Need help deciding if you want to buy a cart racer that uses actual cars? Check out what other publications have to say about blur below.
- Telegraph (9/10): “Every inch of Blur feels like it’s crafted with the player in mind, offering them a huge, slick and exciting racing package. While it can frustrate, with the balance of powerups occasionally off-kilter, it only serves to push you onto the next race, to undo the injustice, to mete out your revenge. Outside of that, with your focus on the race, everything else can just become, well, just a blur.”
- GameInformer (8.5/10): “Blur is a game built on versatility. Power-ups aren’t simply offensive or defensive; they are tools you can use in different ways depending on the situation. A Barge blast is always handy to disrupt any cars in your immediate vicinity, but it can also be deployed as a momentary shield. Likewise, most power-ups come with an alternate fire option. For instance, your garden-variety Nitro boost can alternately be used to slow you down – useful for those really tight corners.”
- Eurogamer (8/10): “Handling is rich and dramatic. Acceleration and drifting are sympathetic enough to correct the rear if you’re showing your inexperience, but the relationship between gas, brake, traction and apex remains complex. And it’s fast.”
- IGN (7.0): “Blur isn’t the addictive, competitive online game that people wanted it to be. Rather, Blur is a pallete-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.”