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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: 71 out of 78
  2. Negative: 0 out of 78
  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
    Blur's an amazing Frankenstein of a game, sewing together the best bits of the Project Gotham series with the Mario Kart formula, the result a game that's completely unique.
  3. A deep and satisfying racing game that's accessible to all - but the sequel will have a clearer vision.
  4. 82
    Blur is an attractive, intense, fast and thrilling game. It's built over a solid structure, and has a more than satisfying depth.
  5. Bizarre has produced an excellent mix of Mario Kart, Wipeout and Project Gotham Racing. Not very original, but incredibly fun.
  6. On the whole however, it's hard to resist the basic level of fun that Blur's overall design attributes bring about.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. Mar 8, 2017
    10
    Best game of all time: Never have I spent so much time on one game. This honestly changed my life. I love this game!!! So lets get into it.Best game of all time: Never have I spent so much time on one game. This honestly changed my life. I love this game!!! So lets get into it. Blur is like Mario Kart on steroids, with a great element of strategy and a higher skill cap. In the online (which is the main mode you play it for) you have access to an indepth mod system (similar to that of call of duty) Where you select perks which help you to succeed in whatever you want to achieve for example if you are in it to win it, you use shield efficiency - for helping you against lightning, super drift - for helping you drift and maintain first and bribe to get an early powerup to help break into the lead, or you could use motormash mods if you are one of those players who prefers a fight rather than a win. I love the modes - you have a mode for team racing in which you can do a 10v10, perfect for clan racing. You have powered up racing which is your standard 20 player online racing and then you have motormash among many other miscellaneous modes. The XP system is rewarding, the game makes you feel like a winner with a podium screen for the top 3. I just love the whole interface of the game. The online community is very tightly knit and dedicated - there are still players on all 3 communities today!!! Overall blur is without a doubt best game I've ever played and that won't be changing anytime soon! Expand
  2. Mar 28, 2012
    10
    This game is amazing, have much interesting elements, and is fresh, finally a new IP, that is funny and interesting. I think that Blur is oneThis game is amazing, have much interesting elements, and is fresh, finally a new IP, that is funny and interesting. I think that Blur is one of the most better games of the genre. Expand
  3. May 23, 2012
    9
    Blur is a really cool game, i will descirbe it as Mario Kart for the mature audience. Good graphics, great sound and funny gameplay rounds upBlur is a really cool game, i will descirbe it as Mario Kart for the mature audience. Good graphics, great sound and funny gameplay rounds up the whole package. Blur is simple but awesome at the same time, a truly great arcade-racer. if you liked Mario Kart you will love Blur! Expand
  4. Dec 21, 2010
    9
    Simply (one of) the best online multiplayer racing games. The power-ups are nicely balanced. Being able to keep 3 power-ups and use themSimply (one of) the best online multiplayer racing games. The power-ups are nicely balanced. Being able to keep 3 power-ups and use them forwards/backwards with often different characteristics ensures that you always have to choose wisely. Doing this whilst in the middle of a pack and following the track makes for an exhiliarating experience. No race is the same, and almost every race has great moments, even if you end up last. Splitscreen is great for local play too, but the (important) rearview mirror is absent then.
    Forget about Revolt or Mario Kart, this is the real thing!
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  5. Dec 27, 2021
    8
    An underrated gem, one of the best Arcade Racing games in my opinion. The power-ups are very enjoyable and make the game more special.
  6. Mar 3, 2012
    8
    Blur is one of those games that you can't believe no is talking about. Blur is an arcade racing game made my the same team who made ProjectBlur is one of those games that you can't believe no is talking about. Blur is an arcade racing game made my the same team who made Project Gotham Racing. It's essentially Mario Kart for hardcore racing fans. The game features numerous power ups that help you during races. The fact that this game is incredibly cheap makes you want to go out and buy this game. it's a simple but fun arcade racing game. BUY IT!!! Expand
  7. Apr 16, 2017
    4
    Un mélange de Wipeout et de Need For Speed qui ne prend pas, les deux approches étant aussi incompatibles que l'huile et l'eau, sans compterUn mélange de Wipeout et de Need For Speed qui ne prend pas, les deux approches étant aussi incompatibles que l'huile et l'eau, sans compter le ridicule du concept sur des véhicles réalistes bien que la conduite soit évidemment très arcade...

    Blur a tout de même de belles qualités techniques, il est beau et fluide et la prise en main est immédiate. Seulement voilà on s'y emmerde rapidement, trop rapidement. Un jeu né d'une idée stupide qui a précipité la chute de Bizarre Creations (trop de jeux bizarres...).
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