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

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
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  1. The gameplay still hasn't received the attention it deserves, and, as a result, GameBreaker still fails to get many of the fundamentals right.
  2. 989 Studios's best release yet, but is still not quite perfect.
  3. Improved visuals, spruced up game play, and in-depth online play that will keep any fan of the collegiate games very happy indeed.
  4. 66
    Once you step on the field, things start to unravel.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    GameBreaker does a poorer job of fulfilling its duties as a college game than "GameDay" does as a pro simulation. [Oct 2003, p.118]
  9. PSM Magazine
    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. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. GMR Magazine
    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]
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  1. GeorgeW.
    Aug 29, 2003
    Great Graphics, good gameplay except for passes which come in painfully slow! what gives??? many options available, and solid online play. Great Graphics, good gameplay except for passes which come in painfully slow! what gives??? many options available, and solid online play. Good game to rent, but BUY NCAA 2004! even though this effort is 10 bucks less. Full Review »