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  • Summary: Created by the same team that developed Fight Night Round 3, FaceBreaker offers irreverent fun, immersive gameplay and eye-popping stylized graphics. In this in-your-face, arcade world full of ego-wielding characters, each boxer comes to life with unique attributes and distinct personal style, including Romeo, a Latin lover known for his pelvic thrusts, and Molotov, an oversized Russian demolitions expert with a penchant for fighting dirty. Add a little personal motivation to your fight by uploading a photo of your face to create a realistic likeness using Photo Game Face, and go toe-to-toe with a real-life friend or foe. Laugh out loud as you pummel your opponent with a barrage of blows to the face and watch in satisfaction as your progress is illustrated by real-time facial deformation. With haymakers, face shots and body blows, wait for the right moment to drop a super punch to make your presence known. Taunt your adversaries and flaunt your talent, by tying one hand behind your back to add ultimate humiliation to your bout. In FaceBreaker, it just feels good to rearrange your opponent's face. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 57
  2. Negative: 20 out of 57
  1. Facebreaker is so much more than a brawler. This is an intelligent fighting game with all the hallmarks of gaming excellence.
  2. Arcade boxing is coming to the next-gen in order to break faces in a very original and artistic way. Smashing buttons is the key in Facebreaker to punch rivals and perform acrobatics over a good but incomplete videogame. It could have been better if EA Canada had added more length and game modes to the punching pack, but it's still a great opportunity to get funny and easy gameplay.
  3. EA advertised the game as a balanced fighter using a ‘rock, paper, scissors’ format. Unfortunately the game isn’t balanced, it’s not much fun to play for anything more than a few minutes at a time, and the computer AI is evil.
  4. FaceBreaker is extremely simple and straight to the point, but not exactly fun, mostly due to the frustration that derives from the fighting.
  5. It has a lot going for it, from its superb visuals and style to the rather excellent character creation tool, but the button-mashing gameplay and easy exploits ruin all the good work.
  6. Facebreaker is only for gluttons of punishment and definitely a game to avoid or give to someone that you do not really like for Xmas.
  7. 20
    The controls aren't nuanced enough to please hardcore fighting or boxing fans. The frenetic pace and cheap shots will clearly alienate the more casual gamer. If your sole reason for getting this game is to enjoy multiplayer with your friends, it might be worth a look. Otherwise, stay away from this stinker.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Nov 11, 2011
    10
    One of the most fun boxing games since punch-out, a real classic. This is a sleeper title but at it's current price in most cases of under 10 dollar it'd be silly to not try it out. Expand
  2. Aug 17, 2014
    1
    I bought FaceBreaker with 5 dollars I found in my couch, and I want my money back. FaceBreaker is an incredibly difficult fighter that I couldn't keep playing past the first 30 mins. I do think that, should I put my time in t this broken game, that I might find some enjoyment, hence the 1/10, but taking the time to get good enough at this game to make it enjoyable, I'm not sure if I'm willing to do that, when there are so many other games I would rather play. Expand

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