Pure is an action sports off-road trick racing game that takes the genre to a new level. Featuring vertigo-inducing massive aerial jumps and spectacular airborne tricks in photo-realistic real-world locations all over the globe, Pure delivers heart-pounding experiences unique to the genre.
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Mixed (110 reviews) - 60% of the 110 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 16, 2008

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About This Game

Pure is an action sports off-road trick racing game that takes the genre to a new level. Developed by Black Rock Studio, Pure is the gold standard in off-road racing games. Featuring vertigo-inducing massive aerial jumps and spectacular airborne tricks in photo-realistic real-world locations all over the globe, Pure delivers heart-pounding experiences unique to the genre. Pureencapsulates the moment where bravery outstrips ability - it defines the moment in off-road racing when players experience breakneck speed, massive jumps, grandiose vistas and truly spectacular tricks and combos, all leading to unprecedented exhilaration.

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Pentium 4 class or AMD Athlon 2400+ or equivalent processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 3D video card supporting Shaders 3.0 (nVidia GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, excluding X1550)
    • Storage: 5632 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Onboard (built-in) integrated chipsets are not supported:(e.g., Intel on-board 8xx/9xx series chipsets, SiS and S3 series, ATI Mobility • Radeon 7500 & X1300)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 22

Well, yeah - that's why I purchase gamed digitally over Steam, to have my experience ruined by faulty 3rd party DRM.

I do not care about workarounds, it is absolutely unacceptable to have a game in this state on Steam for several years.
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91 of 115 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
First positive review FTW!! Decent game, but nothing new. Pre-load jump, do trick, get boost, go faster. It controls well enough with a controller. Mild customizing options but nothing special, only affects stats a little. For the $17.99 it's ok, for $10 or less is a good deal.

UPDATE: Ok, so the more I play this game the more I'm enjoying it. Definately nothing that hasn't been done before BUT this games strikes a fine balance between many racing game conventions. Going fast and hitting jumps is a blast as is handling the ATV. I bought this game because ATV racing is awesome when done right. This game nails it. Original review still stands but this games polish is continuing to shine through the small annoyances.
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30 of 30 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
I love this game with all its flaws. - READ BELOW FOR FIXES -
+ awesome OST
+ awesome gameplay
+ great customization options
- controls are tricky to set up with keyboard


# No disk error
1) Find folder2iso freeware
2) Create an empty folder and create an iso with the tool called Pure
3) mount with windows (8+) or whatever

# Long loading times
1) open up nvidia control panel (or ati equivalent)
2) 3d settings
3) find pure.exe in local files
4) set vsync to FORCE OFF
5) apply, have fun
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29 of 33 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014

..Ly un-optimized

Bloody hell... This game has some of the most abyssmall loading times I've ever encountered on a pc-port..

Before I start the somewhat justified bashing, I think I need to disclose some.. Important information to consider.

My Desktop computer has the highest capacity I7 in it that I could get. (3770k 3,50ghz) And it had some problems loading the game.. To work with the I7 I have a GTX760. Now I'm not sure whether or not this is because of my setup, or does the game actually have some optimization problems.. Currently I'm leaning towards the latter option.

Just so I could get a good comparison, I dug up the old bundle-copy of PURE that came with my XBOX360 way back when. I put that into the console and played it and it ran great, short loading times, much clearer hud and promps, everything.

Here's a little list of comparisons regarding the major problem with the PC-Port, the loading times:


-Load to title screen: 5s
-Loading to a menu: 4-5s
-Loading to a level: 10-15s
[on average]


-Load to title screen: 2min- 3min
-Loading back to menu: 2.30min - 3min
-Loading to a level: 2.30min – 3.30min
[on average]

To further justify the optimization argument. After I put Youtube running on my second monitor, the loading times seemed to halve.

-Loading back to menu: 40s +
-Loading to a level: 1min +

And taking a look at my taskmanager, it looked like the cpu cores worked more evenly after I put something running in the backround.

EDIT: And that CPU problems only happens with PURE, forgot to mention that before.

More things to nag about with the pc-port, are the somewhat badly done controller options.
I thought that they would have the smarts to just put the xbox-pad promps onto the screen when a pad is detected, but no.. There are no promps of the 360-pad when you play the game with one, it took me a day to figure out how to do the special-tricks. The only way i figured that out, was when I took a look at the manual of the 360-version. Which at least explained everything well..
Furthermore, there seems to be no ”show manual” option on my library page for this game.
A petty quible yes, considering you can read the list of the controls from within the game (Which does not show how to do the specials). Oh, and I just noticed that there is no mouse support. So the game only works with a keyboard, if you don't have a gamepad.

But is the game good despite the somewhat hamfisted porting? Yes, yes it is.
For a racing game it's great, although they do recycle the locations to death. There are no problems with the co ntrols, framerate or anything else. Besides the loading times. If they would take the time to do some optimization on that part the game would be more enjoyable.

The graphical style seems to be the same as on 360, the only added thing seems to be a post-processing option. The graphical quality seems to be very similiar, the only noticeable differences are with the hud and the lack of 360pad promps on the PC-port.

Urgh.... Can I recommend this game?

Yes, it is the same as on 360.
Yes, it runs great. Disregarding the loading times.
Yes, it is enjoyable.

Let's say, that I can recommend this game. If you can stomach the horrid load-times. BUT, I would only recommend it when it goes on sale. 20€ is a bit too steep of a price, it would be cheaper to go and find a second-hand copy of the 360-version and play that..

For those who need a fast fix of racing for their day, I would not recommend it untill they optimize the loading times more...


It looks like the studio that worked on this game, has stopped being a thing. And there will be no tech support for this game. I took a short foray into PCgamingWiki and there was no page for this game.. So, i think the loading time problem will not be solved anytime soon...

Edit 2:

My Antivirus blocked the games start a few times, after it had finally decided that the game was of no threath to the computer the loading times did improve. Almost to the level of the xbox.

I dismissed this at first since it always had the tendency to go mental with certain games, my apologies regarding that.

Thanks to Mendel for noting that out.

PS. It would be nice if STEAM would add a "Neutral" option into the review page.. Would make writing these a bit better.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2015
A must have for any ATV game lover. I have only put a small amount of time into this but I love it. If you play and like Nailed ( also recomended) then I think you'll like this one.
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
I haven't played much on PC (though I have it on the PS3), I'll update the review later, I just wanted to say (since others have having issues) that it works fine on Windows 8.1 for me.
Well, except for the annoyingly long loading time.
Graphic card is an AMD 5770

I'd recommend it, but not for €20, it's a 6 years old game and it shows.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
PURE was released in 2008 on PC, but same today it's still my favorite quad game. If you like motocross games this game is for you!
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
Works fine on Windows 10
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Recommended? Sure, why not? But ONLY if you are dying in love with ATVs of any kind. There are too little games on this cluster, and PURE surely not the worst of them.
For everyone else though, Including racing games fans, I'd vouch to stay calm, even if you see it with some big discount.
Really, even with Steam cards, I don't recommend the game for more than 1-2$. Get Nailed instead, it works better for the most cases.

Pro points:
+ Awesome soundtrack!
+ Good enough racing tracks
+ for a 2008 game, quite nice visuals (except for bugs, like I had, with disappearing hands of driver or some other graphic artefacts)

Contra points:
- controls are best suited for XBOX controller, it is somewhat tricky to get along with keyboard+mouse
- many visual bugs, even after the game was tuned along with all manuals available.
- the feel of track is only visual - like your clothes getting dirty or the sand gushes out of wheels... but you'll not feel that sand like a hurdle of some kind. Water will slow you down a little, but, all in all, the contact with different terrains could be performed much better - and that's a strong disadvantage point even for quite arcade PURE experience

The game felt much better on the XBOX 360. The PC port is not quite well optimised, and the whole game theme of performing stunts on ATVs... Could be entertaining, but probably not for long. For the most of gamers auditory, they find enough of ATVs in San Andreas blessed land.
My mark is 6/10. Buy it only if you have real rush for that kind of visual experience.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
Plays well on my laptop with an i7-2630QM, Geforce GT540M and using Windows 7. It does seem like it won't work on Windows 8, so I would avoid if that's your PC's OS. Otherwise, I can highly recommend it, it's basically SSX with ATVs and it's just a lot of fun.
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1.3 hrs
Posted: July 11
Game is broken on PC. Does not launch, even if you fix the no disc in drive bug.


If you really want to play this game, get it on xbox 360. It's worth way more of your time than this steaming pile of hot garbage.
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Leo Danial
0.4 hrs
Posted: July 8
The game is good. Its all about ATV. Jumping, airbone, 'mega jump', sport arcade or ATV lover maybe will like this game. It was great view, large map, ATV-customization, and love to do some pose while airbone.

However, the only disappointing me is because how rude Disney to abort main issues about this game. Unable to start the game with No Disc and require to use ISO files (like LOL whut??), poor, low res. The price should be low more than current price (since it has same price of Split Second, which far greater about graphic comparison). Another issue is it took so much longer time to loading. Thanks to this Steam user that put the solution about these issue http://steamcommunity.com/id/tomzorz/recommended/322600/ .The tutorial is poor too. It ask me (and other player as well) to preload, but for non-ATV fan or poor English like me cant understand it. It could be good as fix if they just show which button to do preload.

I will update my review later.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: July 1
Doesn't work on windows10
It says "no disk in the drive."
Not worth a dime.

I had to keep the pop-up window on for 5 minutes to write this review while the actual game didn't even work for a single second.
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1.9 hrs
Posted: April 7
I loved it as a kid. The jumps and tricks were amazing and they still are. The steam version worked without a problem. An underrated game in my opinion.
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0.6 hrs
Posted: February 5
The loading screens though....
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0.3 hrs
Posted: January 17
Unfortunately the game won't even start on my modest Windows 7 machine. It just loads a black screen with stuttering audio. This is a common trend in the forums and Steam and Disney support are both non-existent. You should avoid this waste of money.
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david / BNET: OceansAbove 1604
1.8 hrs
Posted: January 5
One of the most fun and surprisingly complex arcade racers ever made. It's an early game from the past X360/PS3 generation, one of the mandatory starter titles and despite that I must say it's really well made and fun to play even after all these years. I have about 20 hours pumped into it offsteam (bought it here years after when it was really sale just so I have a "respect buy" copy here), and I couldn't see the end of it. No rush, really, you can pull it out anytime and have fun, there are no disposable forced storylines pushed on you (*cough*NFS*cough*) or anything, just build your ride, and have arcade fun with it in the dirt.

The PC port has some issues you can quickly fix (such as starting in horribly low resolution and you must do the quite lengthy tutorials before having access to the main menu to change it) and the loading screens are just massive for some reason, for the latter... you must get used to that.

The controls are somewhat weird because you control 3 different things at the same time (your ride, complexity level of tricks you want to do, and direction/side of the trick) simultainously, but don't just give up straight away, this is the mentioned complexity of the game also the core reason of it being awesome.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: January 5
the screen res is sooo low!
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