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The Showdown Effect
8.1 out of 10

The Showdown Effect

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Overall 9
8.5

The Showdown Effect

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: As the elderly, yet oddly toned kung-fu monk decapitated my time-traveling, identity-losing hero-with-nothing-to-lose for the fifth time in as many minutes, I couldn't really be blamed for impotently throwing my mouse at the television that I can ill-afford, cracking its screen in cathartic rage.
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Overall 7
7.0

The Showdown Effect Review (PC)

Softpedia
10 April 2013
  • Conclusion: The Showdown Effect is the kind of competitive gaming experience that can easily swallow up an entire week or even month for the gamer who understands the mechanics and develops the competitive streak that’s the basis for all players versus player multiplayer.
  • Pros: + Action movie theme, + Variety of moves, + Fast-paced action
  • Cons: - Limited number of players, - Confusing at times
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Overall 7
7.0

The Showdown Effect Review (PC)

Softpedia
10 April 2013
  • Conclusion: The Showdown Effect is the kind of competitive gaming experience that can easily swallow up an entire week or even month for the gamer who understands the mechanics and develops the competitive streak that’s the basis for all players versus player multiplayer.
  • Pros: + Action movie theme, + Variety of moves, + Fast-paced action
  • Cons: - Limited number of players, - Confusing at times
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: The Showdown Effect

Everyday Gamers
25 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Paradox Interactive and Arrowhead Game Studios had some great success with Magicka not long ago. The fantastic humor merged with creative and innovative gameplay to make a one-of-a-kind experience.
  • Pros: Humor, one-liners and source material are spot-on, Graphics and sound/music definitely enhance the experience, Lots of unlockables and customization options, Gameplay is perfect for short bursts of time
  • Cons: Lack of gamepad support and learning curve/difficulty may scare some gamers away
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Overall 7
7.0

The Showdown Effect review

PCGamer Online
23 March 2013
  • Conclusion: A cheap and cheerful action game that won’t win any awards, but provides solid knockabout laughs.
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Overall 7
7.0

The Showdown Effect

Strategy Informer
22 March 2013
  • Conclusion: This review has rambled on a bit too long, so a summary is needed. Should you buy it? Maybe, as it is cheap. Will you be playing it in a month? Probably not, unless you really get into it. Is it good value if purchased and played with friends? Definitely, it’s at its best.
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Overall 8
8.0

Showdown - Hasta la Vista, Baby

Game Debate
14 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Parody found in video games is often quite thin on the ground. This is largely because we are in a section of the entertainment industry that is still trying to establish credibility and mocking oneself is usually reserved for those with confidence.
  • Pros: Cheap, Quick rounds, Great artistic style
  • Cons: Occasional Lag, Server Matching, Limited Content
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Overall 8
8.0

The Showdown Effect

Gamereactor
13 March 2013
  • Conclusion: The Showdown Effect is all about taking down your opponents in style. It's a 2.5D multiplayer platform game for PC and Mac that boasts interactive environments, big guns and silly costumes.
  • Pros: + Skill based challenge + Fast-paced action + Homage/parody of classic action films + Decent customisation options
  • Cons: - Some technical issues - Will need more content soon - Some powers/weapons feeling slightly unbalanced
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Overall 8
7.5

Showdown Effect, The

games.mail.ru
28 October 2013
  • Summary: Showdown Effect полностью соответствует своей филлерной сути. Данная игра не сумеет заставить вас не отрываться от нее часами. Та же Magicka справлялась с этой задачей более успешно.
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Overall 7
7.0

The Showdown Effect

Gamer.nl
12 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Paradox lijkt naast zijn diepgaande strategiegames te grossieren in snelle multiplayergames tegenwoordig, met een komisch (bedoelde) setting. The Showdown Effect is in dat opzicht aardig geslaagd, maar mist net als eerdere games nog wat finesse.
  • Pros: Makkelijk in te komen en toch uitdagend, snelle brute matches
  • Cons: Niet altijd goed gebalanceerd, te weinig gedaan met setting, kan gevarieerder
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