NFL Blitz Xbox 360

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Jan 10, 2012
    72
    Exactly what it needs to be: stupid good fun. The only thing it's missing is that old pizza parlor smell.
  2. 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.
  3. Jan 19, 2012
    70
    NFL Blitz contains the same shallow fun and aggravating flaws that have existed in the franchise for more than 14 years.
  4. Jan 17, 2012
    70
    NFL Blitz is still one of the most interesting and ambitious football video game on the market today, however this style of sports game may be a little out of date. While it is fun for a while if you don't extend your interest into the multiplayer or play with a friend you may never see your dollar amount from this. Fans of the original Blitz should get everything they want out of this game and new comers should definitely check it out but this title may only appeal to a certain nostalgic audience.
  5. Jan 15, 2012
    67
    Find a way to mix that silliness into the game proper, and Blitz will be in fine form. As is, the game is just a touch too conservative.
  6. Jan 6, 2012
    65
    Strong online modes and a crisp look and sound for the game can't hide the fact that this is a watered down version similar to what caused many fans to leave the series in the first place.
  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.
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. 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 ofFantastic 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. Full Review »
  2. 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 ofhorrible, 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 Full Review »
  3. 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 onlineA 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. Full Review »