While the modern hip-hop soundtrack isn’t my cup of tea, it does suit the game well. Engine audio and all the tyre-screeching noises are present and correct, and Unbound’s story benefits from some decent voice acting.
Unbound looks absolutely ruddy marvellous, its graphical stylings popping in 4K resolution at a buttery 60 frames per second. Lakeshore City is gorgeous, too, especially when its streets are rain slicked with reflective puddles. Very nice.
Immediate and instantly gratifying handling makes Unbound always enjoyable, whether you’re fleeing the cops or jostling to reach the front of the pack during a race. This Criterion back to its Burnout best, and we love it.
You can jump into Lakeshore solo and offline, or go online with other players - the choice is yours. Either way, Unbound provides a slew of race events, open-world activities, and more to delve into. Just don’t be surprised by the aggressive rival AI.
Nothing particularly special here. Get all the collectibles, complete the game, outrun the cops a bunch of times, own loads of cars, upgrade your garage... Fairly standard stuff that requires you dig in for the long haul.