publisher EA / last seen 2008
When Burn out Paradise Remastered was released earlier this year, it could almost have passed as an advert for the merits of resurrecting defunct games franchises. Despite being a ten-year-old game in modern clothes, it made last year’s Need For Speed: Pay back feel clichéd, humdrum and cynical (thanks to the latter’s inclusion of loot boxes). Yet in 2008,
Burnout Paradise marked EA’s abandonment of the franchise in favour of the vastly inferior
Need For Speed. Listen, EA: ditch Need and resurrect Burnout. With its full slo-mo, metal-splintering Crash mode restored, please.