Criterion Games is giving away free ECTO-1's in Burnout Paradise in honor of the legendary Harold Ramis. Owners of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game in North America can download the TV and movie themed "Legendary Cars" DLC for free today. » 2/26/14 3:42pm 2/26/14 3:42pm

One Of The World's Best Developers Is Down To 17 Staff

Criterion, the guys behind the Burnout series and the good Need For Speed games (not the movie), are going through what you could call a transitional period. Like, there's hardly anyone actually working there anymore. » 9/15/13 9:00pm 9/15/13 9:00pm

The Pizza of Fortune Will Be the Key to Burnout Crash's Success

When I first saw the top-down arcade game Criterion Games is trying to pass off as a Burnout title, like many fans I was somewhat upset, but how can I stay angry at a game that features the Pizza of Fortune? » 8/31/11 12:20pm 8/31/11 12:20pm

Full Body Burnout Crash Is More Fun Than It Sounds

Burnout Crash seems to be a wonderful party game, the sort of title you pop on and pass and play with a group of rowdy friends. That it includes Kinect support only makes the experience better. » 7/20/11 12:00pm 7/20/11 12:00pm

First Footage of Burnout Crash! on Kinect May Leave Burnout Fans…

Criterion Games has a Burnout spin-off coming to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network this fall, a game inspired by game shows and pinball, its creators say. Burnout Crash! is also the first Burnout game to support Kinect, an option that may leave you with a burning sensation. » 7/08/11 8:30pm 7/08/11 8:30pm

The Next Burnout Game is Part Pinball, Part Game Show, Part WTF?

Remember that bizarre, leaked Burnout game that added lobster monsters and UFOs to the crashtastic street racing formula? Electronic Arts and developer Criterion Games just made it official, unveiling Burnout CRASH! for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. » 7/07/11 4:15pm 7/07/11 4:15pm

PC Need For Speed Won't Get Consoles' DLC

Not only is Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit's first downloadable content package not coming to the game's PC version, the PC version isn't getting any of the consoles' paid DLC extensions, period, according to the game's studio. » 12/12/10 1:00pm 12/12/10 1:00pm

New Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Content Races Home For Christmas

In case the cars in Criterion Games' Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit weren't fast enough, the Super Sports content pack will be out later this month, adding new events and three ridiculously powerful vehicles to the mix. » 12/10/10 11:40am 12/10/10 11:40am

Review: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Is This Year's Other Great Racer

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit promises to return one of the most successful racing video game in history to its roots, delivering an easy to understand, but still deep driving experience to gamers of all kinds... including fans of Mario Kart. » 11/22/10 9:00pm 11/22/10 9:00pm

More Than Two Million Felt The Need For Speed Demo

A new Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit title is bound to get some attention, but more than two million downloads of the demo in two weeks? That's a huge number, and EA has more where that came from. » 11/10/10 3:20pm 11/10/10 3:20pm

Running From The Police Sure Looks Like Fun

If high-speed police chases were half as exciting as this Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit trailer makes them out to be, everyone would be doing them. » 9/24/10 2:30pm 9/24/10 2:30pm

Burnout: Hot Pursuit

This is Burnout. That's the first thing that crossed my mind in the middle of my race against a group of other writers. And why not? Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit and Burnout share a pedigree. » 8/27/10 2:00pm 8/27/10 2:00pm

Jimmy Fallon Feels The Need For Speed

Next year we're just going to wait until the week after E3 and let the publishers bring the games to us, like Jimmy Fallon has done with Kinect, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and now Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. » 6/24/10 11:00am 6/24/10 11:00am

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Eyes-On Impressions: Hot Fuzz

After seven years of fans asking for it, Need for Speed finally adds cops to robbers - or, well, racers anyway - in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. And in this game, the fuzz drive a Bugatti Veyron. » 6/16/10 1:40am 6/16/10 1:40am

Black Creator To Shoot For FPS Heights Again At Codemasters

Criterion's much hyped and ultimately pretty OK first-person shooter Black may not be getting a sequel from its original creators soon—they're busy making Burnout and Need For Speed—but its original designer is getting back into the FPS game. » 2/15/10 11:00pm 2/15/10 11:00pm

Goodbye, Burnout Paradise DLC, You Will Be Sorely Missed

Criterion Games today announced that there will be no more downloadable content made available for Burnout Paradise. Now is not the time for tears. It is a time for thanks. » 1/21/10 1:00am 1/21/10 1:00am

Burnout Paradise On The Moon?

A post on Burnout developer Criterion Games' website reveals plans for downloadable content that never made it to fruition, including boats, helicopters, time travel, and yes - Burnout on the moon. » 12/18/09 11:20am 12/18/09 11:20am

A Guided Tour Of Burnout Paradise's Big Surf Island

In the latest episode of Crash TV, Criterion takes us on a guided tour of Big Surf Island, the major chunk of new real estate coming to Burnout Paradise next month. » 5/28/09 1:00pm 5/28/09 1:00pm

Burnout Paradise Cops And Robbers Micro-Review

Criterion Games continues to change the face of Burnout Paradise with the release of the Cops and Robbers downloadable content add-on for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. » 5/13/09 2:00pm 5/13/09 2:00pm