NFL Blitz 20-02 Xbox


Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. A football purist’s nightmare, and a football fan’s delight. It is fast paced and pure entertainment.
  2. The music fits the frantic pace of the game play and the menus and player taunts, grunts, and hits are all done very well.
  3. NFL Blitz isn't about football - it's about fun, and it delivers that message with extreme results.
  4. The best arcade-style football game on the home market.
  5. This is the perfect game to play when you have a buddy or two over and want to get in a quick 30 minute beatdown of them.
  6. This game takes the Steve Spurrier/Mike Martz offensive philosophy - PASS, PASS, and PASS again - and mixes it with a lethal combination of steroids and fire in order to give the most barbaric fan what they want.
  7. Even sharper graphics with higher poly-counts [than the PS2 version].
  8. 80
    A huge upgrade in the graphics department, and the gameplay is solid as ever.
  9. A great product that only wears a little thin on the single player and innovation.
  10. What this game lacks on a strategic side, it makes up for with its aggressive side. This game is a sweet addition to the tradition of Blitz titles.
  11. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    If you're looking for serious Blitz fun, get four friends together for multiplayer, as this is where the game really shines. [June 2002, p.120]
  12. Xbox Nation Magazine
    Sharp and smart, Blitz 20-02 burns the NFL's rulebook and allows for unparalleled arcade-style mayhem. [Summer 2002, p.92]
  13. Official Xbox Magazine
    It's just a prettier version of a really enjoyable multiplayer game. [June 2002, p.76]
  14. 70
    A ridiculously fun pick-up-and-pummel kind of game. Just don’t buy it expecting a revolution.
  15. 70
    The whole ‘look’ of the game is superb, from the metal clanking of the menus to the fireworks and confetti that erupt when you score, everything is crisp and vibrant.
  16. Game Informer
    It's better to play it with quarters (i.e. in the arcade) than it is with bills (i.e. fifty singles at the store). [May 2002, p.87]
  17. A by-the-numbers port of the PS2 game, which was in itself an extremely questionable upgrade over previous titles in the series.

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  1. DanielA.
    Jun 22, 2002
    Good updated version of Blitz, decent graphics, enjoyable competitive 2player...Good game for young in's who don't care for the Good updated version of Blitz, decent graphics, enjoyable competitive 2player...Good game for young in's who don't care for the more intricate parts of the grid iron... Full Review »