Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box – Game Review

BurnOut Paradise: The Ultimate Box Mac Boot Camp
Mac game review
MacHouse game rating: 8.5/10

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box is a new car racing game published by Electronic Arts for PC. The game was released in February 5. It’s not a totally new game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 users because Electronic Arts published Burnout Paradise for these video game consoles on January 22, 2008.

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box consists of three expansion games on top of Burnout Paradise (Paradise Cars). Burnout Paradise Bikes is a motorcycle version of Paradise Cars. According to Criterion Games, the game developer, Burnout Paradise Bikes comes with ’38 new against-the-clock race events.’ Apart from the multiplayer game of Burnout Paradise, Burnout Paradise Party lets you compete with as many as 7 players. And Burnout Paradise Cagney adds three more challenges including Road Rage, Stunt Run, Marked Man on top of Race plus new cars and other features.

Burnout Paradise isn’t exactly a typical car racing game. Typical ones let you buy parts after entering and winning a competition, right? You won’t buy parts or vehicles in this game. You will drive like crazy all the time. But this game isn’t crazy enough to make you run over pedestrians.

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For those who haven’t played Burnout Paradise, I can tell you that this is the most complicated car racing game that I have ever played. And let me tell you why I think so. While playing the game, press the escape key, and you will see Driver Detail. The ultimate goal of this game is to reach 100% completion. Screenshot 01 shows that my completion percentage is 29%. In order to reach 100% completion, you will have to do a lot of different tasks including winning challenges, ruling roads, smashing fences, breaking billboards and more.   Continue reading

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box with Boot Camp – Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box Game Play Video Part IV – 28 Minutes

BurnOut Paradise: The Ultimate Box Mac Boot Camp

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box is one of the latest games released by Electronic Arts. It was released in February 5th. The Burnout Paradise series was developed by Criterion Games. The first game, Burnout Paradise, was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on January 22, 2008. Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box is a special edition for PCs. It contains Burnout Paradise, Burnout Paradise Cagney, Burnout Paradise Bikes and Burnout Paradise Party.

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No, this game play video is not from Paradise Cars. Instead, let’s see how Paradise Bikes works. Honestly, Paradise Bikes is a lot more boring than Paradise Cars. You only have one kind of challenges. It’s a time trial called Burning Ride. Actually, you will have more red symbols activated between 08:00 PM and midnight. But these symbols just refer to another time trial called Midnight Ride. It’s no different from Burning Ride. Why is Paradise Bikes so boring? That’s because you have no opponents. It’s the same time trial that you will have to repeat over and over by yourself.

By the way, the vehicle that I’m driving is NAKAMURA FIREHAWK V4.   Continue reading

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box with Boot Camp – Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box Game Play Video Part III – 16 Minutes

BurnOut Paradise: The Ultimate Box Mac Boot Camp

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box is one of the latest games released by Electronic Arts. It was released in February 5th. The Burnout Paradise series was developed by Criterion Games. The first game, Burnout Paradise, was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on January 22, 2008. Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box is a special edition for PCs. It contains Burnout Paradise, Burnout Paradise Cagney, Burnout Paradise Bikes and Burnout Paradise Party.

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It’s very rare that I play Mac & PC games online. That’s because I can easily get addicted to online games and lose my day job. But I decided to play Paradise Cars online for a little while. My username is jim3332. I’m surrounded by seven other cars. I can tell you that the multiplayer game of Paradise Cars is a bit boring.   Continue reading

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box with Boot Camp – Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box Game Play Video Part II – 18 Minutes

BurnOut Paradise: The Ultimate Box Mac Boot Camp

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box is one of the latest games released by Electronic Arts. It was released in February 5th. The Burnout Paradise series was developed by Criterion Games. The first game, Burnout Paradise, was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on January 22, 2008. Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box is a special edition for PCs. It contains Burnout Paradise, Burnout Paradise Cagney, Burnout Paradise Bikes and Burnout Paradise Party.

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The following is another game play video from Paradise Cars. The car that I’m driving is HUNTER VEGAS. And I will get my driver’s license upgraded to Class B at the very end of the game play video.

By the way, what will happen if you get your driver’s license upgraded to Class A? Well… You will be entitled to going for BurnOut License for more wins.   Continue reading

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box with Boot Camp – Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box Game Play Video Part I – 34 Minutes

BurnOut Paradise: The Ultimate Box Mac Boot Camp

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box is one of the latest games released by Electronic Arts. It was released in February 5th. The Burnout Paradise series was developed by Criterion Games. The first game, Burnout Paradise, was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on January 22, 2008. Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box is a special edition for PCs. It contains Burnout Paradise, Burnout Paradise Cagney, Burnout Paradise Bikes and Burnout Paradise Party.

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So what kind of game is Burnout Paradise? It’s a racing game in which you get to drive cars and motorcycles around Paradise City. You can switch vehicles at a junk yard. Stop your vehicle at a specific intersection to take a challenge. If you win, your driver’s license may be upgraded.

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By the way, it’s a kind reminder that the game application is a bit unstable. The game screen froze at least three times when I tried to play the game. And I was forced to restart the computer in each occasion.   Continue reading