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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] Expand
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  1. Positive: 50 out of 58
  2. Negative: 0 out of 58
  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. 90
    Bizarre Creations knows how to make a game with cars. Blur takes the kart racing genre a step forward with addictive progress bars and an evolved take on using weapons strategically.
  3. Compared to its biggest rival in today's Game-shelves (split/second), Blur definitely marks the more traditional racing-experience, despite all the flashy power-ups and weapons. But that's not a bad thing at all. Quite the opposite is the case: Blur is really good fun & on all platforms. Especially if you're into that web 2.0-thingy (Facebook-integration).
  4. Blur is a solid fast paced racing game with strong A.I that pushes your driving skills to the maximum. When combined with the games combat element it makes playing Blur an intense and energetic experience that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
  5. If you step back and look at the parts, there's a weird dissonance to Blur, and it doesn't seem like it should work as well as it does, even if it can be an imperfect experience. Bizarre Creations has always danced along the line between simulation and style, and this game only serves to further blur that line.
  6. 80
    Blur plays like a more serious Mario Kart and will give you plenty of online fun. The singleplayer lacks variety but this shouldn't stop arcade gamers from buying it.
  7. Very disappointing in single player, Blur reveals its charm in multiplayer. Playing with friends, striking at each other, and going all-out on them is where the fun's at ! It can prove to be strategic, despite its arcade-style driving style, thanks to the Power Up tactical side that can change the outcome of any race dramatically. So to sum it up, Blur is a very good game in multiplayer, ideal for competition behind the wheel of realistic rides with added power-up benefits, but be warned: in solo play, boredom prevails.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Jul 2, 2015
    10
    Most polished game ive ever played. The graphics are ahead of the curve. Surprised to see licenced cars. Single player has extensive variety.Most polished game ive ever played. The graphics are ahead of the curve. Surprised to see licenced cars. Single player has extensive variety. Sad to not see this in the 90+ range. Its visually arresting and works very well, given the inherent chaotic nature of a shootey/racer. Its also a big game with a LOT of cars. Its enjoyably challenging and thats a difficult feat to pull off. (I didnt like any of their Project Gotham Racing games) Expand
  2. Oct 20, 2015
    10
    Это великолепная гонка, в которую нам с друзьями (вплоть до 4-х человек на одном экране) не надоедает играть. Великолепно портирована на PS3,Это великолепная гонка, в которую нам с друзьями (вплоть до 4-х человек на одном экране) не надоедает играть. Великолепно портирована на PS3, даже в splitscreen выдаёт достаточно кадров и выглядит потрясающе, во что бы не пытались играть наподобие, ничего не понравилось. Играем турнир до 100 очков к примеру и всегда интересно. Expand
  3. May 15, 2011
    10
    I'm much more of an RPG fan, but I really loved this racer. It's the first really good one I've played since Need for Speed: Underground soI'm much more of an RPG fan, but I really loved this racer. It's the first really good one I've played since Need for Speed: Underground so many years ago.

    Blur has speed, combat, excitement and most importantly a consistent learning curve (the speed & difficulty of the vehicles you unlock don't suddenly become unbearable). I'm looking forward to playing through again on a mixture of hard & medium instead of medium & easy through my first playthrough.
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  4. Aug 20, 2010
    8
    An arcade racer that will be enjoyable for a long time thanks to a strong online component, a range of real if not entirely realistic cars andAn arcade racer that will be enjoyable for a long time thanks to a strong online component, a range of real if not entirely realistic cars and fast paced tracks all boosted by a clever range of balanced abilities Expand
  5. Feb 23, 2011
    8
    A surprisingly fun, powered up, racing game that is essentially a grown up mario kart with real cars. The game is quick and easy to learn andA surprisingly fun, powered up, racing game that is essentially a grown up mario kart with real cars. The game is quick and easy to learn and provides great single and multiplayer experiences. It's simple and has some fantastic music and shiny graphics. Sadly the multiplayer base is not a large one and the level matching fails. A lot of multiplayer races will end up having a level 50 person dominating the majority of the races which can be disheartening. In light of that, it's a great game when your friends come over that's quick and fun for everyone but with less of the mario kart rage. Expand
  6. Sep 29, 2013
    8
    No me agradan mucho los juegos de carreras, pero "Blur" es un juego totalmente bizarro que en realidad te termina divirtiendo y quedarás muyNo me agradan mucho los juegos de carreras, pero "Blur" es un juego totalmente bizarro que en realidad te termina divirtiendo y quedarás muy vicioso en la pantalla. Si bien no es uno de los mejores racing que he jugado, ofrece mucha diversión e interacción. Expand
  7. Sep 5, 2010
    1
    A real good racing game with very few players making access to many areas of the game impossable since they rely on multiple players in orderA real good racing game with very few players making access to many areas of the game impossable since they rely on multiple players in order to begin. I think the most ive seen online so far at one time was 27. and the same few people win every race no matter what you or they are driving, suggesting to me the use of 3rd party haks. what started out as a real good game quickly became blah once I went online with it. and the makers of the game dont seem to care about fixing it. Expand

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