The first hi-res 2D fighter from the creators of the Guilty Gear series! BlazBlue is a traditional 2D fighter where two characters participate in a duel.
User reviews: Very Positive (813 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 13, 2014

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"One of few ways to show support for Arc System Works fighters on Steam. An outdated version lacking netplay, I can only recommend it for the story mode."

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“...awesome characters, stunning backgrounds, sweet music, tons of unlockables and -- most importantly -- enjoyable fighting...”
95 – IGN

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2 CD's worth of OST included with a total of 42 fantastic music!
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About This Game

The first hi-res 2D fighter from the creators of the Guilty Gear series! BlazBlue is a traditional 2D fighter where two characters participate in a duel. The story of the game involves dissent and destruction among a powerful council, known unofficially as "the Library," which controls a great power that once saved humanity, but which now wields its power in protective, some say repressive, ways.

A round is called a "rebel" and one match can consist of one to five "rebels". To win a round, one player must either incapacitate the other by inflicting damage through various attacks to reduce their opponent's health to zero or by having more remaining health than their opponent after the clock runs out. Every character has a weak, medium and strong attack. Also every ones has a "unique" technique, called a Drive attack, which is different for each character.

Key Features
  • 12 unique batants to choose from! - Choose a character that represents your own fighting style like the lightning-fast Taokaka or the wickedly powerful Tager.
  • Drive your way to victory! - Use the unique Drive Attacks specific to each character to decimate your opponent. Depending on the character control the elements like wind and ice or even absorb the life force from your opponents.
  • Experience the beauty of high-resolution hand-drawn sprites on 3D backgrounds all in glorious high-definition.
  • Various modes - Arcade, Versus, Score Attack, Training, Gallery and a pletely fleshed-out Story Mode that tells the tales of each character.
  • Bonus Contents - 2 CD's worth of OST included with a total of 42 music!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia Geforce 7900 / AMD Radeon X1900
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct Sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 / i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia Geforce 8800 / AMD Radeon HD3700
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct Sound
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
This is best played by people who don't mind the fact there's no online and the final 2 bosses are a bit cheap, but they can be defeated.

There are unique characters, the stories for the arcade modes are amusing,

The game is fun.

I'd suggest getting it on a sale. I snagged it in a Groupees bundle for $2 prepurchase.

The cards are nice too.

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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
As a fan of Arc System Works' previous Guilty Gear games, and also having watched BlazBlue: Alter Memory, I've long been meaning to give BlazBlue a shot. I'm a fairly casual fighting game player and mostly play Street Fighter, but I found BlazBlue easy to get into, and I love how uniquely each character plays. Ragna feels like a pretty standard melee character and is a good way to get used to how to the game works, but then you also get characters like Nu, who doesn't play like anything I've ever seen before, with a focus on ranged attacks without the use of complex inputs. The cast is a little smaller than I'd like, but this is unavoidable due to the age of the game; unfortunately we have yet to see any PC ports past the first game.

The art and sound design are also top-notch, just as they were in Guilty Gear, though this game is considerably more modern and much prettier graphically than the even more aged Guilty Gear titles available on PC. Game runs well too, with a pretty steady 60 FPS even on my fairly weak machine. There's no online multiplayer, but for someone like me who tends to get walked all over online in fighting games by the people who play the game more seriously, that's fine by me. In addition to the arcade mode, which does have little clips of story here and there, there's also a full-fledged story mode that plays out like a visual novel and adds some content to help keep things from getting stale.

Overall BlazBlue is probably going to be my go-to fighting game going forward. It's not perfect, but I've been enjoying my time with it immensely (especially Noel's combos, my God). The only thing this game is missing as far as I'm concerned is BANG BANG BANG BANG BA-BANG! If that song played every Bang fight, no, every fight, no, at all times, I would be a happy man.

EDIT: So I just realized that one of Bang's specials does actually change the battle music to that song for the rest of the match. Good enough. And here I was worried it wasn't in the game because it wasn't in the soundtrack files included alongside it.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
It probably one of the best 2D fighters on pc.. 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Doesn't run for me other than like a diashow (even the intro video). Every button press is either delayed by 3 seconds or ignored. No solution found within the community hub (where you'll find complaints about quite a few other performance issues). This is really sad. Well... -1 to my backlog list.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Not a game for Cody Darr cause he's a ♥♥♥♥♥.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
I'm Guilty Gear fans, soooo happy find this game in STEAM :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
This game is so great. For all you BlazBlue fans out there you MUST buy this game! Its a 2D platformer and its fast paced with a great story line for each and every character linking to each other characters story line too! Theres so many different endings for every character which keeps the game going! GET THE GAME
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
great game , only lacks multiplayer and maybe steam achievement
but it doesnt have steam cloud like it was written on the store page
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
The first series of BlazBlue universe. Quite fun to play if you like arcade style fighting games. The story is impressive with multiple routes that explains the whole universe and if you're lucky, you might just get the true ending or you could load a previous saves and try to find the alternate ending.

Also, for anime fans, it comes with in-game Japanese voice dubs with English subs, But, if you don't like Japanese dubs, English dubs are provided as well. Overall, this game is worth the money to spend with. 8/10.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Beautiful visuals, smooth controls, and amusingly ridiculous dialogue made this more entertaining than I expected as someone who's not that into fighting games. No online play, if that's important to you and you're incapable of checking the list of features for the game and need a review to point out any that are missing.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Step one...
If you're looking for a story mode review... scroll past, I haven't even touched it. Not at all.


To be fair, Balzblue gets a thumbs up because it works well for one, and looks great and runs smooth. It is a good fighting game that is complete and it adds elements that will probably get better over time.

However, for me, that's where it ends. For me, it feels like I'm playing soul calibur in 2d. Where certain characters can pretty much tap their way through all of your moves, or defeat you by actively countering all of your efforts and then relentlessly comboing you to death or near death and following up with the most bland way of killing you. And while it is obvious it needs to be a win or lose type of game, It does the game elements no justice at all to have regular ai in a game that could easily play insanely vibrantly like marvel vs capcom 3 or more accurately matrimelee.

Once you start playing or in my opinion, mashing, you'll notice Blazblue has tried their best to make every element count and have proper drawbacks, however, some more direct characters can actively push through the game with little to no technique, only to be floored by an ai that is akin to mugen making you suffer through some of the more tasteless but possible combos of the game. Things like rapid cancelling and air combos seem to have no proper airtime in the game although they could really REALLY show their stripes anywhere.

I don't know if they have stressed those mechanics in later games, And I do wish that the pc release has saw some sort of upgrade. However, as far as new fighting game IPs go, the later versions are usually large improvements over the last game, Though, when people boldly say Blazblue is the best 2d fighter made, I really want to ask them to name 5 fighting games and will flat out call them liars if they name any 2d fighting game with an intact air combo system. I hope they at least try to bring the latest release to steam and see what people do with it as a community, then actively fill in the gap of missing titles in the series... Because I am sure that this game is no longer an accurate summary of where the game has actually headed. And nobody is ever going to take the pc genre of the series seriously if most of the heavy hitters are just cash cows left to make devs direct income... showing from ill optimized titles like kof13 which pretty much runs like dry snot unless you can run games which actually need the power and skull girls which actually made a great anti piracy joke.

All in all, it is a fun game, however, there just doesn't feel like there's enough to leave this as a game in itself rather than another beat the ai title. Characters who are normally only for slapping around players who think you're going to do the obvious move or slash you into the cracks of the road are met with ai that is ready to grab your ankles to interrupt you and shoot a projectile while you're getting up to kill you off just as easy as they're willing to ground slash you as much as possible until you figure out it's basically soul calibur and unless you learn how to string together the foolproof-only-way-out-is-perfect-guard-combo, you'll be eating the equivalent down the line.

And before you swear it off for that, It's not too bad, but it does randomly turn into a cheese fest instead of just beat you. And you may find yourself using the simplest of moves and sticking to solid motions and attacks rather than what looks good when they do that, and it is sort of a shame that the battles do not really last long enough to literally combo foes upstage, or that you will waste so much energy trying to experience those elements when you can use the small array of specials they have properly and do exponentially more damage.

From my opinion, Tough sell at full price, yet good to have, but sour to know the genre is missing on pc. Lastly, It feels almost like a requirement to try to complete everything when the roster is this small, While in other games you have quite a bit before you've actually fought EVERYONE and feel like you need to pick up someone else rather than master or use only one person. And the fact they have unlockable super moves... Sigh... If you're even remotely a completionist you will have to do this. Anyway, nice game, far from the best fighter, great fighter on steam, Bring more love to steam.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
10/10
Waifu fighting simulator
- awesome graphic even it's just 2D
- nice fight
- nice character and ultimate

enjoy the story and i got awesome original soundtrack wuuuuuuuuu so cool!!
100% would fight again with waifu
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
oh the Calamity
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5 of 14 people (36%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Noel My Love
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3 of 11 people (27%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
skate tuff eat muff #420 [AIRHORN NOISE]
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3 of 11 people (27%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
A well known fighting game franchise.
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4 of 17 people (24%) found this review helpful
31.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
BlazBlue CP please.......
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6 of 22 people (27%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
cant reccomend because im an idiot who didnt realize their was no netplay
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5 of 23 people (22%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
ONLY OFFLINE MODE ????!!!!!!
FML !!!
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3 of 19 people (16%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
I prefer street fighter. This one isn't bad. I just wouldn't recommend it.
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