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Blur (PC)

Platform : Windows XP
4.1 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

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  • Powerups - Collect a variety of addictive dynamic powerups and use them independently or combo them strategically to take out your opponents.
  • Real Racing - Dramatic collisions, realistic damage, stunning racing environments, real world locations and more than 50 licensed photo-realistic cars from the top manufacturers around the world.
  • Social Network - Unique story-driving social network interface evolves as you compete in different races, make new friends, rivals and fans, and connect with other racers both in game and in real life.
  • Multiplayer Support - Features online multiplayer supporting competitive and cooperative game play for up to 20 racers and 4 player split-screen multiplayer in local offline play.
  • Multiple Reward System - Players can receive cash rewards to be used in-game in multiple ways including: winning races, gifts from in-game fans, and by completing fan determined side challenges.
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • BBFC Rating: Universal, suitable for all
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B002A9JGZE
  • Release Date: 28 May 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,848 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

If you thought driving games were getting boring then Blur is here to refuel your enthusiasm. A mix of all the best from proper driving sims and less serious party games, the old rules of racing won't help you now.

Manufacturer's Description

Blur is the ultimate powered-up racing experience, dropping you into electrified action with a mass of cars targeting the finish line and battling each other as they trade paint in both single player and multiplayer action. Travel the globe from L.A. and San Francisco to Spain, the UK and more to take on the best the streets have to offer. Utilize an arsenal of power-ups like nitro speed boosts, shock attacks, defensive shields, and landmines to beat your rivals across the finish line. You choose how and when to use your arsenal of powerups for ultimate impact in a race where the outcome is never certain.

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Two cars racing all out to be the first to pick-up a power-up in 'Blur'
Arcade style racing.
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An electrified power-up unleashed on an opponent in 'Blur'
Addictively devastating powerups
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Car speeding solo down a course at sunset in 'Blur'
Realistic damage and beautiful in-game environments.
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Two cars racing side-by-side in a tunnel in 'Blur'
Tons of locations and 50+ licensed cars.
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Story
In Blur the storyline plays out in the single player campaign. Here players assume the role of an up-and-coming racer who is looking to make a name for himself in the underground racing scene, but the competition is fierce. As you take on the series of races, you'll meet a bunch of recurring characters. Some of these characters will be rivals, others perhaps will act as mentors, and some may be something else entirely. The only thing that is certain in the world of Blur is that in a race there are winners and losers, and racers will do anything to reach the finish line first.

Gameplay
Although filled with the beautifully elaborate racing environments, realistic damage effects and a long list of available cars usually only found in simulation racers, Blur is an arcade racer through and through. Its single player campaign revolves around the game's Career Mode, while in multiplayer there are additional options, including customizable cooperative and competitive races. In both of these though the second-to-second, fast-paced action is rooted in the wealth of powerups strewn throughout the track. These are addictive in their use and dramatic and devastating when used against opposing racers. With each successive race that players engage in they will use their collection of powerups to engage in vehicular combat of all sorts as they make their way to the finish. The game employs a fictional in-game social networking system allowing communication between drivers, and through this a way for players to establish alliances, find mentors and get familiar with the tactics of opponents. Monetary rewards are accumulated by drivers not only for success in competition, but by generous fans earned during races and for predetermined side challenges within races, proposed by those same fans. With the cash accumulated through all these, players can buy new cars and upgrade their ability to use powerups and keep their career going.

Powerups
An impressive array of powerups are part and parcel to the vehicular combat that takes place Blur. These are spread across each of the game's tracks and for the most part can be used at any time. Drivers start out with the ability to sock away up to two of these, but with success players can upgrade to add additional slots and even increase the potency of the powerups that they have. Powerups in the game include:

  • Shock - An electromagnetic pulse that homes in on the nearest car or packs of cars, surrounding you.
  • Barge - An energy wave weapon designed to be unleashed at close range to hurl enemy drivers off course.
  • Shunt - A forward firing projectile that can be used to bring you closer to competitors or blast them out of the way.
  • Nitro - A short, powerful speed boost designed to get the driver back in contention when he/she falls behind.
  • Mines - Explosive devices dropped out on to the track that blow apart any car that runs them over.
  • Repair - A way to regain health without making a pit stop at a repair shop. Unlike other powerups, these are used instantly instead of being stored for later use.

Multiplayer Support and Game Modes
Blur is designed from the ground up to provide an enthralling multiplayer experience both online and offline. Online players with enjoy support for up to 20 player races, while local offline play features 2-4 player, four-way split screen support through a single console and up to 20 player support via system link console configurations. Within races players will have the choice to play either competitively and cooperative, in a variety of play modes that offer a mix of customization and automation. Just a few of the race parameters that can be customized are locale, car class and number of racers. Players can also choose to let the game handle the specifics of race particulars with World Tour mode, which will string together race after race randomly, allowing friends to simply concentrate on the fun.

Tracks and Cars
The gameworld of Blur contains an impressive array of tracks and cars. Players can expect to pile up the powerups and put the pedal to the metal across tracks set throughout 14 real cities and other locations throughout the world, each of these featuring recognizable streets and landmarks. Just a few of these include, London, San Francisco, Barcelona and Los Angeles. The game is also filled with over 50 fully licensed cars, unlockable and purchasable throughout the game.

Key Game Features

  • Powerups - Collect a variety of addictive dynamic powerups and use them independently or combo them strategically to take out your opponents.
  • Real Racing - Dramatic collisions, realistic damage, stunning racing environments, real world locations and more than 50 licensed photo-realistic cars from the top manufacturers around the world.
  • Social Network - Unique story-driving social network interface evolves as you compete in different races, make new friends, rivals and fans, and connect with other racers both in game and in real life.
  • Multiplayer Support - Features online multiplayer supporting competitive and cooperative game play for up to 20 racers and 4 player split-screen multiplayer in local offline play.
  • Multiple Reward System - Players can receive cash rewards to be used in-game in multiple ways including: winning races, gifts from in-game fans, and by completing fan determined side challenges.

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By R.E. Viewer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 25 May 2014
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What a little gem of a game this is!

Uses the PGR3 driving dynamics but adds a great amount of arcade crash and bash fun to it!

Addictive, looks good and custom races can be set up for two player fun. Challenging on the hardest setting and there are a good amount of cars and tracks to keep you entertained.

Been out a while now so is cheap as chips and will provide hours of fun. Think no more, get this and enjoy!
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Blur PC is not just a Decent Racer with good physics and colourful graphics and real world cars, it blends Racing with shooting and strategy. Your progression in the game will depend on how quickly you pick up on what the game is demanding from you , quick decisions and a fast response to what power-up's you require in order complete the stages, 1st 2nd or 3rd place will allow you to progress through the single player portion of the game which I found to be quite challenging at times especially the checkpoint (race against the clock)stages.

For the price I paid for the game under a fiver this game offers really good value for money, although I did have some minor sound issues at times (missing engine noise , no music etc) I found that after a restart of the game it pretty much sorted itself, Don't go looking for fixes for this random issue would be my advice as it seems even the xbox version suffers the same problem from time to time , and to be honest it is only once in while it happens, otherwise I would have given Five stars to Blur no problem at this price.

Overall Blur is a demanding Challenge for any Gamer and is a quality game without doubt , I have enjoyed playing the single player portion of the game over the last few days, Having read up on the game before I purchased it I know also that the multiplayer is pretty decent too, an online account is required to play multiplayer , which to be honest is sparsely populated, but sometimes that's not a bad thing.

Blur = Decent racer with good graphics and challenging game play and is quite addictive, can't see why anyone would not enjoy this game.
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This game has stood the test of time quite well and is now available at a bargain price. I don't think there has been a game since that has really succeeded in combining the arcade fun feel of Mario Kart without the cartoony side. You still get to drive a wide range of cool looking cars in different realistic street racing environments but you also have a number of random "Power Ups" to level the playing field and make it a fun experience amongst friends. Definitely one to add to a LAN mix to take a break from FPS or Strategy games.
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By NeuroSplicer TOP 100 REVIEWER on 28 May 2010
This seems to be a racing season. A number of new racing games have been or are to be released. But not all GTs are created equal.

Only last week I was playing Split/Second and now long awaited BLUR is out. Since both games are more Arcade-racers than Simulators, I decided to do a side-by-side review.

What BLUR has over SPLIT/SECOND:
(a) Licensed cars. Fantasy cars look great but it is always more satisfying to drive real supercars. Yes, that means you have to start with the obligatory stupid compacts - but good ones get unlocked soon.
(b) Much better music. Disney simply dropped the ball here, SPLIT/SECOND is in dire need for some epic music to go with the blockbuster mentality.
(c) You have a map that shows both your and your opponents' positions, something I would have liked in SPLIT/SECOND.
(d) More realistic damage (keyword: "more"). SPLIT/SECOND crashes are realistically spectacular but you can body-slam anything forever and the only thing that shows are some...scratches. BLUR is no simulator but it is more realistic (for a game that offers power-up repairs that is) - unless you dislike driving a car with its rear spoiler hanging out.
(e) You get a usable rear-view mirror (for as long as you can keep it from cracking). In SPLIT/SECOND you have to use the NUM-2 to sneak a peak back - and risk crashing since you cannot look both ways.
(f) No rubber-band AI. You earn a margin, you get to keep it. It may be less thrilling all the time but it saves you the aggravation of driving your heart out only to loose the No.1 position by a cheap pass at the very last second.

On the other hand I found that SPLIT/SECOND is better than BLUR in the following:
(a) Much more spectacular driving.
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A Kid's Review on 2 Aug. 2010
Got this game for my birthday even though I didn't ask for it on my present list and I enjoy playing it as it has cool cars and power ups.

I am a little disappointed that it doesn't have slow motion effect but I can live without it!!

I can thoroughly recommend this game if you want to 'lose yourself' for a few hours.
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OK let's started with the bad:
Unbelievably tedious videos before racing that are impossible to skip
Really poor selection of game pad controls, and no customization option

Let's move on to the good:
Incredibly easy to pick up, good difficulty levels
Very fast framerates, even on an nVidia 8600GS that I've tried it on, if you drop the res and detail
Lots and lots of fun, and really addictive

So like I said, fun but flawed. If you can overlook the problems above then it's worth buying.
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