Beam Breakers (Windows)

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Description

A sci-fi street racing game set in the crowded city of Neo York. The year is 2173 and underground racers known as Beam Breakers tear their hovercars through the skies of the city searching for the ultimate rush.

The single player campaign features 51 missions starting with your first job in Neo York (delivering pizzas) and following your rise through a criminal organization to become a champion Beam Breaker. There's also a 30 circuit race competition and "survival mode" where every police car in the city is chasing you and your goal is to last as long as possible before being brought down. On top of all that, up to 6 players can race head-to-head on a network or the internet.

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Beam Breakers Windows Going Down
Beam Breakers Windows The title page
Beam Breakers Windows When racing, the suggested path shows faintly on your HUD.  Suggested being the operative word.
Beam Breakers Windows As you complete missions, you'll receive equipment upgrades.

Alternate Titles

  • "Бимеры" -- Russian title

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Critic Reviews

Game Captain May 14, 2002 80 out of 100 80
GBase - The Gamer's Base Mar 06, 2005 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer UK Nov, 2002 79 out of 100 79
Gameplay (Benelux) Sep, 2002 79 out of 100 79
4Players.de May 03, 2002 77 out of 100 77
GameStar (Germany) May, 2002 72 out of 100 72
PC Zone Benelux Jun, 2002 72 out of 100 72
Worth Playing Nov 14, 2002 5.7 out of 10 57
GameSpot Nov 05, 2002 5.6 out of 10 56
GameSpy Nov 23, 2002 52 out of 100 52

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Trivia

Inspiration

The story seems loosely based on Neal Stephenson's book Snow Crash. Also, the visual feel of the Neo York streets is pulled directly from the Bruce Willis movie The Fifth Element (and survival mode plays almost exactly like the taxi escape scene).

Information also contributed by ClydeFrog.

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ClydeFrog (10048) added Beam Breakers (Windows) on Feb 13, 2004