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  • Summary: Prepare to deliver death from every angle, as you master your skills and compete in unprecedented gravity-defying combat in LawBreakers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. Aug 15, 2017
    90
    Mixing eclectic elements from throughout the genre’s history, but making them all entirely its own, LawBreakers is an immediate, energised shot of FPS purity, with intelligence, depth, and exhilarating strategy to spare.
  2. Aug 13, 2017
    85
    A great competitive FPS with a fair and tempting price-tag.
  3. Aug 25, 2017
    80
    LawBreakers is an enjoyable shooter with a twist. It's a shame the matchmaking isn't exactly up to par with the excellent gameplay.
  4. Sep 6, 2017
    78
    LawBreakers delivers in terms of neat weapons, lightning-fast kills, and aspirational skills. You’ll look back in awe at performing feats like landing a triple kill while blasting yourself backwards into a zero-g environment. Despite the adrenaline-fueled highs, the title falls back to earth due to uninteresting environments, generic characters, and a lack of variety.
  5. Aug 22, 2017
    70
    LawBreakers wants to be known for its gravity changes in arenas, yet it is mainly known for building a bridge between classic arena shooters and the new hero shooters of today. It's too bad LawBreakers does not have the content or style to really impress.
  6. 70
    Beneath a brash exterior of dated ‘attitude’ and unwelcoming presentation lies a finely tuned jet engine of a shooter, that has the technical chops to distinguish itself in a crowded and fickle genre.
  7. Aug 17, 2017
    40
    The game's propensity for indulging counterintuitive elements feels like a willful act of self-sabotage.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 37
  2. Negative: 10 out of 37
  1. Aug 12, 2017
    10
    I like this game much more than casual Overwatch. It's really fast and fluid and the low gravity mode makes it really fun to transfer theI like this game much more than casual Overwatch. It's really fast and fluid and the low gravity mode makes it really fun to transfer the arenas. The lagging problems have been fixed but I'd recommend playing it on the PS4 Pro as the Slim seems to have some framerate problems in very busy moments, at least for now.

    Game is very worth trying for the great price.

    Somehow getting the feeling a lot of people voting it down are just angry that Cliffy B releases the game on PS4 first.
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  2. Aug 9, 2017
    10
    Haven't had this much fun in a shooter in a very long time since Halo 3 back on Xbox 360. If your looking for a fast competitive shooterHaven't had this much fun in a shooter in a very long time since Halo 3 back on Xbox 360. If your looking for a fast competitive shooter this is the game for you. Expand
  3. Aug 8, 2017
    10
    First thing's first....

    If you LOVED Unreal Tournament, or Death-Matchy games like that, than you're going to love Lawbreakers. I've
    First thing's first....

    If you LOVED Unreal Tournament, or Death-Matchy games like that, than you're going to love Lawbreakers.

    I've seen a few people draw comparisons of this game to other games like OverWatch or Paladins and they can't be further from reality. The only thing close in resemblance between this game and those other two are that they both have "Heroes with special abilities"...that's about it.

    Lawbreakers is more Skilled based than Team based and it's way more fun, in my opinion. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy me some Overwatch but lately have just been getting very bored of it.

    Lawbreakers brings a lot of nostalgia. I used to play the hell out of Counter-Strike and Unreal Tournament back in the early 2000's as a wee little kid. This game brings back all of those found memories. I can't remember the last time a game released that had this type of game play. This is what Death Match is all about.

    The game can get a little tricky in the Low-Gravity areas of the maps but after some time, youi'll definitely get used to it.

    Overall, this is a great, fun, death match type of FPS game with Hero elements. All of the Ultimate abilities are Okay, not overly stupendous, but okay....and there's nothing wrong with that. But the rest of the game is an absolute blast
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  4. Aug 11, 2017
    9
    This game will go down as one of the most underrated titles this year, this game is a treat to players who can play games and will learn toThis game will go down as one of the most underrated titles this year, this game is a treat to players who can play games and will learn to adapt underway and can improve themselves. There are a lot of times where I pull off something really cool in the game like getting a multi kill and it feels satisfying. Okay but let me get into the game and the aspects.

    Story: Nothing much here, an Online shooter like the old FPS titles (unreal tournament with a mixtue of a modern touch of FPS)
    Gameplay: fluid gameplay with no trouble, classes with different weapons and abilities but you don't need need to stick to one class because all classes are perfectly balanced. So it doesn't feel like a TF2 game.
    No, you know what, this game is really something and enjoyable game that deserves more praise, as an indie game this game has better servers than COD and that is really something, you don't die because there was some lag in the game. All have a perfect connection to the server.

    So if you want to support a game that is selling more poorly than what Battleborn did at launch support this game, it doesn't cost full price as an AA title normally does. 30 bucks for 100+ of entertainment.
    I give this game 9/10 because this is an MP game I have been missing, a game that rewards the player and not because some guy has a gun locked behind a paywall.

    AN NO THIS IS NOT An OVERWATCH RIP OFF, this is like Doom, Serious Sam, Unreal Tournament and so on.
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  5. Aug 14, 2017
    8
    Lawbreakers is a nice touch to arena shooters kind of like Quake and Unreal Tournament. I heard a lot people stating the fact that it is copyLawbreakers is a nice touch to arena shooters kind of like Quake and Unreal Tournament. I heard a lot people stating the fact that it is copy Overwatch, but that's not true. It's more of a coincidence instead of a copy. Lawbreakers is a fast paced arena shooter that rely more on skill than teamwork, but it doesn't mean there should not be teamwork. This game is $30 dollars which is a cheap price for a new multiplayer only shooter. You can use variety of characters with different abilities and weapons to wipe your enemies to the floor with nice gravity mechanics to punish your enemies the way you want to. The problem is that the characters are uninteresting, and needs to be improved on to make them more interesting to play and some of their abilities are a bit overpowered and needs to be nerfed. Other than that, if you like arena shooters like Quake and Unreal Tournament, then this game is for you. I would recommend this game. Expand
  6. Aug 10, 2017
    5
    I have followed Cliffy for a long time, and it's rare that one of his games disappoints me; at least on PS4. There is simply not enoughI have followed Cliffy for a long time, and it's rare that one of his games disappoints me; at least on PS4. There is simply not enough content, and you will notice that within your first hour of play. Lawbreakers from a visual perspective looks decent, but it's clearly not optimized well enough on PS4 and not enough maps to keep it refreshing.

    None of the modes are as interesting as the title insinuates, it's all kind of thrown together, and it's really hard for me to pinpoint what exactly they were going for or what they were thinking. I know it's at a reduced price but sometimes that actually shows a lack of confidence in the product you sold me. The gameplay is okay, but sometimes it's too complicated. Normally that's not an issue, but it's not as accessible as Overwatch so at the end of the day I would rather play that, and even that game can get strategically confusing.

    The characters are really weird. Some look cool like the Vanguard and others like the Sentinel are just weird.

    Hopefully, this leads to something else as I will always support Cliffy's games, but I'm not happy with this one.
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  7. Aug 16, 2017
    0
    Requested a refund because it is the worst attempt at a shooter i have ever seen. The anti gravity zones are stupid, the operators are jackedRequested a refund because it is the worst attempt at a shooter i have ever seen. The anti gravity zones are stupid, the operators are jacked up, and the game just isnt fun. If you like getting killed by super fast little kids hoped up on adderall then be my guest. I dont think this game will go anywhere. Good luck Expand

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