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  • Summary: Shatter is a retro-inspired brick-breaking game that merges familiar action with unique twists and a modern crafted production approach. [Steam]
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
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  1. Shatter is a brilliant expansion to traditional arcade-style gameplay, and how often can you say that a new contender has improved on a classic?
  2. In short, Shatter is a really enjoyable re-imagining of a time-tested genre that adds the fun of physics, snazzy graphics, and a phenomenal soundtrack to a favorite classic.
  3. If you have enjoyed any version of Arkanoid, or Breakout, then Shatter is worth a purchase. It might even be worth it for some people that don’t even enjoy the genre that much, it is that good.
  4. Shatter’s Story Mode is really just an appetizer. Additional modes are the most addictive things in this game.
  5. 83
    If you are a fan of this genre then you will love Shatter to bits (bad joke, I know), but even if you don't like these 'break out' type affairs, giving Shatter a go would really be worth your time.
  6. It's fairly priced and deserves to be enjoyed for all of its arcadey goodness.
  7. It's not a whole lot of replay value, but it's something — and for a $10 retro-inspired arcade-style game, that certainly doesn't suck. Or blow.

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  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
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  1. Sep 13, 2012
    9
    I bought Shatter on the PSN more than a year ago. As I write this, Steam is selling Shatter with its soundtrack for $2.87. I am gladly payingI bought Shatter on the PSN more than a year ago. As I write this, Steam is selling Shatter with its soundtrack for $2.87. I am gladly paying for it again. You can't ask for more from the genre. Expand
  2. Sep 5, 2011
    9
    Shatter is one of those games that might slip through generations, as the Breakout/Arkanoid formula has all but disappeared from the gamingShatter is one of those games that might slip through generations, as the Breakout/Arkanoid formula has all but disappeared from the gaming landscape. But as modern remakes of classics like Galaga, Pac Man, and Space Invaders have shown, these titles can be successfully updated while remaining their core gameplay. Available on both PS3 and PC (Through Steam), Shatter is the definitive modern Paddle/Ball game. Boasting a story mode which takes you through gorgeous stages with an incredible soundtrack, this mode does a great job of introducing you to the mechanics. Once you complete story though, youâ Expand
  3. Oct 16, 2012
    9
    An innovative approach to the Breakout formula with great gameplay, decent graphic and an awesome soundtrack. The only thing that bothers meAn innovative approach to the Breakout formula with great gameplay, decent graphic and an awesome soundtrack. The only thing that bothers me is that their leaderboard isn't independent of Steam, which reduces the replay value for me. Otherwise, I would have considered it the best puzzle game in years. Expand
  4. ish
    Dec 24, 2010
    9
    Great gameplay, awesome music, the no limit mode is very addictive, for less than 5â
  5. Mar 30, 2011
    9
    This game may look like it's just "Breakout", but it's so much more. They add in a lot of different elements - different kinds of bricks andThis game may look like it's just "Breakout", but it's so much more. They add in a lot of different elements - different kinds of bricks and balls, power ups, even excellent boss battles. The music is also some excellent electonica (they sell it separately on their site). The effect of the graphics and music together is mesmerizing, it's a pretty entrancing experience. Expand
  6. Mar 15, 2014
    8
    I bough this game in a Humble Bundle, didn't expect anything from it, but it is awesome! Short, but exciting levels, challenge, fun! Don'tI bough this game in a Humble Bundle, didn't expect anything from it, but it is awesome! Short, but exciting levels, challenge, fun! Don't expect too much, have fun! Expand
  7. Mar 25, 2015
    5
    I enjoyed it, but you should know that it's like Pong or Space Invaders but with more effects, gimmicks and variation. WithoutI enjoyed it, but you should know that it's like Pong or Space Invaders but with more effects, gimmicks and variation. Without gameplay-altering unlockables, except for a few extra game modes, its replay value comes from online high score tables. That's that. Expand

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