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  • Summary: Blur is a new style of powered-up racing. The game drops players into heart-pumping racing action with 20 cars on a track all targeting the finish line and battling each other as they trade paint and collect intense power-ups, including the ability to blast other cars out of the way withBlur is a new style of powered-up racing. The game drops players into heart-pumping racing action with 20 cars on a track all targeting the finish line and battling each other as they trade paint and collect intense power-ups, including the ability to blast other cars out of the way with huge bursts of energy, boost their speed, and more. Gamers can use offensive and defensive attacks as they battle for the lead and careen through real-world track locations ranging from L.A. and San Francisco to the streets of Hackney, UK and the treacherous roads of Barcelona, Spain. Beyond the action-packed racing filled with fast curves, sneaky alternate routes, hair-raising jumps and fully realized damage models that provide for spectacular crashes, Blur’s narrative is presented through Bizarre’s new community-based interface, reaching far beyond the game itself. This unique story-driving social network evolves dynamically as players compete in different races, make new friends, rivals and fans, and connect with other racers both in-game and in real life. Looking beyond Blur's single player story, gamers can engage in competitive and team-based multiplayer races with up to 20 players online, or on a single console via 4-player split-screen. Bizarre has also introduced Blur’s original social gaming experience - Custom Groups, where anyone can create unique multiplayer modes based on their favorite ways to play the game. These new modes are immediately shared through Blur’s social network, expanding the game in ways that are only limited by the gaming community’s creativity. [Activision] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Blur's mix of strategy-based power-ups, load-out menus, and largely varied challenges really make this game a must for all automotive fans. In a genre this oversaturated, it is good to know that there is still some innovation left.
  2. Somehow, the game, as a whole, comes together beautifully. [Sept 2010, p.80]
  3. Comic racers were yesterday, Blur is today. The graphics aren't really detailed, but the effects are outstanding. Blur is pure adrenaline, but it can get frustrating a bit as well.
  4. Online multiplayer is what keeps Blur afloat. Without it, this somewhat blocky and unshowy game would have been forgotten even faster than a one-trick pony called Split/Second. So far it is the best online racing experience you will have this year.
  5. Blur is a great effort from Bizarre Creations, one that will introduce a slew of kart-racing fans to the scene. While its visuals don't overwhelm like Split/Second's, it holds its own with cool weapons-based gameplay, making it a fun experience.
  6. Aptly named, Blur tries to unclear the line between kart and sim, but in the process may leave many racing enthusiasts of both sorts uncomfortable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 35
  2. Negative: 6 out of 35
  1. Feb 4, 2012
    10
    Fun arcade style racing with a bit of Mario Kart style combat thrown in. Lots of cars and is a good way to kill 30 minutes here and there. TheFun arcade style racing with a bit of Mario Kart style combat thrown in. Lots of cars and is a good way to kill 30 minutes here and there. The best arcade style racer in recent memory. If you are expecting a very strict driving sim then this game is not for you. Expand
  2. Jan 6, 2013
    9
    If u want to play re-volt with real cars so this is it. I very like this game because it's have everything what car arcade game needs. VeryIf u want to play re-volt with real cars so this is it. I very like this game because it's have everything what car arcade game needs. Very good music, graphics and gameplay. It's fun to play singleplayer but much more better way is to play online and try yourself. Expand
  3. Mar 30, 2011
    9
    Probably my favorite racing game ever. The 1-player is very fun (I clocked about 18 hours on it to beat most of the game), and it actually hasProbably my favorite racing game ever. The 1-player is very fun (I clocked about 18 hours on it to beat most of the game), and it actually has 4-PLAYER SPLIT-SCREEN on PC! (you need 4 360 controllers). The use of power ups is well done- more balanced and strategic than Mario Kart type games. The online is mediocre (no way to chat?!), but the game was worth $40 for the single player alone. Overall, if vanilla racing games aren't your thing, but you enjoy combatish stuff, this is definitely worth getting (and split screen at 1080p is epic). You'll want a 360 controller for it, too, for the best experience. Expand
  4. Jan 19, 2012
    8
    This is an arcade game. I want to say that as we start so that we might clear any notions of Gran Turismo from your mind. Ok? Good. Let usThis is an arcade game. I want to say that as we start so that we might clear any notions of Gran Turismo from your mind. Ok? Good. Let us begin. Blur is fun. The music is great and the visuals are exciting, the gameplay... think Mario Kart with a Need for Speed aesthetic. Like most arcade games, the fun ramps up when you're playing with someone else. This game is easy to pick up and it's simply a blast. You might say that you'd like more levels and cars. Well shut up. No you don't. Get over it, you spoiled pansy. Now sit down and play another race with me before I slap you. Expand
  5. Nov 15, 2011
    7
    fun if you want a fast fun racing game this is it like the adds say mario cart for grown ups all the cars handle decently and split intofun if you want a fast fun racing game this is it like the adds say mario cart for grown ups all the cars handle decently and split into classes tho it dont make much of a diff pick a car you like and go. only let down is Not enough cars, not enough tracks..
    but it dose have split screen up to 4 people on pc grfxs it looks good nothing incredible here it works and works well ..
    performance runs easy on maxx settings
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  6. Apr 6, 2012
    7
    As many reviewers say, it is a hardcore mario kart. What's particularly good about Blur is how it manages to still have some skill in driving.As many reviewers say, it is a hardcore mario kart. What's particularly good about Blur is how it manages to still have some skill in driving. The driving physics are not PGR or anything, but more like NFS Hot Pursuit. The licesnsed cars make it appealing, and there's quite a selection for a game like this. on the vehicular combat front, there's nothing new or innovative here. There's enough powerups but not too many to be overwhelming. Nothing we haven't seen before in previous games with vehicular combat- even Midnight Club II's multiplayer has more powerups. But the beauty of Blur lies not in destruction or driving physics, but its simplicity. The career is a pretty standard street racing arcade game but with only 3 modes- Destruction, Checkpoint and Race. It's nice to see that time trials are here in the form of checkpoint races. However when you mix apex-perfect cornering with powerups in 20 player races be it online or with AI, it turns into a chaotic mess. Either destruction or time trial work, but combining them doesn't as much. The graphics of Blur are pretty decent on max but my only criticism of it is that it's using DirectX 9 and not DX10 so they're a bit dated and old/arcade feeling- think NFS Underground 2. But the car line-up, career, online, variety of tracks, cars and events is enough to justify this seemingly childish arcade racer as a lasting, enjoyable and fun game. Even if you hate the whole destructive side of things the number of cars and tracks in the career make this appealing to, say, TrackMania fans who want to get perfect times on tracks. Basically the content in the game means there's something for everyone, and its arcade style is extremely appealing to casual gamers but as many reviewers say the game can be very difficult even on Medium setting later on. The difficulty is however just right for each setting. I feel that it's only races where the AI seems to work collaberatively to take you out on Hard difficulty. The rubberbanding effect in One on One races cannot be ignored either, but this only happens on Hard difficulty not Medium or Easy. The game does seem like a port to PC though so there is split-screen, no way to change controls- there are 2 preset layputs- and the graphics option is minimal, with only a single bar to slide. That said, the DX9 graphics mean the system requirements are extremely low for a 2010 game so anyone can run it. Expand
  7. Jul 8, 2011
    1
    More of a Arcade game. Played a few races and just want to quit. Not even close to as good as NFS Shift or Test drive Unlimited. It's alsoMore of a Arcade game. Played a few races and just want to quit. Not even close to as good as NFS Shift or Test drive Unlimited. It's also feels kind of like cartoonish. Expand

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