Tom Clancy’s Shadowbreak Preview

The Basics

  • Name: Tom Clancy’s ShadowBreak
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Genre: Action, Strategy, Sniper
  • Price: Free, with in app purchases

The Details

  • Installed size: 395 mb
  • Best played in short-medium sessions (15-45mins)
  • Developement state: Beta/Early Access
  • Playable Offline: No

What is Tom Clancy’s Shadowbreak

Perhaps the easiest way to describe Shadowbreak is by labeling it “Clash Royale but with snipers”. You play as a sniper and your goal is to spawn other troops and destroy the opponent sniper’s base. Unlike some games that have used Clash Royale as a template, your actions as a combatant matter as much as your actions as a commander. You can choose to snipe enemy units, or to try and kill your opponent, incapacitating them for a short period. That also means that you can’t stay in one spot for too long without risking getting killed by your opponent. This adds a nice risk-reward element to the game’s combat. Beyond that, the game will feel very familiar to anyone who has played Clash Royale. It uses the same chest & card style loot system, everything happens along pre-defined lanes, and people who choose to spend the most money will have some advantages.

Tom Clancy's Shadowbreak gameplay
Go after the player or go after their units, the choice is yours.

Content

  • 6 different maps to compete in
  • Playable characters: 1
  • Stamina system: No
  • PVP: Yes
  • CO-OP: No
  • Social features: Leaderboards

Presentation

  • Graphics quality: Average
  • Audio quality: Good
  • Audio recommended: Yes
  • UI quality: Poor
  • Overall presentation: Average

Recommendation

Tom Clancy’s Shadowbreak adds a pleasant sniper twist to the Clash Royale formula, and executes the game quite well. While the game is still in Beta/Early Access, it does have a lot of potential up side. However at this time Shadowbreak doesn’t have the variety needed to be something players would keep coming back to. That combined with a dull user interface and graphical style really hurt the game. That being said, if you’re interested in sniper games, this is worth a look.

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Note: This preview reflects the author’s views on the game at the time it was played. The state of the game may have changed since that time. Please note that installed size includes optional downloads where applicable.