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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 Not all soldiers will be your enemy, but 99% of them are.
Breakdown Xbox Alex is in for a bumpy ride, and a plethora of encouraging comments and objections about your driving skills.
Breakdown Xbox Derrick Cole, main protagonist
Breakdown Xbox Your reckless driving can mow down T'lan soldiers easily, but it won't finish them.

Promo Images

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

Alternate Titles

  • "ブレイクダウン" -- Japanese spelling

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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
Game Chronicles Apr 01, 2004 8.3 out of 10 83
VGPub 2004 8.1 out of 10 81
GameSpot Mar 16, 2004 7.6 out of 10 76
4Players.de Jul 08, 2004 74 out of 100 74
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
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
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