Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 52 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
  1. Unless you suffer from extreme ADD and you simply cannot spend more then 15 minutes learning a new game without being immediately rewarded, then I strongly suggest you check this game out. You won't find anything like on any other game system.
  2. SSX Blur is a icy blast of refreshingly cool gaming, as you shred down snowy slopes with a Wii Nunchuk in one hand and a Wiimote in the other, watching the wintry scenery blur right by at an extreme speed.
  3. One of the best games for Wii thus far, which challenges on a hardcore level, and pays off with time and dedication.
  4. A brave experiment and one that's really paid off. Looks great, too. [May 2007, p.64]
  5. Huge, meaty, substantial. It's a Wii title without a minigame in sight, yet it's as well suited to a quick thrash down the slopes as it is an all-night sesh. A winter sports game for all seasons. [Apr 2007, p.36]
  6. SSX Blur looks great and plays brilliantly. The controls don't try to make you feel like a boarder - they just make you feel in touch with the game, and that's what the Wii is all about. [Apr 2007, p.76]
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 60 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 37
  2. Negative: 4 out of 37
  1. Feb 7, 2012
    2
    This is a terrible game. The controls feel clunky and unnatural and the mountains are recycled from SSX 3. Uber tricks are impossible toThis is a terrible game. The controls feel clunky and unnatural and the mountains are recycled from SSX 3. Uber tricks are impossible to perform and flips cannot be landed successfully. Full Review »
  2. RyanK.
    Apr 8, 2009
    10
    This is an excellent game! Some advice for those struggling to get it: For the first 15-30 minutes in this game, do the TUTORIALS! The This is an excellent game! Some advice for those struggling to get it: For the first 15-30 minutes in this game, do the TUTORIALS! The game's controls work very well, but take coordination to master. Once you've got the basics, you'll see that this game is an excellent addition to the Wii library, with very little "Waggle" controls (the worst thing about most wii games). The graphics are decent for the Wii, the gameplay is challenging and interesting, and the feeling of leaning into the turns is fully intact. The audio feedback system is great, and as always, DJ Atomica is helpful and hilarious. In the options menu, you can customize how much the motion control affects your turns. You can make it up to 100% analog stick. (The default is 50% analog stick/50 motion control). I've been playing this game with very few weeks off since it came out 2 years ago, and it's still in my top 5 for the Wii. The multiplayer mode is adequate, but limited to only a few modes, and 2 player simultaneous. The single-player mode is mesmerizing, once you've got the hang of it, with plenty of variety in riders, modes, environments, and moves. With 12 Character Careers to complete, you may be playing for a very, very long time, and that's a good thing! You're not going to be an expert the first time you try this game. In fact, if you don't master the tutorials, you'll probably never enjoy this game. The first day you try snowboarding for real, expect to spend it falling on your backside. The same goes for SSX:Blur - there's a learning curve. Full Review »
  3. BillO
    Mar 29, 2009
    10
    Great controls, outstanding graphics for the wii. Snowboarding without the pain. I would like to see a version with balance board controls. Great controls, outstanding graphics for the wii. Snowboarding without the pain. I would like to see a version with balance board controls. It took me about 15 minutes to get the basic controls down, and much longer to pull off uber tricks. One of my favorite games in the last 5 years. Full Review »