Breakneck City Review (Xbox Series S)

For this Breakneck City Review we hunt down a vicious gang who tries to burn down our favorite video shop, Sidney Flintlock and Justine Jacobs takes to the streets to kick ass. Breakneck City is an old-school 3D beat ‘em up with a focus on environmental interactions.

Breakneck City Review Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 427.1MB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • 3D brawler gameplay.
  • Two characters –
  • Has a Streets Of Rage feel to it.
  • Pick up and use weapons.
  • Attacks range from kicks, punches, and jumping attacks.
  • Handy dash control on the right stick.
  • Break pipes/environment to cause a damage-inducing effect.
  • You have a health bar and can eat food to regain some.
  • Hit an enemy to see their health bar.
  • Possible to hit multiple enemies at once.
  • Cool art style especially in relation to the environment.
  • Cool little things like hitting enemies into walls or over a barricade.
  • Boss battles.
  • Easy achievements list.
  • Six levels are complete with a level selection.

Breakneck City Cons:

  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • Can be hard to judge attacks.
  • Bad checkpointing and doesn’t tell you when you actually hit one.
  • The camera is not controlled by you and it will abruptly change and it’s done in a cold cut way.
  • Music grates after a while.
  • They decide to sometimes block off fights into an area and the enemies can leave it but you cannot.

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Breakneck City:

Official website.

Developer: Renegade Sector Games

Publisher: eastasiasoft 

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10


It’s weird, Breakneck City is an ugly game upon first seeing it but once you play it, it’s actually quite satisfying. It’s a game that takes a lot of influence from your Streets of Rage, in fact iy looks and plays a lot like Die Hard Arcade. Yes it’s rough in places with the checkpoints and hit detection but man oh man it’s fun to hit people. Break gas pipes, chuck enemies over a barricade or maybe just straight up smash them into walls. The art style is weird still on the characters but the environment is actually quite pretty. For a casual smash em up, Breakneck City is surprisingly satisfying.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!