Cult classic 'Burnout Revenge' joins Xbox backward compatibility

Burnout Revenge is a racing game which is regarded by many as a modern cult classic. Similar to its predecessor Burnout 3: Takedown, Burnout Revenge focuses on racing in dangerous traffic and vehicular combat. The title brought a number of new additions to the formula by adding modes which encouraged you to cause the biggest pileup possible, and find new ways to land on other cars to take them out.

Today, Larry Hryb, Director of Programming for Xbox Live, announced that the game was joining Xbox One backward compatibility. This means that if you own the game on Xbox 360, you can play it on the current-generation system.

We tested it out on Xbox One X and immediately noticed that it ran better than the original Xbox 360 version. The added power of the Xbox One X allows for a much more stable frame rate. Unfortunately, the visuals are quite dated and, as expected, don't hold up well over a decade later.

Burnout Revenge is currently available for around $10 at various retailers. However, the physical version seems to be going up in price and currently sits at around $30. Be sure to check out the game if you like old-school racing experiences which require you to completely obliterate the competition through any means necessary. Even to this day, it remains an enjoyable experience.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.