Criterion Games

Black

Black

Microsoft Xbox - Released - February 28, 2006

Black takes place in Chechnya (Southern Russia). The protagonist is a black ops soldier named Sergeant First Class Jack Kellar (portrayed by Marty Papazian). Kellar tells most of the story in first-person at an interrogation four days after the events in the story begin. Kellar is an inadequately disciplined member of a CIA black ops group and a veteran of several conflicts including Guatemala, Colombia, Iran and Croatia. The unknown interrogator (portrayed by Paul Pape) questions Kellar about an arms smuggling and terrorist operation called the Seventh Wave. Seventh Wave have been...

Burnout

Burnout

Microsoft Xbox - Released - April 29, 2002

Drive Dangerously! This is no sit-down simulator! Burnout is a wild arcade racer with spectacular crashes that will leave you sweating, short of breath, and begging for more. Drive like a madman through everyday traffic: swerve into oncoming lanes, cut people off and take loads of risk - hyperventilating is part of the fun.

Burnout

Burnout

Nintendo GameCube - Released - April 30, 2002

Burnout is a arcade style racing game in the mold of the Test Drive or Need For Speed series. In this game, you are racing on realistic streets with real traffic to contend with. There are 6 courses on which to race, 3 of which are reminiscent of Europe, and 3 from the USA. There are several vehicles to choose from, ranging from compact cars to pickups. However, they are not based on real makes and models. One notable feature of Burnout is the "Burn Meter." The Burn Meter is a gauge that is filled by performing reckless stunts, like racing into oncoming traffic, or power-drifting through...

Burnout 2: Point of Impact

Burnout 2: Point of Impact

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - October 3, 2002

Burnout is a street racing game focused around speed and crashing. Unlike many games which focus on closed course driving, you get to drive through cities with real traffic and city infrastructure. Designers have built an entire city and surrounding areas, and implement the race courses throughput the countie's streets. As a result, many times certain parts of race-courses interlace with other parts of other races. As well, instead of encouraging strategic driving and safe driving, Burnout strongly encourages offensive driving. Driving on the wrong side of the road, barely missing passing...

Burnout 2: Point of Impact

Burnout 2: Point of Impact

Nintendo GameCube - Released - April 9, 2003

Burnout is a street racing game focused around speed and crashing. Unlike many games which focus on closed course driving, you get to drive through cities with real traffic and city infrastructure. Designers have built an entire city and surrounding areas, and implement the race courses throughput the countie's streets. As a result, many times certain parts of race-courses interlace with other parts of other races. As well, instead of encouraging strategic driving and safe driving, Burnout strongly encourages offensive driving. Driving on the wrong side of the road, barely missing passing...

Burnout 2: Point of Impact: Developer's Cut

Burnout 2: Point of Impact: Developer's Cut

Microsoft Xbox - Released - May 1, 2003

Burnout is a street racing game focused around speed and crashing. Unlike many games which focus on closed course driving, you get to drive through cities with real traffic and city infrastructure. Designers have built an entire city and surrounding areas, and implement the race courses throughout the county's streets. As a result, many times certain parts of race-courses interlace with other parts of other races. As well, instead of encouraging strategic driving and safe driving, Burnout strongly encourages offensive driving. Driving on the wrong side of the road, barely missing passing...

Burnout 3: Takedown

Burnout 3: Takedown

Microsoft Xbox - Released - September 7, 2004

Burnout 3: Takedown is a racing video game with arcade-style gameplay that emphasises dangerous and fast-paced driving. The game features standard circuit races which take place on city streets populated with traffic. During a race, boost, which is earned by acts of reckless driving such as drifting around corners, near misses with traffic, and driving in oncoming lanes, can be used to rapidly increase a car's speed. Boost can be used immediately in Burnout 3, unlike previous Burnout games which required the boost meter to be full. The quickest method for earning boost is a Takedown, a central...

Burnout 3: Takedown

Burnout 3: Takedown

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - September 8, 2004

Burnout 3: Takedown is a racing game which encourages aggressive driving and lets you use your vehicle to smash your way to the finish line by taking out your rivals and causing massive multi-car pileups. The more cars you take out, damage you inflict, the more events and cars you can unlock. Burnout 3 also has a "crash" mode which puts your vehicle at a variety of traffic junctions jam-packed with moving vehicles and pickups to see just how much monetary damage you can inflict. Burnout 3: Takedown continues the racing series with more cars, more tracks, a more detailed crash engine, and a...

Burnout Crash!

Burnout Crash!

Sony Playstation 3 - Released - September 20, 2011

In Burnout Crash!, players drive into an intersection and attempt to cause as big a pile-up as possible. Unlike previous games in the series, Burnout Crash! is played from a bird's-eye or aerial view. Points are earned for causing damage and destroying the environment and other vehicles. Leader-boards powered by EA's Auto log service enable players to compare scores with other players. The game features three game modes and six different intersections to play, as well as seven drivable vehicles, for example the Vegas Saloon.

Burnout Crash!

Burnout Crash!

Microsoft Xbox 360 - Released - September 21, 2011

Crash! is an arcade game in the Burnout series of games, a series which focuses on racing, with added emphasis on crashing and causing damage in general, as well as to opponents. Burnout Crash! departs from the series' usual third person perspective, in favour of the top down perspective. The aim of the game is to cause as big a pile up as possible by causing a car pile up at one of 18 different motorway intersections by crashing a car at that given intersection. Score is awarded based in dollars ($), and is calculated by how much property damage is done. Players high scores can then be...

Burnout Legends

Burnout Legends

Sony PSP - Released - September 13, 2005

The Burnout series goes portable with Burnout Legends for the PSP. You can play through redesigned tracks from the earlier Burnout games in nine different game modes, including Crash mode and Pursuit mode. Burnout Legends also contains new unlockable cars and content. You can challenge up to four other players to battle wirelessly in a single game or an entire customizable championship.

Burnout Paradise

Burnout Paradise

Microsoft Xbox 360 - Released - January 22, 2008

Welcome to Paradise City! Make action your middle name, as you control what happens when and where in Burnout Paradise! Immerse yourself in the open roads of Paradise City from the downtown streets through the hectic freeways to the sweeping mountain roads; the world is waiting to be explored! Slam, Shunt, and Wreck opponents in cross-town race events, where YOU decide the fastest route to the finish line. Hit the jumps and find shortcuts, smash through barriers and get to the places that other racers can't reach to get that competitive edge! Meet your friends online with the...

Burnout Paradise Remastered

Burnout Paradise Remastered

Microsoft Xbox One - Released - March 16, 2018

Welcome back to Paradise City! Make action your middle name as you rule the streets in Burnout™ Paradise Remastered. Tear up the town from hectic downtown avenues to wild mountain roads. Relive the high-octane stunts and wanton destruction of one of the greatest arcade-driving games ever! Burnout Paradise Remastered provides the ultimate driving playground for you and your friends to play online. This remaster includes all addons from the Year of Paradise, including the Big Surf Island update, meticulously recreated and ready to wreck in 4K on the Xbox One X. Explore Paradise City with...

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box

Windows - Released - February 5, 2009

Paradise City is the largest and most dangerous setting yet for the best-selling Burnout series. The massive setting gives players an open-ended world to explore, as they race their vehicles through hundreds of miles of roads and underground passages with more than 70 different cars. Speed through the streets from event to event, racking up points that are saved to your Paradise City driver’s license. Earn the vaunted “Burnout” license by smashing through billboards, jumping ramps, and sustaining crashes with the improved damage system.

Burnout Revenge

Burnout Revenge

Microsoft Xbox 360 - Released - March 7, 2006

This time it's not about winning. It's not about riding on dubs or gaudy neon lights. It's about an utter disregard for the rules of road and total domination. This time it's personal. This time it's about revenge. The sequel to 2004's racing game of the year, Burnout Revenge straps gamers into the fastest, most dangerous racer on the road. Fight dirty or go down in flames - the only rule is complete automotive anarchy. Built for unprecedented destruction, Burnout Revenge challenges gamers to exact their revenge on rush hour traffic, vindictive rival racers and anything else that gets...

Burnout Revenge

Burnout Revenge

Microsoft Xbox - Released - September 13, 2005

Burnout Revenge is a racing game in which your desire for destruction is as important as your ability to reach the finish line. The sequel to Burnout 3 adds some new features such as detailed car damage, crash combos, and a meter that rewards vengeance on the road. Game modes run the range from pure racing to pure destruction on a handful of real-world locations, including Detroit and Rome. Burnout Revenge also supports online play for challenging other players.

Burnout: Revenge

Burnout: Revenge

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - September 13, 2005

The sequel to 2004's award-winning Burnout 3: Takedown, Burnout Revenge lets gamers rip through rush hour traffic and lay waste to scores of rubbernecking roadhogs in over-the-top scenes of vehicular mayhem. The game is currently in development by Criterion Games for the PlayStation 2. In addition to tricked out new race, crash and road rage modes, Burnout Revenge takes the series' blistering speed and spectacular destruction to dizzying new heights with an all-new Revenge mode, challenging gamers to battle the clock and unleash their frustrations on rush hour traffic. Race through traffic...

Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance

Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance

Nintendo Game Boy Advance - Released - November 20, 2002

It's in us all! Experience the lethal intensity of an all-new Mortal Kombat. Encounter more than 20 new and classic warriors. Three different fighting styles per character.

Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition

Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition

Nintendo Game Boy Advance - Released - August 27, 2003

The deadly alliance between Shang Tsung and Quan Chi remains intact. In Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition, however, a new set of warriors seeks revenge against these evil warlords. See who proves victorious as you fight your way through both tournament and tag-team action on your Game Boy Advance. In addition to more fighters, this installment in the Mortal Kombat series provides multiplayer support for up to four players (via Game Boy Advance link cable), a variety of gameplay modes, and new battlegrounds.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Windows - November 10, 2010

Need for Speed is going back to its roots and that can mean only one thing: police chases and ridiculously expensive supercars. Hot Pursuit doesn't make any claims to be the most realistic racer out there, even compared to previous games, but it does aim to be the most fun. You can play either as cops or racers, but both sides get ultra powerful cars and a range of power-ups to get them to the race's end. If you're a cop your job is to chase down your quarry using any means necessary, including roadblocks. If you're playing as a racer you'll often be in a slower car than your pursuer, but...

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Microsoft Xbox 360 - Released - November 16, 2010

Need for Speed is going back to its roots and that can mean only one thing: police chases and ridiculously expensive supercars. Hot Pursuit doesn't make any claims to be the most realistic racer out there, even compared to previous games, but it does aim to be the most fun. You can play either as cops or racers, but both sides get ultra powerful cars and a range of power-ups to get them to the race's end. If you're a cop your job is to chase down your quarry using any means necessary, including roadblocks. If you're playing as a racer you'll often be in a slower car than your pursuer, but you...

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered

Microsoft Xbox One - Released - November 6, 2020

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is a 2010 racing video game developed by Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android, webOS and Windows Phone. The Wii version was developed by Exient Entertainment. Hot Pursuit is the sixteenth Need for Speed title and was released in November 2010, with digital distribution versions released within December 2010. A remastered version, titled Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered was released on November 6, 2020 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and on November 13, 2020 for...

Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Sony Playstation 3 - October 30, 2012

Do you have what it takes to become Most Wanted? Designed for a new, more connected generation of racing fans, Need for Speed Most Wanted offers players an expansive open world packed with exhilarating action where they can choose their own path to become the Most Wanted. Players will have the freedom to drive anywhere, discover hidden gameplay, takedown rivals, challenge friends or just hang out and toy with the cops. Everything they do counts towards the end goal of becoming #1 on their personal Most Wanted List. The only rule in Need for Speed Most Wanted is to race without rules....

Need for Speed: Most Wanted 2012

Need for Speed: Most Wanted 2012

Windows - October 30, 2012

To be Most Wanted, you’ll need to outrun the cops, outdrive your friends, and outsmart your rivals. With a relentless police force gunning to take you down, you’ll need to make split second decisions. Use the open world to your advantage to find hiding spots, hit jumps and earn new vehicles to keep you one step ahead. In true Criterion Games fashion, your friends are at the heart of your experience. In an open world with no menus or lobbies, you’ll be able to instantly challenge your friends and prove your driving skill in a variety of seamless multiplayer events. Your rivals will do...

Need for Speed: Most Wanted U

Need for Speed: Most Wanted U

Nintendo Wii U - Released - October 30, 2012

Need for Speed: Most Wanted is an open world Racing game. The game is the 19th release in the long-running Need for Speed franchise, but hearkens back to the earliest games in the series as players compete in races with police unified against them. Races have a set beginning and end point, with the open world game design allowing players to complete each using whatever path they can find. Additional features include a unique blend of Simulation and Arcade gameplay, social play options through the Autolog 2 feature, exciting multiplayer support, and a large selection of performance vehicles.

Redline Racer

Redline Racer

Windows - Released - August 10, 1998

Redline Racer is an arcade-style motorcycle racing game, developed by Criterion Games and released in 1998 by Ubi Soft.

Suzuki Alstare Extreme Racing

Suzuki Alstare Extreme Racing

Sega Dreamcast - Released - November 16, 1999

Suzuki Alstare Extreme Racing is the sequel to Redline Racer. It now features an official Suzuki Alstare Racing Team license. It's an arcade superbike racing game. Game modes include Main Game, Reverse Challenge and Single Race. In Main Game you have to have to compete in challenges to earn a place in the Suzuki Alstare Racing Team. Reverse Challenge is the same but with mirrored circuits.

TrickStyle

Windows - Released - September 9, 1999

Grab your hoverboard and take to the skies in the futuristic super-speed air racing of TrickStyle. There's no need for wheels here as you choose your stylish racer and board and head for the Velodrome. At the Velodrome staging area you enter a room and decide which of the 18 tracks you'd like to strut your airborne stuff on. Race on three continents on awesome tracks that will challenge your every reflex and skill. But wait, there's no time to rest as you face off against a champion boss character. Emerge victorious and you'll unlock brand new hoverboards to compete with. Pull off wild...

TrickStyle

TrickStyle

Sega Dreamcast - Released - September 9, 1999

The game is set in the future and based around the sport of Hoverboarding. The player can race or do stunts through metropolis versions of London, Tokyo, and Manhattan Island, or in a massive practice arena called the Velodrome.

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