This bonecrunching sport features 23 playable races, each with its own style, vicious moves, rankings & more!
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Very Positive (1,090 reviews) - 83% of the 1,090 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 11, 2012

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“Blood Bowl is a rare treat - and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.”

About This Game

Inspired by the Warhammer Fantasy world, Blood Bowl is an ultra-violent combination of strategy and sports games.

The Chaos Edition features 23 playable races, including 3 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 favored route, you can also choose from a large selection of incredible and vicious moves: bribe the ref, devastating spells or illegal weapons…

In the Chaos Edition, three new races are making their triumphant arrival on the field: the malevolent Chaos Dwarfs, the outcasts of the Underworld teams and, for the very first time in Blood Bowl, the Daemons of Khorne! The new Lizardmen Stadium is more than ready to welcome all new teams, along with a new challenging mode, World Cup: participate in a prestigious competition, and lead your team from the qualifications to the bloody final tournament!

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!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP3/ Vista SP1/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8
    • Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.4 GHZ
    • Memory: 1024 MB (XP)/2048 MB (VISTA/7/8)
    • Graphics:128 MB 100% DirectX® 9 and shaders 2.0 compatible (NVIDIA GEFORCE 6600 / ATI RADEON X700 or higher) Not compatible with SLI. Intel, SIS and Via/S3G graphics controllers non-supported
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:8 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX® 9 compatible
    • Additional:Internet connection required for online gameplay.
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2015
Blood Bowl is an adaptation of a tabletop game by the same name that was created by Games Workshop. It takes place in an alternate version of the Warhammer Fantasy universe where all of the races decide to settle their differences playing games of American Gridiron Football.

Much of the aesthetic of Blood Bowl was nailed perfectly. The look of the more general races like the Humans resemble 1950's caricatures of Football players. While the more fantastical races like the Undead look like mummified quarterbacks. There's a significant amount of content in this release, with a total of 23 races. Each with their own unique roster of players and distinctive gameplay balance.

My favorite aspect of Blood Bowl is it's extensive singleplayer experience that also appears in the multiplayer. If your players get injured this carries over into subsequent matches, and if they die you lose them forever. Your players also level up and gain Fallout style perks. It reminds me a great deal of strategy games like X-Com. The entire game is turn based and every action in the game is determined through rolling a 6 sided die. It is a surprisingly faithful recreation of the original tabletop game, which puts off a lot of players as a result.

Blood Bowl gets frequently referred to as an "RNG game with a mix of strategic elements". Which I personally disagree with. The random elements to the game make the game stand out to me compared to a lot of other strategy games. Where you can have a player void his entire turn because of a botched pass, forcing you to adapt. The meta of the game as a result revolves around minimizing the amount of rolls you might have to make, taking full advantage of your teams strengths. Because of these random elements, succeeding with a plan feels much more earned than it normally would be in any other strategy game. You feel that Ork score a touchdown, you feel your team win a tournament. It all feels really good when you win.

Which brings me to my criticisms of the game. While Cyanide did a hell of a job adapting the rules, the game doesn't really explain very core fundamentals. Things like the balance between the races, roster selection, and even what particular plays are more effective over others. Blood Bowl is a game that requires practice and most importantly patience. You won't fully learn the game without losing several matches and clocking in upwards of 10 hours into it even. It takes a lot of reading guides and practice to really understand how to play it.

But that's one of the most satisfying aspects of Blood Bowl. To me it's a turn based strategy game that's willing to anger you, that's willing to grind your teeth, that's willing to paint facepaint on your cheeks and dump Gatorade down your throat. This game is one of the finer examples of injecting variety into an otherwise bland sports game, and it really makes you feel like you're playing it in both body and mind.

One last thing to note is the "Chaos" edition to the game is the complete version, with more content than the Legendary edition. While you can play online with players from the Legendary edition, it comes highly recommended to get this version to recieve the full experience.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
If you want a great Blood Bowl experience, buy this one, not the new one. This is inexpensive, has 23 teams, great single player support, decent multiplayer, and a faithful adaptation of the board game. Plus you can modify the game settings using a variety of house rules.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
This game is a ton of fun, though it's vast ruleset can be intimidating at first. It's based on a somewhat high level table top board game and plays out like one in video game form. Blood Bowl is a game of incredible depth and takes a serious amount of time to learn to do it well. But if you do take that time and understand that this game is all about managing risk, you'll find it very rewarding in a reasonable amount of time.

While it might seem like a relaxing sit-back-and-click type take on the sports genre, it's rather tense. Building your own teams, naming the players, and leveling them up has you second and third guessing each decision. These players become extensions of you to a point, and risking them can be difficult! The emotional and strategic depth in this game is unlike anything I've experienced. I can't reccomend it enough for fans of table top board games or fans who might be into a sports/rpg hybrid.

I had played Blood Bowl 2 on the consoles first, which gives you a pretty good understanding of the rules and the risks involved. This version is much more complete, with many more races to choose from than BB2. Like more than twice more. The graphics aren't as good but this game runs well even on my old beatup laptop. And it doesn't look bad. The controls and interface is fantastic as I always feel like I'm making the move I want to make.

I know some of the negative reviews seem to be people who had frustrating dice rolls. I promise that this game was never meant to be that hard. It's supposed to be a deep table top board game at it's core, but it's not supposed require hours and hours of research before playing. You will fail, but as long as you can understand why you fail in a rather short time you'll learn the rules pretty quickly. I'm not the biggest fan of table top games in the world and I managed to learn the rules.

Pro tip: If you want additional resources theres a YouTuber named cKnoor who has excellent beginner and intermediate level strategy videos. They helped my game immensely.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
136.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
4.5 Stars - A turn based american football style game adapted from the Warhammer Universe

I had never played the board game but was instantly impressed by this game. The turn based games can punish errors quickly but the game is won when willingness to take risks and luck come together. This is all backed up with player experience, team cash management and the risk of injury or death to any participants.

The many teams can offer different plays styles from ball handling finesse to simply bashing the enemies heads in. Game play is dice controlled and nuffle can be dangerous.

Overall I enjoyed slugging away at the matches and experiementing with different team builds. I made my own strategies and really enjoyed getting my skills mix right to back this.

Pros -
Turn based tactival games
Team Development

Cons -
Punishes Error
Matchmaking delay time
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
148.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
This is the best version of Bloodbowl. Bloodbowl 2 may have the graphics, however this has many more teams, and less issues. i would recommend this over the newer version, and a bargain at the price for any bloodbowl fan, despite the bugs, and issues with matchmaking. However this does still feel like an incomplete release
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