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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 After a long exhausting fight and a payload of bazookas, military chopper has been grounded.
Breakdown Xbox Unlockable gallery, promo art
Breakdown Xbox Not all soldiers will be your enemy, but 99% of them are.
Breakdown Xbox Unlockable soundtrack

Promo Images

Breakdown Concept Art 16/6/2004
Breakdown Concept Art
Breakdown Wallpaper 16/6/2004
Breakdown Wallpaper

Alternate Titles

  • "ブレイクダウン" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Aesthetics Over All Else Xbox Kain Shin (28)

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Xbox Apr 01, 2004 8.3 out of 10 83
GamePro (US) Xbox Mar 25, 2004 4 out of 5 80
Extreme Gamer Xbox Nov 29, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
MS Xbox World Xbox Jun 28, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
GameZone Xbox Mar 18, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
XBox Front Xbox Jan 10, 2005 65 out of 100 65
Thunderbolt Games Xbox Mar 28, 2004 6 out of 10 60
X-Power Xbox Aug 14, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox Jun 22, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Game Revolution Xbox 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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