Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. Blitz: The League II is not just another sports game! Midway combines action, fun and an ironic touch to bring pep in the genre. Maybe, fans of accurate tactics, rules and simulation will be a little bit disappointed, but other gamers will definitely be satisfied!
  2. 77
    Midway has done a nice job of correcting most of the mistakes from last year's game, but the sore visuals and lack of overall polish keep this game from achieving greatness.
  3. Midway's arcade football franchise breaks all the rules, plus your arms, legs, skull, scrotum, and spleen. If that sounds like fun, it's because it is.
  4. It's readily apparent that Blitz: The League II is not a game for football purists. The use of power-ups, lack of penalties and dirty play is enough to make them cringe. However, for fans of arcade-style sports games, The League II is pretty good.
  5. If you want a game that is fast, gritty, and fun as hell to play with commentary by Madden himself (actually it's the hilarious Frank Caliendo doing his Madden impersonation) then Blitz may be that "shot in the arm" you are looking for.
  6. A substantial improvement over the original game. It’s very fun to play and although you’ll probably finish campaign mode in a day or two, there’s enough online replay value to get you through the season.
  7. If you are looking for an alternative to Madden, Blitz II: The League has enough punch to make it worth the purchase. It’s not going to replace the ultra high gloss of its competitors, but it is an original take on the dark side of sporting.
  8. Hardcore fans of simulation football should probably stay clear of Blitz: The League II unless they’re looking for a cool storyline. However, anybody else who is even moderately interested in football should take a liking to this Blitz game.
  9. No, it won't topple EA's Madden franchise, but this Blitz is worth playing if you want a smash mouth football game with mature issues.
  10. The game controls often feel unresponsive in real-time, but using the Clash meter slows the action down and allows you to make cuts that spell the difference between torn tendons and touchdowns. If senseless violence and arcade football are your passions, Blitz is the league for you.
  11. 70
    In short blasts, it's a real treat. [Issue#172, p.88]
  12. 70
    I will admit, though, that Blitz II is entertaining in short bursts and that some of its features are interesting, even if the A.I. and shallow gameplay experience leaves something to be desired.
  13. Blitz II: The League is neither fantastic nor is it bad. The multiplayer is fun and the Campaign does offer a lot of value but the AI issues and the disappointing graphics and sound will put off most people. This won’t appeal to everyone, but if you’re looking for an alternative to the simulation of the Madden Series, you should give Blitz a try.
  14. Different and fun for gamers who seek an alternative to the typical football videogame experience. When that novelty wears away, however, what gamers are left with is a relatively shallow experience waiting to be replaced by the next new thing.
  15. This might jus be the most stupid game on PS3. [Dec 2008, p.121]
  16. A fun game that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Therefore, players shouldn’t take in-game action too seriously either, and if true-to-life football, play-calling, and tactics is your thing, Blitz is definitely not for you. At the most, this is an arcade intended for a good time, though the fun can tend to be short-lived.
  17. You could probably have some good times with the game for the right price, but you may have an even better time with a copy of NFL Blitz 2000, which was good for up to four players, unlike the two player limit in Blitz: The League II.
  18. It's entertaining when all's working as it should, but that just doesn't happen as often as it should. [Dec 2008, p.84]
  19. Shallow. [Dec 2008, p.87]
  20. 55
    The quintessential mediocre package. Nothing in the game – from the campaign to the online play to the extra game modes – stands out, but nothing is so bad that people starved for games (how could you be?) and like over the top football shouldn’t give it a look.
  21. 50
    It's that lack of respect that keeps Blitz from being a truly entertaining alternative to vanilla football. Players are one-dimensional, drugs are easy to get and use, and playing the actual game itself is more about dumb luck and freaky bounces than skill and ingenuity.
  22. The AI is the biggest offender here, and its unnatural behavior just doesn't lend itself well to the kinetic energy required for a football title.
  23. Blitz: The League II disappoints on almost every level, leaving gamers praying to be tackled by Lawrence Taylor himself rather than being forced to play the game.
  24. 42
    Blitz II may be well ahead of its most recent competition -- EA's NFL Tour fiasco -- but after the initial wave of gross-out injuries, you'll see this for what it is: an anti-NFL dare reliant on limp shock value and a subpar football game.
  25. A terrible football game with some good ideas surrounding it, and a marked tendency to make me wish I wasn’t playing it. If you enjoy football games, stick to Madden; Blitz is not a serious competitor, unless you enjoy getting a bit squeamish.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 19, 2011
    5
    I love the gameplay but the fake urban style and emphasis on being "edgy" was laughable. I have to give this a 7 simply because it isn't a sequel. It is the same thing as Blitz: The League with the same single player story and everything. Nothing has changed but a slight HD upgrade. Felt ripped off after finishing the first one years ago. Full Review »
  2. ErikH
    Jan 3, 2009
    10
    This game shocked me at how great it was, returns to the ps1 blitz style!
  3. joet
    Oct 20, 2008
    10
    The gaming is well ahead of any other sports games, with big hits and clashes. Injuries and slo-mo make the game more interesting and puts more control into the users hands. Full Review »