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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.

Screenshots

Breakdown Xbox Unlockable gallery, level art
Breakdown Xbox Long corridors are common indoor setting for the most part of the game.
Breakdown Xbox A strange visitor from the future
Breakdown Xbox Unlockable soundtrack

Promo Images

Breakdown Screenshot 16/6/2004
Breakdown Wallpaper
Breakdown Screenshot 16/6/2004
Breakdown Wallpaper

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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
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Jun 22, 2004 81 out of 100 81
VGPub 2004 8.1 out of 10 81
GamePro (US) Mar 25, 2004 4 out of 5 80
GameZone Mar 18, 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
contactmusic.com Jun 03, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Bordersdown 2004 3 out of 10 30

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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 (24) added Breakdown (Xbox) on Apr 03, 2004