Back in the days of Burnout 3: Takedown, arguably the finest racing video game ever made, I never actually did all that much racing. Crash Mode was where all the real fun was at, creating massive fender benders and watching as your destruction piled up in dollar bills.
When the Burnout series went under and EA gave preference to Need for Speed, this important feature sadly found itself missing from our lives. Thankfully, it’s now on its way back. Three Fields Entertainment, founded by Burnout creator Alex Ward, has announced its new project called Danger Zone, and it’s exactly what it looks like.
Burnout’s Crash Mode has found itself a spiritual successor.
Shunt vehicles into oncoming traffic, take down trailers to shed their payloads and use your explosive SmashBreaker to move your vehicle around. The more explosions you cause, the bigger your score.
If you’re feeling burnt out by congestion and jammed roads, take your revenge on rush hour traffic. This place is a paradise for those who like their driving flame-grilled.
Ward hasn’t lost his taste for destruction
Three Fields Entertainment hasn’t lost a step in its penchant for creating fun destruction. Not just in Danger Zone, which looks fabulous by the way, but also in its previous game Dangerous Golf, which was essentially the same thing except with golf balls instead of cars.
Danger Zone will be released for the PC and PlayStation 4 in May for $12.99. It comes with 20 crash courses for fans to master and push for high scores. And just because I have to…