Blood Bowl Legendary Edition [Download]
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Inspired by the Warhammer Fantasy world, Blood Bowl is an ultra-violent combination of strategy and sports games.
The Legendary Edition features 20 playable races, including 11 that are totally new, each offering its own game style! Make a competitive team, train it and buy the best equipment. Brutal victory after victory, improve your players' skills to make them into true Blood Bowl players! This is a no holds barred bonecrunching sport! Even if tactics are your favoured route, you can also choose from a large selection of incredible and vicious moves: bribe the ref, devastating spells or illegal weapons...
Blood Bowl Legendary Edition also includes new stadiums and new game modes such as the "Story" mode. Here you will learn of Blood Bowl's origins and play the sports' most legendary matches in its most spectacular stadiums!
Blood Bowl can be played online. Create your team, improve it and lead it to the top of the official rankings! Develop your own private internet league to organize your own tournaments!
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The PC game plays exactly as the board game, and is simply a digital adaptation. Blood Bowl is a turn-based strategy game inspired by American Football and the Warhammer Fantasy universe (I've still yet to figure out if Blood Bowl takes place within the Warhammer setting or is an in-house parody of it). The objective of the game is to score as many touchdowns as possible, playing through 8-turn halves. Teams usually consist of a handful of different positions, a combination of muscle and speed. The Legendary Edition includes nearly all of the playable races featured in the board game, notably excluding Chaos Dwarfs. Because the computer does the calculations and dice rolls, the digital Blood Bowl allows players to focus more on strategy, anticipating opponent movements and preparing your own offensive and defensive tactics, as opposed to additionally cycling through charts or chucking dice. Blood Bowl also includes a real-time mode (which I believe is called "Blitz")--but its not what you might expect. Rather than being like Madden with fantasy characters, real-time is essentially a real-time tactics mode in which everyone is constantly in motion. It's barely playable, very difficult, and feels like it was tacked on simply as an advertising scheme.
The game is extremely difficult.Read more ›
That did not prepare me for the sheer fun of this game. The original story had some dwarves and orcs stumbling on a stadium and finding some old footballers equipment. Thanks to a wise dwarf who managed to decipher an old "Nuffle" NFL) rule book and who declared that this stadium was used for some kind of religious ceremony for the high priest Roz-el. The orcs and dwarves decided to try a football game, only with some very modified rules.
The game itself plays more like rugby than football with a fast paced feel as both teams bash each other attempting to carry the ball into the end zone. The original rules are turn based, and the programmers have one version that holds true to those rules. For those wanting even more of a challenge, there is real-time play as well.
The graphics are solid, and although the voiceovers do become very repetitive, they are quite amusing at first. A lot of well considered effort went into making this game fun and challenging. It definitely delivers on that promise.
But you'd think after somewhere around half a dozen iteration/expansions of the game they'd fix some of the bugs/software glitches. The two most annoying are: When trying to save a 'formation' the game can leave a player off the field (without you doing so) that then gets randomly placed back on the field (annoying) because you can't place them from the sideline as you should be able to (annoying) even though it forgets to. The worst part about that is you really can't fix it once it's happened to a team until an undetermined amount of time (it fixed itself after either a full season had elapsed or I had to replace enough players that it corrected itself somehow). The other issue is the game simply crashes once in a while, maybe once every 3-4 games. So, save often if you want to avoid that becoming OVERLY annoying.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Download version of software failed after 12 games. Time of possession clock for opponent stopped running. Now we'll see soon if download offline from CD works better on my PC.Published 17 months ago by Coyote '05
The title sums up most of the game. It is what it is.
This is the 2010 PC video game version of the table top game. Read more
If you know about the tabletop game, then Blood Bowl is as familiar as Monopoly. Football where you're supposed to crush, mutilate, and kill the other team, and if you have some... Read morePublished on June 20, 2013 by Amazon Customer
As a veteran of the tabletop version, I am happy with this computer edition for both one person and online play. A great value.Published on June 7, 2013 by Derek Lloyd
Blood Bowl is a very difficult game to get into. I failed the first dozen games while trying to figure out how it worked. Read morePublished on May 11, 2013 by C. K. Woo
I wish you could set up a league with people you know and fill in some of the team with CPU. We have tried to start leagues of 12 players or more but always have problems with... Read morePublished on March 26, 2013 by AZ Blood Bowl
I myself have not played the game using "blitz' mode but if you are familiar with the traditional Blood Bowl board game, the classic mode is for you!Published on February 5, 2013 by B. L. Akers
Although the game still does not compete with the board game (this may partially relate to nostalgia and camaraderie from playing the board game growing up), the legendary version... Read morePublished on October 6, 2012 by docrobbie
this game is totally frustrating for sp. the manual is about as sparse as my bald dads hair.
and yes, ive read and dll all the player created faqs etc. Read more