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Backbreaker

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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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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 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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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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Overall 5
5.0
Design 5
5.0
Gameplay 5
5.0

BackBreaker

GameTrailers
4 June 2010
  • Excerpt: In the world of sports games, money talks and licensing is king. EA Sports has the NFL and NCAA licenses locked up tighter than Fort Knox, leaving potential competitors with only one option: unlicensed, generic football. But is there demand for a non-licensed game in today's star-struck society? Backbreaker hopes to beat the odds on the strength of its impressive dynamic physics engine, but is tackling alone enough to save it from mediocrity?
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Overall 5
5.0
Gameplay 5
5.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 3
3.0

Design flaws and a case of identity crisis keep this one out of the endzone.

Yahoo
2 June 2010
  • Conclusion: Backbreaker, despite its many flaws and poor design choices, actually does have potential thanks to the euphoria engine. The groundwork has been laid for a fine football experience (as you can tell from some of the cool-looking tackles) but the developers need to re-think some of the steps they've taken to get to this point, mainly in the core gameplay of Backbreaker.
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Overall 6
6.0

Backbreaker Review

G4
2 June 2010
  • Summary: Backbreaker offers up some innovations that have been missing from other football games, and it really shines in the tackles. Unfortunately, there are a few other hangups that aren't surprising from a first-time developer. But if you can look past some hiccups and won't miss your favorite teams, this game shows some promise.
  • Pros: Very realistic tackles, Incredibly robust team editor, Streamlined gameplay
  • Cons: Players control less like people, more like trucks, Camera changes can drive you crazy, Cartoonish player design is sub-par next to other visuals
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Overall 5
5.0

This Rookie Needs More Seasoning

Game Informer
1 June 2010
  • Conclusion: Concept: Offer a pigskin alternative with an impressive real-time physics system Graphics: Robotic players have no personality, robbing the game of a sense of drama Sound: Like the first next-gen Madden, Backbreaker foolishly excludes broadcast commentary in favor of basic stadium sounds Playability: The running game lacks agility and the passing game lacks finesse, but roving on defense is fun as long as you don’t switch players mid-play Entertainment: This rookie is...
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Overall 6
6.0

Backbreaker

Hardcore Gamer
1 February 2010
  • Summary: As strong as the EA’s Madden franchise may be, it has not stopped publishers from throwing their hat in the ring with several other unlicensed football games this generation. The latest contender is Backbreaker from 505 Games. What Backbreaker brings to the table is an animation system like no other that promises that no two tackles will look the same. It is too bad that developer Natural Motion did not give equal attention to the rest of the game.
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Overall 7
6.5

Backbreaker: Unser Test enthüllt die Schwächen des Football-Titels

gamesaktuell.de
11 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Ist Backbreaker das amerikanische Äquivalent zu Pure Football oder kann es Genre-Primus Madden wirklich gefährlich werden?
  • Pros: Tolle Physik-Animationen, Gute Tackle-Steuerung
  • Cons: Fehlende NFL-Lizenzen, Oft unübersichtlich
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