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Breakdown (Xbox)

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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 Most of the time you'll have to run from this guy... until the final showdown.
Breakdown Xbox Guess no one will mind if you borrow this Hum-Vee.
Breakdown Xbox A strange visitor from the future
Breakdown Xbox Time to try some new formula that will apparently give you super-strength.

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Aesthetics Over All Else Kain Shin (28) unrated

The Press Says

Game XC (GXC) 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
DreamStation.cc Apr 13, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Mar 16, 2004 7.6 out of 10 76
GameZone Mar 18, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamesmania Jul 15, 2004 68 out of 100 68
IGN Mar 16, 2004 6.7 out of 10 67
Thunderbolt Games Mar 28, 2004 6 out of 10 60
GameSpy Mar 19, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jun 22, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Game Revolution Jun 06, 2004 D+ 33

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