player. Players can earn an extra chunk to their boost bar by taking down a rival but they can just as easily lose a chunk if they crash or are taken down by a rival.


Main article: Vehicles (Burnout Revenge)

Rather than having generic names such as Compact Type 1 or Super Prototype, vehicles in Burnout Revenge are named similar to factory models such as Factory M-Type and are now ordered by their top speed rather than class.


Main article: Locations (Burnout Revenge)

Locations in Burnout Revenge are designed mostly for aggressive vehicle combat but also include many alternate routes.


Main article: Soundtrack (Burnout Revenge)

Burnout Revenge has EA Trax licensed music with 20 of the 40 songs also appearing in Burnout Legends.

Digital Release[]

Platform Digital Release Date Via Price
Xbox 360 August 25th, 2009 LIVE 29,99€ $19.99 £19.99



  • The logo for Burnout Revenge varies slightly; a plain and simple for European releases of the game on PlayStation 2 and Xbox, the North America release features a subtle sheen to the logo as well as the additional slogan - "Battle Racing Ignited", and the Xbox 360 box art features a crystallised logo similar to the Burnout Dominator logo.
  • The online servers for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox releases of Burnout Revenge were shut down on November 1, 2007.
  • The online servers for the Xbox 360 release of Burnout Revenge were shut down on April 13, 2012, however, they came back online three weeks later for unknown reasons, but were shut down again on October 24, 2017.
  • In Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012), players can acquire a license plate with the title "Revenge" by getting to speedlevel 40, in reference to Burnout: Revenge.
  • There appears to be Burnout Revenge logos printed on some buildings in the background menu, but it's hard to see because of the motion blur of the speeding vehicle.