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  • Summary: The Riftbreaker is a base-building, survival game with Action-RPG elements. You are an elite scientist/commando inside an advanced Mecha-Suit capable of dimensional rift travel. Hack & slash countless enemies. Build up your base, collect samples and research new inventions to survive.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Nov 30, 2021
    90
    An extremely well-done genre mix with massive battles and fantastic graphics. Both the base building and the RTS elements work extremely well.
  2. Oct 21, 2021
    90
    With a lengthy campaign that supports every aspect of its genre-bending gameplay, The Riftbreaker feels like a momentous big-budget release. Thankfully, its amazing visuals that scale well from less powerful rigs all the way to the latest GPUs keeps its aesthetic an eye-popping selling point across multiple setups. The fact that it can also showcase that graphical prowess on the latest consoles and still provide a refined strategy experience makes this a special entry into the genre. EXOR Studios has delivered a surprisingly great single-player experience that offers dozens of hours of thoughtful play.
  3. Oct 19, 2021
    87
    The Riftbreaker will throw you on an alien planet both lush and unforgiving, in what could be the perfect mix between a survival RTS and an action/shooter game.
  4. Oct 31, 2021
    85
    You will surely find in The Riftbreaker one of the most intense and adrenaline-pumping games of recent times.
  5. Oct 28, 2021
    83
    The Riftbreaker combines the base-building, action-RPG and survival genres. That can't work? Oh, it can, and this is the proof.
  6. Nov 12, 2021
    80
    The Riftbreaker is a chaotic mess that spans several genres and comes out as perfect as Grandma’s Christmas Trifle. It doesn’t make sense at all but it comes together so nicely and seamlessly, it gives the user a completely unique and challenging experience. Whether you are into tower defence, RTS or even bullet hell or hack & slash, The Riftbreaker is going to give you one hell of a wild ride, and you better hang on for dear life.
  7. Oct 26, 2021
    72
    The focus placed by The Riftbreaker's gameplay loop on resource management may be too monotonous for some players. It's a game that focuses on its base-building mechanics more than its Action RPG mechanics. Still, it's a decent mixture of both that can either be loved or hated by players.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Oct 21, 2021
    10
    A brilliant RTS built with love, care & attention from a studio with a history of after release support.
    A must buy.
  2. Oct 16, 2021
    10
    Чуть ли не единственный настоящий игровой изумруд за долгий период. Сразу отмечу что не обнаружил новомодной пропаганды повестки как вЧуть ли не единственный настоящий игровой изумруд за долгий период. Сразу отмечу что не обнаружил новомодной пропаганды повестки как в омерзительной Below Zero. Игра развлекает а не рассказывает тебе как жить и перед кем каяться на коленях. Короче кому зашли factorio, satisfactory, subnautica можете смело брать. Боевая часть сделано приятно, от силовых кулаков до ядерных ракет, да да, именно мой друг, здесь можно взять по пусковой установке ядерных ракет в каждую руку и сносить орды ксеносов за мгновения. И это не так же уныло, дорого и бессмысленно как в factorio. Так же вся карта засеянная не пропадающими со временем атомными минами тоже греет душу. Expand
  3. Dec 1, 2021
    10
    This is the best art design I have ever seen. The mechanics are simple compared to Factorio but still very enjoyable.
  4. Dec 25, 2021
    8
    Goddamn this game has one of the most addictive gameplay loop i've ever seen ! i came for the insane tower defense action and i stayed for theGoddamn this game has one of the most addictive gameplay loop i've ever seen ! i came for the insane tower defense action and i stayed for the immersive campaign, this is some of the most fun i've had playing videogame in a while.
    I've seen the comparisons to Factorio or they are billions, but to an old gamer like me, this feels like the Starcraft map i dreamed of over 20 years ago :D
    Though there's a lack of endgame content and the game needs some balancing and qol update, but it's still a good 30-40 hours and if the devs stick to their roadmap i have no doubt that i'll come back to this review in a few months to give it a 10.
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  5. Oct 18, 2021
    8
    If you had asked me two days ago, I might have given the game a 9, maybe 9.5. But now I'm in the late midgame with one established and wellIf you had asked me two days ago, I might have given the game a 9, maybe 9.5. But now I'm in the late midgame with one established and well defended base, and wow did it get seriously grindy. Unlocking alien tech isn't fun. Its a test of patience as you carefully scrounge pixel by pixel for 50 of X or 35 of y to scan.
    I'll still give it a solid 8, because the rest of the game is great, and being a big mech stomping bugs is -always- a good time. And with a patch to rework alien tech, this could be a seriously great ongoing "city builder" twin stick resource managey....thing.
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  6. Jan 13, 2022
    7
    Engaging and addicting Tower Defense/Resource Management game. Similar to forager in some ways. Try getting it on sale if possible. Great gameEngaging and addicting Tower Defense/Resource Management game. Similar to forager in some ways. Try getting it on sale if possible. Great game to play casually. Expand
  7. Oct 16, 2021
    4
    Good game with a lot good things going for it. Sadly the release is completely botched with a ton of game breaking bugs and optimization andGood game with a lot good things going for it. Sadly the release is completely botched with a ton of game breaking bugs and optimization and balance issues Expand

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