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The Showdown Effect
8.2 out of 10

The Showdown Effect

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Powerzzz, Metacritic
9 February 2014
  • Summary: It's a multiplayer game with a completely dead multiplayer community. Great concept but really needed a single player campaign, without one you might as-well just flush your cash down the toilet because you wont be playing it.
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Brosman, Metacritic
11 November 2013
  • Summary: I originally gave this game a nine. But the longer the game was out the worse it got. Now i can only have fun in a private server with my friends as matchmaking is completely broken now.
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funboyfun23, Metacritic
14 October 2013
  • Summary: I enjoyed this game for the most part but I found myself getting bored and how this game kept becoming repetitive. I found the normal gun for the character is actually great and there is no real point on spending giant amounts of time getting XP to unlock guns with a lot of down sides to them.
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chess123mate, Metacritic
10 October 2013
  • Summary: I found I couldn't get into this game. For one, there's a large learning curve. There was barely a tutorial (just a few screens explaining most of the controls, though they missed the concept of going down through the platforms) and the "practice" mode is only against stationary targets.
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Eglin, Metacritic
15 September 2013
  • Summary: This could've been an AMAZING Contra clone, but somehow the developer neglected to create single-player and co-op campaigns. I have zero interest in playing this style of game in a competitive online-only environment, especially with miserable server populations, so I'm pretty disappointed.
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JimCorbett, Metacritic
30 August 2013
  • Summary: There's nothing good or bad about The Showdown Effect. It's a completely average 2.5D shooter. It has bland graphics, bland gameplay, and a big connection problem. There are also micro-transactions within the game as well as unlockables.
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GDawgTUK, Metacritic
18 August 2013
  • Summary: Pros: - Looks great - Awesome Concept - Interesting Mechanics Cons: - Lame unlockables - Completely and utterly broken gameplay - Lag makes players GODLIKE - Complete lack of balance - Bad Hitboxes This game had some great potential but sadly it is completely broken.
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murtle52, Metacritic
28 June 2013
  • Summary: Fantastic little game! Be warned, there is no controller support and the controls take ALOT of getting used to, but once you start to get even a rudimentary understanding of the controls and the pacing of the matches it then becomes one of the fastest and most brutal multiplayer experiences you can...
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Vastial, Metacritic
12 March 2013
  • Summary: A brilliantly realised fast paced arcade shooter, awesome characters, a TON of weapons and brilliant map design lend itself to the whole package, whilst you tumble, run up walls, engage katana wielding schoolgirls in a honorable fight to the death whilst at the same time dodging incoming fire from a...
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PerfectionLost, Metacritic
9 March 2013
  • Summary: Shoot, slice, run, slide, tumble and wall jump your opponents in 2d mayhem. This is not the average style of game that I play--I'm normally not into twitch style games. Maybe this has been done better elsewhere, but since I'm a bit out of genre on this, it seems really well done to me.
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