Beam Breakers PC

Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
Buy On
  1. 80
    Beam Breakers does manage to create and admirably deliver an enormous, believable, and simply awesome sense of scale and liveliness.
  2. A decent title which will probably appeal to fans of games like "Wipeout" or "Quantum Redshift," plus some of the "GTA" thugs out there like me will enjoy it as well.
  3. 40
    Beam Breakers could have been a fun, arcade-styled racing game, but the stop and start mission structure coupled with a distinct lack of depth really pulls its score down.
  4. PC Gamer
    79
    While the critical control element isn't as slick as it could've been, it packs one hell of a visual bang, and it can cough up some pretty addictive gameplay. [Dec 2002, p.104]
  5. Even though the game's obviously meant to pinpoint the sheer racing aspect of it all, there's nothing in its essence to make it more addictive. On the other hand, other aspects deserve praising; the level design, various visual details, a wide variety of car models, etc.
  6. Occasionally intense but lacks the personality and polish of its source material.
  7. 52
    The AI is stuck in neutral, the races aren't exciting enough to get your engine running, and the missions feel a bit flat.
  8. It appears that the developers spent all of their time in creating the city and traffic, and the AI and gameplay took a back seat.
  9. Computer Games Magazine
    60
    The graphics are sharp and the engine is smooth, providing good control once you get a feel for the slippery vehicles. [Feb 2003, p.85]
  10. Slow and jerky movement, deficient sound effects, and repetitive action cause this release to be a frustrating disappointment.
  11. Computer Gaming World
    50
    There's some high-flying fun in this racer, but the numerous unnecessary hurdles will send you cruising back to the store to return Beam Breakers. [Feb 2003, p.88]
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. JohnD.
    Mar 31, 2003
    7
    Not too bad...
  2. JohnS.
    Dec 19, 2002
    10
    Exciting Game. I've played this Game even when I get bored. Just keep on playing this game! You can have more Special cars and get a Exciting Game. I've played this Game even when I get bored. Just keep on playing this game! You can have more Special cars and get a speed with the Vipes car (a flying Viper) up to 400 KMh. There are lots of surprising vehicles too like an flying chinese snack bar just like in "fifth element". This game rocks! Full Review »