Dangerous Driving completes Burnout's revival, but not flawlessly.
The spirit of Burnout returns in a game that trades big-budget spectacle for pure speed.
Its limited budget is obvious but as an unofficial reboot for the Burnout series this is one of the best arcade racers for a long time.
Neither the racing nor the crashes do enough to make this title standout
As a spiritual successor to Burnout 3: Takedown, Dangerous Driving bottles up some of that Criterion magic, but these moments are fleeting and too many issues pile up to make it little more than a pretender.
All in all, Dangerous Driving is a marked improvement in basically every facet over Danger Zone 1 and 2. This is Three Fields firing on all cylinders and giving Burnout fans the experience they've been craving. While a few technical hiccups stop this from achieving greatness, you really shouldn't sleep on this if you're a fan of arcade racers. Dangerous Driving is the real deal and any Burnout fan would be crazy to skip it.
Despite the sparse menus and weird gameplay hiccups, Dangerous Driving is still a hell of a great time.
Dangerous Driving is the game Burnout fans have been waiting for. Insane speeds, takedowns, permanent wreckage and a raft of events make this not just a spiritual successor, but a new beginning for aggressive arcade racing.
Dangerous Driving it's like returning to the very first Burnout: say goodby to the open world and its awesome graphics, and be ready to embrace the old fashioned events on classic circuits. It retains the variety type o races, the takedowns,... but without the polishment that make us fall in love with this arcade formula.
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Dangerous Driving is a funny but limited old-style racing game. Its sense of the speed is exhilarating, but on a standard Xbox One/PS4 the frame rate drops to a not so exciting 30fps.
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An interesting take on the classic Burnout-esque racing games, but falls too short on its efforts when you are not on the track, with awful menus, a bad campaign design and lack of game modes to be a true Burnout sucessor.
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Dangerous Driving delivers a tight, streamlined racing experience, but that comes at the cost of features that players have come to expect.
I had got plenty of enjoyment out of Dangerous Driving. Handling is excellent, the different modes give you plenty of reasons to keep playing, and watching your Takedowns is as addictive as it gets.
From much of the creative talent behind the revered Burnout series, does Dangerous Driving rekindle its rambunctious racing?
Dangerous Driving feels like the little engine that could. When it works, it is a fantastic experience. It felt like Burnout never left. The lack of music and compromised original consoles though really drags it down a notch. I wanted to love this game a lot more than I did, but as it stands it is an incredible throwback to the glory days of Burnout racing.
Dangerous Driving is, at best, a rough early prototype of a proper Burnout successor. The basic mechanics and sense of speed are there, but they're badly undermined by bland track design, infuriating AI, a lack of features, and a host of other issues. Those feeling nostalgic for Burnout would be best served taking the classics out for another spin, rather than taking a chance on this lemon.
Dangerous Driving aims to be a clone of a classic yet sorely outdated driving franchise, and it succeeds in that mission to an extent. PS2-era design methodology is present throughout, and adrenaline thrills take centre stage over fluid design, creativity or accessibility.
Though Dangerous Driving doesn't quite boast the budget it needs to properly do justice to the notion of bringing classic Burnout kicking and screaming onto contemporary systems, it absolutely does nail the fundamental core of that concept and in doing so provides both a highly enjoyable racer and an evocative blueprint for what developer Three Fields Entertainment will do next.
The most impressive piece to Dangerous Driving is its aesthetic design. Each map is vibrant and awash color and the sound design has noticeable polish. However, the rest of the game feels rather shallow, especially for a spiritual successor to the Burnout series.
Dangerous Driving is a decent effort to bring back the boisterous, fast-paced racing of Burnout, and while it somewhat delivers on that promise, it's not without its fair share of problems. Technical issues hinder the experience, and one or two issues with handling stop the game from being a top arcade racer. However, the chaos and tension within the various event types makes for some good, old fashioned, adrenaline-fuelled action, and fans of this breed of racing will likely be able to burn a few hours here.