I have always prefered Carmageddon to Burnout as Carmageddon has the added option of going after pedestrians although I found carmageddon TDR a little disapointing as the pedestrians were replaced with zombies which had less splat factor in my opinion. Nothing could beat running of the road in carmageddon 1 and finding your self in a field of cows just waiting to be mangled under your wheels.
What are your thoughts on the matter?
Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now is my favorite Carmageddon game.
I have nothing against running people over. Whatever my personal feelings, I understand and can appreciate depictions of wanton and gratuitous carnage. But having an appreciation for The Wild Bunch or Soldier of Fortune has nothing to do with Carmageddon. This game rewards you for demolishing property and running people over. I think that's an idea ripe with all sorts of gaming goodness. So now that you know I don't have anything against violence per se (the game is rated for audiences over 17 years of age), I can safely say that I don't like this game at all. While there are some decent ideas here and there, the overall effect of Carmageddon is one of boredom and frustration. The challenge is less in finding the secrets to each level and more in finding a reason to keep playing.