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)
Backbreaker is the best football game to ever be released by far. I used to think 2K football games were the best until I played Backbreaker. The graphics are breathtaking and the tackles extremely realistic. The only true downfall is the lack of NFL teams and the poor announcing during the game. These mistakes are made up for by the amazing team creating options. The creation options are so good that if you wanted to, you could create the 32 NFL teams. But, thanks to the internet, somebody has already done that for you!
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.
This is by far the only football game that has caught my attetion. The graphics are phenominal and the customization is fun and easy. The controls are a time consuming part of learning how to play the game. But remember, this is not Madden so don't be dissapointed went its not. But I can easly was that if they release a Backbreaker 2, Madden will have a top contender! VegasKid says: A perfect 10/10
This is a great game, I have loved it. It is a great football game, and as they bragged about every hit is real. The only disadvantage to this is the ease in which you are tackled and when you are hit sometimes you slide a lot as if you were on a slip and slide. The passing is irritating do to inconsistency in which you throw and accurate pass. A mode in the game that is great with a friend is tackle alley. The objective is you are in the end zone you have to get to the other one. Depending on the wave you are on( there are 100 in single player and 20 in multiplayer) there are different amounts of players after you and and in different plays. The season mode is okay and the achievements are easy and few( 29 in total) if you just wanna raise your gamer score. Defense is definitely much more fun due to the lack of pressure to get the ball up field and much less failure. With the camera right behind your current player it feels more realistic. Another thing I like is you can play whatever position you want you don't always have to be the ball holder, you can be the line man or the receiver do whatever you want. The last thing is the Road to Backbreaker mode, it is the closest you are gonna get to campaign mode. All in all it is a great game I highly recommend it.
Pretty good but a raw game.
This game is a good game. Like i said a little rough around the edges. Madden and all other football games have the litlle stuff that makes them good. The announcers, penalties, injuries, presentation , off field options. But backbreaker has the gameplay. Realistic as can be and very fun. not much of a challenge until you put the setting on hard and play good teams. Seasons are available. Good stuff. But think of it this way. Backbreaker is a salad Madden is the dressing do you want the salad or the dressing. Backbreaker has the best team customization ever, logos, uniform color, helmet logos, and has a wide varity of like stencils to use to make your team unique. But thats just me i really like the game had it for about a week now so go check it out.
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.
Most underrated game
This game is easily over looked on the game shelf I did it many times. I bought this game looking for something beside the normal bad attempt at a football game EA puts out year after year. I wasn't expecting much but after I played one game I said now that is a football game. There is a little bit of a learning curve with the camera view but there is a training camp mode and in no time you will get use to it. Back Breaker has a more realistic feel when you sitting in the pocket and your RB picks up the blitz with a huge block that you see happen right in front of you. If you like football or just looking for something other then madden or NCAA pick this game up.
This game is totally awesome!
You or anyone else should totally get this game, ite amazing.
A suprise waiting to be discovered! BUY!
i will say it that when i first looked at this game i thought it would be a very bad version of madden but once i got the controls down and a little better at the game i thought this was the best game ever. there is a learning curve you have to get past but once u do u get to see all the small and different details u wouldn't see in madden.