Inside Criterion Games

Hi and thanks for dropping by.

We’re Criterion Games and we make video games. You’ll know us from the Burnout series, Black and Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit and Need For Speed: Most Wanted. We’ve also worked with our friends at Ghost Games to put cop chases in Need For Speed and with DICE to bring the Speeder Bikes to Star Wars: Battlefront.

Innovation drives us and we have a rich history of embracing cutting edge tech to bring you original gaming experiences, from Mugshots to Freeburn Challenges, Easydrive to Autolog. Now we’re very excited to be working on a new virtual reality experience in Star Wars: Battlefront for PlayStation VR!

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Criterion Games.


"The combo of racing and combat is brilliantly addictive"

Entertainment Weekly - on Burnout 3 Takedown

"Visually stunning while maintaining a blazing speed and 60fps"

Kombo - on Burnout Revenge

"Just like that, Criterion has really changed the way you’ll look at the structure of racing games."

Destructoid - on Burnout Paradise

"The new king of arcade racers"

GameSpy - on Burnout 3 Takedown

"Every wreck is a visual affair to be savored and a delightful treat for a job nastily done. "

Play Magazine - on Burnout Revenge

"The team at Criterion took a big chance and it’s paid off very well. "

Giant Bomb - on Burnout Paradise

“Offers up insane speed, unequaled crash sequences, and a truly new style of gameplay.”

IGN - on Burnout 3 Takedown

"Like a moth drawn to a flame, I can't pull myself away from the incredible explosions, blinding speeds, and impressive vehicular carnage"

GameInformer - on Burnout Paradise