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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.[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
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 34
  3. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. A fantastic title on the PSN, and one that nobody should overlook. It'll easily appeal to all players, and manages to turn a pretty stale formula on it's ear without really tossing a great deal of new play mechanics your way.
  2. Shatter is a wonderfully addictive title which improves on the formula set out by games such as Breakout in every way. If you buy this title you certainly wont regret it.
  3. 90
    A delight from beginning to end...Shatter stands right up there with Breakout and Arkanoid as one of (if not the) best brick-breaking games ever made.
  4. 85
    Taken as a whole, Shatter combines well-thought-out gameplay with a highly polished and immersive aesthetic. Only a particular type of person need apply, perhaps, but if you’re into Geometry Wars or other score-based titles, Shatter should keep you satisfied.
  5. Shatter is best-suited to people who have a friends list full of scoreboard fiends. That's what'll bring replay value to a game that's only going to take you a couple of hours to see in its entirety. But even if you're not that type of player, Shatter still has enough style and action in it to be worth checking out.
  6. 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.
  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: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jun 23, 2011
    10
    Simply love itSimply love it .......................................................................................................................................... Expand
  2. 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 iti 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
  3. 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 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
  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 mustWhat 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 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. Collapse
  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 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
  7. Apr 4, 2015
    6
    First it was really fun, but after some level it got boring. In my opinion it is too repetitive for a normal game and too complex for a miniFirst it was really fun, but after some level it got boring. In my opinion it is too repetitive for a normal game and too complex for a mini games. Sort of sitting between two chairs.

    It is not that in would be always the same thing with only changing backgrounds. There are many different special blocks (rotating, exploding, rocketing, floating…), game modes (normal, hold 3 balls as long as possible, Tetris-like survival) and different areas (rectacular, circular), but always you end up doing the same: You a paddle and attract or push away blocks (and the ball) by a weak gravitational force from the paddle.
    If you like doing that for hours, the game is for you. Otherwise look out for something else.
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