Technical details

Burnout 2: Point of Impact screen shot Technical Improvements to the original Burnout

  • Significant increases in polygon count and texture size.
  • True specular reflections with specular mapping.
  • True specular lighting with specular mapping on all surfaces.
  • Dynamic weather effects including rain and snow.
  • Anti-aliasing and flicker filtering.
  • Progressive scan TV support.
  • Dolby ProLogic II support.
  • Specular bloom effects for ultra-realistic specular lighting and halos.
  • More "Hollywood" style crashes.
  • Enhanced traffic system supporting complex intelligent behaviors.
  • State-of-the-art CPU opponent AI with advanced humanistic spatial awareness.
  • Enhanced engine audio model including real-time distortion processing.
  • Dynamically mixed context-sensitive audio streaming.
  • Reflective surfaces.
  • Enhanced instance rendering.
  • Enhanced streaming technology.
  • Non-interrupt-driven texture upload system for higher performance.

Product Features

  • All-new Pursuit races allow players to race a police car and ram opponents off the road.
  • Crashes are bigger, badder, and more heart-stopping than any seen before: Vehicles deform and car parts fly across the highway!
  • Advanced lighting effects such as Bloom Lighting: highlights reflect off of windshields and metal exactly as in real-life.
  • Offensive Driving 101, where you can "Learn to Burn" from the Burnout Driving School.
  • New Custom Series Mode that allows you to race modified vehicles complete with body kits and decals.
  • Progressive scan and Dolby Pro-Logic II support.
  • Six new United States locations, including Miami, Los Angeles, The Rocky Mountains, New Mexico and a busy international airport.
  • Thirty new stages to drive with fourteen all-new vehicles.
  • Seven secret vehicles to unlock including police cars, 1950's hotrods and stock cars.
  • Realistic weather effects, such as snow, rain and fog.
  • All-new points-based championship gameplay structure.
  • Vehicles can get air and earn boosts by jumping.
  • Intelligent traffic system, featuring three distinct types of driver behaviors.
  • Upgraded graphics engine.

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