is the latest version of the popular street racing title and despite its controversial content, it recently won various Best of E3 awards. The PS2 game will be in South Africa on September 3.Burnout 3: Takedown is the latest version of the popular street racing title and despite its controversial content, it recently won various Best of E3 awards. The PS2 game will be in South Africa on September 3.content here

is the latest version of the popular street racing title and despite its controversial content, it recently won various Best of E3 awards. The PS2 game will be in South Africa on September 3 (suggested retail price R499).


The game was co-produced by Electronic Arts and UK-based developer Criterion Games and has drawn rave reviews from major videogame websites Gamespot, 1up.com and IGN, which stated: “Both in terms of style and gameplay there's probably not a single game in 2004 that will touch Burnout 3."


But be warned… is not a game that one could play in the company of a frail grandparent, man or woman of the cloth, traffic officials or other, um, sensitive or nervous souls. The characteristics of the game is that a player can earn boost by breaking all the road rules, use a car as a weapon to take out his or her rivals and, should you be feeling particularly aggro, compete in a Crash championship.


EA describes Takedown as having “a unique aggressive racing concept and a one-of-a-kind special effects engine that delivers spectacular visuals”. A gamer can choose from a selection of 72 vehicles and 40 tracks modelled to look like locations in the United States, Europe and Asia… and then race, and often crash, his or her way through oncoming traffic in an attempt to claim the top spot.


has multiple single-player, multiplayer, crash and race modes, offering players the opportunity to race through busy city streets and be rewarded for taking risks. If you can live with your conscience, fellow gamers, the game should produce some of the best crash realism ever seen on a Playstation title. Sparks – and tyres, and bits of bodywork - will fly!