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  • Summary: Blitz The League, a new, unlicensed videogame exposing the harsh realism and troubling, behind-the-scenes stories of a fictional professional football league. Blitz The League has been developed at Midway's Chicago studio in collaboration with a writer from ESPN's controversial "Playmakers"Blitz The League, a new, unlicensed videogame exposing the harsh realism and troubling, behind-the-scenes stories of a fictional professional football league. Blitz The League has been developed at Midway's Chicago studio in collaboration with a writer from ESPN's controversial "Playmakers" TV series. Blitz The League goes behind the glitz and glamour of the game through a revolutionary campaign mode that explores the on-field violence, off-field fallout and front-office politics of professional football. Blitz The League features a powerful story mode that, for the first time ever in a football videogame, explores the realism, lifestyle and drama found in professional football. Players take the helm of a downtrodden football franchise and retool the players and coaching staff in a quest to guide them to the league championship. Additional features include intense multiplayer action with head-to head online play and complete customization of players, teams, stadiums and more. [Midway] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 95
    The crass, lowbrow, and gloriously juvenile Blitz proves that you don't need those fancy NFL-licensed pants to make a quality f'ball sim... Never taking itself too seriously, this shallow Madden instead chooses to revel in the seedy, sex-drugs-rock-and-roll dark side of the pigskin. Which is the side we've always desperately wanted to revel in.
  2. This is Blitz at its best, adding an even meaner, uglier spirit to the game that will have anyone with a strong stomach and a thirst for brutality jumping out of his or her seat in elation with every murderous tackle landed. Ladies and gentlemen, Blitz is back.
  3. Losing the NFL license is the best thing that ever happened to Blitz-it's finally the hardcore, over-the-top pigskin game Blitz is supposed to be.
  4. The gameplay needs some tuning, but if you've got a mind to crush some skulls on and off the field, then I think you're gonna be pretty happy with this title. [Nov 2005, p.149]
  5. The addition of the new play styles, attitude, and story mode only enhance this great title. This is easily the best of the Blitz titles, and Midway has given fans a truly fun and entertaining football game that is not hindered by rules and penalties.
  6. Midway continues to impress with hard-hitting and fast-paced arcade football title, but goes a bit too far with their mature "reality" presentation.
  7. Blitz: The League crosses the thin line between hardcore and tasteless. [Nov p.94]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. JohnP.
    Oct 22, 2005
    10
    Innovative, creative - and just plain old FUN!!!
  2. SamuelA.
    Oct 7, 2005
    10
    I think this game is the first reality videogame.
  3. JoeB.
    Oct 4, 2006
    10
    This game rules all.
  4. JoanneR.
    Oct 22, 2005
    10
    Great game, great play, great idea. Boo EA!
  5. MikeB.
    Dec 20, 2005
    10
    this is one of there best games they ever made i like the clash mode were you can beat the crap out of the other teams players and break this is one of there best games they ever made i like the clash mode were you can beat the crap out of the other teams players and break bones and even take out there legament this game will be the b est seller just wait it will. Expand
  6. LucasP.
    Sep 2, 2006
    10
    I love this game. thats big for me to say because i dont like football.I like it cause you can hurt people break there bone put them out of the game.
  7. SumDood
    Nov 21, 2005
    3
    I am sorry but am I the only one who thinks this game is a nightmare? It is simply horrible! Bad gameplay, no announcers, decent graphics I am sorry but am I the only one who thinks this game is a nightmare? It is simply horrible! Bad gameplay, no announcers, decent graphics though. I think that Midway just tried to push the limit and make a game that looks good but plays bad! Sorry but u can put glitter and diamonds on crap but it still STINKS! Collapse

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