Rated 9 out of 10 by midblade Deffinent Buy!!
I was very skeptical on purchasing this game considering I'm really not a huge fan of racing games, but I am glad I made the leap because this game is worth every penny. Everything from the intense 20 player multiplayer races to the huge variety of tracks and vehicles, this game will keep you going for hours on end. There are some occasional lag hiccups online but nothing to ruin the game. Another great feature about the game is the ability to stay with the same lobby of people as long as you want, the game even features a lobby leader board for when you want to see how well your doing against your peers. There isn't much on the customizing side other then changing your paint color and style (metallic, pearl ect). There are however mods you can assign to your vehicle before each race which grant you anywhere from increased durability, to gaining a nitro after each lap. All in all Blur is a great game and I highly recommend it to anyone that craves a high action, intensive racer.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Love Blur Hate Activision Perfect combination
This game is simply awesome for a number of reasons. For me (and hopefully you) it is a perfect combination of real licensed cars and fun elements like power ups and modifications. Unlike so many other racing games with licensed cars everyone has a chance. Despite how much money you spend on dlc or how long you have been playing the playing field can be even and everyone can have a chance to finish in the top 3 or 4, if you choose the right combination of vehicle and modifications (kind of like the equivalent of a perk for call of duty). The vehicle variety is unparalleled. Everything from a rusty old VW Bug and Ford Pick-up to the token luxury and sports cars like Audi, Camaro, Corvette, Mustang etc. Cusomtizers probably won't be too happy with the variations behing limited to just paint jobs, but the gameplay itsef is enough to make up for that. All around the best variety of cars, tracks, and special racing enhancement elements for the next gen systems I've seen yet.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Kyzer07 Great game! Difficult, fun, DIFFERENT :D
I play games of all varieties and i gotta say for a racing game it packs punch and energy. The game play is semi difficult and a bit of a challenge which is probably one of the best parts. Got to think of a Mario Kart only more adult like and much better. The online is awesome the vehicles look great the driving is very well done but my favourite part is you can have 20 people on a race or 2 and either is rather chaotic and very fun. I havent tried split screen coop on it but i would imagine it being pretty awesome. The singleplayer campaign is well done and features sorts of variety to keep it interesting. The only issue would be the medium difficulty compares to most games hard mode and the easy is similar to a medium difficulty of most driving games. In most of the npcs are easy to pass but.. the front guy on the other hand is rather difficult leaving there still to be a challenge yet your able to progress through the game. I've enjoyed this game very much and there seems to be quite a bit of life to it =)
Rated 0 out of 10 by Billagain VR6 Blur has us hooked
The Blur demo is great, the first time I played it I was hooked. Being a demo, the anticipation of the full game continues to grow on you the longer you play. More tracks, more cars and being able to use the rest of the perks that aren't unlocked in the demo should put this game on the top of anyone's list who likes driving fast, causing chaos and never knowing what the outcome will be. As for overall game play, this game pretty much hit the nail on the head with the control-ability of the vehicles. Rear wheel drive cars tend to break loose in corners, great for gamers who like to be able to drift, while the front wheel drive cars are noticeably more stable but cant take turns as aggressively or quickly. If you have not yet tried this game demo, picture mario kart with nfs graphics on steroids. It is extremely addictive and competitive, I have noticed even when you don't win it makes you want to play more. I give this game 4 stars out of 5
Rated 10 out of 10 by thatoneracingguy Semi-realistic but entertaining
The best way I can describe the concept of Blur is, a Mario Cart for adults. What I mean by that is the game plays like a regular racing game but than you get powerups like boosts and things to shoot at other players. The basicas of the game are pretty realistic. The cars look great with stats that are similar (I assume) to the attributes of the actual cars, the locations are actual places like San Francisco, L.A. Tokyo, etc, and the driving physics are very life-like. This is where the Realism stops however. There are crazy powerups like shock fields, lightning bolts, homing energy blasts, and forcefields to name a few. This makes the game fun for people who like an arcade feel to their racing games. The graphics are great, the online multi-player is fun, and playing with friends locally is a blast too. Overall, great game, but keep in mind it won't be as realistic as Gran Turismo or even Need for Speed.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Patimus Prime joy-gasmic
This game is a modern day mario cart. Worth every penny! Online play is wonderful expect for the few flying cars when lagging. This is game has all the cars you wish you could drive along with the boom any guy loves. It has different ways to play for different types of players for an example if you are aggressive you can choose to modify your car to help you attack others more aggressively. You might be the type who drives a bit more on the defensive side so equip the power ups that can prolong your shield or even steal the power up that someone else threw at you at throw it right back at them to have a taste of there own medicine. Playing split screen is a little hard due to the fact that you need to focus on a small squares when chaos is going on but its nothing that i would not buy the game over due to the multiplayer online being so awesome. This game is a must buy for everyone. See you on the track!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Agent 217 Amazing
Well i had a decision, split second or blur, i played demos for both and went ahead and rented both after deciding it was too close. And my choice was obvios, blur! its awesome, lots of powerups, tracks, REAL vehicles, and just fun to play, after it was made by the people who made pgr but its even better than that series. the menus are really cool too, had a geometry wars feel, after all bizzare also made those games. but down to the point its very good, long lasting, and just plain fun. and even better is there are plans for dlc in the futuree even though this game has enough content to last you a looooooonnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggg time, due to one on ones have demands to be met, which are also fun to try and do, and you can redo races to get lights, and fans which help leevel you up and unlock better cars, which you dont even have to buy, you just use what you need.
Rated 0 out of 10 What the heck!
Ok I for one didn't like this game and I'll tell you why it's like a lame mix of mario kart and NFS. which if implemented correctly would totally own. but not enough cars, not enough power-ups, not enough customizations. Overall I only played the demo on Xbox Live, but the controls of the cars are average at best. It's made by Activision and that may be why I hate it. I'd rather play so many other racing games already out and for way cheaper. The level designs are horrid and completely lame. I give this game a 7.8 out of 10. Go buy any other cheaper Racer game out there avoid this one it's a rental at best. you'll get bored of it and eventually have to pawn it off for less than $** less than a month after you spend $** for it. Such a shame Activision this game could have rocked, but instead it's OK!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Moviemajor015 AMAZING GAME!! A MUST BUY!
This game is so much fun for anyone from kids to adults, its totally an everyone game! Its a very simple game to understand and its easy to play! Once you start playing this game, you'll be hooked and you'll never be able to get off! =] At first, I thought this game was going to be hard to play, but it sooo wasn't! =] The challenges, controls, graphics and sound! It's awesome! Is like as if you were really driving for real! =] So life like, so fun, and totally amazing. You have to have this game! Its a must buy for everyone no matter your skill type, and what type of games you like! Its certainly enjoyable and tooo much fun! Buy this game, there is no regrets about buying this. You won't hate it or dislike it...it'll just be a total love! =] 10 out of 10!
Rated 0 out of 10 Multiplayer is great
I always want racing games to have a long lasting appeal. And after playing Blur Beta, I can tell you that this will be the best Multiplayer racing game. There are level ups, perks, and unlockable features. And you can race up to 20 players. Pure Chaos and Fun. Also there are tons of Game mode including Team Racing and Team Deathmatch, which is still unlocked in beta but the preview looks fantastic and this is the first time I really see teamwork might be needed in racing game. This could be official WCG games soon if executed properly. As long as the race has more than 10 players, this game is the best racing game out there! Full of actions and Chaos. But if you cannot find at least 10 players, then it will lack action and chaos, just regular driving