Blitz demo sacks XBL

Midway's fictional football franchise now available for free on Xbox Live Marketplace.

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Electronic Arts and Madden NFL may own the licensed football gaming market, but one other franchise has proven there is room for two pro football simulations. Midway's Blitz: The League bucked the notion that a football game needed a pro license and performed well in retail despite not being an NFL-sanctioned game. Now the fictional league, colorful characters, and over-the-top action can be sampled for free on the Xbox 360. A free demo, weighing in at 1.35GB, is now available on Xbox Live Marketplace for Xbox Live Gold members. The demo will be available for Silver subscribers next week. For more information, read GameSpot's review of the game.

Discussion

42 comments
0dazubeN
0dazubeN

Actually I am glad that there are better and more original football games out there besides those bad EA ones.

okassar
okassar

That's one too many football games coming out.

LProjektST
LProjektST

XBL is great, but there needs to be a more steady stream of released demos

thastillmatic1
thastillmatic1

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Legacyoftain
Legacyoftain

Blitz is fun no doubt but WHERE IS CASTLEVANIA:SYMPHONY OF THE NIGHT??!! Stop teasing me!!! We want Alucard! We want Alucard!

Icekxg
Icekxg

Blitz is nice and all for unrealistic football, but want I really want is to see a comeback of Mutant League Football/Hockey!

Lobezno_D
Lobezno_D

I would have to say that this is much more fun to play than madden for me. Midway is going in the right direction with this franchise. Clean up the graphics, improve the multiplayer and add the usual tweaks to franchise mode and we should have a serious competitor for madden.

AL13NK1LL3R
AL13NK1LL3R

dam thats goin take forever for me to download haha.. 1 gb takes a whole day well i gotta start tonight lol

vaderspower
vaderspower

I'm going to have to buy this game if I want a football one because Sega doesn't make one anymore and I can't stand Madden.

Chief_Kuuni
Chief_Kuuni

I'm a madden guy and don't like that kind of football games either. not my cup of tea but sure it's a good game

Subzerol
Subzerol

old news its been on there a while

s3lFc0nTr0l
s3lFc0nTr0l

i tried the demo. maybe i missed somthing but the graphics were butt and it played like ps1. horrible

NightRain
NightRain

Just tried the demo... I hate it when they let you play only one period/quarter... just like in the NHL 2K7 demo... Just rent it to get a better idea of the game...

wakko19991
wakko19991

that's different a demo after release...cool

TryMe01
TryMe01

A free demo at 1.35GB that's HUGE!!!!

alsha3er78
alsha3er78

the amount of time i spent playing the first nfl blitz game on the ps was just sick. it was the only football game i truly enjoyed.

ocdog45
ocdog45

rather play it from gamefly. i gotta be RON MEXICO

mojahid_1st
mojahid_1st

ahhh the joys of having a gold member, urrr sorry being a gold member...

InSane_Snake
InSane_Snake

Very cool, I've been wanting to try this game. I like the demo!

rbop
rbop

19th comment! Woohoo!!

cjnwo4life
cjnwo4life

About to download. I'll see just how good it is shortly.

playa42018
playa42018

Blitz just isn't the same without the NFL teams.

Gmacrusher
Gmacrusher

Well this game is and will have to be fun like always!

datniccah187
datniccah187

I've always been high on the NFL Blitz games. I haven't played the series in ages though.

Re_ensurer
Re_ensurer

I've always liked the Blitz games.

golonghorns
golonghorns

already downloaded 2 days ago...its an ok demo but there are better ones.

bghattas
bghattas

Already rented it on the PS2 months ago. I will pass.

NightRain
NightRain

Fresh new demos are always exclusive to Gold members the first week. I downloaded the demo yesterday. :P

T1Panda
T1Panda

Exclusive to Gold members for a week? Weird.

Aeroxix
Aeroxix

yay!...i guess? he he he he =)....no real nfl? doesnt sound THAT good...

andyrook
andyrook

I just checked today(tuesday)at 23:45 GMT and theres no demo?So where is it?This better be put on EURO servers too pleeeeeeeeeease!

cocote2049
cocote2049

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LB_James
LB_James

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