EA has been against remasters for the most part, ignoring the cries for upgraded versions of Dead Space and the Mass Effect Trilogy. However, the release of Burnout Paradise Remastered may signal that that stance is changing, or it could simply be a case of EA testing the water with a view to a new Burnout game. Either way, we welcome the chance to explore Paradise City again.
Including all eight of the original release’s DLC packs, it’s the most complete version ever and the visual upgrade makes Paradise City look better than ever before. The crashes haven’t seen much of an improvement with the remaster, but the racing is still as fun as ever. The sense of speed is unmatched by any other racing game, and you can have Avril Lavigne’s Girlfriend playing as you smash through the hundreds of billboards.