40 Comments and no mention of it being an ancient game
As much as I hate people mentioning only the scores, I really do disagree with what you've gave the game. At the time of release, I'd have probably gave this game a 9.5/10, gameplay does the job perfectly, the soundtrack is brilliant, party game modes are a laugh, and the singleplayer was too fun to be stale in my eyes.
However, considering that the game is soon to be five years old, to still get a seven out of ten from (I'm guessing) someone new to playing the game that's pretty impressive in my eyes. I'd imagine that the online modes are dead now, which is a real shame, it was one of the first games I played on the PS3 in a big party and we had a right laugh. The next burnout will undoubtedly be fantastic