09 Aug, 2023
Arena BreakoutArena Breakout is a hardcore tactical first-person shooter heavily inspired by “Escape from Tarkov”, which means we join multiplayer maps with the goal of gathering loot and escaping without dying.
Before entering a match, we first equip everything from helmets and body armor to weapons, magazines, and various health kits. These are the items that will help us stay alive.
Once we’ve dropped into one of the large maps, the only way to escape is to safely find our way to one of several extraction zones. And if we die, we lose everything we have equipped. On the flip side, killing other players lets us loot all their items – so there’s a high level of risk vs. reward.
Any loot we extract with can be used in the next match or sold to other players on the marketplace.
The gameplay is more hardcore than in almost any other mobile shooter. For example, if we fall too far, we may break a leg, which means we can’t walk normally until we use a med kit that specifically treats broken legs. In addition, our limited ammo means it sometimes makes more tactical sense to stay out of trouble than shoot everything in sight.
The game is played in teams of up to four players, and we can even lend items to friends if they run out of good gear. Alternatively, a separate game mode provides us with random gear so we can regain some loot.
The game is overall very polished, and the highly customizable touch controls work well. There’s also Bluetooth controller support. The biggest downside is that I experienced some lag even on a powerful phone.
Arena Breakout monetizes via a subscription for extra bank space, and iAPs for weapons, ammo, and cases that let us escape with a few items even if we die. This gives paying players an advantage, but in my experience, it doesn’t ruin the fun for free players.
|Release date:||10 Jul, 2023|
|Last updated:||21 Jun, 2023|
|Game size:||3450 MB|