As the sequel to the more than one million unit selling and award-winning football experience, BLITZ: THE LEAGUE II continues the franchise legacy as the ultimate alternative to the watered-down, licensed competition. In addition to an all-new story mode penned by Peter Egan (ESPN's Playmakers), BLITZ: THE LEAGUE II features include: Precision-Aim Tackles, player-controlled touchdown celebrations, an enhanced on-the-field Clash Mode, online multiplayer capabilities, expanded rosters with all-new personalities, and the return of a cornerstone of the Blitz franchise...Late Hits! Football legend Lawrence Taylor returns as the game's cover-athlete and star linebacker for the New York Nightmare, Quentin Sands, along with a star-studded supporting cast.
Ok, so it doesn't have all the flashy licenses that Madden has but it does have some great gameplay and unique features, i bought the original last year and it reminded me of Brutal Sports for the PC from decades ago.
I picked it up, instore today for £20 but got student discount on it too.
Online HMV are £10 pound cheaper than anywhere else.