Jump to content

The music from the Burnout racing series, now updated!!

Sign in to follow this  

Recommended Posts

The Burnout racing series has evolved over the years, and it's quite fun playing through the 5 main games (Burnout, Burnout 2: Point of Impact, Burnout 3: Takedown, Burnout Revenge, Burnout Paradise) and seeing how they compare and contrast. Unfortunately, one thing that was lost over the years was the original, quality music.

 

You see, the first two games had their own original soundtracks, and they quite complimented the two games. Stephen Root and Steve Emney composed the music, and they did a good job: it was awesome, and it made the game better. The music was never officially released, but fortunately the soundtracks have been ripped and are on the Internet - and are available for download below in this very post.

 

Then Acclaim, their main publisher up to Burnout 2, went bankrupt. Fortunately, Criterion found Electronic Arts, and while the Burnout series was saved, EA decided to replace the original music with licensed EA Trax, and in Burnout 3 they were DJed by an actual radio host. Most of the fans didn't take him very well. There had been some music composed for 3 already, but it was thrown out, not to be released in a Burnout game until Burnout Paradise. I only really liked one song from 3's EA Trax - out of about 40 or so - that being I Wanna Be Sedated by The Ramones.

 

Burnout Revenge, the 4th game in the series, had EA Trax as well. It had a better selection, featuring some trance and techno more to my tastes. Burnout Paradise, a major evolution in the Burnout franchise, had some more questionable Trax (read: Avril Lavigne; and I only really liked Depeche Mode's Route 66 cover and Paradise City for licensed stuff that wasn't classical music) but it also had the original music from Burnout 1 & 2 remastered, and the composed music from 3.

 

In summary: The Burnout music composed by Stephen Root and Steve Emney is awesome and it made the games better. The music is a bit obscure from what I've heard, and I don't want to see it left in the dust. To that end, I've linked downloads for the original three soundtracks right here. The Burnout 1 & 2 downloads include the Burnout Paradise remastered versions, and the Burnout 1 version includes the enhanced stereo tracks that AFAIK were included on the Xbox edition.

 

Burnout 1 music, 107 MB: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7RRcwFJCj2FYVB6bmtfNHprX1U/view?usp=sharing

Burnout 2 music, 133 MB: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7RRcwFJCj2FaHVKdU1BVzBLb3c/view?usp=sharing

Burnout 3 original music, 34 MB: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7RRcwFJCj2FaXBhRU9kdENURWs/view?usp=sharing

 

Edited the Burnout 2 link on April 12th, 2013 (no torrenting needed now). Edited all links on 4/15/2014; files were moved to Google Drive. Collection updated on December 8th, 2014, and now includes a complete Burnout 2 soundtrack.

Edited by Guest

Share this post


Link to post

Sort of like the Wipeout series on PS1. The first game had almost exclusively composed music, but with each sequel they utilized more and more licensed tracks. This wasn't necessarily a bad thing since hearing Prodigy's Firestarter while playing Wipeout is awesome, but yeah. It did sort of bury the original soundtrack a bit.

Share this post


Link to post
Sort of like the Wipeout series on PS1. The first game had almost exclusively composed music, but with each sequel they utilized more and more licensed tracks. This wasn't necessarily a bad thing since hearing Prodigy's Firestarter while playing Wipeout is awesome, but yeah. It did sort of bury the original soundtrack a bit.

Certainly has a lot in common with Burnout, doesn't it?

Share this post


Link to post

I'm not aware of the Burnout 2 or 3 music being available for free download anywhere else, so I'm a bit proud of this. I'll maintain it as long as I can.

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in the community.

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.