Fracture PlayStation 3

Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 40
  2. Negative: 6 out of 40
Buy On
  1. LucasArts touted Fracture not just as an exercise in extreme landscaping, but as an new property that would help them break their dependence on Jedi. They just forgot to invest in story, characters, or heart.
  2. 42
    Somewhere deep within Fracture, far, far below its offensively derivative crust, lies a worthwhile, original game. It's very much a game with a gimmick -- terraforming terrain on the fly -- and while that gimmick works well (if a bit too predictably), Fracture is thoroughly unexciting.
  3. It should be noted that the idea of terrain deformation is a good one, and one that deserves to be expanded on, but this time around its implementation is significantly below par in execution. So much so, that I’d be hard-pressed to recommend the game to anyone - even as a rental.
  4. While the game itself is technically proficient, nothing about the gameplay pushes it above and beyond that base level of proficiency. Its biggest problem comes from a clever premise with poor implementation. There's some replay value here in the multiplayer and the collection of data cells, which unlock the weapons from the campaign in a weapons testing area, but even those can get old very quickly. Once you get past the limited use of the terrain deformation you'll find yourself searching for anything new or exciting in Fracture's take on the sci-fi third-person shooter.
  5. Edge Magazine
    40
    Given that its bland combat is little enhanced by the ability to create cover, you suspect that the promises made for the technology have simply dug its own grave. [Dec 2008, p.90]
  6. Fracture is disappointing, because it is immediately apparent that a lot of good ideas went into it. Unfortunately, the experience of playing it is generally not fun.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. MarkJ.
    Oct 7, 2008
    8
    Fracture should be awarded for it's innovation in bringing a new mechanic to a genre that's always been about the size of your Fracture should be awarded for it's innovation in bringing a new mechanic to a genre that's always been about the size of your guns. For the gamer who likes some strategy with their shooter. Full Review »
  2. JackC.
    Oct 2, 2008
    9
    Very good game, good graphics, good sound and very good and original ideas.
  3. Aug 13, 2014
    4
    I didn't get very far into this game before deciding not to play it. Basically, it did not seem play tested by the developers. The first majorI didn't get very far into this game before deciding not to play it. Basically, it did not seem play tested by the developers. The first major gripe I had was how forced upon you terrain alteration was. I'm all ok with using the developers tools however they are forced upon you as the only way to play this game....and it is way overdone. The second issue is that given that terrain alteration is so necessary they get the most obvious and easily accessible controller buttons leaving the shooting, aiming and sprint to get the other buttons....which are more awkward and annoying to use and none of this can be remapped through the options menu. That would have made a huge difference. The third issue is I ran out of ammo and frequently got stuck with weapons and no ammo, and none in sight. Melee didn't work all that great either so another frustration. Then on top of this when you zoom in your character goes all fuzzy and moves ultra slow for some reason. Overall I'm an hour in and four things which are bothering me. Time to put the game down and move on to another one, this one deserves low rating. If you have patience go for it though a quirky part of this game did call to me. I actually like hardcore games but this ones design just put me off way too easily. Full Review »