• Blood Bowl
72
Based on 24 scores, 27 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    1
  • Good:
    11
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    7

Pros:

  • Addictive turnbased mechanics that give tension to every move.
  • Delivers the look and feel of the Warhammer universe.
  • Online league play is challenging and a total blast.

Cons:

  • Messy menus and unhelpful tutorials will turn off newcomers.
  • Limited customization options.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Good Gear Guide on 60

Games Workshop’s Warhammer franchise doesn’t immediately seem like the most ideal fit for an American football game, but if Mega Man can have a soccer game, why can’t Orcs and Lizardmen toss on some shoulder pads and throw around a...

By IGN Gear on 64

Blood Bowl is a respectable attempt at bringing the ideals of a board game to a videogame. It has decent elements of personality, but the abundance of text and rule memorization can be a downer when all you want to do is get into a game. With so many...

By itreviews.com on -

Blood Bowl has its problems. The flaccid and pointless-seeming real-time mode, the rough presentation, a lack of online options compared to the PC, and the odd joypad-breaking fumble. However, the core Blood Bowl turn-based rules are still good fun...

By Stuff NZ on 60

Once upon a time, in a decade far far away, a game existed that allowed you to pit two teams of upgradable, armoured, gridiron-inspired and generally badass players against each other in order to throw a metallic orb around a futuristic, industrial...

By GamePlanet on 65

Blood Bowl seems to be the result of a fiendish coupling between extremely inflexible Warhammer lore and a studio hamstrung by licensing requirements. It's not exactly intuitive, and requires significant investment and patience to see...

By HEXUS.net on 60

Version Reviewed - PC What is Blood Bowl? Based on Games Workshops long-running, dice-throwing board game, Blood Bowl is a fantasy football game, loosely based on American Football and set in the Warhammer universe, where, goblins, orcs, trolls and...

By Strategy Informer on 63

Each of the races play into stereotypical strengths and weaknesses on the field, like Orcs favouring a ‘blitzkrieg’ style approach while Elves prefer agility and long passes to secure touchdowns. Much like the table-top game of Warhammer...

By Play TM on 80

Consider Cyanide's previous title Chaos Legion, a 2004 strategy title that was pretty much Blood Bowl - a turn-based, hyper-violent ode to American football in a fantasy setting - in everything but name. Games Workshop were a bit miffed with...

By AsiaOne on -

THE skinny wood elf was stretched out with bloodied broken ribs after Riverfart - the big brutish troll in my American football team - executed a full body slam on him.That move by Riverfart was to follow up on his earlier attack which took the ball...

By BrightHub on 40

Despite the interface and graphics problems, Blood Bowl is fresh enough that most turn-based gamers will find it both surprising and exciting. There arent many games available for any platform which provide the same quirky, but strategically...

By NowGamer on 72

Since they can be turned off or disregarded, none of these flouncy additions take away from the fact that Blood Bowl is, at its core, a highly competent conversion of a classic tabletop game. It needs more team customisation options (two-colour strip...

By Games Radar on 70

In 1987, Games Workshop decided that football didn’t feature enough Orcs with spiked armor. So, it transformed the old gridiron sport into an ultraviolent tabletop game of war. Over twenty years have passed since the birth of Blood Bowl - and even...

By GameSpot on 70

This board game translation is a lot of fun, but it could have been so much more....

By Expert Reviews on 100

Verdict: A great recreation of a classic board game, and brilliant fun for one or two players. If you can imagine American football played by teams of Orcs, Elves and Dwarves, youll have a good grasp of Blood Bowl, although its more violent and...

By ImpulseGamer on 82

James Wright8.2American Football meets Warhammer is probably the best way to describe Cyanide Studios latest sporting epic called Blood Bowl which throws gamers into this deadly universe. Apart from sporting and a healthy dose of violence, there is...

International Review By GamerLobby on 72

Thomas Fans der Tabletop-Vorlage werden ihre Freude an dem Titel haben. Für andere die Blood Bowl bisher nicht kennen und nicht so recht wissen was sie damit anfangen sollen - wie z.B. ich - benötigen etwas Eingewöhnungszeit um mit dem...

International Review By Gamereactor on 50

Blichfeldt tager sit mandskab af Orker mod mesterskabet, men nedlægges på vejen af inkompetence. Blood Bowl er stadig meget bedre som et brætspil.Der er få spilkoncepter der på papiret virker mere interessante end blandingen af...

International Review By Eurogamer on 80

Blood Bowl står for de fleste brætspillere som et farverigt og sjovt spil i Warhammer-universet – et spil, der har været gennem flere revisioner og udgaver efterhånden. På et papark (eller flamingo-pladen, hvis man havde...

International Review By FZ.se on 80

Känner du att det är lite pinsamt att se på amerikansk fotboll eftersom det är för mesigt? Räddningen är här! Blood Bowl härstammar från det 23 år gamla brädspelet med samma namn. För dig...

International Review By Digitale-Generation on 84

Blood Bowl ist ein innovatives Sportspiel, dass einem mehr als nur einige Stunden Spielspaß garantiert. Es ist wirklich eine gute Umsetzung vom Tabletopgame. Wer als Anfänger etwas Geduld aufbringt und bereit ist Zeit in das Erlernen der...