Winning In Burnout 3 Takedown Is About More Than the Car!
Here are a few tips and strategies to help you get through the single-player mode of Burnout 3 Takedown on the Xbox. Most of these tips will work online as well unless noted otherwise. Please keep in mind while every tip and hint has been tested, due to the nature of the game you may need to get the timing down. In other words, practice of these tips is very important to beating the game. Learning to race aggressively while at the same time using some common sense is the key to winning each event. This is not a complete walkthrough. Instead, I will help provide you with the key parts of the game and the best ways to get through them.
Picking the Right Car
No matter what class you're in, from compact to the sports series, the two best overall cars are the DX and the Dominator. Depending on your racing style and preferences, these cars will make beating the game allot easier. Keep in mind that the DX allows for more risk taking while the Dominator class is touchy and takes more practice. This car is a rocket sled and at times acts exactly as one if you are not careful. The key is to not over-adjust when steering. This will help you avoid spinning out at a critical time. Offline or online this rule will always apply.
The Keys to Winning a Race
These tips apply to the Grand Prix, Eliminator, Face Off, Special Events and Burning Lap races. The first tip is learning to get a boost start at the beginning of every race. This is easier than you think to pull off.
Getting the Boost at the Start of the Race
While the countdown is starting, you want to hit the gas on the number 3, at 2 hit the brakes while still having the gas on and causing the tires to start spinning. At one take your hand off the gas and time it right so when you start, you hit the gas at the exact time the countdown has stopped. This will give you the boost start and you will know by the flames as well as the message boost start on screen, you will also get a score for it. Do not hit the A button while trying to get the boost start, doing so will cause you to miss it.
Keep the Boost Meter Full and Let the Nitro Burn!
In most races the key is to get in the lane with the oncoming traffic, this will keep your boost meter filled. Caution must be used but with a little practice, you can beat almost any car offline or online. Make sure to use the boost at all times, only let off when making a hard turn or to avoid an accident. Burnout awards you for long drifts, but for the sake of this short walkthrough, avoid excessively long drifts. This may score points but will cost you speed and time against the AI and real racers online. The only race in the game where this will not always apply is the Face Off, a one-on-one race to the finish line.
Mastering the Art of Takedowns
Since there is only one car to beat in Face Off mode, you will need to learn the art of the Takedown. This will also help you when you need to enter the Road Rage stages in the game. To perfect a takedown you need to remember two basic things. The first is that you want to cause the other car to flip out of control. The second is that the AI, or the real racer, knows what you're trying to do. Here are a few ways to get easy takedowns in the game. In the case of the Face Off race, the AI car will almost always fall for this trick.
- Stop and Drop Method
If you're ahead enough in the race, simply stop the car with the wheels pointing towards the guard rail. In most cases the AI will try and ram you from behind. Just have your hand on the brake and watch him fly over you, takedown complete.
- Rear Wheel Rocket Method
The other simple way to take someone down is by getting as close to the rear wheel as possible and actually touch wheels while turning into the car, with some practice this will send the opposing car flying.