Breakdown (Xbox)

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Mature
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71
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3.8
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Description

A vast underground complex was discovered in Japan. Unexpectedly, an entire race of creatures, known as the T'lan, was found dwelling there, guided by a mysterious being called Nexus. The humans built a research facility near the underground complex, called Site Zero, and sent soldiers to protect the researchers and ensure that the fragile peace between humans and T'lan will last. As Derrick Cole awakens in a recovery facility near Site Zero, he fails to remember anything from his past. Apparently, he was injected T'langen, a fluid that was taken from the T'lan, which has unexpected effects on human organism. As the war between the humans and the T'lan begins, Derrick must first of all find a way to escape, with both sides being hostile to him, unaware of the role he will play in the future of both races.

Breakdown is a first-person action game. Though Derrick can use firearms, it is not entirely a FPS; much of the game's combat relies on melee moves and combos that Derrick learns, turning the game into a "first-person fighter". An unusual feature of the game is the completely physical interaction with the environment, which strives to be realistic. In order to force Derrick to pick up ammo, operate an object, eat food to restore health, etc., the player has to physically move the controller, imitating corresponding real-life movements.

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Breakdown Xbox Your reckless driving can mow down T'lan soldiers easily, but it won't finish them.
Breakdown Xbox You'll find lots of scientific notes that will fill in some gaps in the storytelling.
Breakdown Xbox Derrick Cole, main protagonist
Breakdown Xbox Not all soldiers will be your enemy, but 99% of them are.

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User Reviews

Aesthetics Over All Else Kain Shin (28) unrated

Critic Reviews

Game Over Online Mar 23, 2004 89 out of 100 89
MS Xbox World Oct 28, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
GamePro (US) Mar 25, 2004 4 out of 5 80
Kombo.com Jun 02, 2004 8 out of 10 80
DreamStation.cc Apr 13, 2004 8 out of 10 80
MS Xbox World Jun 28, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Deeko 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
4Players.de Jul 08, 2004 74 out of 100 74
GameSpy Mar 19, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
X-Power Aug 14, 2004 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Breakdown Premium DVD

The Japanese Xbox version of R:Racing Evolution comes with a Breakdown Premium DVD which features various concept art of character sketches, pre-release gameplay footage as well as E3 and teaser trailers.

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elpolloesrojo (21) added Breakdown (Xbox) on Apr 03, 2004