If you haven’t played the current gen versions, then Blitz for the 360 is worth a pickup at the $39.99 price tag, but if you have played this already then the most you will get out of the game on 360 is XBL Online Leagues and Achievements.
As a less in-depth alternative, to Madden, you can't really fault Blitz. It stands somewhere between the feature bloat of that immensely popular series and EA's own faux-urban NFL Street games. However, whichever way you put it, Madden still comes out on top.
The single player, three-tiered campaign will keep you busy for awhile, but as always, Blitz shines best when played against someone you know - that's been the best way to make the helmets fly and pile drivers smash since its inception.
If you passed on the PS2 or Xbox releases last year, Blitz: The League is definitely worth a look on the 360. If you’ve played the game already, there’s not enough new here to justify a second purchase.
Visually, the game is ho-hum, although the bone-breaking cutscenes are fantastic, and beating opponents with their own helmets just never gets old. The trash-talking is intact with plenty of delicious profanity. The gameplay is hilarious, but frustrating and poorly balanced.
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.