Best Free Breakout Game

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Introduction

Breakout clones...The formula is simple: move your paddle left and right, let the ball bounce off your bat and destroy all the bricks with your ball in order to reach the next level. Collectible power-ups help you on that task.

This genre offers hundreds of clones since Atari released the original Breakout back in 1976 and Taito improved the concept with Arkanoid in 1986 with power-ups and nice pretty graphics. Yet only a few freeware versions of the sport manage to offer enjoyable gameplay, where it is simply fun to destroy the bricks. Here I cover 6 worthwhile Breakout-type games with smooth controls, good ball movement, fun power-ups, good level design, nice graphics. matching sounds and more.

All Breakout Clones are controlled with the Mouse.

 

Rated Products

LBreakout2  

An extremely polished Breakout clone with the fun well beyond the 50+ levels.


Our Rating: 
5
License: Free (Open source)
Two player mode (Internet or LAN), super smooth gameplay, useful turbo ball by pressing "C" or Middle Mouse Button, save function, many level addons available, level editor.
Doesn't lack much, but a split-screen 2-Player Mode would be nice.
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Beat Ball  

A fun and stylish version of Breakout with 120 levels and a medley of innovative features.


Our Rating: 
5
License: Free
In the full version there are stellar graphics and sounds, precision gameplay mechanics, intriguing level designs.
Paddle mechanics are somewhat obtuse, requiring skill that must develop, a few levels are extremely difficult to get past.
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Jardinains  

A very well-made Breakout clone with smooth gameplay, fine graphics and a unique feature.


Our Rating: 
4.5
License: Free (Last free version)
Great gameplay, innovative gnome feature, save function.
New versions are not free.
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Poing! PC  

A very well made variation of Breakout which alters the classic horizontal movement into vertical movement.


Our Rating: 
4
License: Free
Fast gameplay, paddle can give the ball a spin, switching between screens, many different level sets, level editor.
Some levels can take some time to clear.
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Block  

A pretty insane take on the Breakout genre lets you discover fun gravity physics.


Our Rating: 
4
License: Free
Great chaotic gameplay, fun physics and realtime fragmentation of the bricks.
No real ability to aim ball deflections from paddle.
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DX-Ball  

A fine addition to the Breakout genre with excellent gameplay and good graphics.


Our Rating: 
3.5
License: Free
Excellent gameplay and good graphics.
Can take a while to clear the screen when there is only one brick left.
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