Beam Breakers - PC

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Beam Breakers (PC)
Viewed: 3D Combination Genre:
Sport: Futuristic
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Similis Soft. Co.: Similis
Publishers: JoWooD (GB)
Released: 4 Oct 2002 (GB)
Ratings: 11+
Accessories: Control Pad


Let's skip forward several hundred years into the future, say 2374 in Neo York? The face of cities globally has changed, and with the introduction of antiGrav technology, the sky's the limit. Consequently, the transport system has been forced to do the same. Vehicles now run on beams hundreds of metres above the ground. But there's an illegal racing league in the skies of Neo York, and you're a member. It's brutal, it's risky, but it's what you live for.

Set in a Fifth Element culture of law-breaking renegade gangs, you must risk everything to outperform your rivals, racing through congested traffic and geometric sky circuits. Developed exclusively for PC, Beam Breakers' five playable districts have been beautifully rendered to a good level of detail, are high resolution and, graphics card permitting, can be full scene anti-aliased.

The game itself is very much a Driver-meets-WipEout affair, as racers must not only hover around tight circuits, but also navigate populated courses with minimal damage. Beam Breakers focuses heavily on action, despite the ultimate goal being to win the race at hand. You can have more fun smashing your way through one of the game's circuits than you would winning a whole championship.

As with any PC racing title, we recommend a third-party control pad of some sort, preferably analogue compatible, and ideally a steering wheel. It makes a huge difference to the quality of the game. Other than that, there is little work that can be done to improve Beam Breakers.