Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Blitz Pro walks a fine line between serious sim and classic Blitz action and maintains a perfect balance from start to finish.
  2. 80
    The play dynamic is still fierce, there are tons of extra modes and fantasy teams to unlock. It's still a great two-player game, and the slightly better single player experience should make most fans of the series happy.
  3. While I wouldn’t exactly classify NFL Blitz Pro as a complete disaster, no question, it has taken a turn for the worse. Buy it only if you have to have every Blitz game ever made.
  4. A cautious step in a new direction for Midway - pushing the series forward while still staying within sight of what gives Blitz its appeal is a tight line to walk, and for the most part, it hasn't turned out as well with NFL Blitz Pro as it did with "NHL Hitz Pro."
  5. The new formula succeeds partially, but football maniacs are advised to look elsewhere for a more satisfying gridiron experience. [Mar 2004, p.80]
  6. Midway did a great job again this year and it's a great game for the single player or for the gamers who enjoys playing with friends.
  7. Good, and in some ways great, but it's too realistic to be true to the series. These new elements shouldn't be scrapped for the next edition, just revised.
  8. 75
    A schizophrenic title that can't really decided what it wants to be. It's still a fun and different take on the sport of football -- especially as a multiplayer party game -- it's just not as much fun as it used to be.
  9. The inclusion of half-hearted simulation elements and toned down arcade gameplay result in Blitz Pro turning into a watered down shadow of its former self. Hopefully next year’s version will restore some glory to this now tarnished franchise.
  10. Still a user-friendly pigskin experience with lightning-fast over-the-top gameplay. Yet I'm forced to throw a penalty flag at the lack of big passing plays I've come to love from this franchise. [Nov 2003, p.172]
  11. Similar to "Hitz Pro," Blitz Pro is a combination of arcade and simulation styles. Unfortunately, this combination doesn't work nearly as well as its NHL predecessor, and, while the end result can be fun, overall it's a pretty big leap backward for the Blitz series.
  12. The gamers who are all about gameplay and who could care less about fantasy drafts and eleven players a side aren’t going to be too impressed.
  13. A game that just doesn't fit in. Out of the box it's not as fun as its predecessors, and nowhere near as deep or engaging as Madden or ESPN.
  14. They've gone the realism route, and the end result is a mixed bag. [Oct 2003, p.83]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. BlueFalcon
    Nov 10, 2004
    I love the Blitz series, but really think it was a mistake to move towards realism. The field feels way too crowded with the regulation # of players. Included here are some great new bonus modes too. Full Review »
  2. StevenS.
    Dec 13, 2003
    This game is kicken.
  3. ChuckE.
    Dec 9, 2003
    Blitz with rules? What were those guys thinking...*tear* I miss the N64 format.