- 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 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
10I'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.… Expand
8A 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
This is, so far, the best online arcade racing game on the PS3. The weapon and power up system is well balanced and fun, sort of like wipeout. Cornering consists of jamming your car or truck into the wall, as braking properly will make you lose online. Sim fans or even NFS junkies won't have an advantage. Leveling isn't very interesting but it allows you to unlock new rides. The graphics are good and the sound is awesome. I think this is a good game but it loses some points because I had mastered it before the demo was over. Since the cornering doesn't matter, theres no need to memorize the tracks, something essential in all other racing games. I just got good at using the weapons system, then dominated online and got bored. Overall its the most fun racing experience and worth a shot until other racing games or a Blur sequel come out.… Expand
1A 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