Lawbreakers review: The perils of multiplayer-only experiences mar an otherwise solid shooter

Overwatch it ain't

Credit: Boss Key Productions

The Bottom Line

It’s a real shame that Lawbreakers, a game so overwhelmed with creative decisions, appears to be so very dead-on-arrival. Back when I was a teenager, Lawbreakers would have won me over in a heartbeat. Its multiplayer matches are blisteringly fast and the mechanics are difficult but rewarding to master. These days, however, maybe those things aren't as certain of a recipe for success..

Credit: Boss Key Productions

Lawbreakers is a solid enough experience to play but remains hard to wholeheartedly endorse while matchmaking queues are as long as they are. The game's suite of glossy environs, explosive weapons and attitude-riven characters crackle with confidence as it seemingly rides an express train to digital obscurity. Still, it’s not to hard to see my inner teenager enthusiastically tagging along for the ride.

Lawbreakers is available on PC, PS4, Xbox One for $29.99.

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