Burnout Paradise is the first installment in the long-running series, well
known for its extreme 60-frames-per-second speed and crash-oriented carnage,
to appear on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
This title does away with menus to create a seamless integration of event
gameplay and online interaction. Rather than dividing races into different
sections, the player can fully explore Paradise City as an open world, where
every junction is an opportunity to start an event. Just pull up at the
traffic lights and rev the engine to start an event. The same applies to the
Showtime mode (formerly Crash mode). The preset junctions and traffic are no
longer present and the player can now crash at any location in the world, by
activating the Showtime mode. It can also be used in regular modes, as well as
online games. The main game mode has the player earn credit to unlock new
licenses and cars. The five main event types are:
* Race: the first one to reach the finish wins.
* Road Rage: perform a number of takedowns before time runs out.
* Marked Man: race for a location and survive the attacks from another car that tries to take you down.
* Stunt Run: use stunt moves to reach a target score.
* Burning Route: a unique route for each car in the game.
There are more than 80 cars present and there is a reworked damage system.
More parts can be torn off and the state of the car determines if the player
can keep driving or has to wait for a reset. Objects in the environment can
now also be deformed.
The game supports mugshots with support for a camera. When a player is taken
down, both players have their photo taken, exchanged and saved on the hard
drive. There are also camera-less persons or an avatar can be used.
|Minimum System Requirements|
|CPU||2.8 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent (For Vista 3.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4)|
|CPU SPEED||2.8 GHz (3.2 GHz for Vista)|
|RAM||1.0 GB (1.5 GB for Vista)|
|OS||Windows XP SP2/ Windows Vista/ Windows 7|
|Graphics Card||DirectX 9.0c Compatible 3D accelerated 128 MB Video card with Pixel Shader 3.0 or equivalent (NVIDIA GeForce 6600+ / ATI Radeon X1300+)|
|HDD Space||4 GB (EA Download Manager Users require 8.16 GB additional space for temporary installation files).|