In 2001 Acclaim won IGN.com's 'Editor's choice award' twice for Burnout. Burnout was honored for its excellence in entertainment value, performance, design, originality and lasting appeal.
Burnout(TM) joined Acclaim's highly successful All-Star Baseball 2002, featuring four-time World Series" Champion and 2000 All-Star Game MVP shortstop Derek Jeter, which won the same award from the leading video game site earlier the same year. "We are thrilled to win our second 'Editors' Choice Award' from IGN.com and are very excited by the initial response to Burnout(TM) from both the media and consumers," said Evan Stein, vice president of Brand. "Already one of the most talked about titles available for the holiday season 2001, Burnout(TM) was poised to raise the bar for next-generation driving games."
In addition, IGN.com had the following to say about Burnout(TM) within its review of the product: