From publisher Activision comes a racer that blends arcade racing with a rewarding experience points upgrade system and a kart racer mimicking item based weapons system.

Welcome to the new brain child of developer Bizarre Creations, Blur. Those of you that have played Kart racers such as Mario Kart and Mod Nation Racers will feel right at home with Blur however the similarities between the titles begin and end at the weapons based system. Blur combines the aforementioned weapons based system with a thrilling set of real world licensed vehicles and a physics engine that can only be compared to polished racers such as Need for Speed Shift.

Stylish graphics, a pumping soundtrack and scenic environments are the name of this game. The action is fast paced, the sense of speed is thrilling and the combat is intense. Individuals may want to make comparisons to the recently released Split/Second and Blur however Blur manages to make it’s own mark and provide a racing experience that is fun, lengthy and satisfying. Satiate your need for car combat and racing with Blur available now for both the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Video Impressions after the break

Pros:

Licensed Vehicles

Stylish Graphics & Soundtrack

In depth multiplayer component

Cons:

Controls can be too loose (certain vehicles)

Online mode can become chaotic with 20 players online simultaneously