Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. A mighty fine take on the genre. A solid game that's worth owning.
  2. It's the only Breakout! clone on the DS to date, and it shows a remarkable amount of polish.
  3. 80
    It's great for small bursts of play, and Survival is more fun than you might expect. It may not have the longevity of other DS titles, but for quick, easy arcade fun, this is one clone you may want to invest in.
  4. If there has to be a game that epitomizes the phrase “substance over style,” Break’em All clinches it. The design of this game is based upon some of the most addicting arcade and console games ever conceived.
  5. What's great about Break 'Em All is that it's one of those fun titles that you can take with you anywhere and play through without worrying about rushing through it too quickly.
  6. Break 'Em All manages to nail down the gameplay and proves to be a satisfying if familiar addition to the Breakout family.
  7. Break’em All is certainly worth a purchase, especially if you're an old-school gamer. It offers classic arcade action when wanting to kill some time.
  8. 75
    The controls are very tight, the modes are amusing and the game itself is quite varied. However, the somewhat tedious graphics and lackluster multiplayer are a bit of a turnoff.
  9. You may be tempted to write this game off due to its extremely generic title, cheap-looking box art, and derivative concept(basically it's a new version of "Arkanoid"). {sept. 2006, p.100]
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. D.P.
    Aug 27, 2007
    7
    If you want a fairly decent Breakout/Arkanoid game for the DS, this will do nicely. You can use the triggers or stylus to move the bat and If you want a fairly decent Breakout/Arkanoid game for the DS, this will do nicely. You can use the triggers or stylus to move the bat and there's a mixed collection of powerups. There's a large selection of set and random levels. Full Review »
  2. TonyG.
    Aug 1, 2006
    7
    i say 7.5 to be exact. game reminds me of arkanoid and gradius in one.had alot of fun with this one. stylus control is a big plus on this i say 7.5 to be exact. game reminds me of arkanoid and gradius in one.had alot of fun with this one. stylus control is a big plus on this type game. tons of levels, thousands i think!?!! the best budget title for the system so far. breakout fans will eat up. Full Review »