NFL Blitz 2000 Nintendo 64
  • Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Jul 31, 1999
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Basically, the only real reason to pick up this game is if you did not buy the original or if you simply must have the updated rosters for the 1999-2000 NFL season.
  2. The players look and sound cartoony, with gigantic quadriceps and incredibly deep voices.
  3. A must-buy for anyone who enjoyed last year's game -- and also anyone looking for an all-around fun game with the power to turn friends into enemies.
  4. Compared to the conservative Madden franchise, "Blitz 2000" is the flamboyant "Neon Deion Sanders of football games, and a hell of a lot of fun.
  5. Keep the same great game play but throw in more innovation next time please.
  6. If you're after a deeper football game or something that you can play alone, getting Blitzed isn't the right choice (the right choice is NFL 2K).
  7. 80
    It's just the kind of game for people that thought NBA Hangtime, Open Ice, and WWF Arcade were as real as they need in a sports game.
  8. "NFL Blitz 2000" still has a firm lock on the arcade football business.
  9. In terms of options, "Blitz 2000" rests on its laurels, though a four-player simultaneous mode may be enough for die-hards to pick this one up.
  10. 100
    With all of these super cool additions, not to mention the fun-as-Swiss-cheese-in-a-can four player mode, this is the best "Blitz" so far.
  11. 92
    The wealth of new features like the extra stadiums, wind effects and play editor still play second banana to the skull crushing gameplay that we loved in last year's game.
  12. Lovely graphics and sound coupled with great gameplay make this the game to get.
  13. An incredible sports game, adding up to one of the best (if not the best) the sports genre has ever seen.
  14. This new edition could have been so much more (and some of its features should have been in the original).
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. JeffreyD.
    Jan 26, 2008
    9
    Blitz is an excellent multiplayer game. It brings out your competive side and you have fun at the same time.
  2. Prognosticator
    Jun 24, 2003
    9
    This is a pretty awesome game overall. I would like to have a create-a-team, or create-a-player option, but this is still a great game. If youThis is a pretty awesome game overall. I would like to have a create-a-team, or create-a-player option, but this is still a great game. If you don't want realism and fancy no-holds, no-rules chaos that which is referred to as football in this game, you need to check it out. Full Review »
  3. Aug 30, 2013
    9
    Best game of the Blitz series, best football game for N64, one of the best games for N64. Blitz 2000 is perfection of the Blitz formula. ABest game of the Blitz series, best football game for N64, one of the best games for N64. Blitz 2000 is perfection of the Blitz formula. A great multiplayer party game, It's easy enough to pick up that new players won't be intimidated, but can be complex enough to lead to heated matches. Graphics are good for N64, voiceovers for players and announcers are good at first but do get old after a while. This game is great for football fans but is arcadey enough that even non-sports fans love it! Tons of plays mean this game never gets old. Absolute must have for any N64 owner, my friends and I still play this in 2013, 14 years after it was released. It's so addictive that "one quick game of Blitz" always turns into a best of 3, then best of 7, etc.

    My main complaint is that playing 3 or 4 player is kind of lame because 2 people have to play as receivers and that's not very fun, but you trade off so it minimizes that. Also the AI does try to balance the game by increasing fumbles and interceptions to give the losing player a leg up, which can be frustrating for seasoned players, especially when you get back to back fumbles and interceptions against you. These are just 2 minor shortfalls though, this game is outstanding.
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