Percentile Rank

LawBreakers is ranked in the 70th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 77 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

65%

Critics Recommend

Based on 77 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Aug 11, 2017

LawBreakers is an inventive, electric and expertly engineered classic competitive shooter that deserves your time.

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TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 13, 2017
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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 16, 2017

Its zero gravity segments offer something that no other FPS can, and everywhere else it's a solid, polished shooter. If you like the sound of it then I'd jump in now and build up some experience.

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Scored Reviews

GameZone
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 11, 2017

LawBreakers takes the best elements of various shooters and puts its own unique spin on them to create the ultimate shooter. If you miss the days of old-school arena shooters or want a refreshing shooter, LawBreakers is the game for you.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2017

More than just another arena shooter, LawBreakers stands on its own to fill a niche that's different to any other titles out there, and I am thoroughly pleased to have the game change my opinions on it. An essential shooter.

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FingerGuns
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 13, 2017

LawBreakers is an expertly crafted and deep hero shooter that's an original alternative to the existing crop.

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GamesRadar+
Aug 15, 2017

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.

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Leadergamer
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 16, 2017

It was the time we put Overwatch aside.

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The Game Fanatics
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2017

Lawbreakers is an impressive $30 package that boasts a lot of versatility in its design. While the high-octane gravity-controlling hero shooter brings a lot of action and entertainment, the lack of competitive matchmaking, a standard Deathmatch mode, and a map design that lacks going the extra mile holds it just shy of perfection. Regardless of the missed opportunities, Lawbreakers still hail-marys its way to the top of my personal favorite shooters list.

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Rectify Gaming
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

Lawbreakers is a fantastic game. It has brought back the arena shooter genre in a way that it needed to come back for a long time.

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Readers Gambit
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2017

Ultimately, what sets LawBreakers aside from its competitors in a very crowded genre is its ability to create moments.

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COGconnected
90 / 100
90 / 100
Aug 13, 2017

Regardless of the play style, every character feels perfect on every map, which is a testament to the game's incredible design.

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Entertainment Buddha
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2017

There are also areas of each map that have an anti-gravity zone which turns each game up to 11!

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TeamNerd
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2017

In general we can say that we are in front of a great title, really rich and varied and ready to offer interesting ideas, both at the level of fun and at the competitive level. Too bad for its little "reputation" in the community, but we hope that with time it will emerge and have the right space!

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PowerUp!
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2017

LawBreakers is easily one of the most enjoyable twitch shooters I’ve played in a long time.

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Destructoid
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 9, 2017

Boss Key's philosophy allows for a more old-school arena shooter approach where skill-based twitch reaction is more important than team composition. That's not a knock on any other game, it's just a different feel that Boss Key was going for with LawBreakers, and succeeded. It might not have the flair of a few other games on the market, but it has strong bones that can grow over time.

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Nerd Much?
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2017

LawBreakers is the brute of the genre, and we’re expecting it to mean mug its way to a bigger fan base with ease.

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Aug 17, 2017

LawBreakers feels like combat occurring inside a snowglobe while a five-year-old shakes it really, really quickly. It's a shooter, like so many others out there, but it doesn't camouflage an axis-locked multiplayer formula with a new historical setting or gimmicky abilities — its low-gravity environments and lightning-fast traversal make it like no shooter you've ever played.

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Game Volt
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2017

LawBreakers not only another Hero Shooter, but it still packs lots of fun skillful games and fast paced action, maybe the marketing campaign didn't make things right but as soon as so many players discovers what the game could truly offer and the have the chance to try they will leave other games to collect the dust and stick with this one.

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TechRaptor
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2017

LawBreakers innovates at every turn, backing up its demanding learning curve with rock solid gameplay that rewards skill and style in equal measure.

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Gaming on PC
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2017

Cliff Bleszinski’s first post-Epic title successfully marries old school elements with modern hero shooter trappings without ever feeling like something we’ve played before.

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Pardis Game
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2017

In overall, Bleszinski's latest game is hardcore but imperfect shooter. It may not be welcomed by everyone, but for those who played games like Unreal Tournament and have experienced the hardcore feeling, given by Bleszinski's creations, will completely enjoy the heavy and challenging  gameplay of LawBreakers.

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IGN Italy
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 9, 2017

A great competitive FPS with a fair and tempting price-tag.

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PC Gamer
84 / 100
84 / 100
Aug 11, 2017

Nimble, graceful, and original, LawBreakers' movement sets it apart from other FPSes despite a few aesthetic weaknesses.

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VGProfessional
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2017

Lawbreakers has some rough edges and it’s had a bit of a bumpy launch, but under the issues is a really solid arena FPS that has wacky, chaotic, and fun moments. It could use more players and some tweaking, but it has the makings of an FPS classic.

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Boomstick Gaming
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2017
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Gamerheadquarters
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2017

It's fast paced, it gets the gametypes right and tries to be something new instead of just releasing another generic FPS to the market.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Aug 11, 2017

One of the best arena shooters of recent years, but its high skill requirement and bland characters create an unfortunately high barrier to entry.

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TrustedReviews
Aug 10, 2017

It doesn't have the colourful personality of Overwatch, but give Lawbreakers a chance. Get beyond the steep learning curve and you'll find a team-based shooter packed with smart ideas and interesting mechanics, where great movement capabilities and a fine mix of weapons keep the action furious and fun.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Aug 8, 2017

With eight different classes that feel completely unique from each other, and the zero gravity mechanics that can yield firefights the likes of which have not truly been seen before, LawBreakers makes a mark of its own in an increasingly crowded genre.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 10, 2017

LawBreakers' world and characters don't carve deep impressions, but the experience itself exerts a strong pull with its diverse, balanced classes, solid selection of modes, and stellar gunplay. It's more than a nice distraction from its looming competitors, and while the map design and implementation of gravity leave more to be desired, the game has the potential to further defy gravity and our expectations if it keeps shooting for the moon.

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PushStartPlay
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 9, 2017

The fact that a single person can completely stop an enemy team’s push with a single stall or frag, evolves the team play to a whole other level, making LawBreakers one of the best , if not the best skill-based shooter on the current gen consoles.

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Cheat Code Central
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Aug 10, 2017

LawBreakers is a mess, but a good mess; it is one that tries to hit a ton of marks all at once and only misses a few. I worry about its meager content offerings in a crowded, already saturated genre. If LawBreakers can coast for a while on its solid core, hopefully its intended audience will find it and stick around.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 11, 2017

In terms of exciting moments and fun, varied competitive combat, LawBreakers has a great lock on what makes players want to play, both from the fast-paced competitive side and the specialized character side. While it could do with more in the way of tutorials to teach players how to play, it does an excellent job of balancing each match to feel immediate and competitive, while also keeping the cadence that makes some of the slower multiplayer games more fun to play. It's inexpensive launch price and promise never to tread the waters of microtransactions help to sell a game that is easy to pick up and fun to play, but has enough nuance to keep players coming back for a long time.

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GearNuke
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 12, 2017

Despite carrying a steep difficulty curve, LawBreakers is a blast to play once you manage to master the gameplay. The net code is also excellent for a multiplayer shooter resulting in a smooth experience overall.

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Game Revolution
Aug 11, 2017

Boss Key Productions' first crack at making a first-person shooter has resulted in something that stands out from the competition, scratching the itch of players looking for a classic arcade shooter experience, with the benefits of modern game design.

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Digital Trends
Aug 16, 2017

"LawBreakers" is a speedy, chaotic addition to the shooter market, but might struggle to break through.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 14, 2017

The most important thing I can say about this game is that it is fun. Very, very fun. When I open the game, join a match and start playing, I have an amazing time. The raw energy behind the movement, the weight behind the weapons, the satisfaction of landing hits and bouncing off walls. It all comes together to create a unique, memorable FPS experience, and I look forward to seeing what Boss Key Productions does to expand it in the future.

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PCGamesN
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 3, 2017

There's a firm foundation for a great competitive shooter here, but the rest of the house needs to be built on it sooner rather than later. LawBreakers needs ultra-skilled players to come in and show the rest of us what's possible, but they need a competitive format to entice them in. Until that happens it's a dizzying and consistently exciting shooter, but one whose long-term appeal isn't yet locked in.

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NEOsite
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2017

LawBreakers is truly a wild ride. No other game delivers crazy and dynamic battles with no gravity like this one. With many classes and modes, you NEED to try it for yourselves.

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Saudi Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Aug 14, 2017

Lawbreakers is a fun and unique experience. The amazing thing about this game is the fact that everything on it is built around the crazy speed of it. The abilities of the characters, the maps, modes and the gravity elements are all enforcing and encouraging the players to master the movement mechanics. The games has some issues, most of them could be patched such as the hitches and the matchmaking system.

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IGN Spain
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2017

A welcome surprise that does almost everything ok but keeping its online community hooked to the game.

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Geeks Under Grace
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2017

Lawbreakers will forever be compared to Overwatch, but its much more than a clone. Thanks to the developers' roots, the fast-paced action calls back to the arena shooters of the old days. This-class based shooter successfully break the unwritten laws of the genre.

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MonsterVine
4 / 5
4 / 5
Aug 28, 2017

Lawbreakers is a great game, both in terms of its construction and its gameplay.

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DualShockers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2017

LawBreakers is fun and fast and a breath of fresh air for a space that needed some infusion of change from the monolith and trends dominating the genre. LawBreakers should be played by all fans of the genre, and all comparisons be thrown out the window; just enjoy the rush, literally. Become #SkilledAF.

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Saving Content
Aug 25, 2017

If you gave me the choice between playing Overwatch and playing LawBreakers, I’d choose this. This is a game where any class is helpful and doesn’t have to rely on strict roles to be successful in each match. I do wish the tutorials would acclimate people better into the game, but it isn’t hard to grasp on your own. The modes, classes, and weapons all look and feel the sci-fi part. The biggest crime in LawBreakers is that not enough people are playing it. For what’s here, LawBreakers is a steal at its price, and an absolute blast to play solo or with friends.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG
KOZIK

Top Critic

8 / 10
Sep 10, 2017

LawBreakers is an online arena of unprecedented rage and wild drive that, despite its high entry threshold and other shortcomings, is highly addictive. Its diffucult to call this game original, and it runs the risk of falling into the abyss of oblivion due to unreasonably low popularity. But it is fun to shoot and perfect the mastery of each class. Blezinski's team did exactly what the hearts of true fans of the genre require.

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IGN
7.9 / 10.0
Tom Marks

Top Critic

7.9 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2017

In its best game modes, LawBreakers manages to make simply moving around feel amazing. Learning how to fall with style in the most deadly way possible is a thrilling challenge. Getting stuck playing a weak mode and map thanks to the grab-bag matchmaking can be frustrating, but it doesn't ruin an otherwise fast and tense shooter that lets you gleefully propel yourself through low-gravity with rocket boots and miniguns.

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Game Informer
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Aug 11, 2017

Excellent gameplay and mechanics are bogged down with lifeless characters, forgettable maps, and game modes that lack distinction from one another

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GamePro
78 / 100
78 / 100
Aug 16, 2017

An unusual, extremely fast hero-shooter, that lacks a convincing design and consistent gameplay.

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Sirus Gaming
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2017

Overall, Lawbreakers is a fun game to play. It’s a game where you can unwind and relax despite the chaos and frenzy that happens in game. It’s a game where you can feel like a pro or develop your skills as a pro. It’s a game that is inviting to any type of players, may you be someone new or someone who’s a veteran in shooters. It’s an entertaining game while it lasts but for how long, it is still up to its playerbase.

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New Game Network
76 / 100
76 / 100
Aug 17, 2017

Despite some superficial similarities to other recent multiplayer focused games, LawBreakers is ultimately its own beast with challenging, deep gameplay that succeeds thanks to the unique movement system, low-gravity combat and fun, varied classes.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 12, 2017

One sign of any worthwhile team-based shooter is a level of accessibility where everyone feels they can contribute no matter their play style, and Lawbreakers succeeds in this manner. [OpenCritic note: Miguel Concepcion separately reviewed the PC (8) and PS4 (7) versions. Their scores have been averaged.]

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Wccftech
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2017

While LawBreakers isn't the most popular game on Steam right now, it's not something you should ignore. For FPS fans clamouring for something new and innovative, you have finally got what you've been asking for. If you are looking for a game with a high skill-ceiling that tries to bring new ideas to the table, definitely consider picking up LawBreakers.

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LevelUp
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2017

LawBreakers' greatest attribute lies in its great low-gravity combat paired with a solid roster of characters. Having said that, the game modes lack any creativity, which results in a game that doesn't have enough charisma to define itself.

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MMORPG.com
7.5 / 10.0
MMORPG.com
BrandedWolf

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2017

Overall Lawbreakers is fun and I've enjoyed my time playing it. But it remains to be seen if it can garner and maintain a healthy player base.

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Pure Playstation
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2017

LawBreakers is a fast, fierce, fun shooter. It's just a shame that I'm not very good at it! That's not a problem, though, thanks to the objective-based gameplay that's pushed to the forefront of this gravity-bending hero shooter. So if you, like me, are crap at shooters but really want to get involved, LawBreakers will welcome you with open arms. Then its players will crush you with mad floaty parkour skills, but that's all part of the charm. Right?

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GameCrate
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2017

LawBreakers offers innovative gameplay and an in-your-face attitude, and the gameplay part, at least, succeeds more than it fails. The game will have to fight to survive, but there's fun to be had and incredible skins to unlock by playing right now.

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Atomix
70 / 100
70 / 100
Aug 10, 2017

The new game of the Gears of War's creator is an interesting experience, but I think that its lack of personality, is going to cause that in a little period of time, nobody would remember it.

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EGM
7 / 10.0
EGM

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2017

LawBreakers is a tight, comprehensive shooter experience that stakes its claim in the crowded class-based shooter genre with a fun anti-gravity gimmick, but occasionally frustrating gameplay and poor controls hold it back at times.

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Twinfinite
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Aug 10, 2017

LawBreakers doesn't necessarily offer anything new or groundbreaking, the weapon and character skins that you can unlock as you level up aren't exactly very enticing either, and at this point, it's difficult to say whether the game will be able to keep its player base engaged in the long run. However, if you're simply looking for something new, LawBreakers is a solid enough arena first-person shooter game to get into.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Aug 11, 2017

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.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2017

LawBreakers attempts to reconcile the hero shooter genre with the arena shooter genre and somewhat succeeds. However, for as fun as it can be, it needs more than nifty movement and fast action for the long run.

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Gamers Heroes
7 / 10
Gamers Heroes

Top Critic

7 / 10
Aug 15, 2017

Despite the small stumbles along the way, Cliffy B has delivered a fun – if limited – experience with LawBreakers.

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Shacknews
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 15, 2017

While Boss Key doesn't quite have an instant classic on its hands, there are enough cool ideas like anti-gravity combat in place that there's a sense of a foundation for something truly great.

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Thumb Culture
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2017

his game took me back in time to great games of the past, like Unreal Tournament and Quake Arena. This has a very old-school feel to it when you play and I loved this side of the game. Just like in days of old, I’m getting fragged left right and centre, but the strange thing with this game is…….. it doesn’t make me feel like raging.

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Cultured Vultures
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2017

Boss Key's brand of role-shooter is an enjoyable rush while it lasts, but LawBreakers may not have enough beneath the surface to last the distance.

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Easy Allies
Aug 18, 2017
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Hey Poor Player
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Aug 23, 2017

LawBreakers is good. But it doesn’t feel polished to the level that frequent online shooter players have come to expect. It’s character design philosophy is often at odds with the design of its levels and game modes, and while that doesn’t completely bite away at the fun, it does do damage to what is otherwise a technically well-conceived package.

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CGMagazine
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2017

Lawbreakers is Cliff Bleszinski's new hardcore competitive shooter that doesn't do enough to stand out from the competition and has a steep learning curve.

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The PlayStation Hub
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2017

LawBreakers is highly competitive and that's what makes it fun and unique. However, it wards off casual players who are interested to play it. While Overwatch's vibrant colors give that casual feel, LawBreakers is a gloomy and a serious game that appeals to hardcore and competitive players. If Boss Key fixes the overall performance of the game and add more interesting game modes (not another Uplink/Overcharge) then probably I'll play LawBreakers a few more years before I decide to move on.

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Polygon
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2017

A handful of the ideas in LawBreakers seem like concepts that are past their sell-by date, from the dubstep soundtrack to the cyber soldier aesthetic. That's a genuine shame because beneath all that, is a mechanically exciting game. The aerial combat feels fresh, and the twists on standard shooter game modes are solid attempts at flipping the script. But LawBreakers' confusing hero design, poor tutorial system and unbalanced maps all sabotage an otherwise good game.

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Gameblog
6 / 10
6 / 10
Aug 16, 2017

LawBreakers is far from being a bad multiplayer FPS. It's a fun game with some good ideas, that can entertain you a lot. But there's nothing in it that feels really surprising or more appealling to players that already have plenty of choices in the genre.

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ZTGD
6 / 10.0
ZTGD

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2017

Despite my many grievances, once I actually learned how to play the game, I did have fun. However, getting to that level of competence was certainly not helped by the game in any way, shape or form and as it becomes more and more difficult to find matches online as the weeks go by, I can't help but wonder if it's even worth it to take a risk boarding what may very well be a sinking ship.

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Bazimag
5.6 / 10.0
5.6 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2017

Lawbreakers is a fast, fun and flashy shooter, yet, unfortunately, it suffers from obsolete ideas! To be honest, Lawbreakers has nothing new to offer comparing to its rivals and this has caused the last work of Cliff Bleszinski to attract a small number of players.

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PlayStation Universe
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2017

Lawbreakers has a decent foundation with high-action gameplay, but many fundamental things go amiss, and many decisions sacrifice its universality.

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Slant Magazine
Aug 17, 2017

The game's propensity for indulging counterintuitive elements feels like a willful act of self-sabotage.

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