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Breakdown

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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
8.8
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 8
8.0
Lifespan 8
8.3

Breakdown Review

IGN Entertainment
9 February 2008
  • Conclusion: Groundbreaking titles that explore new territory will always have a few flaws, but the good ones will have plenty of positive features that far outweigh any negative issues. Breakdown is a great example of this, and Namco has successfully created an exciting videogame that will entrap its players in a world of mystery surrounding a top secret military research project gone terribly wrong.
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
8.8
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 8
8.0
Lifespan 8
8.3

Breakdown Review

IGN Entertainment
9 February 2008
  • Conclusion: Groundbreaking titles that explore new territory will always have a few flaws, but the good ones will have plenty of positive features that far outweigh any negative issues. Breakdown is a great example of this, and Namco has successfully created an exciting videogame that will entrap its players in a world of mystery surrounding a top secret military research project gone terribly wrong.
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Overall 7
6.7

Breakdown

The Gamers Temple
28 December 2004
  • Excerpt: As a game reviewer you see a lot of games that are based on good ideas, but fall short in the execution. Breakdown is one of those games. You have to give the designers credit for trying to make the game a true first person experience. Everything in the game takes place from your viewpoint to the point where even the cutscenes play out in front of your eyes. Throw a punch or kick and you’ll see your fist or foot swing across the screen.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

GamesFirst!
27 May 2004
  • Excerpt: Told entirely through the first person eyes of the main character, Breakdown for the Xbox takes its time to put you into the story. Does it do the trick? Click here to read Eric1s take on whether or not this is a game you should be playing this summer.
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Addiction 5
5.0

Breakdown Aims at Normal FPS Games

GIN
5 May 2004
  • Excerpt: Originality is hard to come by in the gaming industry, now that the once niche hobby has turned into a multibillion-dollar business. Some publishers out there are still willing to take risks and try new ideas though, and one of those publishers is Namco. Their new titles is entitled Breakdown. It was once being touted as a first-person brawler. Now though, it's quite obvious that Breakdown isn't a brawler...it's much, much more.
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Overall 7
7.0

Breakdown

media-assault.com
28 April 2004
  • Excerpt: Back in the early 1990s, a game called Supreme Warrior was released for the 3DO console and the 32X add-on for the Sega Genesis. It was a horrible first-person fighting game based around "interactive" video clips ala the infamous Night Trap and Sewer Shark games. In fact, it was made by Digital Pictures, the developer of those unforgettably lame titles. What does this have to do with the new first-person fighting game, Breakdown , that I'm supposed to be reviewing?
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Overall 8
8.2
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
9.0

Breakdown

The Next Level
14 April 2004
  • Excerpt: Breakdown stars Derrick Cole, the role that was given to me to wear like a blanket when I started. Encased inside its warm fuzzy rolls, I experienced everything Namco tossed at me to make me believe that Derrick and I were one and the same, and damn it, they made a believer out of me. It begins with amnesia, which may be a poor plot device but assures anyone controlling Derrick knows as much as he does: absolutely nothing.
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Overall 7
7.2
Design 8
8.0
Gameplay 7
6.5
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 7
7.0

Expert Review

Game Freaks 365
30 March 2004
  • Excerpt: Breakdown is the first of its kind. It is the first, first-person shooter, of my knowledge, that has an extensive fighting system. In fact, the shooting takes a backseat to fighting in many of the game’s segments.
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Overall 8
7.8
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 9
9.0

Expert Review

Kikizo
25 March 2004
  • Conclusion: THE VERDICT: I loved every minute of Breakdown - even the frustrating parts. With fierce hand-to-hand combat, first-person shooting, a cool storyline, puzzles to solve, surreal dream sequences and a level of immersion rarely seen in games, Breakdown is an amazing journey into the unknown. Check it out, question reality, and experience a breakdown of your own, you might be surprised and like it.
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Overall 8
7.6

Breakdown Review

GameSpot
16 March 2004
  • Summary: Breakdown is unable to bear the weight of its own innovation, so it's really just a pretty good action game that you can't help but feel could have been so much more.
  • Pros: N/A
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