Burnout Dominator is a Racing game available on the PSP PS2. It can be played in Splitscreen modes.
Burnout Dominator can be played in a Splitscreen mode. Split Screen Multiplayer games involve multiple players by providing a portion of the screen for each person. This enables two, three or four players to be involved in the game using just one console. Although popular for the PS2, Gamecube and Wii it is becoming less common in modern 360 and PS3 games which are less willing to sacrifice horsepower from the visuals to accomodate the extra players - they opt for an online multiplayer mode instead.
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As the series changes gear, Burnout Dominator delivers the final drawing in of breath before the prolonged exhale of Burnout Paradise. On PSP it delivers a glance over the shoulder and provides one last sweet chance to experience the best of Burnout so far. This essay on restraint and quality delivers a game that is a high point on the PSP to date.
As discussed in our Paradise review, the series has long been a flat out charge to perfection. Each release has pushed the boundaries of both technology and play mechanic. The first taste of their risk-reward recipe, Point of Impact, was a revelation that sketched a formula promising to take Criterion to great heights. The charge continued with Maximum Impact's burnouts, bigger crashes and even more ridiculous speeds. Takedown then allowed competitors the climax of the crash, each with its own unique reward. Revenge stretched the danger still further by letting drivers nudge civilian traffic into the path of competitors.
I had forgotten just how much I had enjoyed previous Burnouts. This has to be said at the outset, the sheer phenomenon that is the Burnout series has risen to a great height indeed. Much like reading a good book, every time I play it I imagine the friends I would like to introduce to it. The genius of being able to crash, swipe and rear-end your rivals combined with the paused action crash sequences is just breath taking. That introduction of gamer to game is become rarer and rarer as the majority have by now already experience Burnout in one guise or another over the last few years. With that in mind we turn to the latest edition to the family. As we shall see, more of a cousin than a direct sibling, but from noble blood none the less.
Burnout Dominator is a return to many of the mechanics that made such a splash in the third outing of the series, Take Down. It noticeably returns to focus more on driving than the traffic checking and crash mechanics of Burnout Revenge. It is a stripped down, pull back, low slung, tricked out re-imagining of what might have been had the series developed differently.
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