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Game Shark (Oct 06, 2008)
Pure is definitely a sleeper hit. The game is well done and not many people seem to be aware of it. Give it a rental for sure – you won’t be disappointed.
GameDaily (Sep 16, 2008)
Sure, more tracks would be nice and bike customization needed work. When it comes right down to it, though, Pure has some of the best racing action we've seen all year. The throttling gameplay, gorgeous presentation and sweet multiplayer options make it a ride you cannot miss.
videogamer.com (Sep 25, 2008)
We defy you not to enjoy Pure. In an age where simulation reigns supreme, Pure's over the top arcade fun is a refreshing change of pace. Somehow Black Rock has managed to make a game that is infectious, spreading the joy to all who touch it, even to onlookers who gather around the TV in awe at the incredible visuals. If you enjoy a good racer Pure is a no brainer. If you think you don't like racing gamers, Pure could be the game to change your mind.
Extreme Gamer (Oct 27, 2008)
Pure is an adrenaline shot in a box, a quick paced action packed racer with streamlined gameplay and excellent production values. This is the perfect game to pick up if you have been looking for a decent, fast paced off-road racer. Even though Pure only features the four-wheeled quad they pack in one hell of a ride. You can forget about the ATV games of the past, Pure is the new standard in off-road quad racing.
IGN Australia (Sep 30, 2008)
If you can deal with some minor shortcomings, Pure delivers exactly what the title promises: pure gameplay. Almost all aspects of the racing, tricking, physics and ATV creation come together seamlessly and the result is a rock-solid racer that aims to please and thrill in the same sweep. Even if your interest in off-road racing is only passing, do yourself a favour and invest in Pure because it's bold and brilliant fun. It really is as simple as that.
All in all Pure delivers a fun and ultimately rewarding race game with extreme sports elements. It will certainly not appeal to the simulation style race fans out there, but for everyone else there is certainly enjoyment to get from playing the game. The graphics on both console versions really are very well coded and it can look extremely impressive, especially when you are performing stunts and watching the ground coming up slowly below you. Highly recommended.
GameZone (Sep 16, 2008)
Pure fun, Pure entertainment, Pure eye candy – that’s what you get with this title. The game does have some small failings, but nothing totally worth mentioning. What is compelling about this title are the tracks, the air and the way the terrain will affect your ATV. This is great fun.
Futuregamez.net (Oct 09, 2008)
In a crowded market place any new racing game needs to really stand out to have an impact - both critically and commercially. Fortunately, that is certainly the case with Black Rock's Pure. It's fast, intense and most of all very entertaining with solid online support. Without doubt, Pure has the opportunity to become one of the biggest franchises in racing games over the coming years, and this first game is certain to be one of the best games of 2008. Add this to your collection now and prepare for plenty of excitement.
4Players.de (Sep 16, 2008)
Doch das Spiel ist kein Blender: Es macht richtig Laune, auf den mit Abkürzungen und natürlichen Rampen gespickten Strecken die Sau raus zu lassen. Eure vierrädrigen Fortbewegungsmittel reagieren weniger schwerfällig als in Motorstorm oder Excite Truck und auch die Tricks gehen herrlich einfach von der Hand. Trotzdem ist dank dem Freischalten neuer Stunts sowie zahlreicher Abkürzungen stets Taktik mit im Spiel. Pure bietet zwar bei weitem nicht den Umfang und die Abwechslung wie manch anderes Rennspiel, doch die Zeit, die ihr hier verbringt, werdet ihr bestimmt nicht bereuen. Wenn ihr nach gut zehn Stunden sämtliche Veranstaltungen freigeschaltet habt, könnt ihr immer noch eure Bike-Einstellung optimieren, die Platzierungen in der Welt-Tour verbessern oder euch mit fünfzehn Konkurrenten durch turbulente Internet-Rennen rempeln. Also: Guten Flug!
IGN (Sep 15, 2008)
Pure delivers an outrageous, arcadey off-road racing experience with style and slickness. The controls are intuitive, the tracks are pure eye candy and the tricks are so crazy and over-the-top that you’ll find yourself gasping with glee when you land your first Lazy Girl. Although it’s a blast to play, it’s not the deepest game out there, and we found ourselves wishing for just a few more modes, tracks and options to round out the experience. But overall, Pure is just pure fun, and that’s what it’s all about.
GameTrailers (Sep, 2008)
It may not have turtle shells, big rigs, or carbon fiber hoods, but PURE and its engaging mix of accessible racing, high-flying tricks, and solid production values land it on the pole position. You don't have to be an ATV fan to appreciate what PURE has to offer; you just have to enjoy high-speed thrills, truckloads of dirt, and plenty of air.
Good Game (Sep 29, 2008)
I liked Pure too especially blowing all that nitrous on the final lap. I’m giving it 8.5
Good Game (Sep 29, 2008)
For the first time, I’ve really enjoyed a ATV game Jung. Sliding around in these sandy looking maps was great fun I’m giving it 8.5. But can we please get a game without ‘woman’ by wolfmother in the soundtrack?
Kombo.com (Oct 18, 2008)
PURE's best quality is the overall quality. It should stand out on store shelves this holiday season as a great example that family friendly games can be just as good, if not better than more mature titles. The racing is well paced, the graphics shine and the design is thoughtful. Couple those qualities with action, speed and stunts and the recipe for a memorable racing game is finished. The developers proved they are daft with the racing genre and I look forward to see the next installment. Hit the gas pedal and go for PURE.
Ich kenne viele begeisterte Musikfans, die für gute Stimmung nur eines brauchen: Puren Rock! Ich modifiziere diese Aussage ein wenig und frohlocke: Pure rockt! Auch wenn mir hier die Xbox-Version vorliegt, aber: das ist das Spiel, das Motorstorm hätte werden sollen. Das Gameplay ist irrsinnig schnell, die Steuerung herrlich intuitiv und die sensationelle Optik sucht ihresgleichen. Ja, man kann nur mit Quads fahren. Ja, es hätten etwas mehr Strecken sein können und ja, ein Splitscreen-Modus wäre schön gewesen. Aber das alles sind Faktoren, die ich gerne in Kauf nehme, wenn der Rest sich so rund spielt wie hier! Und auch Tüftler und Tuner kommen voll auf ihre Kosten, wenn es um den Bau eines eigenen Quads geht. Ob THQs Baja, das nahezu zeitgleich im Handel aufschlägt, da mithalten kann, bleibt abzuwarten. Ich habe meinen Favoriten.
Pure doesn’t present the deepest pool out there. But with a game this fun, you should dive in nonetheless. The game achieves its core focus, taking you along for a thrilling ride.
Gameplanet (Sep 18, 2008)
Overall, Pure is a well-rounded, cleverly designed and spirited attempt to capture the high-octane world of quadbike racing. Highly recommended for the long summer evenings coming up, and ideal to be enjoyed on a sofa in close proximity to beer and barbecued food.
Gamesmania.de (Oct 01, 2008)
Mit Pure erscheint für PS3, Xbox360 und auch den PC ein sehr guter Racer, der vor allem technisch enorm etwas auf der Pfanne hat. Die Grafik ist stellenweise sensationell, aber auch spielerisch wirkt das Ganze durchdacht und macht 5-6 Stunden richtig viel Spaß. Auf Dauer motiviert ein Motorstorm mit seinen verschiedenen Fahrzeugklassen dann aber doch noch mehr. Etwas schade ist, dass das Tricksen nicht immer von Vorteil ist, da ihr mit jedem Stunt auch ein gewisses Risiko eingeht, da Stürze sehr viel Zeit kosten. Spaß machen die riskanten Höhenflüge aber allemal. Ob euch der technisch und spielerisch starke Rennspieltitel, dem es jedoch ganz klar an Umfang mangelt, den vollen Preis wert ist, müsst ihr selbst entscheiden. Spätestens wenn der Preis ein wenig fällt, sollten sich Rennspielfans den puren Fahrspaß aber nicht entgehen lassen.
1UP (Sep 16, 2008)
Thrilling on the ground, downright heart-stopping in the air, and beautiful throughout, Pure's a blast from start to finish. A career mode would've gone further than the game's "World Tour" in fully eliminating repetitiveness, but Black Rock has otherwise built a real winner here.
Games TM (Oct 02, 2008)
Pure is a game of balance, style and aggression. The hectic racing and impressive fierceness displayed by the 16 other racers keeps the game feeling fresh, and the difficulty on later levels certainly provides an engaging challenge. There's plenty of sturdy off-road racing competition that Pure will have to deal with, but Black Rock's fast, inventive and polished racing indicates Pure may have enough grunt to keep itself ahead of the pack. We're yet to enjoy some in-depth hands-on-time with MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, but we've no doubt it could learn a thing or two from this.
Giant Bomb (Sep 26, 2008)
It might not sport licensed riders, but with plenty of licensed parts and solid gameplay, it's easy to imagine that most fans of ATV action will enjoy Pure. But there's also that SSX connection, as the game's fast speed and reliance on tricks will probably give it plenty of appeal to fans of EA's criminally dormant snowboarding line, too.
GameSpy (Sep 16, 2008)
As the name would imply, Pure wins because it sticks with only the most important facets of ATV racing: crazy handling and absurd, gravity-defying stunts. Its stellar visuals (exemplified by the glittering glacier track set in New Zealand) are simply icing on a cake of solid gameplay that rarely falters in providing the basic racing game essentials. Fans of the genre will undoubtedly appreciate the variety of gameplay and replayability offered by the multiple routes through each track while the uninitiated can easily acclimate to the simple control scheme. Pure isn't flawless, but it's the closest an ATV racer has gotten yet.
GameSpot (Oct 02, 2008)
Pure isn't the most original game out there, and it might have been nice to see it build on the trick system in SSX instead of just copying it wholesale. But nonetheless, its focus on tricks, boosting, and larger-than-life jumps over gorgeous environments pays off. This is an exciting racing game that seriously delivers on its promise of high-speed, high-adrenaline action.
UOL Jogos (Sep 26, 2008)
Com sua mecânica arcade, física exagerada e acrobacias radicais, "Pure" se enquadra entre os jogos de corrida mais divertidos e polidos já lançados para a atual geração de consoles. Apesar do modo single-player um tanto ralo, as partidas são sempre intensas e cheias de emoção, repletas de saltos delirantes, manobras absurdas e muita velocidade. O jogo se completa com seus gráficos de ponta e uma modalidade multiplayer bastante robusta. Se você tem preferência pelos jogos de corridas radicais, que fogem da simulação realista, "Pure" não pode faltar em sua estante.
Video Games Daily (Oct 07, 2008)
At worst, this is one of the best rental options this year. It doesn't have the depth or longevity of the big simulation racers but for sheer hair-raising off road action, a new franchise is born. Grow a mullet, get some kahunas and change your name to Cletus - this is grievous bodily petrol. Supped up lawnmowers have never been so much fun!
DarkZero (Sep 29, 2008)
Pure is a perfectly polished and presented package. It offers extreme-tricking and adrenaline-fuelled racing and does it in a refreshing and challenging way. Without the online options its lifespan may be questionable, but essentially this is just Pure fun.
Jeuxvideo.com (Sep 23, 2008)
A travers un concept basique, Pure va au bout là où d'autres n'ont pas su faire preuve d'autant de finesse et de subtilité. Jonglant habilement entre des sensations contraires, il s'impose comme l'un des jeux arcade les plus sympas à jouer du moment, que l'on soit coutumier du genre ou non. Il est juste dommage que le multijoueur boude la partie offline pour se concentrer uniquement sur les courses en ligne et que le solo soit aussi bref. Mais Pure est tellement prenant !
Nonetheless, Pure is a visually stunning, utterly playable, totally loveable racing game that rewards time invested in it with ridiculous feats of agility and gorgeous, turf-destroying races. Pure is one of the most playable, fun, quasi-arcade racers on the market, but it’s linear compared to Burnout Paradise. Want a muddier, messier, more brutal racer? Pure will certainly satisfy that primal urge.
3D Juegos (Sep 19, 2008)
Pure es, probablemente, el mejor videojuego Off-Road de los últimos años. Toda la diversión y el entretenimiento de los quads se puede encontrar aquí, y el conjunto está hábilmente condimentado con un estilo arcade, unos escenarios apabullantes y una conducción accesible y espectacular.
NZGamer (Sep 26, 2008)
It really is a tough game to judge. If you're after something short term – maybe a rental – then Pure is great: it's an adrenaline shot administered by a supermodel. But after a few days, you will very likely realise just how vacuous that supermodel is (how little Pure offers in terms of longterm gaming).
Cheat Code Central (Sep, 2008)
There’s a lot to love about Pure, but at the same time it can be hard to shake the feeling that something’s missing. At its best, Pure is a game that puts you in the middle of the action and exhilarates you with fantastic racing fun. But it’s not going to last you particularly long even with the multiplayer aspect, and I can’t help but wish that Pure weren’t a $60 game. There are other, deeper, and ultimately more satisfying racing games out there. But for a pure, pick-up-and-play sense of speed and fun, Pure is hard to beat.
Computer Bild Spiele (Sep 03, 2008)
Ein echt wilder Racer, der auch für Anfänger geeignet ist, die keinen sehr hohen Realitätsanspruch haben. Hier können Sie kurz mal das Pad in die Hand nehmen, durch hübsche Umgebungen rasen und einfach Spaß haben.
Thunderbolt Games (Oct 11, 2008)
Pure really does have its moments, the little bit of depth thrown into the driving and tricking mechanics give you something to improve each time out. Unfortunately you’ll have to take turns having those moments with your roommate. However, if you live alone or hate your roommate the online should keep you interested for a long time. In the end, Pure still tastes fairly good but you know it’s been diluted.
Gamekult (Sep 25, 2008)
Pour une nouvelle licence, Pure impressionne par son efficacité et devrait combler sans mal les joueurs à la recherche de courses à sensations. En plus de sa réalisation spectaculaire, le titre peut en effet s'appuyer sur une conduite agréable et plus exigeante qu'il n'y paraît, ainsi que sur un garage bien fichu qui donnera du grain à moudre aux mécanos en herbe. Bien sûr, on aurait aimé davantage de circuits et une meilleure finition sur certains petits détails, mais d'un point de vue global, Pure est d'ores et déjà une valeur sûre. Qu'on se le dise.

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