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 (443 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
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 1
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
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!
Posted: October 14
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 11
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
10/10 it okey
Posted: October 9
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
43.8 hrs on record
So, I've played a bit more and have sort of changed my mind.

Yes, it is frustrating.

Yes, once you start you're committed (but you CAN save during games and quit) and games aren't fast.

But, it IS Blood Bowl, which is both slow and (often) frustrating.

As such it is a perfect recreation of the table-top game, complete with totally unfair dice rolls.

Think Mario Kart X100 levels of annoyingly unfair.

Still, it really is the game I remember but...

I still would not recommend it to anyone else but old fans or hardcore turn-based strategists.
Posted: October 12
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
51.1 hrs on record
As a game that tries to faithfully re-create the mechanics of the table-top game of Blood Bowl, this game does a good job. It is not, however, a football game with a fantasy setting; and it is this point that frustrated me the most. As someone who had not played the table-top game before, much less possessed any skill at it, I found making effective use of the mechanics in this game hard and the results were disappointing; successes were rare and offset by the frustrating ease with which failure occured for even the simplest of tasks.

If you enjoy the table-top Blood Bowl game, you'll enjoy this game. If not, or if you're interested in a fantasy football game, this is likely to leave you as frustrated as it left me; save your money for something else.
Posted: October 5
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
This is a dice based board game masquerading as something that sounds like fun. I couldn't get into it, and learned to research games before i purchased because of this one.
Posted: October 18
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2 of 9 people (22%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Very crappy game... awfull interface, very bad graphics and on top of that turned out to be a Board game!!!
-10000000/10
Posted: October 13
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0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
sad
Posted: October 1
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240.2 hrs on record
nice game.
depends a little to much on luck but you can still win without it.

- missing game server ruins it a little since you cant reconnect
Posted: September 29
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44.7 hrs on record
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
Posted: October 12
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22.7 hrs on record
Blood Bowl je igrica sa fenomenalnom idejom, izvrsno zamišljena igrica i stvarno ima potencijala.
Međutim izvedba je katastrofalna, nakon nekog vremena kada ćete htijeti pobjediti malo teže protivnike (normali/hard) naići ćete na prepreku. Recimo jedan scenarij: kaos protiv wood elfova. Kaos je moja ekipa. Ja sam kiker i super opalim loptu ode na suprotni kraj terena od onog koj sam naciljao ali nema veze to je tak svejedno kuda lopta ode, pripisujem to šlampavosti mojeg kikera. i sad njegov wood elfe hvata loptu bezprjekorno i preće u marš na tuch down. meni u prvoj sekundi onesvjeste minotaura i još jedno od opakijih tipova. Ok nema veze pošaljem 4 obrambena igrača na napadača i napadač mi s jednim udarcem sruši 2 od moja 4 obrambena igrača. ostala dvojca ga dovoljno zadržavaju da dođe jos 4 mojih igrača minotar se osvjestio. Padaju još dva moja igrača od strane istog napadačkog igrača. Minotaur dolazi u bitku njegov napadač je sada okružen sa 6 mojih igrača od čega ih je 3 u nesvjesti, a jedan je minotaur. napadač udara mog minotaura i zadaje mu teške ozljede da nemože igrati do kraja utakmice. nakon 2 minute intenzivnog mlačenja napokon uspijem rušiti napadača. Pošaljem svojeg napadača po loptu. isklizne mu iz ruku, pošaljem opet, izklizne mu iz ruku. sada je več prošlo 20 sekundi hvatanja lopte po terenu sakupilo se 4 protivnička igrača oko mojeg bjednog jednog kada je uspio uhvatiti loptu. Brzo loptu šalem preko da izbjegnem napad protivnika. lopta uspješno poslana protivnik ne presjeca loptu.... lopta mojem igraču koj ju hvata ispada iz ruku. prošlo je 15 sekundi dok je moj igrač podignuo loptu s poda svi protivnici več e okupljaju oko njega. pokušavam dodati loptu kada mi ispada iz ruku. Ponovo pokušavam podignuti loptu nakon 5 neuspjelog pokušaja, lopta odlazi protivniku pod noge, on ju iz prve podiže napravi uspješno dodavanje, njegov suigrač besprjekorno hvata loptu ja šaljem svoju vojsku na njega (kažem vojsku jer šaljem 6 igrača). prvi pada gotovo u sekundi drugi se drži neko vrijeme no on isto pada. nakon pol minute borbe mojh 6 igrača ruši njegovog jednong nakon što ih je meni palo 4. napokon trčim u napad. Prvi obrambeni igrač protivnika ruši mog napadača u jednom hitcu, no mog napadača je pratilo 5 ljudi, tako da u roku od 40 sekundi uspjevam vratiti loptu na moju stranu, zapravo na pod gdje ostaje idučih 15 sekundi. Oke moj igrač napokon hvata loptu i trči prema liniji nakon što je njegovih 4 kolege onesvješteno i pada mrtav wood elfe ga je u jednom udarcu ubio dslovno ubio. super sada imam 9 od 11 igrača do kraja tekme jer mi je minotaur ozljeđen, a jedan igrač mrtav...... da ne opisujem dalje na kraju uspjevam protivnika dobiti sa 7/5 rezultatom (otkrio sam taktiku da ako sve igrače krečeš skupa ko hordu su jači i možeš čak doči do kraja).

Igram 2 utakmicu i sve se ponavlja iz početka računalo pokazuje nadmoč no ja sa taktikom glavom kroz zid upjevam dobiti i drugu utakmicu u sezoni...

Započinjem 3 utakmicu sve isto komp vara ja sve svoje držim na hrpi i ovaj put uspjevam izvuč cak 11/2 ostalo je svega 25 sekundi do kraja imam zagarantiranu pobjedu. No igrica je imala drugačiju viziju od mene, te se rušu 25 sekundi preije kraja tekme.

Ponovno palim igricu i idem loadat, kad shvatim da nisam saveao, a igrica nema auto save niti ga je moguče upaliti.

Sav moj trud je izgubljen i gubim volju za daljnjim igranjem ove igrice.
Posted: October 13
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35.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 24
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
"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"!
Posted: June 27
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
38.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 22
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Glad to have gotten this on a pay what you want bundle. The game has a horrible tutorial that doesn't help you at all, and the interface is as confusing as placing a chameleon on a smarties box. Not very welcoming to new players.
Posted: April 29
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
GREATEST. GAME. EVER.
Posted: September 4
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
sports, computer games, fantasy . even gf will play with you... maybe
Posted: June 20
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
72.4 hrs on record
Theres just nothing like fighting to the death over a ball.
HUMANS FOREVER!
Posted: August 29
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Semi-good game. Wont recommend it
Posted: June 15
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