• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Aug 27, 2003
Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. 989 Studios's best release yet, but is still not quite perfect.
  2. While there are quite a few lacking elements, there are just as many innovative extras to make up for it. Decent game play and a good presentation make this a title worth a look.
  3. The online concept seems very good, the actual play just needs to be refined when talking about such things as network lag and the sort. Things can get very frustrating very fast with the delay in action after pressing a button.
  4. If you live in a place where it is impossible to get either the EA or Sega football games, then you might want to check out GameBreaker. Then again, I would make a road trip instead.
  5. The main gripe I have with Gamebreaker is that it feels like an afterthought to Redzone and 989 Sports. I played it and "Gameday" at the same time, and the game looks like, plays like, and has the same menu as "Gameday" - yet it has less polish on the graphics and gameplay.
  6. The major downfall of the gameplay is the unbalance between running and passing, which really hurts the game’s overall score. The less than ambitious play calling menus aren’t helping their cause, either.
  7. Improved visuals, spruced up game play, and in-depth online play that will keep any fan of the collegiate games very happy indeed.
  8. 66
    Once you step on the field, things start to unravel.
  9. With improved defensive aspects and a heap of new creation and game modes, it isn't bad, but it's not great either. [Oct 2003, p.40]
  10. The authoritative presence of Hal of Fame sports announcer Keith Jackson significantly enhances what would have been an otherwise poor showing. [Oct 2003, p.68]
  11. Some steps in the right direction have been made, and with a little refining, the 2005 version should be competitive. Still, you probably will prefer "NCAA Football" over this.
  12. The gameplay still hasn't received the attention it deserves, and, as a result, GameBreaker still fails to get many of the fundamentals right.
  13. Although noticeably improved over last year’s less then stellar release, it still trails significantly, both graphically and in gameplay from the other more established football games on the market.
  14. GameBreaker does a poorer job of fulfilling its duties as a college game than "GameDay" does as a pro simulation. [Oct 2003, p.118]
  15. 40
    The online mode and audio commentary show that the series holds promise, but even hard-core college football fans will feel frustrated by this game.

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