Burnout Dominator

Burnout Dominator is a video game in the Burnout series. It was announced on December 5, 2006, only to be released for the PlayStation 2 and the PlayStation Portable. The game will retain the core gameplay of the series, as players will race at top speeds through dozens of World Tour events testing "reckless skill-based" driving techniques (however, GameSpot has confirmed that the game will no longer have a Crash mode). Currently, there are no plans for the versions for each platform to interact with each other.

The main focus in Burnout Dominator is the return of Burnouts. Burnouts are the result of draining a complete boost meter without stopping. The boost meter in Burnout Dominator is primarily orange flames prior to a full boost meter, in which it turns into blue flames on full (known as Supercharge Boost). Driving dangerously whilst using supercharge boost will light up the arrows on the boost meter, and when they are all lit, you can obtain another Burnout when you completely drain the boost bar. The process can be continually repeated and is known as a Burnout Chain. Prior to Burnout Dominator, Burnouts were last seen in Burnout 2: Point of Impact, released in 2002.

Features removed from the previous game (Burnout Revenge) include Traffic Checking (the ability to ram into small traffic going in the same direction as you) and the game mode Traffic Attack, Crash Mode (a puzzle-orientated mode, in which your vehicle is driven into a junction full of traffic with the aim to cause the biggest amount of damage/money for damages possible), and Online Multiplayer.

The main single player mode known as the World Tour is split into 7 different series, based on the different classes of car that are in the game. The series are Classic, Factory, Tuned, Hot Rod, Super, Race Specials and Dominator. The events and new challenges in the World Tour include:

* Race (standard racing for finish line)
* Road Rage (timed event where the goal is to takedown as many opponent drivers as possible)
* Eliminator (similar to race, but the driver in last place every 30 seconds is eliminated from the race)
* Burning Lap (single lap time trial)
* Maniac Mode (a new mode to Burnout Dominator, it involves players driving as dangerously as they can to earn the highest scores possible by earning drifts, air, oncoming and near misses. Chaining Burnouts in this mode increases the score multiplier)
* Drift Challenge (a challenge mode where your aim is to obtain as many feet as possible by drifting. Like Maniac Mode, chaining Burnouts for higher scores also apply here)
* Near Miss Challenge (same as Drift Challenge, but focusing on narrowly missing traffic to earn scores)
* Burnout Challenge (same as Drift Challenge, but focusing on obtaining Burnouts)

The other single player mode in Burnout Dominator is known as 'Record Breaker', and this mode lets you set high scores for most of the event types found in the game, without being restricted to specific event/location/series combinations that exist in the World Tour mode. Co-existing with the Record Breaker mode, the PSP version of the game will allow for uploading of high scores to a website, although the site does not exist yet, prior to the games release.

As part of the EA Trax program, the following 33 licensed tracks are included in Burnout Dominator.

* ¬°Forward, Russia! - Nine
* Alice in Chains - Would
* Army of Anyone - It Doesn't Seem to Matter
* Army of Me - Going Through Changes
* Avril Lavigne - Girlfriend
* Brand New - The Archers Bows Have Broken
* Bromheads Jacket - Fight Music for the Fight
* Dead IDentities - Long Way Out
* Earl Greyhound - S.O.S
* Filter - Hey Man, Nice Shot (Big Mac Mix)
* Hot Hot Heat - Give Up?
* Jane's Addiction - Stop
* Killswitch Engage - My Curse
* LCD Soundsystem - Us V. Them
* Lifetime - Haircuts and T-Shirts
* Make Good Your Escape - Beautiful Ruin
* Maxeen - Block Out The World
* N.E.R.D - RockStar (Jason Nevins Remix)
* Saosin - Collapse
* Senses Fail - Calling All Cars
* Shadows Fall - Burning the Lives
* Shiny Toy Guns - Le Disko
* Skybombers - It Goes Off
* Sugarcult - Dead Living
* The Confession - Through These Eyes
* The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
* The Have - One Step Ahead
* The Photo Atlas - Red Orange Yellow
* The Styles - Glitter Hits (J.J. Puig Mix)
* The Sword - Freya
* Trivium - Anthem (We Are The Fire)
* Wired All Wrong - Lost AngelesPermission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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