Rated 10 out of 10
by dabearsfan I liked madden, but i played this,100 times better
I used to always want every Madden. I looked at Backbreaker and thought,"no way its better than Madden." I won a gift card at my football banquet and i was looking for a good game. I saw reviews and videos of Backbreaker and decided that would be the game i got. I know you have to make the NFL teams if you want them otherwise just use USB and do a lot of work but its worth making them. Backbreaker was still the best football game i ever played. You make the teams and players (if you want) from scratch. There are so many tackling moves instead only like 7 different tackles in Madden. I think madden is a good game.. but i suggest backbreaker. The only flaw in BB is the camera settings and views but you can get used to it. If you are a Madden fan then just try backbreaker and it will change your mind!!! (xbox 360 review)
Rated 5 out of 10 by Weebles Fell Short A Couple OF Yards
This game could have been really great and could have given Madden a run for the money. Amazing graphics in crystal clear High Definition, great animations and human like physics. This game is just missing little key elements of a football game, for example: No commentary, the replay system is horrible all you have is a fast forward and rewind and one angle no rotation or height adjustments, the music...where is it no good soundtrack whatsoever i kept hearing the same song and guitar riffs, the controls are so stiff and clunky, the camera is iffy it gives a realistic feel to the game but still most of the time i couldn't even see what had just happened, when i wanted to create a team and upload it and share with friends i couldn't. I gave this game a fair chance but it just didn't do it for me. Hopefully Back breaker 2 will be better, fingers crossed.
Rated 9 out of 10 by 95ritsa little things outside of the game matters too.
this game looks like a great game. I jus wishh madden and backbreaker was one, amazing, insane, awsome, game. If not backbreaker need to add a superstar mode w/training camp work outs (weight lifting,40ydDash etc) a DRAFT, interviews, press confrences, play through pre game warm up, pick an event to do for your career, show the spot that you stay in (smiliar to ncaa 10 dorm) it may sound a bit much but you should be able to run out from the locker room to the feild, and when the game is over, go to the press conf. Room, then locker room......NOW that's all I got to say about the superstar mode for backbreaker.. There needs to be refurees, seicurity, camrea men, sound men, cheerleaders, impacts into sideline people......idk thre mybe more things,but I look at these things, this game needs to be legit. No matter how long it takes for them to make it.
Rated 0 out of 10 by MCRvampire08 Amazing
I have been following this game since it was first announced last year. At first I thought it was going to be just like blitz the league, and that turned me away from it, but then i saw the first video, and my jaw dropped. I have been saying it since that this game will single handedly slap EA sports in face, and force them to now make a GOOD madden game. Being a programmer myself (In college) i have always love the Euphoria Engine, and thought that more games or game genres could be great if they incorporate this game engine. Well i got my wish a football game that is a new experience every single time i play. the only thing that worries me about this game is the camera angle but i can get over that if it is like Skate which it looks like. The graphics are amazing and the stadium design look great. I can't wait to see this game on shelf's May 18th!
Rated 9 out of 10 by duGGy Here comes the boom
Ok backbreaker is a really fun game but I was used to the Madden controls. These controls are a lot different. However, after getting frustrated with it I got used to the controls. After that the game gets A LOT more fun. With that being said the camera angle for the QuarterBack is kind of a set back. But it makes you feel like you really are on the field. The tackles are very realistic and sometimes they can be funny. Making your own team is fun. There are numerous logos, colors, shapes, sizes, etc for you to tweek. All in all this game is a must buy. I haven't tried multi-player yet so I don't know how that one will play out. But this game is a really fun game but the controls take a while to get used to. I suggest this game to ANYONE who is either new to playing football games or to those wanting something a little different than madden.
Rated 1 out of 10 by CFuller46 Madden breath easy
Madden has nothing to worry about. Yes the tackles are nice but nothing special. It does help to see players actually running into each other and not running through somehow but other then that its nothing special at all. The camera angle is awful I could not understand where the heck i was on the field and don't even try offline multilayer. It is all split screen and that makes it twice as hard to figure out what the heck is going on. The passing is garbage. The jukes are way to easy and spinning is extremely difficult. They go to in depth with the customization of teams so unless you have hours to waste customizing it looks dumb. There are no plays but pass left pass right shotgun pass run left etc. all in all i would not recommend this game to any one stick to the traditional football games. There is a reason why EA is so successful.
Rated 6 out of 10 by pug rocker Don't have this game
I don't have this game but it looks pretty intresting and the graphics look awesome they look real! I have only seen about two other football games that have good graphics like these and yeah. There is football in this game! Footballs cool! Can you break players back because its called backbreaker! The picture on the front cover is cool! It has a football player and he is big and tough and stuff like that. He almost looks weird! He has huge shoulder pads! Anyway I think this game looks kinda' cool I said kinda I didn't say I want this game OK because I don't I just think it looks kinda cool and Im not in to football too much so um yeah and Ok I might eventually get this game when Im older and if Im in to football more! Can someone answer my question can you break peoples backs in it? Well I gonna go now Ok umm yeah Ok!
Rated 9 out of 10 by The Hype One The best football game you have not played.
Backbreaker is a very good game, I cant believe the low review scores this game gets. It's not madden, you can't play it the same way, it plays a much more realistic style game than that. The animations are incredible, graphics at 1080p are great. This is a game that takes time to learn and get the controls down, mixing up your play calling is a must, you will get sacked alot until you build up your O line AND LEARN TO READ THE DEFENSE PRE SNAP. Once you get the hang of it, this game just keeps getting better and better, you start to see all the little detail, that when taken as a whole really add up to a quality experience. The camera angle if much different and take some getting use to, but it is so much more immersive and intense when you do, alot of people dont give this game a chance because it not madden, it takes skill to play this game, not cheesy glitches and tactics of madden to win in this game. The interceptions are a pain until you learn to read the defense and learn pass leading, but once you do the game opens up to you. Madden will steal this technology for future iteration, I guaranty madden will have this engine, they already stole it for NBA Elite.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Josh Penland Going to be a great game
I love playin this game on my iPod I can't put it down it's all I play the other night I downloaded the new demo on my 360 an it's was great this game is going to be great i had so much fun playin the demo over an over they say they will be over 100 waves on this game. When playin in a real game it's alot of fun running the ball u dnt even wanna pass the ball cus it so much fun the passing was ok you use the right stick to throw the ball push it up for a bullet pass an down an make up for a lol pas it takes so getting use too but when u do it's really fun a it's easy to lean the game this is going to be the best football game they have every made besides madden. I get Madden every year an I will this year an I will get this game too they r so diff from each other so it makes it worth gettin both.
Rated 0 out of 10 by IRISHBLUEDEVIL Nice graphics, but gameplay is questionable
I just played the demo and the graphics are nice and the options and number of teams seems great. The gameplay is a little sporadic. Its really hard to see whats going on after you hike the ball! You are at this weird angle that makes it hard to see whats going on. Hopefully you can change up the camera angles in the full game.. Im hoping for big things from this game! Madden needs some competition and the players out there need some options if they are into football games. I really miss the Sega 2k series, I thought it was a much better series than Madden at the time. But then EA got the exclusive from the NFL and thats all she wrote. Im all for competition in video games. Its a win win. If you havent tried it, download the demo and check it out, It does have potential!!