Blitz: The League Xbox

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Makes a fun game of pick-up-and-play pigskin with some extra depth, but it could've been even more fulfilling. [Dec 2005, p.104]
  2. 74
    Blitz: The League is its own universe now, and this Blitz far exceeds its NFL-based predecessors. I hope to hear from Midway and the likes of superstars Quentin Sands, Chad Longstreet, and Kwazi Mbutabe again very soon.
  3. While it is frustratingly easy to throw an incomplete pass and slow-mo didn't always respond when I tried to trigger it, when it worked right I would leap up from my couch and start screaming in excitement as my quarterback nimbly tossed the ball down the field to a receiver who spun away from one opponent, crashed through another and raced down an open field.
  4. 72
    The game uses profanity, cheerleaders shaking their ass, and broken bones to distract you from the lackluster AI playing out before your eyes... and it almost works.
  5. Blitz: The League has the potential to become the "Burnout" of football, a game that takes big risks and blazes a path for a legion of imitators.
  6. Everything awful about the modern football player is showcased in Blitz: the League. [Dec p.87]
  7. Blitz: The League crosses the thin line between hardcore and tasteless. [Nov p.94]
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Adam
    Jan 2, 2006
    9
    There is a lot of tackling and a lot of cool tricks. it is fun alot to and a lot of blood. and it is really a better game than street
  2. MikeL.
    Nov 17, 2005
    5
    I have to say I'm disappointed with this game. This does not feel like a Blitz game. The story aspect, or whatever it is, is a nice I have to say I'm disappointed with this game. This does not feel like a Blitz game. The story aspect, or whatever it is, is a nice addition, but the gameplay is totally different than old blitz games. What did they do to my beloved Blitz games? The controls are shoddy at best. If you REALLY want to try this game out, rent it. Full Review »
  3. NeilV.
    Oct 22, 2005
    8
    I actually agree with most of the reviews on here to some extent. This game IS fun and fairly simple (more for an arcade football fan then a I actually agree with most of the reviews on here to some extent. This game IS fun and fairly simple (more for an arcade football fan then a purist of course.....I am more of the latter). The presentation is cool, graphics and sound are well above average, but I can see where these attributes could get old. I'm enjoying the heck out of it, but definitely rent it first if you're not sure.... Full Review »