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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (459 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 28, 2010

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About This Game

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!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP3/ Vista SP1/ 7
    • Processor: Pentium 4 2.4 GHZ/AthlonXP 2400+
    • Memory: 1GB (XP)/ 2GB (Vista/7)
    • 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: 5 GB
    • Sound: DirectX® 9 compatible
    • Multiplayer Requirements: Internet connection required for online gameplay.
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
43.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
if you hear the words blood bowl and the ai's table version your gonna get beat badly, its a okay game ai's too overpowered for my liking such as morg n throg killing or injuring most of my team in one match its reat time version is better ive played a match in that where i beat the goblins as dark elves 22-2 overall 6/10 turn based mode 4/10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
172.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
love this game ...go geffen steelers
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Sorry, I could not reccomend this to anyone.
The concept is cool, I mean who would want to play nerdy football with ultra violence? But this, is just plain boring. it takes a fast paced sport game and turns it into a slow paced boring crawl that I couldn't stand. Also its not ultra violent, its football with pools of blood. So if a slow paced, bad in the graphics department, and terrible interfaced game is your thing, go for this, otherwise, stay away.
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Dice based game is not fun. It degenerates into you failing dice rolls constantly. It is slow boring and does an awful job of actually telling you how to play. To put it simply it sucks.
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0 of 8 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
not fun.
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53.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Good adaptation of the classic tabletop game.
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
"WELCOME, SPORTS FANS! ARE YOU READY FOR ANOTHER SKULL-SPLITTING, BONE-CRUSHING GOOD TIME?"

Ah, what fun it is to play the good ol' Blood Bowl! I used to play the tabletop version and fell in love. This version has all the charm (and frustration) of American football gone medieval, the best strategies lain waste to bad dice rolls, and multiple races with all the expected strengths and weakness common with Warhammer fantasy. The upgraded commentary from our two favorite Blood Bowl aficionados, Jim (Vampire) and Bob (Ogre), keep a smile on your face with every result... even the ones that go against you. The rulebook is also included from the tabletop version to define everything you need to know about the game.

I prefer playing the turn-based "Blitz" mode, which allows for some customization of your teams, players, and adds additional flavor of spells, crowds and riot-causing fans, as well as player equipment (upgraded helmets, pads, etc which add to your abilities), bribing the ref, and many more. I love to win and hate to lose because this game make you sweat for every inch of the Pitch (playing field)!

For the first time player, tutorials are included. The game is easy to learn but does have some complexion in the variety of rules to be tracked. I recommend to put it on easy mode and play a couple games to get the hang of it after you do the tutorials.

Multiplayer mode is also available and I use it! My friends who play with me love to rant and rave about the worst roll or that last second catch at the end of the match that scored the game-winning touchdown!

WARNING! This game will test your frustration limits! I mean, COME ON!, how does a strength 2 halfling charge a strength 6 minotaur and KO him!?? WTH, man!? LOL!

Again, I loved it back in the 80's when I originally played it tabletop, and this brings back all the fun! It did so well that it received a go at "Blood Bowl 2"!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Got this for $5 when it was on sale last week. What a steal! This game is easily worth the full price. You don't even have to like football or warhammer to enjoy watching a lizardmen punch a vampire in the face!
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
It's a pretty cheesy game based on a board game about combining football and traditional dungeons and dragons.
It's pretty neat, BUT

Do not bother with this game unless you meet these three criteria:

1. Enjoy chess
2. Don't mind that at any moment the game can throw a big fat middle finger into any strategy plan you had at complete random
3. Have friends that also have this and want to play multiplayer.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
38.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Get Chaos Edition over this, but this is still a solid adaptation of a solid board game. the luck element can be infuriating, but it's a fun game nonetheless, especially with friends.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Definitely a different take on Football. I have always admired Games Workshop for their awesome tabletop selection, however the original Warhammer and Warhammer 40k figures were a bit out of my price range. Overall this is a really fun and challenging game, with plenty of humorous commentary to go along with the over-the-top concept of Turn-based Football Warfare. Highly recommend this for anyone who enjoys Turnl-based strategy and table top war games.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
At first I thought about buying it because it seemed like a football game. It is not. It is a board game.
That being said, it is an amazing board game with tons of strategy to be used by each individual race. Yes, each race has positives and negatives, but if you play your cards (rolls) right, you can beat any team with any other team. If I were to compare its strategy to any sport I would say soccer with a small mix of football. Marking players and utilizing tackle zones is your best bet.
All in all, I would recommend this game to anyone who enjoys strategy, violence, or Warhammer. All 3? Absolutely get this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
45.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
its ok i suppose.... could be better with tackling explaned properly, nice engine but the way the camera jumps about between sides is anoying. mouse control lacking that precise touch with it being difficult to select your targets movement zones.
also there is an issue with reserve players and the inabilty to edit you team :ie as in who is playing and where ( the formations can only be done within game ) and i have still set to find out how to adjust my roster. all in all i am however hooked on this game and its very niche game style, dam frustrating and time consuming and hard to understand and play but thats why i like it...
not the run off the mill game, you get, you play, you win, you finish and you put down and never play again.... ohhh no
likely you will struggle to win..... and you will come back for more
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
sports, computer games, fantasy . even gf will play with you... maybe
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
The boardgame is better, but this one is cool too.
8/10
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
72.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Theres just nothing like fighting to the death over a ball.
HUMANS FOREVER!
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
I usually hate sports ESPECIALLY football... But I found this to be a nice game. I don't know if it's because I'm addicted to things from the 80's/parodying the 80's, my fantasy lover kicking in, or maybe just the comedic overtones. Maybe all three. Who knows? Anyways, it really is a decent game. I give it a 7.5/10.
Another thing...
When it comes to this game, no wordplay is smarter than "Nuffle" (NFL)
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Only fun with friends
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Unsurprisingly, everything about the game system is there and feels great. However, the amount of bugs has been (and remains) shocking and the game is currently unplayable - unless you're willing to ignore countless lost saves, stuck positions etc.

Just to demonstrate: You've got ONE save per campaign which can last a hundred hours. You got no autosaves, meaning you REALLY got to think about saving. On balance, once in EVERY game you play, things (meaning engine/camera/technical ♥♥♥♥, not your dice rolls) go t*ts up and you must quit and restart (losing an hour of gameplay at least, since you only can save at certain poitns). And you better pray you rememmer NOT to save before quitting, because otherwise you're saving the bug as well.

Result: Unplayable. Believe me, I'm a Blood Bowl vet, I've really wanted to love this game, but technically it's so far beyond failure it's touching Dodo and the Dinosaurs.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Not for me 2/10
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