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Generally favorable reviews- based on 81 Ratings

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  • Summary: Bloodline Champions is a PVP game with short, intense matches for up to ten players divided into two teams. Chance is not a factor, spells and abilities do a set amount of damage. Random elements such as critical hits and passive abilities do not exist. Every spell is aimed and can be avoided by enemy players, making every ability dependent on individual player skill. Without mana and creeps, the game has almost zero downtime and is instead based on short cooldowns, this coupled with the absence of elements such as grind and farming ensures that every match is full of action. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Feb 4, 2011
    85
    Instantly accessible, free for the base game, an active community that's happy to accommodate new players and a combat system that's got plenty of room to grow, Funcom have whacked this one out of the park.
  2. Jan 20, 2011
    85
    A great game let down only by some missing lobby features.
  3. Feb 21, 2011
    82
    Bloodline Champions hits the sweet spot: no unnecessary stuff, but unique and well balanced heros in a great player-vs-player environment. And it's free, too.
  4. Feb 10, 2011
    80
    It's intelligently designed, skilful and quick to play, and intentionally egalitarian.
  5. Mar 7, 2011
    80
    Bloodline Champions offers fast paced and incredibly entertaining action. Play for free online and battle on many kinds of maps against players from around the world. The game mixes tactics with pure skill and the result is superb.
  6. Feb 25, 2011
    80
    Stunlock's game largely succeeds, and though it's not the prettiest piece of software on the planet, it's definitely one of the most entertaining.
  7. Feb 15, 2011
    74
    A steep learning curve and lack of starting characters will turn many away from Bloodline's fun and frenzied arena battles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 37
  2. Negative: 5 out of 37
  1. Feb 11, 2011
    10
    I played the beta and it; to say the least was amazing, so amazing i paid for the "Titan" edition which cost me a whole £75 and i don't regret it ;) Expand
  2. Sep 17, 2013
    10
    Competitive, addicting, fast and fun! If you're searching for a skill based game then you will fall in love with this game! I started to play this game about 2 years ago and im still stuck! I still love it as I did in the beginning game on! Expand
  3. Mar 1, 2012
    10
    The only arena PvP game that is purely skill-based. That means no critical hits, no random chances, no PvE, no levels (there are account levels, but they do not affect the gameplay). You have to aim every shot; there are projectiles, AoE, PBAoE, and movement skills. Gameplay is very fast, and making a single mistake can lose you the round. Very fun! I'll give it 9/10 because it's not very newbie-friendly. Expand
  4. Oct 10, 2012
    9
    This is a fast paced arena style combat game and is quite fun if you give it a chance. There are four types of champions to play as, with 4+ champions available from each type (this number is increasing with updates). If you play by yourself you get put into a game of 3v3 with random players around your skill level, or you can play competitively with friends in the ladder system and in tournaments. The largest downsides to the game currently are potential latency problems depending on your region and not a large enough player base right now. If you are from USA or EU and want to queue up for games, you could potentially be forced to play on the opposite server, or wait very long to get into a game. If you are into intense, fast paced pvp only games and are willing to put up with the currently small player base, you should definitely give this game a try. Expand
  5. Feb 8, 2011
    9
    I picked this game up on recommendation from some friends who play DoTA and WoW Arena, and I was very impressed! The games are fast and action filled, and the game looks very good! I upgraded my account after the first week, The Seeker is by far my favorite bloodline! The game is very easy to just pick up and play, and you very quickly see improvement in your game as you learn to combine your abilities. It seems very balanced, and you can even turn a 1v3 into a victory if you're good. This game is all about skill.

    I will recommend this game to anyone who enjoys PVP and action games, it plays almost like a mix between an fps title and an Arena game. It's free, so go and download it today and get practicing!
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  6. Nov 7, 2012
    7
    Okay, 10 hours into the game and I have yet to find an aspect that I do not like. The controls are a bit hectic when first learning but become second nature after a few games. The best part is there is a single player aspect of the game that will let you practice against bots with varying difficulties before you step into the real PvP and make an ass of yourself. Great concept with your character having all skills available up front. It becomes a true strategy game instead of a resource management game. Overall, great fun to be had here and it is free.

    One word of warning. If you have trouble following your mouse on the screen or playing extremely fast paced games, this will be very difficult for you to get into.
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  7. Jun 15, 2012
    0
    Seriously underrated game. There is no reason not to give it a try, it's free to play, very polished, and extremely fun if you're into competitive multiplayer games. If you got to this page chances are you're interested in this kind of game and you owe it to yourself to check it out. Expand

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