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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 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  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. Nov 9, 2010
    8
    i have had this game since release and i am still unlocking..and playing...yes its comparable to mario cart because it has powerups AND THATSi have had this game since release and i am still unlocking..and playing...yes its comparable to mario cart because it has powerups AND THATS IT....it is VERY ADULT...and like mw2 u hear yelling and cursing cuz we hooked... the graphics are nice and eyeppopping...like mw2 u progress online called legendary and there are 10 and there is 55 cars...8 - 10 modes online . offline is good if u wanna be quiet and challenged...there is awesome liscensed soundtrack in the options menu...this game is still 1 of the best ever... but u gotta like powerup racing and dont expect to always win Expand
  5. Oct 18, 2010
    8
    A very solid arcade racer with licensed cars and weapons to take out your opponents, fast and fun with simple controls and competitive play inA very solid arcade racer with licensed cars and weapons to take out your opponents, fast and fun with simple controls and competitive play in a neat package. Activision have done well with this keeping it as simple as possible single player, multiplayer, choose between them and play not hard at all. The game has a nice if a little irritating at times fan and lights system, the fans are for doing things like drifting hitting opponents or completely taking them out as well as doing fan demands like going through 12 gates on an outlined route miss a gate and you'lll have to try again on the next lap, as for the light these are awarded for getting in the top 3 positions hitting the target number of fans as well as doing the dan demand which is usually going through the gates. The cars look pretty nice if a bit plain only the rival cars which you can earn by beating them seem to have any kind of decals as for the weapons they are intuitive but at same time can feel a little weak, the 3 bolts stun very slightly just enough to make you miss an item, the lightening domes do very little in terms of slowing down cars like its supposed to and even the mines being fired forward don't have as much an effect as you would like. Howvever the shunt does feel quite meaty sending you opponents flying when sent fowrard or backward and the nitro has a nice tactial use by using it as an airbrake for the tight turns giving you a couple of seconds to straighten up for a hard turn when fired backwards and thne giving a boost forward after very smart idea. As for the race modes basic races are where its best with upto 20 cars on track its pretty fast paced and hectic stuff you can be first with a couple of seconds but get hit by a shunt and that changes very quickly into double figure positions ooh nasty, as for the other modes destruction races are no where near as fun as the name may sound it in ifact one of the most frustrating modes and prbably one of the few reason why you might go down the shops for a new controller! The problem with this mode is that the fan targets for some can soon seem a bit unrealistic and even when you get within 100pts or less of the target it will get to that point where you will say enough is enough and either lob the controller or even stop playing altogether, the premise for the mode is simple use the bolts to destroy cars to extend the time and hit the points target set which is simple enough wreck the other colour cars for more points and time than the regular green cars but then add to this the fan target and fan demand of going through the gates and it soon becomes an annoying retry experience. Aside from this the multiplayer mode is good honest fun and worthwhile for the fact that once you hit rank 50 you can 'legend' which is Blurs version of prestige mode but unlike COD where the only thing you get for reseting your unlocks and progress is different badge emblem you actually get something a little bit more worthwhile you get a legendary car, these cars are better than their standard versions and the idea is to make llife a little simpler and you cand this up to 10 times getting 10 legendary cars in total all good for obliterating the competition. Well done Activision rewarding people for prestiging in Blur, now go do the same with COD! Expand
  6. Dec 8, 2018
    7
    Me resultó bastante curioso el echo de que los coches tuviesen habilidades y no fuese un juego con estética infantil. Muy divertido.
  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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