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Blood Bowl 2

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7.6

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Game Reviews from around the web

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.

85

Blood Bowl 2 is a deceptively simple yet tactically deep turn-based sports game well worth your time. For maximum utility, avoid the campaign mode and join a league as soon as possible.

85

Still not perfect but definitely harder, better, shinier and stronger.

82

A good digital version of the tabletop classic, Blood Bowl 2 mixes good humor with tactical depth.

82

It’s pure fun when you’re out on the field. Some details, like the interface and the menus, that could use an overhaul, but the gameplay is really entertaining.

82

The second installment of Cyanide’s Blood Bowl may be more stingy in terms of races and general offer when compared to the latest edition of the first chapter, but is still excellent in summarizing the rules of the original Games Works board game, proposing them with much more clarity.

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.

80

Not for everyone, but what Blood Bowl II does, it does exceptionally well.

80

Cyanide’s latest installment is a step forward for the franchise, offering a clearer UI, smarter AI, better graphics, well-implemented rules of the original material and addictive competitive online gaming. While the main campaign is large, funny, and intuitive, the offline leagues and cups lack the polishing and necessary customization options.

80

If a football game with various fantasy races sounds like a great idea to you, then you can’t go wrong with this game. With deep and rewarding systems, Blood Bowl 2 is a great starting point for newcomers to this series and a logical upgrade for fans of the previous installments.

80

Blood Bowl 2 is a fantastic tactical game that offer new thrills every time is played. This version is spiced up with super high production values and a very complete multiplayer.

80

Tired of Madden? We got the solution with Blood Bowl 2, a great strategy game that improves on its already strong ancestor. We only regret that more races will be added thru DLC.

80

Blood Bowl II is a unique tactical turn-based game with an amusing setting and a lot of personality.

80

For a French recreation of a British board game pastiching an American hobby, Blood Bowl 2 is remarkably coherent.

80

Developers have done a great job in correcting what was a bit old or wrong with the first game. We now have a brilliant strategy game that looks fine but is also enjoyable quickly by everyone, thanks to the Campaign Mode. Online gaming has well evolved too and it’s quite sure that, even if all the races are not yet available, fans of the franchise and curious players will find what they seek.

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.

78

If you can accept the role that randomness plays in the overall game, Blood Bowl II offers a great deal of turn-based strategic fun.

78

Blood Bowl 2 is a smashy, satisfying, irreverent combat-sports melee that leaves just a bit too much of the outcome up to the six-sided dice.

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.

75

Original Blood Bowl fans will certainly like this new version of their favourite fantasy-sport. Cyanide did a great job when it comes to graphics and details, and the tactical gameplay is still very good. The only problem? A lot of cut content, with many missing teams (and 2 available by pre-ordering…). We are expecting a lot of DLC in the future.

75

It captures the spirit of Warhammer’s lighter side and translates it beautifully onto the screen.

70

An improvement over its predecessor, but falters just enough to stop it from becoming an integral strategy title. [Issue#167, p.96]

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70

Brutal sport with appropriate tactical flavor offers a very good basic gameplay as well as a campaign which make the start of the game simple even to newcomers. The joy of the game, however, is somehow spoiled by the match slow pace and unbalanced races.

70

Blood Bowl 2 may not quite be the long drive into the end zone, but it’s at least good for a few first downs.

70

Despite some shortcomings, Blood Bowl 2 will please fans of tactical gameplay and planning on a football field. Lack of proper tutorials makes it hard for newcomers.

70

Blood Bowl 2 is a wildly fun game. It keeps the essence of first improving in almost all sections … except for the inexplicable races reduction.

68

It’s the same game as Blood Bowl that came out in 2009, except it’s a tad more beautiful, has a single player campaign and not nearly as many teams. [Issue#203, p.72]

Game World Navigator Magazine

66

Blood Bowl 2 is a faithful recreation of the board game with improved visuals and a cleaner UI than previous installments. The AI is as poor as ever but multiplayer is really where Blood Bowl 2 shines.

65

It’s a remaster of the predecessor rather than a real sequel. It’s much prettier and more accessible, but also offers less content than the first Blood Bowl and the AI is simply terrible. [12/2015, p.48]

CD-Action

60

Overall, it seems to me that Blood Bowl 2 is focused on recreating the board game experience to a fault.

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.

Good

  • Improved visuals
  • Cleaner UI
  • Great multiplayer

Bad

  • Stupid AI
  • Frustrating dice rolls
  • Rules are tough on newbs - no tutorial!

Summary

Blood Bowl 2 is a faithful recreation of the board game with improved visuals and a cleaner UI than previous installments. The AI is as poor as ever but multiplayer is really where Blood Bowl 2 shines.
7.6

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