PSX Extreme writes: "It's been an extremely long time since we've had an arcade boxing title. Why, the last memorable one was Ready 2 Rumble: Round 2. before that it was Super Punch-Out, and before that it was Punch-Out. As you can see, the time gaps between one great arcade boxer and the next are more than just canyon-esque, but rather planet-sized. Here to fill a void that we've been aching over is FaceBreaker, a game that marks the debut of EA's all new "Freestyle" brand, an evolution of the "BIG" brand we had previously. So how does the first game to wear the all new brand size up? Not so bad.
Off the bat, if you're expecting an epic and deep boxer with a detailed move-list, immense presentation, and a never-ending career mode, this is not the game for you. But if you're looking for a genuinely fun game where you can pummel your opponent senseless, shoot them in the air, and deform their face, FaceBreaker is what you want. It's a game that's even more outrageous than the title it pays an homage to - Ready 2 Rumble."