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GF Rating
5.2

1477 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Really good Direction!!

posted by Zackiller (NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA) Jun 7, 2010

Member since Jun 2010

5 out of 6 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

Ok first you gotta think Madden has 20+ years with football games. Backbreaker is the first. The tackles are really great besides a few glitches, but oh well. The camera makes you feel as if you are the runner in the action. I played football all through high school and this is the closest thing to it. Madden just has no appeal to it anymore. Give this game a try and remember 20+ years vs. 1 year. Natualmotion and 505 did a heck of a job to step up to Madden (sigh)! So happy to get rid of "canned animations" in football games. This game is worth renting and if you aren't a whiner I say buy it. ;)

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Not a perfect game, but very good

posted by saintzFAN (WEST PALM BEACH, FL) Jun 4, 2010

Member since Jul 2006

17 out of 22 gamers (77%) found this review helpful

Amazing how a first year game can be more fun than Madden. There are bugs and glitches, but there is in EVERY sports game ever made. The only 'downside' is that it is not that deep with features or menu options. The point here, which is quite clear, is to play football games. The basic 'season' and 'road to BackBreaker' are both there for a little mix up to 'exhibition' but they do give it some life, even good ideas that Madden still doesn't have (like how RTBB has you bringing up a scrub team while slowly adding in higher quality talent to compete in the 'higher up' leagues).
Also the "mini" game (not so mini really) of 'tackle alley' is nearly worth have the entry fee for this game. People get mad because the 'moves' don't act like they think they should. Well tackle alley can help show that there is a time and place for every move, you just have to find it, just like in real football, you can't juke forever, or expect to stiff arms guys who your hand doesn't even touch. This game will take a little adjusting to, with camera angle and understanding that you can't just use ONE type of move for everything, but once you understand it you can really relish in your accomplishments because there really isn't a 'fluke' anything, you earn it.
There's plenty of people who simply do not play it enough to understand the subtle differences in strengths of teams, how some are geared to pass/cover while other run/blitz. This really plays a factor and you cannot simply use the same strategy for every match-up. Also the difficulty is a bit too low, once you really get the hang, to upping it to Hard is preferred. Once I realized this and understood just how to play final scores became much more realistic and games were more fun with the threat of being scored on and needing to find the right plays to score with.
Every football fan owes it to themselves to pick this up. Maybe not to buy (although I do recommend it!), but especially to rent!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Simply....WOW

posted by andrewd86 (SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY) Jun 2, 2010

Member since Jun 2010

10 out of 13 gamers (77%) found this review helpful

Completely blew me away! Ill admit i jumped straight into a game as soon as i got it and had no idea what to do, so i highly suggest going through the training its short and kinda cheezy but it will teach you everything very quick, once you do that and play a couple exhibition games youll be ready to play a season or road to backbreaker! The game in itself is nothing like madden and that is my favorite thing, try it out if you like football games, you wont be disappointed!

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