Speedball 2 HD
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
Please Note: Multiplayer support is local only.
Speedball 2 HD is a modern reincarnation on the classic, futuristic cyberpunk sports game Speedball, originally developed by the Bitmap Brothers and first released for the Atari ST in 1990. A brutal mix of handball and ice hockey placed at break-neck pace. Now Tower Studios, Vivid Games and The Bitmap Brothers have created a glorious fusion of classic gameplay and modern technology to launch this game into the 21st century.
In 2326, rival gangs formed an ultra-violent street sports league called Speedball to settle their deadly disputes. Two teams face each other in bloody battles for a steel ball: Nine on nine – in an all-out rush on the opponents’ goal. Almost any malicious move is permitted. The winner of the matches secures supremacy over the city.
The highly anticipated PC revival to the legendary Amiga classic transforms the futuristic game setting with state-of-the-art technology into a high-speed sports spectacle. There are a huge variety of game modes and options - quick matches, single player tournaments, one-on-one multiplayer and full career mode. Your ultimate mission is to assemble your own Speedball team to win the Speedball Intergalactic Champions League and bring the greatest prize in Speedball back to Earth.
Choose from 28 teams across 6 new Speedball Arenas, Speedball 2 HD includes all the intense gameplay of the original with new teams, more formations and in particular the new Fire, Ice and Cyber teams.
HD Graphics in classic Speedball style
6 brand new Speedball Arenas
Choose from 336 unique players and 28 Teams across 4 Planets
Full Player Transfer Market and Player Upgrade System
Ability to create and customise your own ultimate Speedball team
5 different Formations allowing strategy changes during play
Score with Goals, Bonus shots and Brutal Knockouts
A host of Steam Badges, Cards and Wallpapers to collect
Over 20 power-ups and special effects
Multiple game modes including 10 Season Career Mode and 10 Single-Player Game Modes
Supports game pad and keyboard controls for 2 players at once
Local multiplayer mode includes customisable tournaments for up to 8 player teams
Plenty of Trophies and Achievements to collect
The World famous “Ice Cream... Ice Cream!!” sample
Great Brutal FunSciazs | Jan. 20, 2014 | See all Sciazs's reviews »
The premise for the game is simple which sets you two straightforward objectives: Beat the team (literally) to the ground or score enough goals to win the game. This game caters to both the mean hearted and the peacekeeper in terms of winning the game.
Knocking out any of the opposing team can score you just as many points as scoring a goal itself so no judgements there if you choose to take everyone out. "Don't hate the player, hate the game". This is overall an incredibly satisfying game to win via knockouts though just as rewarding if you choose to win through a more peaceful means.
My only gripe (and a big one at that) is that a game like this would work wonders with some multiplayer action against other players rather than just the AI.