Blood Bowl 2 is a downloadable sequel to the first Blood Bowl game (2009) and was released on the 22nd September 2015 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Developed by Cyanide, the same team behind the last game, Styx: Master of Shadows, and Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game. In Blood Bowl 2, you play the game as an amalgamation of the original board game of the same name, where it took aspects of chess, other popular board games, and American Football to create the Blood Bowl series.
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The Game Review
Blood Bowl 2 doesn’t have much in the way of any story, as the game pretty much sets itself up just like any sports-related tournaments, where there are several different teams in a tournament. Every single one of them, each of different races wishes to win the Blood Bowl Cup.
Other than the pure drive to finish the tournament for your chosen race, there is also a campaign that has you take over for a disgraced team that never seems to win a game. As their new coach, their fate in the league is now completely in your hands!
Before starting any game in Blood Bowl 2, you’re expected to pick from one of several different races that are unique to the Warhammer universe. The eight races you can pick and choose from are High Elves, Dark Elves, Bretonnians, Human, Dwarfs, Skaven, Dark Elves, and Chaos, with each race having their own specific units, strengths, weaknesses, and overall tactics and strategies. The game can be played either offline or online and is ideal for people that want to play against AI, complete strangers, or some of your friends.
The main gameplay takes the rules of American Football and adds it to a chess-based board that will have you and your opponent taking it in turns to move each of your units, make certain plays, and try to get lucky. A lot of the actions you make in-game during your turn will involve a lot of RNG (random number generator related stuff).
Every action you make requires a roll of the dice and while there are some efforts you can make on your part to swing it more towards your side; ultimately it is all dependant on the RNG. To win the match, just like in American Football, each team has to run the ball over towards the opponent’s end of the field and score a touchdown – whoever has the highest number by the end of the game wins!
In terms of inspiration, the game isn’t really like any other, with the exception of the previous Blood Bowl title that was available, that and the original board game that the games are derived from. Other than that, there isn’t much Blood Bowl 2 borrows inspiration or ideas from.
Anyone that’s been looking for a different take on the Warhammer games that we normally get or simply enjoyed the first one or the original game, Blood Bowl 2 is going to have more than enough for you to sink your teeth into for hours on end.
- Vast selection of races to choose from
- Addictive campaign mode to enjoy
- Fixed a lot of the problems the first one had
- RNG can make playing quite frustrating
- Steep learning curve that can be hard to look past