Blur - Review

Format:
.box_heights { width: 610px; margin-bottom: 30px; }

Release Date: 24/06/2010

Blur on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC at GAME

Blurring the lines

The combination of Mario Kart style weaponry and fully licensed cars to be honest should not work! Its fact, the two just sound silly together. But what the developer Bizarre Creations has done is nothing short of genius.

If you played PGR 3 or 4 on the Xbox 360 then you'll already have an understanding of the how the cars will handle. For those who haven't well, you're missing out! The cars are fast and handle well, but it's the drifting I always remembered from PGR, which makes a welcome return in Blur.

True Muscle in Muscle cars

The weapons in Blur are very good too, and to class them as Mario Kart style is possibly a tad unfair, but it is the nearest comparison available. Granted some weapons are similar in effect - the Mine in Blur is a swirling ball that sits waiting for some hapless driver, much like the mario Kart Banana Skin!

As you start your Blur career you'll have one chapter open to you. But as you drift, draft and blast past your opponents the next chapters will become available. In Blur you're awarded Lights for coming in 1st, 2nd or 3rd. the more lights you have the sooner you unlock the later chapters.

Powerful cars and racing attacks in Blur on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC at GAME

Crowd pleasing

But to get at the new more powerful cars, you'll need to please the crowd! As you perform racing moves, attack and fend of foes you'll be awarded fan points. But that's not all, in the later chapters you'll see fan symbols littering the track. Once you've gone through the symbol you'll be challenged to fullfil a fan request be it driving through gates or taking out an opponent using the provided weapon, in return for a boost of fan points.

The single player is extremely solid, but it's the online mode really brings Blur to life. What you do in Single player doesn't carry over to the multiplayer, so you have to race harder to increase your level online to get at the better cars. Thankfully though Bizarre Creations gives you the option to race against people of a similar standard so if you're level 1-10 then that's the group you race with.

Splitscreen multiplayer racing  in Blur on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC at GAME

Hit 'em where it hurts

With up to 20 people in one race you will really need to keep your wits about you. The racing can be chaotic but highly enjoyable as you swerve other drivers and their power ups! Unfortunately more times than I care to mention I would get sent flying as I got hit by power up after power up. Which initially angered me to the point of not wanting to play, however, I stuck with it determined for vengeance.

One aspect of Blur that I really like is the Facebook and Twitter plug in. Increase the rivalry between you and your friends by posting certain achievements to your wall and wait for there comments, be it congratulations or smack talk.

What also makes Blur so enjoyable to play is the fact it looks so damn good! The cars are beautiful to look at, the power ups don't look silly or out of place and the menus are slick and easy to navigate. It really is a gorgeously presented game.

Blur was a bit of a dark horse, mixing two very different elements together, that on paper shouldn't work. But it does and very well at that. Blur is the type of racing game that I love, unpredictable! If you are a fan of arcade racers or want something different to get through the summer, then you should definitely check out Blur!

GAME's Verdict

The Good:

  • Cars look and handle great.
  • Power-ups aren ridiculously overpowered.
  • Online is Brilliant.

The Bad:

  • Can get very difficult very quickly.
  • Sometimes the fan requests interefere with racing.

 

Show more Show less

Pegi Rating:

Suitable for people aged and over.

Genre

Racing

Customer Rating:

No rating yet

SKU:

Reviews-183474

We offer FREE Tracked delivery on UK pre-orders sold and fulfilled by GAME

Delivery type Delivery Time Cost
UK Pre-orders (Royal Mail Tracked 24) 1 working day FREE
Standard (Royal Mail Tracked 48) 2 working days** £4.99
Next Day incl. Saturday (Royal Mail Tracked 24) 1 working day** £7.99 per order
Next Day (DPD Tracked) 1 working day** £9.99 per order
Next Day (pre 12pm) (DPD Tracked) 1 working day** £11.99 per order
Saturday (DPD Tracked) 1 working day** £10.99 per order
Collect from GAME Store (Pay online, delivered to store, plus receive a £5 voucher to spend in store when you collect) 1-2 working days £4.99
CollectPlus Express
(Delivery to CollectPlus pick up location)
1 working day £4.99 per order
Click & Reserve (Order online, pick up in store) 2 hours from order FREE
 

Small Print

 

• Order up to 4pm for next day delivery and up to 7pm for same day dispatch

 

• Orders placed before 7pm receive next day dispatch. Monday to Friday, except on Bank Holidays.

 

• Orders placed after 7pm Friday to 1pm Sunday will be dispatched Sunday

 

• Whilst we will do everything we can to meet the delivery times above, there may be factors outside of our control and we cannot guarantee delivery within this timeframe

 

• Working day definition: Monday-Friday (Excludes Weekends and Bank Holidays)

 

• Digital purchases are excluded from the total order value for tracked courier services.

 

**Remote Area Delivery Times

 

• Deliveries to non-mainland UK addresses and remote locations (such as the Scottish Isles, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Northern Ireland and the Scottish Highlands) may take longer to reach you.

 

To see all of our delivery options click here

Sign up for a GAME Reward Account online for FREE, via the GAME App or in your local store.

Earn points whenever you trade-in or buy at GAME. Use your points to save on the stuff you want in-store.

Join Today - £3 per Month


Join GAME Elite today and earn up to 10% points back with GAME Elite - Our exclusive membership service from GAME. With extra points and more cash to spend, this deal is seriously on point.

Our promise to you - you can’t lose – join today and if you receive less points back from purchases than the fee you have paid for your membership for 12 months, we will give you the difference back in points.

Receive exclusive deals and offers and we will even send you a gift around your birthday.


Key Benefits:
  • 10% points back on all physical games, merchandise and accessories
  • 4% points back on all consoles, PC, VR, phones and tablets
  • 2% points back on trade-in and digital
  • Exclusive deals and offers
  • Birthday gift
  • Our promise to you – you can’t lose


    Terms and conditions apply

    Please note: You will not receive Reward points for your purchase of GAME Elite Membership