Burnout Paradise Remastered is now available on Switch, and after spending a bit of time with the port we’re very impressed.
Let’s face it, the Switch doesn’t have all that many quality racing titles in its library, which is shocking considering it’s been on the market for over three years now. A part of that is because without analogue triggers, games that require nuanced acceleration and braking just don’t work well on it. With Burnout Paradise Remastered, however, you don’t have to worry about that. You keep the accelerator held down and then simply tap the brake when you want to drift. It feels right at home on Switch.
And then there’s the fact that it looks great, too. Burnout Paradise Remastered appears to run at native 720p in handheld mode and 1080p when docked on Switch. That means it looks wonderfully crisp when playing in handheld mode, and not too bad when playing on a big TV. Even better, it seems to runs at a solid 60fps. If you have an Xbox One or PS4 then those formats are still the way to go if you’re not wanting to play it on the go, but you’ll not be disappointed with how Burnout Paradise Remastered looks or plays on Switch, that’s for sure.
There are only two reasons why you might not want to pick Burnout Paradise Remastered up on Switch. One is that it is indeed Burnout Paradise, just with a new lick of paint. As good as it is, the lack of a proper crash mode and the repetitiveness of its events do take away some of its charm. And then there’s the price; Burnout Paradise Remastered on Switch is more expensive than it was on other consoles at launch. You can get it dirt cheap on those other formats now, too.
Still, from the limited time we’ve spent with it up to now, Burnout Paradise Remastered could be the best racing game available on Switch. It looks very nice, plays as good as it does anywhere else, and has heaps of content. Check out the gameplay video at the top of this page to see it in action yourself, and if you’re still on the fence we’ll have a full review sometime next week.
Burnout Paradise Remastered is available on PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC