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  • Summary: Featuring the twitch gameplay and ultra-responsive controls of the original game, combined with all-new single-player and cooperative game modes, NFL Blitz hits the virtual gridiron in HD for the first time with blazing 60fps/60Hz gameplay. Battle your rivals 7-on-7, fight your way through a season of the Blitz Gauntlet, take over the online leaderboards in Blitz Battles, or create a true dream team by collecting player cards in Elite League. Challenging to master, yet easy to pick up and play, NFL Blitz is reborn as the ultimate HD arcade football experience for a new generation. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Jan 12, 2012
    90
    NFL Blitz is one of the best, if not the best arcade sports experiences on the market.
  2. Jan 6, 2012
    90
    It's a digestible version of football that even the biggest sports cynic can enjoy. And, in the unlikely event you don't have a good time, the typical game only lasts around 15 minutes, so your stint in hell is at least guaranteed to be brief.
  3. Jan 4, 2012
    85
    The lack of late hits and the inability to change the length of games don't take away from the fact NFL Blitz is a whole lot of fun. Compounded by the fantastic announcers and ongoing unlocks, NFL Blitz is a great sports experience folded into a downloadable package.
  4. Jan 18, 2012
    79
    With NFL Blitz 2012 you're going to get almost exactly what you expect…minus the price tag. There are more modes than anticipated, but the gameplay never strays from the formula. Save for updated rosters and teams, there's not much point in replacing your legacy copy of the game, but for newcomers it's an impressively fun package for a small price.
  5. Jan 6, 2012
    75
    This package boasts an impressive amount of features for a downloadable title, and provides a slew of nostalgic fun when paired with an eager partner. Blitz is a worthy throwback to the simpler days when you could tackle a man-sized hot dog with reckless abandon.
  6. Jan 23, 2012
    70
    NFL Blitz is great at being what it was originally supposed to be: an arcade football game. It has fun gameplay, good graphics and funny announcers. If you just stick to that, NFL Blitz is worth the $15 cost. If you expect classic NFL Blitz late hits or accurate gameplay you will be disappointed.
  7. Jan 23, 2012
    60
    NFL Blitz 2012 isn't going to re-invent the way you look at football, or, in fact, the way you look at Blitz. There's not a whole lot there, and it really doesn't make any sense that they took out the fun extracurricular violence, but, in the end, it's a game you'll play every now and again and smile while you're doing it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Mar 3, 2012
    10
    A fantastic title, NFL Blitz is like revive a classic; the gameplay is awesome, the graphics wow are beautiful, the characters and the online are fantastic. NFL Blitz is a great title. Expand
  2. Jan 7, 2012
    9
    If you like the old blitz games you will love this. Online play is fun, nothing like schooling someone blitz style. The only thing missing is late hits and that holds it from a 10 for me Expand
  3. Jan 9, 2012
    9
    Great fun game to play with anyone who remotely likes football. I have always been just plain bad at sports games switching them out with GOW3 and BF3 but this is a great pick up and play game with much to do for 15 dollers! Expand
  4. Jan 4, 2012
    9
    Fantastic fun!!! The gameplay and controls are smooth and the sound is great. The visuals are over the top, but really match the Blitz line of games. If you are looking for a simulation...go play Madden. This is a near perfect remake of the old arcade game with slightly updated rosters. There are some obvious flaws in the line ups...but nothing a Blitz fan would balk at. Does Michael Vick throw right handed in the game? Sure...but who cares? This is a $15 game that could have been tweaked slightly and sold for $50. Expand
  5. Feb 7, 2012
    7
    Blitz is still more fun than Madden, but it is missing a few things. The gameplay is still intact, everything from the playbooks to the animations are the same except for the late hits which actually is a big deal when you have attention deficit disorder. ;) The game is very fun online, especially with a friend and the Gauntlet mode is awesome for offline, but Blitz needs a season mode for stats addicts like me who are sick of Madden. Who cares if it's arcade football? The others had it, so why not it's updated version. If it had franchise or even season mode, then it would have scored a 9 but unfortunately EA left it out. Expand
  6. Aug 13, 2013
    1
    horrible, uses the same engine as madden, nothing like the original. There is a lack of game modes and gameplay is repetitive. Waste of Microsoft Points Expand

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