Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 58 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 58
  2. Negative: 0 out of 58
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  1. It might be worth it for those who really want to see items added into a traditional racer, but for everyone else, it's likely worth trying before committing to a purchase.
  2. Speedy and varied levels, but the graphics are mediocre and the split-screen mode should have gotten more attention.
  3. 70
    Blur isn't the addictive, competitive online game that people wanted it to be. Rather, Blur is a palate-cleansing game, the type of experience you pop in for a few minutes with your friends when you're looking for a break between sessions of a game you really like marathoning.
  4. The single player is where Blur starts to show it faults. While the constant progression via the fans is good, after the first few sets of events the game difficulty ramps up and soon enough we found ourselves coming up against a brick wall.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    70
    Things get better with faster cars but too often it feels like you’re trying to guide a brick through thick porridge. Drifting just shouldn’t this much of a chore, and we constantly crave more momentum when we’re loosening up the rear wheels. Online’s more attractive as these problems are masked by the thrill of the chase. [August 2010 p73]
  6. Blur has excellent production value and packaging, but fails to engross with a lack of original and compelling gameplay.
  7. Blur is fast, chaotic, and flashy. It may not be particularly original or memorable, but it could make for some great post-bar silliness with your friends on par with a bad kung fu movie. Like a skittish commitment-phobe, as soon as you start to take Blur too seriously, it all falls to pieces.
  8. 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.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 102 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 102
  2. Negative: 7 out of 102
  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) Full Review »
  2. Feb 12, 2015
    10
    I love this game. It's a big boy version of Mario Kart. The online, graphics, cars and music really make this game look great. Shame that BlurI love this game. It's a big boy version of Mario Kart. The online, graphics, cars and music really make this game look great. Shame that Blur 2 was never released Full Review »
  3. Jul 13, 2013
    8
    a really fun racing game where you can shoot each other up with actual real known cars. great range of maps and a somewhat number of items.a really fun racing game where you can shoot each other up with actual real known cars. great range of maps and a somewhat number of items. the games seems to target more for people playing in groups like i do and is a really great alternative to a 4 player split screen instead of the usual COD Full Review »