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  • Summary: A brutal team sport unfolding in a parallel fantasy world based on Warhammer and American football, Blood Bowl invites gamers to form a team of players from races including: Orcs, Elves, Humans, Dwarfs and many other fantasy creatures, and launch themselves into battle in the bloodiest ofA brutal team sport unfolding in a parallel fantasy world based on Warhammer and American football, Blood Bowl invites gamers to form a team of players from races including: Orcs, Elves, Humans, Dwarfs and many other fantasy creatures, and launch themselves into battle in the bloodiest of arenas. This strategy sports game combines a fine balance of tactics and bone crunching action! The game offers two game modes. The first, which is fully real time, offers spectacular gameplay with intense battles between blocking linemen and daring displays of agility of players leaping and dodging through opponents tackle zones, while powerful spells and dirty trick special plays are unleashed across the field. All this creates a highly charged atmosphere. Of course, since it is sometimes difficult to keep an eye on the entire field at once, the game's interface offers different tactical and strategic setups, while the AI is responsible for managing the players on the field. The second game mode, an actual turn-based game, is a treat for players of the original board game because it is an exact replica of Games Workshop's tabletop masterpiece. The original rules have been faithfully reproduced, and it contains all of the devices, strategies, play and rhythm of the original game. [Focus Home Interactive] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. If you’re already a Blood Bowl vet, the Blitz mode makes this version worth your time. But even though I find satisfaction in pulling off even the simplest of the game’s maneuvers, setting up all of its dominos is just too exacting for my taste.
  2. If you're considering making an investment in a massive time sink of a game, then Blood Bowl could be your answer. It is definitely a game for the reserved thinking man - there is no way it can be beaten with simple button-mashing.
  3. Overall, Blood Bowl is a game that will appeal to fans and non-fans alike, providing the later stick with it and give it a chance. Unfortunately, most won't, and understandably, will look elsewhere soon after loading the game up.
  4. It is unfortunate that this installment is overshadowed by so many faults because the nature of the original game lends itself well to the Xbox visual capabilities.
  5. 60
    Blood Bowl is an interesting concept that is just poorly executed. Fans of the tabletop game are better off checking out the PC version if they can. If you don't have any other option there is fun to be had here but you have to commit yourself to dealing with the shortcomings of this version.
  6. There's fun to be had in this adaptation of the Blood Bowl tabletop game, but it strips away some important features.
  7. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    40
    One for board game veterans only. [Feb 2010, p.109]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. jay
    Dec 10, 2009
    10
    I've never rate game 10 but the poor score of the players make me angry...because the game is great if you like strategy and "warhammer" I've never rate game 10 but the poor score of the players make me angry...because the game is great if you like strategy and "warhammer" universe. the 8 clans are very different and very funny to play...but not in real time...this is just what i agree with padds and for the graphics-filled of bugs. Apart from this, as i mentioned it above, there is a lot of strategies and difficulties...and a little bit of role playing game inside the game. But i guess it will not like has everyone. You will like it or not, there's no middle i think. The first thing to do, even if it's not easy to understand at the beginning, it's to read the booklet. Find a race, ressembling how you play, and take your time to play as well as you could. The first encounters can be disconcerting. Good play ! Expand
  2. Alex
    Dec 15, 2009
    8
    Great if you've played the board game, IMO. Otherwise I'd suggest to try before you buy. Just to counter an earlier reviewer, Dice Great if you've played the board game, IMO. Otherwise I'd suggest to try before you buy. Just to counter an earlier reviewer, Dice roll requirements are in fact displayed in the bottom left hand corner. Expand
  3. Jul 18, 2013
    7
    If you can get past the learning curve it is a pretty decent time killer. The game shines brighter on pc though, but on consoles its worthIf you can get past the learning curve it is a pretty decent time killer. The game shines brighter on pc though, but on consoles its worth getting a cheap used copy. Expand
  4. Sceptic
    Jan 10, 2010
    3
    Games Workshop usually produce extremely high quality and ridiculously expensive products.However,this is a very low quality,expensive product.
  5. Jan 17, 2017
    2
    A priori, les qualités essentielles au genre sont là pour faire de Blood Bowl un jeu hautement tactique au tour par tour mais ça c'est aA priori, les qualités essentielles au genre sont là pour faire de Blood Bowl un jeu hautement tactique au tour par tour mais ça c'est a priori, c'est-à-dire vu de loin... Quand on commence à creuser le machin, on se rend compte qu'il recèle une quantité astronomique de défauts malgré son humour rigolard.

    Ses graphismes sont très moyens pour ne pas dire vilains même si cela s'avère secondaire dans un tour par tour. Mais surtout, son interface est très perfectible : tout ce vert sur le terrain sur lequel les cases de lancers de dés se confondent démontre que le jeu a été conçu par des personnes qui ne maîtrisent pas leur sujet. L'ensemble est confus et l'ergonomie la plus élémentaire est aux abonnés absents, idem pour les menus tarabiscotés aux couleurs criardes.

    Il faut s'y faire et on finit... par s'y faire au bout de quelques matchs. Le pire est à venir cependant comme les tours en temps limité et surtout la règle du "turn over" qui implique de passer son tour pour un oui ou pour un non et pour un pet de travers.

    Cette règle stupide, hélas incontournable, se révèle des plus horripilantes et tue tout le système de jeu. Ainsi, un joueur se fait tacler : on passe son tour : un joueur se fait péter la gueule : on passe son tour ; un joueur a perdu la baballe (non récupérée par l'adversaire, cela va de soi !) : on passe son tour quand même...

    Chaque action échouée implique de passer la main, ce qui produit un rythme hâché regrettable. Et peu importe s'il reste 10 joueurs de son équipe qui attendent les ordres : rien à foutre, passe ton tour... connard. Comme les statistiques sont très défavorables et ne sont pas affichées (!), du genre une chance sur quatre pour accomplir la moindre action, on ne se risque pas à faire grand'chose, à part se castagner quand on le peut.

    C'est là sans doute, la règle du jeu de plateau, non transposable directement au jeu vidéo : il faut un effort d'adaptation raisonnée dont Cyanide Studios a été incapable. Les erreurs de conception et le manque de jugement conduisent à un échec total. Foutus amateurs.
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  6. Padds
    Nov 28, 2009
    0
    Once in the dim and distant past I played Blood Bowl and nearly every other GW release so I'm something of a fan with very fond memories Once in the dim and distant past I played Blood Bowl and nearly every other GW release so I'm something of a fan with very fond memories of playing in a league down my local (there were a lot of geeks nearby). The 360 ... adaptation of Blood Bowl is an utter joke. Forget the real time mode, why the hell anyone thought it would be a good idea to code that is beyond me - the person who made the decision to include it should be fired. The graphics are pathetic and don't even come close to achieving what the 360 has to offer. Animations are limited to say the least. The menus are clunky. AI is a term Cyanide clearly don't understand. Dice roll requirements aren't displayed before an action is decided upon. There is no customization worth speaking of and then to top it all off - There are no online leagues or custom teams online! I couldn't even bring myself to award one star as I feel so ripped-off. As far as I was concerned the game is defective and I took it back for a full refund. Expand
  7. NT
    Dec 2, 2009
    0
    Game is not as described on almost all websites (no online leagues). I returned it for a full refund with the help of my local trading Game is not as described on almost all websites (no online leagues). I returned it for a full refund with the help of my local trading standards officer. Steer clear of this game. Expand