• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 17, 2006
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. It plays well, runs smoothly, and heralds the kind of game play which will keep score-hounds coming back to it again and again.
  2. PSM3 Magazine UK
    85
    A brilliantly balanced score-attack game. It looks lovely too. [May 2007, p.77]
  3. Play UK
    72
    It's online, it's smooth to control, it's cheap, and it's worth a blast. [Issue #152, p.72]
  4. When it works, it gathers up your problems and piles them together to await their death. When it goes wrong, it simply washes everything bad your way, trapping and killing you.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    70
    This is exactly the kind of simple but hugely playable offering that the PlayStation Store was made for. [May 2007, p.93]
  6. A solid shooter that fans will enjoy and a cheap way to show off some amazing effects on your new Playstation 3. [JPN Import]
  7. Blast Factor has some exciting moments and offers a unique twist on a familiar formula, but it still ends up feeling generic and forgettable.
  8. But the bigger problem seems to be that developer Bluepoint Games has gone after two audiences at once, and it hasn't really done enough for either.
  9. The high tempo action is matched by a fluid frame rate that does not seem to dip even during boss encounters. While it lacks the draw dropping visuals of many full price counterparts, for £3.49 (until 23 May) it is a fine start to the PlayStation Store and a refreshing pit stop to keep on your hard drive.
  10. Pure Magazine UK
    60
    While all this mindless blasting is fun for a while, personally it became quite tedious in a very short time. [May 2007, p.67]
  11. 59
    There are countless games of its genre that do it better, some of which are more than 20 years old, and its use of tilt functionality doesn't change that.
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Feb 10, 2017
    7
    Blast Factor is insanely difficult at some points, but I guess that is precisely why I have a special affection for it. It offers differentBlast Factor is insanely difficult at some points, but I guess that is precisely why I have a special affection for it. It offers different modes and a cooperative mode, which I particularly enjoyed. If you are looking for a challenge, Blast Factor may be a good option. Full Review »
  2. Andyman
    Dec 8, 2006
    7
    It's not quite as good as the magnificent Mutant Storm Reloaded on 360, but it's still great fun. The motion sensor adds a neat It's not quite as good as the magnificent Mutant Storm Reloaded on 360, but it's still great fun. The motion sensor adds a neat twist on the genre also. I would have liked to see a Time Attack mode, where you can play any level in the game, rather than just the 'start at level 1' arcade style. Oh well, maybe there will be an improved Blast Factor 2. Full Review »