Top 20 Criterion Games Games

Cover image for the game Burnout Paradise

Evolve or die. For Paradise, we knew we had to change everything. Burnout was a killer arcade driving game, but for a new generation of hardware and connected player Burnout had to become something more ambitious. Closed tracks made way for an expansive, open city, and we seamlessly synced your friends into the action and let you loose on a heap of cool challenges that unsurprisingly rewarded you for driving like a lunatic. Hey, it’s us after all.

86 / 1001474.3

Burnout Paradise @ IGDB
Burnout Paradise @ IGDB

Cover image for the game Burnout 3: Takedown

Take anarchic driving destruction on a world tour and experience the pure arcade adrenaline-rush of Burnout 3: Takedown. Combine aggressive high-speed racing with the ultimate in slamming crash action to boost your way to the top. Takedown the competition across the USA, Europe and the Far East in over 60 Race events, or crush all comers with Burnout 3: Takedown's junction-jamming Crash event pileups. Push it to the next level with five competitive multiplayer models, then move the mayhem online to compe...

80 / 100164.0

Burnout 3: Takedown @ IGDB

Cover image for the game Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Need for Speed: Most Wanted takes on the gameplay style of the first Most Wanted title in the Need for Speed franchise. Most Wanted allows players to select one car and compete against other racers in three types of events: Sprint races, which involves traveling from one point of the city to another, Circuit races, each having two or three laps total and Speed runs, which involve traversing through a course in the highest average speed possible. There is also the Ambush races, which start with the player...

73 / 100553.65

Need for Speed: Most Wanted @ IGDB
Need for Speed: Most Wanted @ IGDB

Cover image for the game Need for Speed Rivals

Players assume the role of both cops and lawbreakers in Need for Speed: Rivals, which is the inaugural outing of Ghost Games – the rebranded EA Gothenburg studio in Sweden. Ghost Games is made up of talent moved over from UK-based Criterion Games, best known for its work on the Burnout series and shooter Black, along with former DICE staff.

71 / 100323.55

Need for Speed Rivals @ IGDB
Need for Speed Rivals @ IGDB

Cover image for the game Black

70 / 10063.5

Black @ IGDB

Cover image for the game Burnout Revenge

In Burnout Revenge, players compete in a range of racing game types with different aims. These take place within rush-hour traffic, and include circuit racing, Road Rage (where players cause as many rivals to crash as possible within a time limit, or until the player's car is wrecked), Burning Lap (a single-lap, single-racer time attack mode), Eliminator (a circuit race where every thirty seconds, the last-placed racer's car is detonated; the race continues until only one racer is left), and Crash (where...

70 / 100203.5

Burnout Revenge @ IGDB
Burnout Revenge @ IGDB