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Backbreaker is an American football video game, developed by British technology developer NaturalMotion, and released on 1 June 2010 in North America and on 25 June 2010 in Europe. One of its highlights is the use of Euphoria, a game animation engine that determines animations dynamically rather than depending on canned animations. Backbreaker does not use teams from the National Football League (NFL) because Electronic Arts has an exclusive license to produce NFL games in its Madden series. The game relies on an extensive logo editor and team builder that was called "one of its silver linings". NaturalMotion announced Backbreaker in August 2007, with a targeted release date of late 2008. The game ended up being delayed until mid-2010.Backbreaker received mixed reviews. While it was praised for the Euphoria animation system, realistic physical gameplay, and the logo editor, it was also criticized for its weak online play, poor passing game, and lack of depth in single-player modes. After the reviews, the passing game was adjusted by the greathouse patch. The Xbox 360 version of the game received an overall rating of 54% from review aggregator Metacritic, while the PlayStation 3 version received a 58%. The iPhone and Android version was given a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by Touch Arcade. A patch released on August 6, 2010, alleviated many of the issues critics had with the game upon release and included upgrades such as: improved AI, new play books and an enhanced replay feature

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ESRB:  E
Number of Players:  2
Publisher:  505 Games
Developer:  NaturalMotion
Console:  Xbox 360, PS3
Genre:  Sports Action
Release Date:  6/1/10
Price:  $49.99
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review by . June 03, 2010
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If you read my review on the demo, you have a general idea as to what my general opinion on the game was.  I am now writing the review on the full game, which should warrant a new entry.      Overview   It takes a lot to try and take on a mega conglomco like EA and its Sports division.  While I have to admint that the power of a monopoly can help in keeping your name as the main entry in a series, it certainly does leave you stagnant.  That …
Quick Tip by . June 03, 2010
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Do yourself a favor and get used to the mechanics with the tutorial... You will unlock a team while doing so!
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