Top Critic Average
An average shooter tied to a compelling, confident story, but the TV show is ultimately an expensive, if entertaining, gimmick.
Quantum Break is a stylish, often-exhilarating third-person shooter wrapped up in a tautly paced tale of time travel.
A slick yet hollow hybrid of television and third-person shooting, Quantum Break sees electric style winning out over a lack of substance.
The elements of a fantastic and creative action game are all present and correct, and at times Quantum Break is indeed both of those things. But unfortunately its various disparate parts tend to get in each other's way, leading to a needlessly complicated presentation that inhibits anything from shining as brightly as it should.
A less than fruitful mix of TV show and video game, where although the individual components are competent they're never quite interesting enough to justify the peculiar set-up.
The show leaves a bit to be desired, but the game is full of breakneck firefights and stunning action set pieces
Quantum Break is a surprising success
Quantum Break looks slick, but bouts of ineffective gameplay and its mixed-media construction make this a hit-and-miss experience.
Despite how pedestrian some aspects of the game may be, I concluded Quantum Break feeling like something new had happened. Something special had happened that more than compensated for some of the flatness of the story and the mostly rote gunplay. A game simply never worked like this before, nor has a TV show. Because of that, what might have otherwise been ordinary feels extraordinary.