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Burnout Paradise (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows)

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Burnout Paradise

Developer: Criterion Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows
Released in JP: February 21, 2008
Released in US: January 22, 2008
Released in EU: January 25, 2008
Released in AU: February 7, 2008

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GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
MovieIcon.png This game has unused cinematics.
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SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.

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See, this is why server preservation is important.
This game's online features are no longer supported.
While this game's online features were once accessible, they are (as of August 1, 2019) no longer officially supported and online-exclusive features may be documented as now-unseen content.
This article is a work in progress.
...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.
To do:
  • Look at the DLC and version differences.
  • The November 19th, 2006 build.
  • Breaker Island build(s).
  • Prerelease footage:
  • - E3 2007.
  • - November 2007.
  • - The "Plane" vehicle type.
  • - Anything else.

Welcome to the Jungle, we Burnout Paradise! Here you can do stunts, be the marked man and road rage!

The Windows version was actually released as The Ultimate Box, which included nearly all DLC and updates that were previously released on consoles up to that point. However, despite the title, it ironically never received the later Cops and Robbers or Big Surf Island DLC. A mod known as Vanity Pack 2.0 added some of their content, including their cars and Big Surf Island itself (albeit without single-player challenges, mapped districts or roads, etc.). A remaster was released in 2018 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and especially Windows with all DLC (except the Time Savers Pack) included, so PC gamers finally got the full Paradise experience after an over decade-long wait.

On August 1, 2019, the servers for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC versions of the original Burnout Paradise were closed.


Read about prerelease information and/or media for this game.
Prerelease Info

Unused Video

EAHD.VP6 is the "EA | HD" logo video, used in many EA games released in 2005 and 2006. Technically a leftover from the Xbox 360 version of Burnout Revenge.

Unused Graphics

Button Icons


The texture sheet for the Burnout Store contains a couple of leftover button icons from the PlayStation 3 version.



Two unused fonts, both with the same metallic texture overlay.


Bparadise placeholder tex.png

A generic placeholder texture. Was used for the icons for content in the Burnout Store.

"Kriger" Rai-Jin Turbo

Burnout Paradise KrigerRaiJin1.pngBurnout Paradise KrigerRaiJin2.png

Texture maps for the Rai-Jin Turbo have "Kriger" graphics in them which aren't shown on the vehicle, as the vehicle's manufacturer is Nakamura.

(Source: Burnopedia)

Unused Audio


A blank SNS file, probably used as a placeholder during development. As you might expect, it's silent.

Race Start Music

An earlier version of the music that plays at the start of a race.

Burning Home Run

Audio Subtitle
This is Burning Home Run. You are the runner. Race through four checkpoints to win, but if a player takes you down, they become the runner.
This is Home Run. You are the runner. Race through four checkpoints to win, but if a player takes you down, they become the runner.
This is Burning Home Run. Do whatever you can to stop the runner from reaching four checkpoints. Take the runner down to take their place. The first runner through four checkpoints wins.

Dialog describing an online mode called Burning Home Run - or "Course Poursuite" (Pursuit Race) in the French version - can be found among the dialog for Freeburn. A similar game mode would eventually be implemented in the form of Cops and Robbers, though the Cops and Robbers DLC was never released for the Windows version.

Music Track

Lifetime - Haircuts and T-Shirts from Burnout Dominator's soundtrack is still present in SOUNDS, as LIFETIME.SNS. Given how much of this game's soundtrack is comprised of songs from Dominator, this one was probably supposed to be in the game, but for whatever reason, was left unused.

Executable Text


Electronic Arts Criterion Confidential - Strictly for internal use only

Unused online gamemodes.

Online Unused 3
Online Unused 1




badger badger badger
A load of badgers

A list of short, tall and cool people along with a word wrap test.

Short person
word thing word thing word thing word thing word thing word thing word thing word thing word thing word thing word thing word thing
Word wrap test
Scott and Andy
Tall people
Some other people
Steve but not as much as Chris
Coolest person
Fiona and alex
Director people

Starting at 0x690878 are two unlocalised test strings.



Example of the string you want to add to the database!

Unused Vehicles

Unreleased Sponsor Cars

Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: What exactly is the glitch to access these cars? A video of it would be useful.
Name Description Notes Junkyard Icon
Blu-Ray Hawker One of multiple unreleased sponsor vehicles. This one is for Blu-Ray, the disc format used then-exclusively by the PlayStation 3. If it had been released, it would most likely have been exclusive to that platform. Burnout Paradise Blu-Ray Hawker Junkyardicon.png
Target Überschall 8 Take aim, then take down the opposition with this remodeled Uberschall 8, custom-built for Target. Another sponsor vehicle. This one is for Target. It can be found by doing a glitch. However, said glitch was patched in the Cagney update. The Junkyard icon is using an early model of the Überschall 8 which closely resembles the Modified Super from Burnout 3: Takedown. Burnout Paradise Target Ubershall 8 Junkyardicon.png
Tilly's Custom The chic Tilly's Reliable Custom is an essential inclusion to the garage of any fashion-conscious Burnout driver. If it's not here...it's not happening. Another sponsor car. Same as above, and it can be found using the same glitch as well. Burnout Paradise Tillys Reliable Junkyardicon.png
Yodobashi Custom Yodobashi exclusively bring you this funky Hydros Custom. Get out there and chain some Burnouts! Yet ANOTHER sponsor car. Do we even need to write the same thing again? Burnout Paradise Yodobashi Custom Junkyardicon.png
(Source: Burnopedia)

Online Cars

As a result of online services being shut down, these vehicles can no longer be driven or unlocked without using mods.

Name Description Notes Junkyard Icon
Nakamura Rai-Jin Turbo The all new Nakamura Rai-Jin Turbo is a Boost-free, back to basics reinvention of the GT sports car. High mechanical grip makes it quick and nimble through traffic, but the rear engine/rear wheel drive configuration means that when the back end does step out, it steps out with conviction! This vehicle was only available in the junkyard after entering online mode. Burnout Paradise NakamuraRaiJinTurbo.png
Hunter Olympus The streets of Paradise City have a new king! The Olympus is the biggest and strongest vehicle Hunter has ever produced. Feeble rivals and insignificant commuters now have all the impact of bugs hitting the windshield. It may be slow, and has no boost, but drivers with the skill to coax it up to top speed will be damn near unstoppable. Much like the Rai-Jin Turbo, this was only available in the junkyard after entering online mode. Burnout Paradise HunterOlympus.png
Krieger Carbon Überschall 8 Awarded for completing two full sets of Freeburn Challenges, this special Überschall 8 has been converted to run on Stunt Boost. Whiplash also comes as standard. A neck-brace is advised. This vehicle could only be unlocked by completing two sets of online Freeburn Challenges. If unlocked prior to the server shutdown, this vehicle can still be used in offline mode. Burnout Paradise KriegerCarbonUberschall8.png
Jansen P12 Diamond Jansen only offer ultra-exclusive Diamond Edition P12 to a very selective clientele. Its show-stopping looks are matched by heart-stopping performance, making it THE definitive P12. This vehicle was unlocked by completing all 500 online Freeburn Challenges. As this requires the Big Surf Island expansion, PC players were unable to acquire it normally. If unlocked prior to the server shutdown, this vehicle can still be used in offline mode. Interestingly enough, this vehicle is fully functional in the PC version and can be driven using mods. Burnout Paradise JansenP12Diamond.png

Other Vehicles

To do:
Show the Chrome Car off in action. It could be a video or an image, does not really matter.
Name Description Notes Junkyard Icon
Kitano Hydros Micromania Custom The Micromania team bring their own Gallic flair to this exclusive Hydros Custom. Vive la Burnout! Sponsor cars were never unlockable in the PC version. Despite this, the Micromania Custom is fully usable and can be driven with mods. It is the only sponsor car to actually be usable on the PC version. Burnout Paradise KitanoHydrosMicromania.png
The Chrome Car Built for a special effects team, this unique ride can take plenty of punishment and always comes up shiny. Obvious testing car. It can be found by doing the same glitch used to find the unreleased sponsor cars. Burnout Paradise TheChromeCar.png
(Source: Burnopedia)

Burnout WOW

Similar to Point of Impact, if the player earns a Burnout Boost Chain with a Speed type vehicle and successfully goes above 99, the counter says “WOW” instead of 100.

Demo differences

In international versions, you drive the Hunter Cavalry. In the Japan version it is the Ikusa GT instead. The PC demo in turn allows exploring the whole map and smash billboards, gates and do super jumps, and can unlock up to 5 cars. As it is a demo, fewer events are included.