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Blur (Windows)

81
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.2
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.2
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 3.2


The Press Says

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92
Cheat Code Central
Blur is certainly an expansive title, and the more you play it, the more you get lost in it. I expected a lot from Bizarre Creations, considering the Project Gotham Racing series is considered to be one of the best automotive franchises of the past. However, in many ways Blur surpasses its predecessor, both in terms of scope and in accessibility. 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. Though Blur borrows some of its biggest ideas from pre-existing games, it blends them together in a way that feels completely natural. It may sound clichéd, but Blur is a title that is easy to pick up but hard to put down, and it is a must-buy for all automotive fans.
90
videogamer.com
The problems here aren't necessarily what Bizarre that did wrong, but issues PGR fans might have. While you can have no power-ups in multiplayer races, the only pure driving events in single-player come from the checkpoint races. Here you still have nitro power-ups though, and the lack of true time trials is a disappointment - though they'd be perfect for a large DLC pack if you ask me (Are you reading this, Bizarre?). There's also the argument that race position is too dependent on luck, which despite not being true, will seem accurate to anyone who doesn't invest the time learning the nuances of Blur's gameplay.
87
PC Games (Germany)
Der PC Games-Test zu Blur zeigt, dass der Arcade-Racer nach wenigen Rennen leicht von der Hand geht, die Power-ups für viel Schadenfreude sorgen, am Ende aber in bisschen mehr Abwechslung gut getan hätte.
86
GamingXP
Comic-Racer waren gestern, „Blur“ ist heute – zumindest – wenn Sie realistische Autos haben wollen. Klar ist es nicht jedermanns Sache, mit einem BMW gegen einen Ford zu fahren und sich gegenseitig mit Blitzen und Raketen zu bombardieren, doch wer beim Autofahren Spaß haben will und einen PC besitzt, wird kaum an diesem Spiel vorbeikommen. Die Grafik an sich ist zwar relativ detailarm, was durch die Effekte wieder aufgewertet wird. Steigen Sie einfach ein und geben Sie Gas, besonders online werden Sie genügend Schadenfreude, aber auch Ärger empfinden, wenn Sie kurz vor dem Ziel abgeschossen werden und keinen Schild mehr besitzen, um den Schuss abzuwehren.
86
Gamers.at
Da stehen sich also Blur und Split/Second fast am selben Tag im Regal im Weg. Am liebsten würde ich euch jetzt sagen, dass ihr euch als Rennspielfan beide Games holen sollt. Jedes ist auf seine Art etwas Besonderes und birgt ausreichend Spielspaß für Wochen. Blur spielt sich auf jeden Fall traditioneller und bietet rein spielerisch gesehen wenig Neues. Dafür gibt’s einige Zusatzfeatures (Twitter, Facebook) und einen umfangreicheren Multiplayer-Teil. Ich würde sagen Split/Second ist das mutigere Spiel, Blur das rundere Erlebnis. Falsch machen könnt ihr bei beiden Spielen nichts.
85
GameStar (Germany)
Ich schaue erschrocken auf die Uhr: Ist es wirklich schon so spät? Lange hat mich ein Rennspiel nicht mehr so sehr in seinen Bann gezogen und die Zeit vergessen lassen wie Blur. Weil die actionreichen Positionskämpfe, die taktische Vielfalt und das durchdachte Levelsystem hervorragend ineinandergreifen und ein rundes, für Monate motivierendes Spielspaß-Paket schnüren, das derzeit seinesgleichen sucht. Klar, die Kampagne hätte mehr Abwechslung vertragen können. Seine Kerndisziplin, spektakuläre Online-Schlachten, meistert Blur aber mit Bravour. Wer traut sich? Daniel667 braucht Kanonenfutter!
85
GamingExcellence
Blur is a fairly decent title, and if all it had was the racing and no other secondary elements, it would be alright, but not that great. The addition of earning fans through tasks and your abilities, the ability to unlock and mod more cars, and the variety of race modes make this a lot better though. It's great for some fast-paced racing with explosions, and the ability to rank up and gain more and more unlockables make it easy and fun to come back to and play just one more race.
85
GamersGlobal
Richtig klasse Rennaction mit brillant einsetzbarem Waffensystem, brüllendem Motorensound, cooler Inszenierung und 60 Bildern pro Sekunde. Zudem trösten die 70 Edelkarossen vom Ford Mustang GT über Audi R8 bis hin zum Koenigsegg CCX-R über den kurzen Karrieremodus hinweg. Außerdem geht’s danach online mit bis zu 20 Rasern via Xbox Live oder vier im Splitscreen weiter. Und wer seine Freunde mal so richtig demütigen will, posaunt seinen Sieg mit 10 Sekunden Vorsprung via Facebook oder Twitter hinaus. Kein "Mario Kart der Neuzeit", aber doch recht nahe dran -- und eine starke Konkurrenz für Split/Second sowie Modnation Racers.
84
Game Over Online
Despite its shortcomings, Blur winds up being a fantastic racing game. Its kart racing innovations, razor-sharp controls, and incredibly fun multi-player modes ensure that it will be played for quite some time. After years of the PGRs, it’s good to see Bizarre Creations try something new with the racing genre while still keeping some of the best aspects of that series around, like the real-world locales and vehicles. Blur is a must for anyone who grew up on Super Mario Kart and wants to see what a more in-depth take on that genre is like.
83
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Een verslavende mix van Mario Kart en PGR die niet zozeer op uiterlijk vertoon maar op uitdagende gameplay focust.
82
Vandal Online
Bizarre se ha consolidado más que nunca como estudio especializado en juegos de conducción. Blur es una propuesta atractiva, intensa, emocionante y rápida; el armazón sobre el que está construido es sólido y tiene potencial, y la profundidad del juego es más que satisfactoria. Únicamente necesita reafirmar su personalidad y efectuar algún pequeño reequilibrado.
80
Jeuxvideo.fr
Pourtant, malgré ces quelques petits défauts, si nous pouvons les qualifier ainsi, Blur n'en reste pas moins un titre accrocheur notamment grâce à son système de progression en ligne, façon Call Of Duty. Quel plaisir de pouvoir prendre part à des courses complètement déjantées mettant aux prises vingt fous du volant bien vivants. Maintenant, si vous me demandez que choisir entre le Split/Second : Velocity de Disney Interactive et le Blur d'Activision, alors je vous réponds sans hésiter : le premier pour son côté spectaculaire, explosif et ses courses imprévisibles, le second pour sa partie multijoueur aux nombreuses épreuves jouables seules contre tous ou en équipe, et au système de progression digne de ce nom.
80
Mana Pool
Blur is by far my favourite arcade racer of the current gen, and quite possibly ever. A few things let it down slightly. Not being able to customise your car any more than the paint type and colour surprised me, especially when you’re able to customise a lot of other things such as the Mods. Another is the music, which I forgive because you can play your own over it anyway. Overall, I would recommend this to those interested in arcade racers. It really is as fun as it looks.
80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
So, ultimately, Need for Speed it most definitely is not. It is definitely fun, though. Sure, single-player career mode gets a bit repetitive after a while, but I still haven’t gotten tired of multiplayer. Blur is a worthwhile addition to the collection of anyone who likes fast-paced racing games but doesn’t expect the realism of serious games such as those in the Forza series.
80
3D Juegos
Si no se les hubiera ido la mano con la "tramposa" inteligencia artificial de los adversarios, Blur sería muy probablemente uno de los mejores arcades de velocidad de PC en los últimos años. Su mecánica de juego engancha, el manejo es muy bueno y técnicamente alcanza un nivel más que respetable. Esperamos que para su segunda parte (que seguro que está ya en proceso) limen este importante defecto.
80
Strategy Informer
All of these pieces combined, once again, leaves us with an odd result. Aptly named, Blur tries to unclear the line between kart and sim, but in the process may leave many racing enthusiasts of both sorts uncomfortable. The large number of options available does not take into account the more casual demographic, but likewise gives the “hardcore” more room to play with. Clean to the whistle and most elegantly designed, Blur will undoubtedly leave many players bewildered, and frankly my suggestion to try the demo may not cure any doubts. What I can say with certainty is this: if you play Blur online, the experience is one of a kind.
80
GameDaily
Blur is a great effort from Bizarre Creations, one that will introduce a slew of kart-racing fans to the scene. While its visuals don't overwhelm like Split/Second's, it holds its own with cool weapons-based gameplay, making it a fun experience.
80
ComputerGames.ro
It was a good month for the arcade racing fans, with Blur and Split/Second coming out at the same time. Opinions differ, as usual: intense gameplay in Split/Second or power-ups and tactical races in Blur, with some explosions for good measure. On the other hand, those who fancy multiplayer will have much more to do and many challenges to overcome in Blur than in Split/Second, but the limited race types in single-player can be an issue.
80
GameSpot
Thankfully, the lame split-screen mode and unremarkable visuals won't keep you from enjoying this exciting racing game. The odd combination of Mario Kart and PGR is surprisingly fun, and the added rewards system makes it extremely difficult to put this racer down. Blur is so fast and fun to control that you can lose hours slamming into enemies and racking up fans, always coming back for one more race before you turn the system off and walk away. This unlikely marriage has created an offspring that does a fine job of honoring its well-respected parents.
76
Level
Fiind un joc care arată excelent din punct de vedere grafic, care combină două stiluri de joc complet diferite și care o face bine, Blur merită încercat. În niciun caz însă pentru campania single player, care este monotonă și ușoară, ci pentru multiplayer. Este o schimbare binevenită în jocurile clasice cu mașini. Deloc simulator, deloc pretențios la stilul de condus, nu cere antrenamente intensive pentru a fi bun. Distracție garantată din primele clipe.
75
ZTGameDomain
As its been echoed many times in this review Blur has its flaws, and a lot of them are the result of good ideas not working out, this however doesn't deter from the fun factor that the game produces. It's a blast to play with friends and online as the smack talk is always great, the addition of split screen in the PC version was also a welcomed surprised and one that it beyond rare.
75
Jeuxvideo.com
S'appuyant sur un mécanisme de power-ups viable et très bien pensé, Blur s'impose comme un jeu de courses multijoueur de grande qualité. En donnant autant de pouvoir aux joueurs, Bizarre Creation a réussi là où de nombreux Mario Kart-like échouent. L'utilisation des items est tactique, personnelle et stratégique et c'est en cela que Blur impressionne. On ne peut malheureusement pas en dire autant du solo ou même de la réalisation, en dents de scie. Pourtant, nous vous conseillons ce petit nouveau, rien que pour la fraîcheur qu'il apporte au genre, a fortiori si pratiquer à plusieurs est l'une des premières utilisations que vous faites d'un jeu de courses. Essai transformé.
70
IGN
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. If you love a more hardcore racing experience, and the idea of truly chaotic combat sounds appealing, than Blur might be for you. If you're looking for a fun, pick-up-and-play combat racer, then I think you need to go back to Mario Kart or, better yet, pick up the excellent Split/Second.
67
Game Revolution
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.
60
Gamekult
Une conduite arcade légèrement exigeante ; un panel d'armes agressif, mais pas trop ; un univers fantaisiste où se côtoient des voitures haut de gamme ; un concept très fun à 10 joueurs, mais complètement anarchique à 20... Blur est vraiment le jeu de tous les compromis. Un jeu de courses "ni ni" qui balance constamment entre les genres et entre les styles pour finalement couper le contact sur une expérience plutôt bonne, mais sans plus. De ce croisement excentrique entre PGR et Mario Kart, on retiendra le fun des courses à plusieurs et, dans l'ensemble, la qualité du mode multijoueur, à la fois complet et stable en ligne. De quoi offrir un passe-temps honorable à tout ceux qui attendent un Mario Kart plus "mature", en somme.