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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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. It's fairly priced and deserves to be enjoyed for all of its arcadey goodness.
  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. Shatter’s Story Mode is really just an appetizer. Additional modes are the most addictive things in this game.
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Sep 13, 2012
    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 paying for it again. You can't ask for more from the genre. Expand
  2. Sep 5, 2011
    Shatter 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
    An 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
    Great gameplay, awesome music, the no limit mode is very addictive, for less than 5â
  5. Mar 30, 2011
    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 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
    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't expect too much, have fun! Expand
  7. Dec 11, 2012
    Arkanoid clone where you can "suck" or "blow" objects around the arena. Although there are many game modes and a lengthy campaign I don't feel this has much replay value considering the base game doesn't introduce anything new besides the physics mechanic. Nothing special apart from the music; I wouldn't recommend it to outsiders of the genre. Expand

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