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Burnout Paradise – Official Paradise City Map

Criteron Games have recently released the official route map of Paradise City. Now we can see what’s beyond those pesky concrete barriers that you hit all to often in the Burnout Paradise demo. All I’ve got to do now is memorise all those routes and I’m away. Easy.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the Paradise City map:

Burnout Paradise - Official Map

Those avid TAG readers will notice that the map shown above has changed somewhat since we first revealed it nearly a year ago.

Here’s what the Paradise city map looked like 12 months ago:


Amongst all the route changes, large chunks of the map have been chopped, including the airport. Did you have to cut the airport, Criterion? I quite fancied going all GTA 3 and driving recklessly between all the planes. Boo. Anyway, the map is still pretty big, as anyone whose played the Burnout Paradise demo will testify.

You can download a hi-res version of the map from Criterion’s Burnout Paradise Downloads page.

Update 2nd Mar 08: Here’s a great interactive Burnout Paradise map. It contains all the locations of the super jumps, smashes, billboards etc.

Update 2nd Jan 09:
Criterion is releasing the Big Surf Island download pack in 2009 to expand the Burnout Paradise map eastwards (the bit where the airport used to be on the old map). From the media that Criterion have released about this pack it looks like the airport has gone, to be replaced by a hotel, palm tress and a construction yard (with jumps).

Burnout Paradise is out now on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3


  1. steven

    23rd Feb, 2008 at 1:09 am

    im 13 years old nd i got this game like 3 weeks ago the game is outstanding but 1 question though,the beta map is bigger than the proper one,y didnt you keep it like that?


    4th Mar, 2008 at 3:16 am

    i love this game but i agree, why cut it! i was looking foward to taking down my buddys on that huge bridge!

    • BP Expert

      12th Jun, 2009 at 7:46 pm

      They put the island back u can buy it for $12.99

  3. Matt

    6th Apr, 2008 at 1:22 am

    Rumour has it that the next upgrade for this game will involve the map getting bigger. It will be ABSOLUTELY FREE !! This is not a joke. Feel free to look up info about the up and coming new map edits for the game.

  4. TheFluffyFist

    6th Apr, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Hi Matt, yep you’re correct.
    Alex Ward (game’s producer) from Criterion has said on the official forums that the expansions will be free. Yay.

  5. simeon

    9th Apr, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    cant wait for the new islands

  6. patateos

    12th Apr, 2008 at 1:45 am

    when will the updates be available

  7. Tom

    9th May, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    hi great game on xbox 360 add me: sutton007 if you want a game or anything

  8. Zath

    20th May, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    I’ve still not picked this game up yet, but then again I’ve not finished the last one yet – if I see this cheap, is it still worth picking up – a worthy successor?

  9. TheFluffyFist

    21st May, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    I picked it up second hand for around 30 quid. Lets just say it’s different to all the previous Burnouts. Looks fantastic, but slightly annoying that you just can redo a challenge if you fail it.

    Also navigating whilst racing at Burnout speed is a real nightmare!

  10. Weefz

    21st May, 2008 at 8:59 pm


    Did you mean that you can’t just redo a challenge?

  11. Zath

    21st May, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    The open nature to the game is the main thing that was concerning me, it’s very much an arcade racer – not sure if I want to be “immersed” in the game world / city – I just want to race fast and crash! ;)

  12. TheFluffyFist

    21st May, 2008 at 10:14 pm


    Yeah, you can re-do a challenge, but you have to go back to the traffic lights where the challenge started from. This is a bit of a pain when you’ve just raced from one end of the map to the other!


    Race fast and crash, yep, that’s pretty much what happens to me alot.

  13. FireHero

    31st Aug, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Ok th reason being thay cut bits out is thay can only put so much on a disk so thay put all thay wonted to and if you ever read the burnout pardise website you would have known that thay said thay were re adding it at a later date!

  14. Weefz

    31st Aug, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    We know that updates are coming, FireHero. Read the rest of the comments…

  15. Ken

    26th Oct, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    I love this game. I’ve had it since the day it came out and i religiously play online. The people i play are really good im currently ranked 41 in the world on the ranked side. This game is by far a racing game of all its own.

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  17. brandon

    21st Jul, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    i have got this game iam 12 and paradise city looks so diffident to the game when are you going to add the extra peas in?

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  19. Cookie

    16th Aug, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Dude i love this game offline 100% complete and i dont care they cut out some of the map the map is awesome as it is now couldnt falt them apart from them renaming the legendary cars like kit deloria king lee and the ghost busters car wtf