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  • Summary: [Playstation Network] Shatter reminds players of classic brick-breaking games, but with twists that make it modern and unique including: Innovative controls, physics effects, power-ups, special attacks, and boss battles which combine to provide an experience that is always interactive. Standard, Boss Rush and Bonus game modes enhanced with leaderboards and trophies. Vibrant 3D style presented across 10 distinct worlds in 4xAA 60fps HD. A fully scored soundtrack featuring more than 90 minutes of rich original music. [Sidhe] Expand
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  1. Positive: 34 out of 34
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  1. Quite simply one of the best games on the PS3. Every PS3 owner needs this game in their collection.
  2. Good, well-priced DLC support can help extend the game’s life and appeal, so Shatter is a good leaderboard competition game with friends for now much like Super Stardust HD and Geometry Wars before it.
  3. It's not very long, it's not very hard, but the new clever game mechanics and awesome retro inspired music soundtrack adds an incredible amount of fun to Shatter - The greatest Breakout-style game created so far!
  4. Shatter is a great game, and well worth a play.
  5. Shatter is an engrossing, smart, beautifully conceived and executed arcade game, but it doesn't quite have the score-racking purity of purpose that makes a Geometry Wars, Pac-Man CE or Out Run Online Arcade so endlessly compelling. Once you've beaten it, which won't take long, you'll move on - but it's a blissful spell while it lasts, an absolute steal at £4.79.
  6. It is a simple game, and the news won’t make you redesign the whole idea of destroying blocks, but as a whole Shatter becomes a pleasant surprise.
  7. 75
    It's a fine interpretation of the old brick-breaker style, and it should keep you entertained, even if it's only once or twice.

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  1. Jun 23, 2011
    10
    Simply love it .......................................................................................................................................... Collapse
  2. ThomasB
    Jul 24, 2009
    9
    A nice twist on the blockbreaker genre, it's fun and, at times, challenging. The Soundtrack is electronic enthused and matches the game perfectly, it's a bargain price and it shouldn't be missed. Expand
  3. Mar 4, 2011
    9
    i must admit i like shatter a lot... its a great game... unfortunately its up against better games right now so i gotta backlog it... but it is great... and i love u shatter Expand
  4. Dec 10, 2013
    9
    What a weird... well crafted... Okay, I'm dazzled. This game is awesome! Maybe one of the best OST ever! Don't even hesitate, this is a must have. After one hour, you'll be addicted. The gameplay is brilliant, clever... But I stop right there. For me, that's a new Tetris. Expand
  5. Onlineatroncnewby36000
    Jul 25, 2009
    8
    Gorgeous to look at and challenging enough to keep you coming back for more. This Arkanoid style arcade game injects fresh life into the classic block-breaking formula. The 90-minute long original soundtrack is a joy to listen to whilst destroying bricks in vertical, horizontal and even circular arenas. For such a low price 'Shatter' is a must buy for those looking to relive classic nostalgia combined with all the modern trappings. Expand
  6. MioK
    Jul 28, 2009
    7
    This game has nice visuals, style, and music. The block physics and suck/blow mechanic are unique and really distinguish this game from the other Breakout clones out there. Some boss battles are fun and can be challenging. However this is still a Breakout clone at heart. The improvements might not last very long to keep you from getting bored playing this genre. Expand

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