Breakout Recharged Review (Xbox Series S)

Our Breakout: Recharged Review, will forever change your expectations from this classic brick-breaking title. The endless arcade mode and 50 challenge levels will push us to the limit of your skills. Don’t fret, however, as this wouldn’t be a Recharged title without game-changing powerups. Expect the aid of rail guns, homing missiles, and explosives to join the traditional multi-ball.

Breakout Recharged Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 661.2MB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Breakout gameplay.
  • The goal of the game is to bounce the ball around the level and break the blocks.
  • Local co-op support.
  • Two game types – arcade and challenges.
  • Shows achievements in-game.
  • Controller settings are Invert axis and vibration strength sliders.
  • Graphics settings are screen shake, Colourblind mode, and effects on or off.
  • Challenges are set tasks and have their own leaderboards and can be played in co-op.
  • Arcade mode has three ways to play and they are Recharged, classic and classic Recharged. Both Recharged and classic Recharged have an optional power-up enabled setting.
  • Power-ups vary from Bombs to shooting to bigger paddles or slowdown.
  • In arcade mode, you only get one life.
  • Blocks will keep dropping down as you clear them.
  • Upbeat soundtrack.
  • Very accessible and simple to learn.
  • Basic easy to learn controls.

Breakout Recharged Review Cons:

  • No classic graphics and instead is all neon.
  • Doesn’t have a tutorial.
  • You cannot use the d-pad and the stick can be quite sensitive.
  • Nothing about the game’s history.
  • When you earn an achievement or someone comes online your view is blocked as they pop right where the paddle will be.
  • No online co-op.

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Breakout Recharged:

Official website.

Developer: Adamvision Studios, Sneakybox Studios

Publisher: Atari

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10


Following on from the previous games in the Recharged series, Breakout is one of the classic games making a neon-soaked return to the gaming market. This version plays well except not being able to use the slower more accurate d-pad with bar, but I suppose that kind of emulates just how bastard hard it was to play this game with paddle controllers on the old 2600. Outside of that it’s just classic Breakout which is fine as it in itself is a fantastic game and the power-ups mix it up somewhat and the challenge mode umm adds challenge and new ways to play. Overall it’s not a huge step up or homage to game series and instead kind of sprucing it up adds a lick of neon paint and keeps the core gameplay intact.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!