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7.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 607 ratings
  1. 10 (61)
  2. 9 (221)
  3. 8 (205)
  4. 7 (73)
  5. 6 (24)
  6. 5 (6)
  7. 4 (4)
  8. 3 (2)
  9. 2 (3)
  10. 1 (8)

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  • User Rating 9

    A simple, beautiful, inexpensive, addictive game.

    Rated on September 04, 2009 by jimkabrhel

    I was never very good at Breakout or Arkanoid, especially in my younger days. Thanks to years of gaming I finally have decent reflexes, so that when I go back and play those game, they seem a lot easi...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Seizure waiting to happen? Check. <br /> 80 levels? Check.<br /> Old-school arcade-y concept in HD? Check.<br /> Only

    Rated on October 26, 2009 by KillerWabbit23

    The brick-breaking genre has been dormant of late. Dormant until now, as Shatter isn't exactly a revolution so much as a remake. This doesn't mean that it's dated, however, as the HD graphics and tigh...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    A great modern take on the Breakout formula.

    Rated on April 02, 2013 by Anonymoe

    Pros: Highly refined, addictive arcade action; Catchy soundtrack Cons: Awkward, unbindable controls; Bosses can be frustrating The idea behind Shatter seems so blatantly obvious that I feel emb...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    For what it is, Shatter is just about perfect.

    Rated on February 22, 2010 by djwood84

    Its a good thing this game wasn't in the arcade during my childhood, I would have spent the equivalent of a college education 25cents at a time just trying to beat this wicked little shooter/puzzle hy...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Smack the ball, blow the ball, suck the ball....

    Rated on November 24, 2010 by stevew2607

    Shatter is a modern take on break out. Wait you are 5 and don't know what break out is? Wait if you are 5 why are you here? Nevermind, break out was one of the first games where you hit a ball with a ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    A number of small innovations and delectably addictive gameplay make Shatter a (brick) smashing good time.

    Rated on February 04, 2011 by c_rakestraw

    Shatter is, at a glance, just another Arkanoid clone with excellent production values. But to say that would be like saying Geometry Wars is just another Robotron clone with those same values. The poi...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    The classic "Brick-Breaker" formula gets a new paint job, gravity shifting blast waves, and bosses...WIN!

    Rated on July 24, 2009 by FunWithMatches

    When I play a PSN game, I'm looking for something that offers up a guilty pleasure. Something that has a good mix of progression but also some mindless fun that'll suck me in for an hour or so. Enter ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Shatter doesn't just make block-breaking fresh and fun again, it's also a fantastic game in its own right.

    Rated on July 24, 2009 by Tikicobra

    Block-breaking games – like just about every puzzle game – have been around for a very long time, and after many years of similar-style games that fail to break free from the crowd (no pun intended) i...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Addictive even after beating the game twice

    Rated on July 30, 2009 by SeanK

    I've played through the game twice now (ranking in the top 300 worldwide) and it is addictively fun. After playing Arkanoid on XBLA and buying the game instead of playing the demo (doh) I knew the gen...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Shatter puts you in a trance with its fusion of beats and visuals that add new dimensions to the brick-breaking gameplay

    Rated on July 30, 2009 by Ripcurl530

    Shatter is a brick-breaking game. That sounds boring. Shatter is a high-adrenaline brick-breaking game infused with throbbing beats and flashy graphics to the point where you'll certainly forget that ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.