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Backbreaker

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Overall 9
8.5

Review: Backbreaker Football

All About Symbian
8 June 2012
  • Summary: So, now that the Soccer review is out the way ( Pro Evolution Soccer, yesterday ) it’s time to turn to American Football. But not the whole game, just the bit that’s fun to play. Can Backbreaker take a three hour stop and start marathon of a sport and make it into a mobile marvel? You better bet it can.
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Overall 8
7.5

XBLA Review - 'Backbreaker Vengeance'

WorthPlaying
24 July 2011
  • Summary: Backbreaker Vengeance takes the intensity and AAA appeal of the original Backbreaker Football and combines it with the pick-up-and-play nature of the iPhone games to create a whole new one-of-a-kind sports experience for digital download.
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Overall 6
5.6

Backbreaker

The Gamers Temple
10 October 2010
  • Excerpt: It's gotta be difficult coming up with anything new in an area that already has a dominant presence. I mean how difficult do you think it must be to introduce a new cola in a world that already has the perfect soda in Coca-Cola? But sometimes a newcomer can shock the world and make its mark like Apple did with the iPhone several years ago. Well that brings us to NaturalMotion Games and Backbreaker, their version on American football.
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Backbreaker Review

VideoGamer.com
24 September 2010
  • Excerpt: It's not fair to say American Football fans have been lumped with Madden over the years. Even if in reality it's the only choice, it's actually quite good. Creator EA has the exclusive rights to all the real teams and players from the NFL, the game's presentation authentically recreates the spectacle that is Monday Night Football, and it's got more game modes than you can cope with.
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Overall 8
8.0

Backbreaker: Vengeance

Strategy Informer
16 September 2010
  • Conclusion: It’s the perfect arcade title – quick gameplay, insta-restarts and fun multiplayer. When it’s showing you failure in slow motion, you can’t help but laugh. Squeezing through a gap, dodging multiple people only to showboat across the line, is a fantastic feeling. It really does nail the sense of accomplishment. Go break some backs.
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Overall 9
8.5

Backbreaker

Strategy Informer
16 September 2010
  • Conclusion: To be honest there is very little that Backbreaker does wrong. Its only real drawback is that it is not an official NFL licensed game and misses out on the major draw of taking a team to the Super Bowl. It does well to create a bruising, action-packed take on the American football sim genre and any fans of the sport would do well to give it a try.
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
6.8
Graphics 9
8.9
Sound 9
8.5
Longevity 8
8.0

Backbreaker

NowGamer
6 September 2010
Overall 6
6.0

Ow, My Back

TotalPlayStation.com
7 July 2010
  • Conclusion: Forget the rest of the game, Tackle Alley is where it's at. Rent the game for that and you may find an accessible, different take on football as a bonus, but by no means should you purchase this as a football game first.
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
6.5
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 9
9.0

Backbreaker Review (PS3)

Gamers Daily News
15 June 2010
  • Summary: Massive AI issues, unbelievably poor penalty decisions and a hit-or-miss camera make this game less than what it could have been. A pity as it was doing so well driving down the field but still punted away what could have been a great game.
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Overall 5
5.4
Gameplay 6
6.0
Funfactor 5
5.0

Backbreaker

Digital Chumps
5 June 2010
  • Conclusion: It's nice to see another American football game from an outlet besides EA, but NaturalMotion misses the mark with Backbreaker. Perhaps in a future iteration the story will be different, but for now there are just too many issues with the game to give it a recommendation.
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