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  • Summary: Shattered Horizon is the first game from Futuremark Games Studio that immerses you in the cold reality of combat in space. This multiplayer first-person shooter is played entirely in zero gravity. A catastrophic explosion on the Moon has filled near-Earth space with billions of tons of rockyShattered Horizon is the first game from Futuremark Games Studio that immerses you in the cold reality of combat in space. This multiplayer first-person shooter is played entirely in zero gravity. A catastrophic explosion on the Moon has filled near-Earth space with billions of tons of rocky debris. You and your friends will join intense 32 player battles to control hollowed-out asteroids, huge fragments of Moon rock and the ruined remains of the International Space Station. With simple and intuitive controls, you have complete freedom of movement in the distinctive zero gravity environments. Not only can you use your rocket pack to fly anywhere but you can also land on any surface to attack your enemies from unexpected angles. Shattered Horizon challenges you to take your FPS skills to the next level adapting what you have learned on the battlefield to create new tactics in a fully three dimensional battle space. With your rifle at the ready you can handle anything the enemy can throw at you. But if you let go of your gun, chances are you're already dead. [Steam] Expand
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Shattered Horizon manages to expand the first person shooter genre by literally another dimension. Sadly enough it is very well possible that this title might be relegated to a niche existence because of its originality.
  2. It's very admirable for Futuremark to make an exclusively PC game that is DX10 only, to boot, but I'm not quite sold on the longevity of the zero-G concept. It's a new and exciting spin on the competitive FPS genre, but I don't think it will keep me away from games like Borderlands or Dragon Age for long.
  3. Shattered Horizons is a solid, enjoyable multiplayer experience that takes an original idea and creates a game that is easy to enjoy.
  4. It's a great multi-player game, those looking for something deeper or a single player experience may not find what they are looking for here. Though a group or several groups that actually role play in their games may transform the experience to something on a deeper level.
  5. With more content, a slightly less steep learning curve and less strict system requirements it'd have been a no brainer.
  6. It's very thrilling for a short time, but the limited amount of weapons and levels will bring you back down to earth quite fast. It's still a dynamic and action-packed shooter with great graphics, but doesn't offer much in the long term.
  7. Futuremark could have made a great multiplayer shooter out of this concept, but, alas, they decided to sell a glorified tech demo.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 35
  2. Negative: 3 out of 35
  1. KevinB
    Dec 6, 2009
    10
    It is awesome! I have herd it called the next counter strike. It's like a combination of CS, COD, and Moonraker.
  2. JacobV
    Jan 1, 2010
    10
    Shattered Horizon is a really fun game, at a cheap price. After just half an hour, i was having so much fun floating around in space, Shattered Horizon is a really fun game, at a cheap price. After just half an hour, i was having so much fun floating around in space, shooting people. I haven't seen any bugs yet either. Expand
  3. Dec 16, 2010
    10
    The realistic graphics six-degrees of freedom and addictive game play are what makes this game great. The only down side is the lack ofThe realistic graphics six-degrees of freedom and addictive game play are what makes this game great. The only down side is the lack of players due to the need for a good graphics card and a strong computer. With the recent additions of new weapons the game is becoming more and more expansive and some say that a story mode is on the way. Even with the small down sides this is still arguably the best multi-player first-person shooter in video gaming history. Expand
  4. PatrickM
    Dec 15, 2009
    9
    Feels like a beta game to me. I like how this game allows you to move freely about. The extra dimension gives you alot more flexibility when Feels like a beta game to me. I like how this game allows you to move freely about. The extra dimension gives you alot more flexibility when planning a strategy, and the graphics are awesome. It breaks the mold when it comes to strategy, but feels like all other fps innovations (and some basics) that have happened over the years were thrown out the window. I like how theyve made the controls easy to use but hard to master, but this just may be a side-effect of the 'full' 3d implementation (ability to move freely on all axes). It was frustrating at first but i finally got used to it. Though i do believe they should add a tips screen or 'gasp' some tutorials to make it a bit easier for ppl to grasp. The lack of different classes was kind of refreshing, everybody has the same kit. And choosing what your team needs vs whats fun is not an issue like it can be in some other games. But when the 1 weapon you do have sucks it is a bit disappointing. The weapon is stuck in full auto, except for when you are using the scope, then it fires 10 round bursts. And the scope is lackluster at best (no zoom just a scope). I hope they update this in a later patch. The games lack of any anti-cheat also was an unwelcome occourence. Not that i like programs like punkbuster running all the time (which i dont) but in this case id rather have it be there. This game is still pretty small (only 5-6 servers full last weekend) and its hard to just avoid them. And i have yet to see any server admins to issue the banhammer. Ill give it an 9 for what it is right now, all that it really needs it a bit of polish, and none of the issues are all that great in the scope of things. And id rather support an indie developer with a good idea, than keep throwin money at studios that keep making the same cookie cutter game over and over again. Expand
  5. Oct 13, 2012
    8
    I've never actually played this so I gave it a score of it's current user average so as not to skew its score. I am just wondering how an SMGI've never actually played this so I gave it a score of it's current user average so as not to skew its score. I am just wondering how an SMG is supposed to be fired in a weightless atmosphere? Since every action has an opposite and equal reaction, wouldn't this result in your body being recoiled backwards with the same force as the bullet? Expand
  6. Dec 14, 2012
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Nice idea for a game, but it lacks content and community. Servers are empty and it gets very boring fighting bots all time. From a cheap sale its worth trying out. Expand
  7. Nov 5, 2011
    0
    Windows 7 users beware, this is a totally useless program. I was looking forward to playing this, and it won't even play on my laptop!Windows 7 users beware, this is a totally useless program. I was looking forward to playing this, and it won't even play on my laptop! Worthless, and the game designers are quite aware most users are running Windows 7 and most are running 64bit! C'mon! I would give this trash a negative ZERO, but they just don't let you rate it that low. Most usually why steam had it on sale! Expand

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