Bloodline Champions is a Free-to-Play online PvP Arena game where players engage in short, intense battles of up to ten players divided into two teams. Each player takes control over one of several bloodlines, each with their own unique weapons and abilities. Easy to learn, challenging to master.
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Very Positive (15 reviews) - 86% of the 15 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,374 reviews) - 87% of the 1,374 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 13, 2011

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About This Game

Engage in the most intense and fast paced player vs player action as you take control over one of several different bloodlines, each with their own unique weapons and abilities.
Free to play and critically acclaimed, Bloodline Champions is a next generation online multiplayer arena game where skill and team play is the most important factor to win. Every ability requires aiming and can be avoided by enemy players. Join the fight today and experience the unique combination of a top down shooter and a fast paced fighting game together with a healthy amount of RPG elements.

Key features:

  • Experience intense, adrenaline-fueled multiplayer battles with thousands of other players.
  • Choose your character from more than twenty bloodlines, each with their own abilities and specialties. From the fire-wielding Igniter to the elusive Ranid Assassin, each offers a unique experience!
  • Earn experience and rise in level to unlock upgrades that will let you customize your bloodline according to your play style!
  • Direct controls, cursor-based aiming, focused characters and an easy-to-learn interface allow you to enjoy Bloodline Champions just minutes into your first battle!
  • Thanks to a robust matchmaking system you will be off onto the fields of battle immediately after joining. Play up to five versus five battles, either with strangers automatically matched to your level or with a team of your best friends!
    Short and intense battles, focus on player skill, and an elaborate stat-tracking system makes Bloodline Champions perfect for competitive gaming.
  • Vibrant graphics, a unique art style and a superb sound design brings the world of Bloodline Champions to life as you keep yourself busy with dealing out death and destruction.

System Requirements

    • Operating system:Windows® XP Service Pack 3, Vista, or 7
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® IV 3.0 GHz (or AMD equivalent)
    • Memory: 1GB RAM on Windows XP, 2GB of RAM on Windows Vista/7
    • Hard disk space: 1GB Hard disk space
    • Video: nVidia or AMD/ATI video card with 128MB RAM and Shader Model 3 support (GeForce 6000 series or ATI HD2000 series)
    • Sound: DirectX-compatible sound card
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Internet: High Speed Internet (DSL or better) required
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TheLemon
58.7 hrs
Posted: August 28
Good but dead - there is a new one called Battlerite
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Narwhal!
12.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
Very fun skill based game. All the fun of team fighting in a MOBA without all the grind to get there.
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B4V
6.6 hrs
Posted: August 27
Realy good and fast paced pvp game.To bad the player base is too small.
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Kooee
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 27
This game is really fun. 'Nuf said. Its a very interesting take on MOBA style games with an interesting roster of characters. However, there are hardly any players anymore. It took me about 10 minutes to get into a 3v3 match that only lasted 5 minutes and each character has a whopping 6 abilities AND THEN a 7th ultimate ability! This makes keeping track of what 3 enemies that you've never seen before can do very difficult. All in all I like this game, I just wish there were more players.
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Da Silva
7.1 hrs
Posted: August 26
I have been playing this game almost since it came out quite a few years ago.
I love this game for its simplicity and of how addictive it is. Once you get to know the different champions there is quite a skill level for this game.
The only downside here on steam is the small community but the game is free and not P2W so why not give it a go!
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Firen
8.2 hrs
Posted: August 23
Cool game!
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Revari
9.7 hrs
Posted: August 21
Will always be an all time favorite. Set aside some time to really get into the game to understand what makes its mechanics great.
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Neeni ニィニ
257.6 hrs
Posted: August 10
Bloodline Champions is essentially the best pure pvp game ive ever played. No fluff, all skill based play/teamwork. The game has been in decline for a couple years though(even before it became available on steam), and now there is basically no USA que. They all left for EU where the diehard fans still play. I will miss this game, and i really hope that battlerite shares even the same amount of success that BLC did.

RIP great game.

(If you have a group of friends you can still play with each other in custom and just do private arenas, otherwise its dead in USA)
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Rollpie Sell/Buy
2.3 hrs
Posted: August 6
Bloodline Champions/Battlerite
I'll wait output Battlerite wanna see how they differ from each other
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blindartgame
0.6 hrs
Posted: July 31
Best pvp game ever if more people would only play
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
358 of 392 people (91%) found this review helpful
48 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
How about everyone downloads this and we rebuild the community!!?
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137 of 146 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
58.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 28, 2015
Great to see Stunlock finally take this back. Hopefully they can salvage the glowing embers of this game Funcom left behind and relight the fire of one of the most fun PvP experiences I've ever had. Highly recommended for anyone with even the slightest interest in competitive fast-paced PvP arena. This game could not be a more accurate representation of the MOBA genre.
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81 of 89 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 8, 2014
PLEASE RE MARKET THIS GAME! Re-brand and Re-market it. It needs to BE SEEN BY THE LARGE SCALE MOBA COMMUNITY! It is a game of true player skill reminiscent of Oldschool WoW arenas with actual pvp balance. Gems and other in game items only add very small variables to the true playing experience. Overall this game has the potential to be the number 1 E-Sport game as it is the most fast paced and exhilarating (no idea how people can play Dota or LoL, personally I can't do 45minute matches as I have responsibilities and it would take too long to master the game) but in terms of BLC You can learn at your own pace like first person shooters because games are quick matches and usually always intense. The reason people don't like BLC is because its TOO DAMN HARD for them. This is where Funcom needs to learn how to create A SIMPLE matchmaking system that incorporates rank. They overcomplicated their entire ranking system and it was ♥♥♥♥in stupid. anyway, now theres no players adn it ill soon phase out unless they REMAKE and REMARKET this game In todays MOBA friendly environment. no one knows about this hidden gem now :(
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85 of 97 people (88%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
46.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
I have well over 500 hours played on this game (it wasnt always on steam), and I must say: This is the best "Arena" based PVP game out there. Despite being pretty dead at this point, this game is AMAZING. Definitely worth the download.
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63 of 69 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
37.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2014
All skill shots, no RNG, most skill based PvP and "fair" PvP game I've played.

To elaborate, it's like you take the fun teamfights of Dota (or a similar game), every attack is a skill shot, remove crits and random numbers, fights are won based on who plays better (lands their attacks, doesn't break CC, dodges enemy skill shots) not which team is more farmed.
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63 of 69 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
373.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
I'm a fantasy pvp fan, but WoW Arena and LoL just take too much time to get anywhere fun (items, leveling, match duration, ...). BLC is just what fits into my life.
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63 of 70 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
176.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 29, 2015
one of the most overlooked games ever.

this game is perfect.
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51 of 52 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
169.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 19, 2015
Bloodline Champions is BY FAR the best pure PvP arena game, possibly ever, and that's not an exaggeration. Biggest thing I have to stress is that while BLC may look like another "Moba" (Dota2/League of Legends), it its essence and spirit it's a lot closer to fighting games or even fast paced first-person-shooters like Quake or Unreal Tournament. Yes, you've heard that right. That's a very important distinction which a lot of people don't realize. Unlike "Mobas" you don't need to have a huge collection of top tier heroes at your disposal, some of the best players in the game mastered 1 or 2 bloodlines and play them exclusively, similarly to fighting games.

For this reason the game certainly isn't for everyone, there's very little downtime where you can casually stroll back to your lane while considering which item you should buy next, there's no mana so you never run out of things to do in the middle of the battle. You don't level up - you have full arsenal of abilities (that's more than twice as big compared to "Mobas" AND are all skillshots) at your disposal from the first second you enter the arena (with an exception of energy that allows you to cast your ultimate and EX abilities and is gained by hitting your opponents). Reflexes/mind-games/ability to coordinate with your teammates in the matter of seconds is far more important than theorycrafting.

Every single ability is a skillshot and that applies even to your basic attacks AND heals. That means that it's possible to miss even your basic melee attacks if you don't position yourself correctly or anticipate your opponent's movements. Each bloodline has the basic attack that has no cooldown (in the case of the healers, they also have a ranged healing ability with no CD as well) + 5 other skills + Ultimate + 2 variations of other abilities (called EX abilities which cost energy). That's a lot of stuff to do, at all times.

The amount of control you have over your bloodline is extremely high, your bloodline is controlled by WASD movement, similarly to FPS games - most bloodlines also have multiple ways to dash/jump/knock opponents away and maneuver around the battlefield, leading to a very fluid and fast-paced gameplay. There's also the fact that you can try to actively dodge your opponent's abilities, creating a huge potential for mind-games.

There are a lot of cool skills like:
  • Counterattacks - for a duration of let's say, 1 second, your bloodline is put into a defensive "trance" and if your opponent hits you while you're in said trance, your bloodline counterattacks in some fashion, teleporting behind their back and applying a debuff or just allowing you to teleport yourself to safety.
  • Reflects - you can knock opponent's ranged projectiles back at them if timed correctly (though remember, they can dodge them as well, nothing's guaranteed!).
  • Pulls - ability to grab opposing team's most fragile bloodline and focus it down.
  • Knockbacks - ability to push your opponents slightly backwards, cancelling their abilities cast times and repositioning them.
  • Dodgeable silences called Disables - when hit by such ability, the first ability you use in the period of about 1 second is "silenced" for about 3 seconds - timing these correctly and disabling opponent's critical escape abilities or heals can win you the round. At the same time it means that if you pay attention, you can either wait that 1 second out OR use a less important ability to "eat" the Disable debuff, allowing you to keep up pressure.

Very important part is that there's VERY little Hard CC like stuns - you won't be locked out for 3 seconds with no chance to do anything while enemy team focuses you to death. Your teammates can always use their defensive abilities like shields on you as well.

Because every skill is a skillshot, mind-games are extremely important - for example, if you're about to hit your opponent and they use their counterattack, you can cancel your own attack and wait until their counter-attack timer finishes (called trance baiting). If they relied on that counter-attack to survive, they might just die!


Overall, while BLC is certainly not for everyone and has a steep learning curve, once you get over it, there's a lot of fun to be had.
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54 of 57 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
53.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2015
Very underated and underplayed.
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65 of 74 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2015
Game was released at the wrong time before online arenas where a big draw. They need to change the name and release it on steam so people see it as a "new" game so it gets a decent community.

Update 4/17/2016: And they did! battlerite.com
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