Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box [Download]
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The Burnout Paradise Ultimate Box Download from Amazon can be activated and downloaded right from the ORIGIN client after you get the activation code, my preferred method.
It worked with Windows 7 64bit, Steering Wheels and Gamepads. I tried both a xbox360 gamepad controller (work without configuring) and a Thrustmaster Ferrari F430 (worked after configuring) without issue.
I was able to set graphic settings to 2560X1600 (high,medium,low,AA options available). Plays without glitches, but I have a beefy system by today's standards. (I975@4Ghz, SLI GTX580's 1.5gb, 12GB system ram, HP ZR30w 30" S-IPS display). You can turn off music and even arrange the in game music selection and organize the order.
The menu is hard to understand at first like "exiting the game" and finding the "setting menu" was awkward. I suggest you do a search for *Criterion Burnout Paradise PC Q&A* before playing the game so you know how to "exit the game." The brief Q&A will also show you how to setup a controller and other stuff.
I haven't played Multiplayer as that is not my thing with racers, only FPS games. I never played the console versions so I couldn't compare to them either.
My one criticism of Burnout, the first time I played an earlier version of the game, was that the physics and crashes were super lame and utterly ridiculous. I was playing that on XBox or PS3 (can't remember which).
This is the first time I have seen a Burnout game on PC. I got it, and I have to say I have never seen a more compelling game. For one thing, it works even without a fancy graphics card, but nonetheless preserves attractive realistic shading. I have a Dual-Core 2.00 GHz Pentium processor on a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop with the default chipset and 4 GB of RAM. Also, it has a map with every kind of temperate territory you can name (except, perhaps, Piedmont pine forests) :-)
There are 75 cars which are not real (Ford, Chevy, Ferrari, etc.), but look very real and probably are close spin-offs. Events are sprinkled throughout the city which you win to win new cars. Sometimes, for an extra challenge, you have to shut a car down to win it.
My favorite game yet.
My only gripe with the game is that it doesn't include all the dlc and there are no plans to release the rest of the dlc for the pc version. I wanna drive the DeLorean.
The PC never even got the Big Surf expansion like the console version.
Thanks again EA!
One thing they did very different with Paradise was make it an "open world" type concept, which sounds like a great idea, but the problem I have with it, is that I like arcade racing games, because they're quick to pick up, race a couple of times, and then move onto something else. In this game, you are in a virtual city and you have to drive from event to event. Many of the events are triggered by doing a burnout at a stop light, but its not always obvious where all of the events are. If you are in one part of the city and you want to do a specific event, you have to drive there.
At first, this isn't a big deal because the game is fun, but after a short while this gets old because you are just nonstop driving around trying to find events. Maybe I have a serious case of ADD, but I prefer the traditional way of game design where if I want to race a specific Takedown match on the beach, I just select it from a menu. I dont want to have to drive all across a city to that part of the map just to start a certain event.
Seeing as this game is 6 years old, I would like to see an updated Burnout game. Mostly just to take advantage of the latest graphics and PC hardware. By no means does this game look back, but it definitely looks dated. Overall, its a fun game, and it will bring back a bit of nostalgia if you remember the original Xbox game, but the tedious driving around the city looking for things to do gets old, and for me, this kills the replay value.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great game - not a realistic simulator by any stretch of the imagination, but a fairly big map to explore and lots of re-playability. Read morePublished 1 month ago by rettuB ekiL
The game was too arcade-style for my taste, but it is fun none the less.Published 2 months ago by SnapA
Burnout Paradise is one of the best racing games I have played and owned, and is my favorite out of the Burnout series. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kevin Rainey
TOTALLY WICKED AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
A great way to destress after spending 2 hours in rush hour traffic.
hard to play...wont play multi player, says needs to be updated...might work but its pain in the butt.Published 9 months ago by tony yeoman
Great game. Awesome replay value. Wish the community was biggerPublished 9 months ago by BeantowneS