Breakdown (Xbox)

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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.


Breakdown Xbox Unlockable soundtrack
Breakdown Xbox A strange visitor from the future
Breakdown Xbox From time to time you'll be prompted to answer certain questions.
Breakdown Xbox Main menu

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Breakdown Wallpaper Also appears as cover of the Japanese version
Breakdown Wallpaper Gianni De Luca
Breakdown Wallpaper
Breakdown Concept Art

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Aesthetics Over All Else Kain Shin (28) unrated

Critic Reviews

Game Over Online Mar 23, 2004 89 out of 100 89
Game XC (GXC) 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Jun 22, 2004 81 out of 100 81
GamePro (US) Mar 25, 2004 4 out of 5 80
MS Xbox World Jun 28, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75 Jun 03, 2004 7 out of 10 70
XBox Front Jan 10, 2005 65 out of 100 65
X-Power Aug 14, 2004 6 out of 10 60 (UK) Jun 22, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Game Revolution Jun 06, 2004 D+ 33


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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