Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. For $20 on Steam, it's a hard deal to beat.
  3. It is never easy to create a multiplayer gameplay experience. It is even more difficult to put that same gameplay in a wide open arena where gravity is absent. And it is so much more difficult to use gravity itself as part of the gameplay experience. But Shattered Horizon did it all quite well.
  4. Shattered Horizon is simple, but novel, and it does what it sets out to incredibly well. You'll find yourself envisioning zero-g motion in your head after game sessions, like when you see the blocks after a long game of Tetris.
  5. This is a shooter which challenges your senses. Hopefully, more gamers will play it, otherwise it's doomed: Empty servers aren't exactly what you're searching for when going online.
  6. 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.
  7. Yes, the hide-and-seek multiplayer gameplay is alluring and incredibly immersive thanks to the graphics and well-done audio presentation, but the amount of effort put into detailing the game's back story and the 'briefing' for each level makes me feel a plot-driven singleplayer component would have been well justified.
  8. Shattered Horizons is a solid, enjoyable multiplayer experience that takes an original idea and creates a game that is easy to enjoy.
  9. Pelit (Finland)
    Oct 19, 2011
    80
    Thanks to it numerous upgrades, zero-g shooter is an excellent game nowadays. Pity that no one plays it any more. [June 2011]
  10. Total PC Gaming
    80
    Stunning vision and bullet-proof delivery. [Issue #27, p.54]
  11. Shattered Horizon is an original product that proves to be very different from the majority of the more traditional multiplayer shooters on the market, but beyond its fascinating concept, it's impossible to ignore its lack of content that currently narrows down the variety of the experience. There is however substantial room for improvement upon which Futuremark will hopefully decide to build.
  12. 80
    Shattered Horizon is a great first title for FutureMark Studio and it has a lot of room to grow into a truly one of kind game that you won't be able to find anywhere else. At its price the lack of variety doesn't really hurt the title and their promise of a lot of additional content at no extra charge means that you'll be getting your money's worth.
  13. PC Format
    79
    A good game, but a little slight. [Jan 2010, p.93]
  14. Zero-gravity combat and some interesting twists make Shattered Horizon a unique, if somewhat limited, multiplayer shooter.
  15. There is no doubt that Shattered Horizon has brought a breath of fresh air, in the FPS genre. Unfortunately there are too many gaps, probably related to inexperience in the field of gaming Futuremark, which do not do take the flight to this title. On all a mediocrity technical realization and optimization, the presence of a single weapon, and only three game modes. Addition, the request of Windows Vista or 7 and a high-end computers, creates an impact heavily on the number of potential players. However we should remember that future updates might make the gaming experience more varied and enjoyable.
  16. 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.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 199 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 26 out of 199
  1. AdrianVB
    Dec 18, 2009
    4
    I played this game for about 2 weeks after release day, and the player count has been steadily falling. Any positive points I could give it I played this game for about 2 weeks after release day, and the player count has been steadily falling. Any positive points I could give it are soon taken away when you realize the developers have no interest in keeping it alive. Sure the graphics are pretty and the space idea is neat, but the game has so little content that it basically killed itself. I also find it silly that it takes roughly 30 bullets to kill a person, while a melee can kill in one swipe. The community is also full of immature little kids and teamkillers. Full Review »
  2. HobarW
    Nov 23, 2009
    6
    Very steep learning curve for this game, expect to be killed almost instantly, over and over. Also, the lack of weapon variety is pretty Very steep learning curve for this game, expect to be killed almost instantly, over and over. Also, the lack of weapon variety is pretty disappointing. The control system could be substantially better, as well. Full Review »
  3. Dec 14, 2012
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link 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. Full Review »