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  • Summary: Blood Bowl 2 mashes Warhammer and American football together, in an explosive cocktail of turn-based strategy, humor and brutality, adapted from Games Workshop’s famous board game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Sep 24, 2015
    90
    The animations are visceral, and the buildup of suspense knowing that any hit could remove your player from the game, or remove him from existence, keeps you on edge.
  2. Sep 29, 2015
    82
    A good digital version of the tabletop classic, Blood Bowl 2 mixes good humor with tactical depth.
  3. Dec 3, 2015
    80
    All in all if you are looking for a fun strategy sports themed game with a multiplayer focus, this one might be worth taking a look at.
  4. Oct 9, 2015
    79
    With its dice rolling it lacks the dynamics of modern videogames and the lowgrade AI might kill all the fun in offline play. But if you compete online this is a faithful recreation of the tabletop game.
  5. Oct 2, 2015
    77
    While the superb atmosphere and the sheer (and surprising) tactical depth easily manage to engage anyone somewhat interested in strategy and/or Warhammer games, this one of a kind symbiosis of fantasy football, over-the-top bloody humour and smart gameplay does struggle with console hardware, loading times, rather mediocre graphics and an annoying DLC species roster.
  6. games(TM)
    Nov 15, 2015
    70
    An improvement over its predecessor, but falters just enough to stop it from becoming an integral strategy title. [Issue#167, p.96]
  7. Sep 22, 2015
    60
    Blood Bowl 2 is the flashiest iteration of the game so far, but its dice rolls are frustrating, and its amble ruleset isn't introduced well to newcomers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 28
  2. Negative: 8 out of 28
  1. Sep 22, 2015
    10
    Better than Blood Bowl 1! This is a very good game,but i want my Lizardmen and the other factions (Amazons,Vampire lords, Nurgle etc.) andBetter than Blood Bowl 1! This is a very good game,but i want my Lizardmen and the other factions (Amazons,Vampire lords, Nurgle etc.) and more maps and balance,bug patch. Expand
  2. Sep 24, 2015
    10
    Best game everBest game ever ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Expand
  3. Sep 24, 2015
    9
    A bit rough around the edges but an overall solid experience. The game needs more multiplayer features and easier acces to player stats.A bit rough around the edges but an overall solid experience. The game needs more multiplayer features and easier acces to player stats. Received the 2 extra races for pre-ordering at GMG. Good deal. Expand
  4. Oct 25, 2015
    7
    Kinda hard to follow what's going on the screen compared to BB1, the weird camera angles, the counter-intutive UI. It's certainly prettierKinda hard to follow what's going on the screen compared to BB1, the weird camera angles, the counter-intutive UI. It's certainly prettier than it's roots, and looks more polished, but I find it really hard to navigate and long league matches would benefit from some visual representation of your progress. Expand
  5. Mar 23, 2018
    6
    This game has so many good things, and so many bad things.

    The game itself is incredible and a lot of fun if you play again a friend or if
    This game has so many good things, and so many bad things.

    The game itself is incredible and a lot of fun if you play again a friend or if you start the game anew with a campaign. I love the commentators, the art-style, the mechanics, all of it. The attention to details designing characters is amazing. That is a solid 9 or 10 for the game.

    But here it come the bad part. Actually the eternal league system is great, is sort of a reduced "Football Manager" or "PC fútbol" game, and I love the manager part of those and I would love to see it expanded more deeply into this BB2 game. The first problem is that the game has no deep in that aspect.

    Furthermore about the stated before, the stadium system is just irrelevant. You need to expend 900k of money in upgrading your stadium, and that does nothing. You don't get any more money. You don't get any more fan factor. You don't get any more upgrades, nothing. Why is even there in the first place? Is extremely confusing. The same goes for your patron. All of them are the same, and you don't get any advantage of choosing one over the next. In fact you don't get any advantage at all signing a contract. -_-

    The AI completely sucks to play solo in leagues. First off all, it completely cheats on the pre-game. You may have a 1300TV team, and play again a 1200-1400TV AI team, that in the inducement, the AI will spend 1500k in buying legendary players that totally screw up the balance of the match. And the worse part is that it pull that money out of the AI ass from nowhere. Teams that haven't won't a single match suddenly have 10x more money than me that I won the last 20 games?? Frack off cheater bastardian.

    More than that, the AI never pass the ball, only try to built a cage, it will guard your prone players even if they are not a threat and forget about the ball carrier. They don't care about what turn it is, they never try a risky move on turn 7 or 8 that will give them a touch down; they ALLWAYS plays defensively even when loosing. The AI never foul, and YOUR fouls almost never ever result in an injury (you get many more injuries by blocking than by kicking a prone player).

    So that makes the game pretty lame in my opinion. It has no value for a single player away from the campaign. There are also minor bugs here and there. That would put the game around the 4 score more or less.

    In somewhat in the middle of those two extremes, I decided to give the game a 6 out of 10. It has a lot of potential to become one of the greatest turn based game ever made. But badly design choices, poor AI, and other issues, only put this game on the average stack.
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  6. Sep 26, 2015
    3
    Hello

    Where is campaign's mode, where are my gobs... No very too few content for make a good game for me. Graphic are good, and story
    Hello

    Where is campaign's mode, where are my gobs...
    No very too few content for make a good game for me.
    Graphic are good, and story mode seem good.
    3 is low yes because the game work find but is low like the content of the game.
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  7. Feb 1, 2017
    0
    waste of money could not complete campaign as play button grayed out. No support within game had to search web to try and find assistance.waste of money could not complete campaign as play button grayed out. No support within game had to search web to try and find assistance. Also dice rolls way to skewed to favor computer. Expand

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