Blood Bowl 2 video plays pigskin with the greenskins

Blood Bowl 2

The new engine is the big reason to follow Blood Bowl 2, the underlying rules developed by Games Workshop in 1995 are still perfectly capable of producing farce on the football field. Developer Cyanide says its striving for a "fresher" look that improves "clarity and comprehension of the action on the field". They've also put a lot of work into animating Blood Bowl's bumbling players, as you can see in the latest trailer, starring the humans, who aren't especially good at anything, but pass basic IQ requirements that Orks sometimes struggle with.

The game's due out in Spring, and a shiny new website has launched with extra details, including news of a story-driven campaign following the resurgence of the Reikland Reavers. If it's anything like the last game, the real fun will be in creating leagues with friends, which tend to create ridiculous but surprisingly intense rivalries.

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.