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  • Summary: Blitz: The League II continues the franchise legacy as the ultimate alternative to the watered-down, licensed competition. In addition to an all-new story mode penned by Peter Egan (ESPN's Playmakers), Blitz: The League II features include: Precision-Aim Tackles, player-controlled touchdown celebrations, an enhanced on-the-field Clash Mode, online multiplayer capabilities, expanded rosters with all-new personalities, and the return of a cornerstone of the Blitz franchise...Late Hits! Football legend Lawrence Taylor returns as the game's cover-athlete and star linebacker for the New York Nightmare, Quentin Sands, along with a star-studded supporting cast. [Midway] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. Anyone looking for a fun, arcade alternative to Madden should look no further, this is it. The gameplay is innovative and fun, the graphics are good for the most part, and the audio is brilliant. Now if you will excuse me, I'm off to break more bones.
  2. Very simple controls, good tutorials and strategies that are easy to pick up. The AI doesn't ramp up the intensity like it used to in the old Blitz games which is nice as you can get a lead and keep it.
  3. But grabbed by the scruff of the neck, Blitz: The League II has the tools to deliver an extreme experience that’s pretty much off the charts when compared to what else is out there. In other words, if the basics of football spliced with the raucousness of studio wrestling matches your personality type, then you can’t go wrong with Blitz: The League II.
  4. Overall, Blitz: The League II suffers from terrible announcers, annoying soundtracks and a boring campaign mode.
  5. Sadly, the lack of replay value, and plethora of better games makes this nothing more than a rental for a weekend when your local football franchise is on a bye week. There’s potential to capitalize on, but I’m not so sure even with improved gameplay if this game could ever be a day one purchase.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Apr 13, 2011
    10
    What started out as a serious football title before EA bought the rights to football is a fun and crazy game to pick up for anyone even if you dont like football. I really enjoyed this game alot. had alot of fun with it. The graphics are good for the year it was released. I didnt really like the story but it added a cherrr to what was already perfect in its own way. I'm hoping they will release another one. Expand
  2. JordonReese
    Oct 15, 2008
    9
    This is a very solid game with solid mechanics, presentation, and surprisingly story. The sheer customization in this type of game is actual a pleasant surprise as well. The ability to pick from extremely different team icons, jerseys, and player models is great for those who love to mold your own team. It does tend to get repetitious over time but varying bonus matches and superstar players makes this game a fun one to pick up. Expand
  3. Nov 3, 2010
    8
    This game was designed very well and is a significant improvement over its predecessor. Unfortunately, you can tell that this was a very low budget operation. Expand
  4. ErikMumm
    Apr 14, 2009
    0
    Bloody awful. Less than imaginative gameplay coupled with subpar graphics and a tendancy to display totally unneccessary violence make for a terrible game. I rented this for 2 dollars (and got a week rental), and I played it for an hour and a half with a friend and we want our 2 dollars back. Collapse