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  • Summary: Quantum Break blurs the line between television and gameplay, integrating the two into one seamless, uniquely immersive experience. Quantum Break weaves the cinematic action of intense gameplay with the tension and drama of scripted television, creating a world where each has a direct impactQuantum Break blurs the line between television and gameplay, integrating the two into one seamless, uniquely immersive experience. Quantum Break weaves the cinematic action of intense gameplay with the tension and drama of scripted television, creating a world where each has a direct impact on the other. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Oct 26, 2016
    95
    Quantum Break is a great game from start to finish, and playing it with all the benefits of being on PC just make it that much better. Given that this game is coming out at a lower price point on PC as well, there's just not excuse not to get it.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    Nov 9, 2016
    84
    Yet another well done Remedy shooter, but I rather play the game than watch looong videos, even though they are pretty well done. [Oct 2016]
  3. Apr 7, 2016
    80
    Quantum Break is an action experience with great presentation, but on PC it doesn't look as spectacular as on Xbox One.
  4. Apr 12, 2016
    62
    Quantum Break, in enlarging their length and complexity, turns them into a crutch that’s forced to support a game that can’t consistently match their appeal.
  5. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    May 18, 2016
    60
    Quantum Break unfortunately remained somewhere halfway. The series is hollow and gameplay parts are rare. However, the game mechanics are so amusing that it can entertain you for a whole afternoon. [Issue#263]
  6. Apr 17, 2016
    60
    This is the most frustrated I’ve been with a shoddy port in years. There have been other high-profile trainwrecks in the recent past, like Batman: Arkham Knight and Assassin’s Creed: Unity. But I didn’t LIKE those games, aside from their obvious PC woes...I love Quantum Break.
  7. Apr 17, 2016
    50
    The PC version of Quantum Break suffers of several critical issues. The UWP needs a big number of fixes in order to compete with Steam, Gog and other gaming platforms. The lack of fluidity and big resolution problems are enough to prefer the Xbox One version of Quantum Break.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 146
  2. Negative: 47 out of 146
  1. Apr 16, 2016
    10
    I was skeptical, because Microsoft flopped hard with PC launch.

    But: once I bought it and finished, I'd realised that the game is 10/10
    I was skeptical, because Microsoft flopped hard with PC launch.

    But: once I bought it and finished, I'd realised that the game is 10/10 material.

    Best gunplay in videogames since Max Payne 2 and F.E.A.R.

    Awesome story with really good-written and portrayed characters

    Stunning visuals.

    Even the godawful Win Store and XBox app can't spoil this.

    Bravo, Remedy
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  2. Apr 22, 2020
    10
    Создатели прям постарались, увлекательный сюжет и механика игры не заставят скучать точноСоздатели прям постарались, увлекательный сюжет и механика игры не заставят скучать точно
  3. Jun 16, 2020
    9
    If you are into Sci-Fi then this game will blow your minds! I loved the game and the story. There is actually a tv-show which is based uponIf you are into Sci-Fi then this game will blow your minds! I loved the game and the story. There is actually a tv-show which is based upon the story is inside of the game! So you will play the game and watch the tv-show! I hope there will be a sequel. 9hrs on record. Expand
  4. Dec 6, 2018
    7
    Quantum Break is 60% walking simulator, 25% third-person shooter, and 15% TV show – an odd combination that will disappoint anyone who likesQuantum Break is 60% walking simulator, 25% third-person shooter, and 15% TV show – an odd combination that will disappoint anyone who likes their genres clearly defined. The pieces generally mesh together well, though, and it’s good to see Remedy’s unique story-telling skills are as sharp as ever. An easy 7/10, and worth a purchase at $10 or less. Hope you have a good internet connection, though. The live-action episodes stream directly from servers (they don’t download with the game).
    Total size on my hard-drive: 70.6 GB

    ++ Production values. Music, visuals, voice-acting, animations, visual design – among the best you’ll find in any game at the moment.

    + A slow-burn sort of story, Quantum Break’s narrative has an inner logic that is all too rare in time-travel adventures. Translation: the story can seem confusing at times, but everything is explained, either through dialogue or collectibles. Everything.
    + There is not an awkward casting choice to be found.
    + The live-action episodes are well-shot, and blend well into the gameplay sections – thanks in no small part to the excellent graphics.
    + The gameplay action sequences are very well done. The time-power-based combat is for the most part fluid and deadly. (Experienced players may actually find the combat too easy.)
    + Most levels, though linear, are quite large and, in the manner of old gaming days, bear exploring to find all sorts of hidden collectibles and easter eggs.

    +/- The major choices an impact on how the story develops, though not as big as I’d hoped. Choosing a different path doesn’t just result in different events; characters develop differently as well. Yet major story events will still unfold in the same or a similar manner regardless of what choice is made.
    +/- Characters. They work, for the most part. Martin Hatch (Lance Reddick) stands out as a singular man of mystery, and I would have liked to play as Beth at a certain crucial point in the story. The rest fall into fairly standard stereo-types. Some dialogue can be cheesy as well.
    +/- Remedy was experimenting with melding different methods of story-telling in Quantum Break. Traditional combat-driven gameplay is barely a quarter of how you’ll spend your time. Much of it will be spent walking from place to place, solving some simple platforming challenges, and reading lore / backstory from the large amount of collectibles you can find. The live-action episodes that link each act are well-shot and do a great job of sustaining dramatic momentum, though that probably won’t be good enough for those who want to play (instead of watch) their games.

    - The live-action video portions do not download with the game; they stream from servers.
    - The graphics look great but are very demanding. 1080P Medium gives me 30fps on my RX 470.
    - No hip-firing. Wtf? Yup. You can only fire your weapons when aiming down the sights.
    - There is a simplified system to upgrade your time-powers that relies on collecting random “chronon particles” that can be found throughout the gameplay levels. It provides a reason to explore the environments, but the system as a whole feels left over from what presumably would have been a much more intricate skill system.
    - A general disappointment for me was the build-up to what seemed to be a special enemy type, the Shifter: a tortured character that exists in multiple planes of time, who is extremely hard to kill and very aggressive. From the constant references I was certain we were going to fight one at some point – perhaps the final boss. Nope. We never, ever face even one Shifter. Seems like another concept that had to be cut from the game.
    - Final boss is mechanically a big disappointment. It’s a wave-based horde-mode; in-between each wave is a nonsensical mechanic that, if failed, is a one-hit kill. Contrary to most forum threads, it’s not a hard fight, but it feels cheap and lazy.

    Quantum Break was most rewarding when setting the difficulty to Easy to cruise through the combat and otherwise play it as a walking simulator. There is a ton of lore hidden throughout the game, and much of it is worth reading if you’re enjoying the story and are a fan of time-travel entertainment. I doubt this is what people were expecting from a studio like Remedy, famous for games like Max Payne and Alan Wake. Those looking for a steady stream of action-laden levels will be disappointed. But it is a must-buy for time-travel fans, and a thoughtful, intricate story for those who are willing to take the time to read every note and journal the game has to offer.
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  5. Feb 26, 2020
    5
    Bad port, the tv elements didn't really work, gameplay was ok but not great, story was predicable and the game therefore became a chore.
  6. Jan 29, 2020
    4
    The only good thing about this game is the actors, but not the graphics, not the music, etc. Did not like
  7. Mar 1, 2020
    0
    That's the strength of the game more to the phrases you can't do when you have to get there to solve his puzzle reset and I can't do anythingThat's the strength of the game more to the phrases you can't do when you have to get there to solve his puzzle reset and I can't do anything like it's a crap so something can't be done Expand

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