BURNOUT PARADISE™ BIG SURF ISLAND
If you know Paradise City, you'll be familiar with the huge, under-construction suspension bridge that leads into the ocean to the East of Downtown Paradise. But the question we've been asked by so many fans is - what's on the other side of the bridge?
Big Surf Island - Burnout Paradise's largest Premium Downloadable Pack is available to buy and let's you cross to the other side!
The island is roughly the size of Downtown Paradise, but features gameplay unlike any other area in the game. We're running with the mantra "if you can see it, you can drive it" to introduce a new level of freedom to Burnout Paradise. The island features the biggest, most awesome jumps in the entire game.
Big Surf Island contains over 5 hours of gameplay bringing you more of everything you love about Burnout Paradise with a few new surprises along the way.
- The Dust Storm Buggy available to drive straight away
- 8 Incredible New Cars to Win
- 15 Events (Including all New Island Tours)
- 10 Freeburn Challenges
- 12 New Roads to Rule
- 75 Island Smashes
- 45 Island Billboards
- 15 Island Mega Jumps
Check out our Crash TV video podcast page for cool Island footage.
This is your arrival point on the island. From here, you can make out an awesome cylindrical tower - with the right car, it's possible to drift all the way to the top of this tower and back again. But you're unlikely to drive down - Big Surf Island is home to some massive jumps and the top of this tower is no exception!
The building to the right is the hotel we named after one of our big-time fans. DBC9MX earned the right name the hotel after winning the Downtown Showtime Showdown competition, and chose to name it after his son - Taylor J.
This second shot is the view looking back down from the island towards mainland Paradise City. Our mantra is 'if you can see it, you can drive it' - which means that even the bridge to the city features multiple levels and massive jumps. The construction yard in the foreground is stacked with gameplay and the scaffold at the top features in one of the island's most memorable pieces of gameplay. Everywhere on the island is like this.
This is the back of the island, featuring the palm trees that provide a distinctly tropical flavour. The unusual shape of the lighthouse, and the massive ramp in front of it are more tell-tale signs that the backdrop to the island is more than just scenery.
Here's our favourite shot. This shows the kind of fun, the island is built for. The scaffolds in the construction yard can be scaled and the hoops can be jumped. If you want a taste of what the island is all about, head for the airfield, quarry or beach in Burnout Paradise and imagine an area the size of Downtown dedicated to that kind of action. The car featured here is the Dust Storm.
And finally, here are some shots of the island during its early stages of development - the large grid lines you can see on the bottom right image indicate areas of the island that were, at the time, yet to be painted with textures.