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  • Summary: Blood Bowl II mashes Warhammer and football together, in an explosive cocktail of turn-based strategy, humor and brutality, adapted from Games Workshop’s board game.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Nov 13, 2015
    90
    Blood Bowl 2 captures everything that makes the board game great and makes it available to those not willing to shell out a hundred dollars on miniatures. The passion the developers have for their game is clear to see, and the result proves that their love was not misplaced—it's easy to see that Blood Bowl 2 is one of the greatest board game translations ever.
  2. Oct 14, 2015
    83
    Traditionally tabletop games are getting more and more attention on screens, and Blood Bowl is one that benefits from the evolution.
  3. 80
    A smart mixture of Warhammer strategy and American Football, BB 2 combines the nuance of turn-based skill with perceptive risk management to create a game that is equal parts joy and pain to figure out.
  4. 75
    If you can get past the long AI turns and the generally long matches, then Blood Bowl 2 is worth buying.
  5. Oct 26, 2015
    70
    With its action taking place on a playing field, the scope and structure of Blood Bowl 2 initially feels smaller in scale than you tend to expect from most turn-based strategy games.
  6. Sep 25, 2015
    70
    As much strategy game as it is sports sim, this enjoyably bizarre mix of influences and genres has much to offer the more patient gamer.
  7. Sep 28, 2015
    40
    It might have been best to leave this one on the tabletop, where the wild rhythms of chance are eased by the clatter of dice.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. Sep 23, 2015
    10
    A great hybrid of fantasy and sports, and you won't find a better turn based strategy game on PS4. With orcs, demon goats, ratmen, and more,A great hybrid of fantasy and sports, and you won't find a better turn based strategy game on PS4. With orcs, demon goats, ratmen, and more, there are a variety of different playstyles to be found form the different teams. If you're new to the series, the campaign makes for a great tutorial for new players, so you'll soon be play against other players (or AI) in leagues and tournaments. Expand
  2. Oct 17, 2015
    9
    If Cyanide had chosen to try to make a great game, this could have been the XCom of 2015. Could have been a legitimate GotY candidate. But,If Cyanide had chosen to try to make a great game, this could have been the XCom of 2015. Could have been a legitimate GotY candidate. But, they were too lazy to go the extra mile. It simply needs more of everything: animations, options, customization, commentary.....
    Regardless, ir looks great and the gameplay and team management is crazy addictive. Recommended.
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  3. Sep 23, 2015
    9
    Blood Bowl 2 is a solid game. An adaptation of the board game and sequel to the cult PC hit, it's a turn-based hybrid of fantasy and sports.Blood Bowl 2 is a solid game. An adaptation of the board game and sequel to the cult PC hit, it's a turn-based hybrid of fantasy and sports. Each team feels like they play differently, with the Elves running a more agile run and score or passing game, whereas the Dwarves typically run headlong into other players to keep the ball. It's a game that appeals to hardcore fans of the series and newbies, but new players should definitely play the campaign as a lengthy tutorial before they jump in to the league. This game is far from a blockbuster, with some bugs and design flaws, but there is serious fun to be had here, where you can create your own team and league for online or offline play. My only gripe is the delay of DLC on certain platforms. Expand
  4. Jan 20, 2016
    7
    Blood Bowl II is a great mix of Football/Rugby and XCOM, and is very enjoyable. The game has a cool intro with some really quirky charactersBlood Bowl II is a great mix of Football/Rugby and XCOM, and is very enjoyable. The game has a cool intro with some really quirky characters and awesome dialogue! The game overall is a unique concept, with fun overall gameplay. There are a ton of different strategies you can use during play, but my major issue with the game is that I wish the dice rolls had less to do with what happened on the field, and I also wish there were more diverse abilities.

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  5. Nov 5, 2015
    6
    The single player campaign is nothing more than an extended five hour tutorial on how to play this very complicated game. It is one of theThe single player campaign is nothing more than an extended five hour tutorial on how to play this very complicated game. It is one of the best tutorials for a game this intricate I have ever seen. Slowly adding components by playing a simulated season is pure genius and a lot of fun. The problem is that it reveals that the rules are too elaborate as the game was at the most fun midway through the campaign before it started adding a lot unnecessary arduous components to the game.

    The presentation of riffing on the football/Warhammer hybrid is a lot of fun and I wish sports games had this kind of fun aesthetic that was more common in the 90’s. Everything looks and sounds OK but sometimes you have to keep moving around the camera to see what your opponent is doing during their turn. The interface and controls are passable and sometimes baffling but even after playing for hours you’ll accidentally end your turn prematurely but then realize it might be your best move.

    My biggest problem with the game is that there is too much luck and not enough strategy. There should be multiple tactics and counters in a good strategy game. Maybe I am at a low level of play, but it seems like slowly creeping down the field with blockers to clear a path to the endzone is the only strategy that works. Attempting passes is mostly a bad tactic with high risks. The game is limited to 16 turns which is great because too many strategy games take too long but it is too easy to get one point and then grind out the turns by just hiding behind a wall of defenders. Too many game just end in boring slogs of 0-0 ties. Lots of games are determined on dice rolls with success rate of 33%-66% that makes you feel like you’re watching The Coin Flip game.

    Replay is in mostly playing online, tournaments and seasons. There are no variation and changing the rule sets that I could find. If there was a way to get rid of a good set of the rules, I would turn off a lot things. I guess I like my games less cruel with players knocked out permanently and less worrying about every attribute of an opposing player.

    Overall the game will have it’s fans but it isn’t for someone that doesn’t want to spend a lot time learning and practicing the game. It may not payoff to spend that much time learning a game to only realize there aren’t much variations in strategy or customization to make things different. I would say know what you are buying before spending fifty dollars on this game.
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  6. Sep 25, 2015
    6
    As a warhammer 40K player and avid football fan this game should be right up my alley. And for the first few matches of the campaign it was.As a warhammer 40K player and avid football fan this game should be right up my alley. And for the first few matches of the campaign it was. The graphics are fine, the animations can be a bit clumsy but nothing too bad. The biggest bring down of this game is it's incredibly large reliance on luck in the beginning. While luck should have a major role in a table top game this goes a step to far by making any bad luck you come across automatically end your entire turn no matter what players you still have left to move. It makes strategies nearly impossible when something that has an 83 percent chance of working fails and you can't use three of your players. Using bad luck as an immediate turn kill is infuriating and can completely drain your enthusiasm for the game. If you progress far enougb you can buy enough extras and skills to help solve this problem, but the slog to get to that point is long and constantly annoying. Expand
  7. Feb 15, 2018
    1
    Incredibly random. If you like rolling dices continuously throughout your game, this game is just for you. If you want just a tiny bit ofIncredibly random. If you like rolling dices continuously throughout your game, this game is just for you. If you want just a tiny bit of control, this game is not for you. Expand

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