Burnout 3: Takedown (Jun 22, 2004 prototype)

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Burnout 3: Takedown (Jun 22, 2004 prototype)
Build date Jun 22, 2004 22:03:45
Build name Preview
Dump status Released, redump needed
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date September 18, 2021
Origin DVD-R
Lot Project Deluge
Labels Burnout 3 Takedown preview
Dump method Memorex MRX-650LE v6 AM61 (PowerISO)
Game Burnout 3: Takedown
System Xbox
Genre Racing, Action
Final build JP Jul 29, 2004
EU Aug 4, 2004
US Jul 29, 2004
Release date JP Oct 14, 2004
EU Sep 10, 2004
US Sep 7, 2004
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A prototype of Burnout 3: Takedown for the Xbox.


  • Compiled almost a month before the US build (the first final retail build).
  • Demo build.
  • Opening FMV is missing, however all the company logos are present.
  • Doesn't load into a title screen, goes right to the main menu instead. Likewise, you cannot select a profile like in the final game.
  • Only Crash Nav is selectable from the main menu. All other options are greyed out and cannot be selected.
  • The "Xbox Live" option as seen in the final build is known as "Online" in this build.
  • Known as "Burnout 3" in the demo, but the final game name would be "Burnout 3: Takedown".
  • Game lacks the EA "Trax" feature.
  • Only USA is a selectable region.
  • Selecting a location is different in this build. You select the actual event that is located within each region. In the final, you select the region on the map and then select the event.
  • Only certain types of events are accessible in certain locations for this demo.
  • You cannot view Driver Details in this build while on the main menu.
  • This build doesn't list any events that have yet to be unlocked yet.
  • You cannot select a car in this build.
  • No "Rules of the Road" section.
  • This build shows a controller layout while the game is loading.
  • The location of the speedometer's stats is different in this build.
  • Includes "Speed Up!" penalty for whenever the player stalls for more than 5 seconds in a Road Rage.
  • XBE information:
    • Internal Name: Burnout 3
    • Maker ID and Product Number: EA-65285
    • Executable Name: default.xbe
    • Executable checksum (MD5): 244b89825832b693f602f7f8792de082
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
    • Game is emulatable: Yes (Xemu) (as of September 12, 2021).
    • Game contains dongle protection: No.




File Type Date Size SHA-1
Xbox - Burnout 3 Takedown preview.bin File 2021-03-10 13:44:26 3.65 GB a7ec352a9eb7efcd70ec026d3e2826d545b30705
Xbox - Burnout 3 Takedown preview.cue File 2021-03-10 13:44:27 99 bytes e4dc59ab0a615389cf85561af2d4e5e053f65d7b
Xbox - Burnout 3 Takedown preview.jpeg File 2021-04-09 22:13:29 3.04 MB 6169ce611c95af37225ca930f62c38dbb722c9ac


A huge thanks to ehw for researching this prototype! And a huge thanks to the anonymous donor that allowed for this release to happen!

See also