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4.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8

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  1. Jul 6, 2011
    9
    If you were expecting 11 on 11 regulation football, then you need to look elsewhere. Backbreaker Vengeance is not Madden. It's more like the football equivalent of Trials HD. And if you're willing to accept it for what it is, then you'll soon find that Backbreaker Vengeance is awesome.

    Here's the gist of it. You guide a running back / defensive back / ninja through over 300 obstacle
    courses. You vault over, slide under, and truck motherf**kers on your way to either (a) a ball carrier or (b) the endzone. But that's only the half of it. The real object of the game is to score as many points as possible and get your name posted at the top of the leader boards. Taking greater risks will net you extra points.

    Some guy said that the controls were sloppy in one of the reviews I read. Guess what? That guy is full of s**t. This game feels perfect. Performing special moves on dudes feels extremely satisfying. I've heard complaints about not being able to turn on a dime. That's BS. Maintaining the right speed for a specific challenge is part of the strategy that goes behind the game. Run too fast and your turns will end up being too wide. Run too slow, and you'll end up having to deal with the defenders that just caught up with your a$$.

    Some people are saying $15 is too much to pay for this game. That's bull. Trials HD is the same price and there's less of a game there. Hell, Child of Eden is $50 and Backbreaker Vengeance has waaay more content than that game. The only complaint I have is that I wish there was a qb attack mode. But this is an awesome game overall.
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  2. Jul 1, 2011
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Un giorno veramente divertente e con parecchie modalita, tra cui un multiplayer divertentissimo, graficamente si attesta su livelli medi ma sempre accettabili e con un ottima fluidita' il prezzo di 800 point viene ottimamente ripagato e nonostante non possa contate su una grafica di primissimo livello posso dire che mi ha tenuto incollato al jaypad per parecchie ore e senza mai annoiare, in un mondo in cui ormai si guarda al comportarto grafico posso dire che pee pochi euro si riesce a trovare un gioco che da. Al videogiaatore cio che vera,ente dovrebbe contare: il divertimento Expand
  3. Jun 6, 2012
    3
    Plain old stupid for the price. If this game was under 800 msp, i would buy it, but this repetitive, dull, fake football game just doesn't appeal to anyone (Did backbreaker 1 in the first place?).
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66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Like Burnout with balls, it's a blast. [Oct 2011, p.105]
  2. Jul 29, 2011
    60
    Backbreaker Vengeance is very entertaining and lasts quite a while, but is far too lacking in content for a game that costs 1200 MS Points.
  3. Jul 24, 2011
    75
    At 1200 Microsoft points, though, Backbreaker Vengeance feels a little pricey for what's offered. Give the free demo a shot, but don't be surprised if you end up purchasing it later.