Summary: The Bottom Line: The Club may or may not resonate with you, it depends entirely on what type of gamer you are. If always trying to top the leaderboards, this is certaintly the title for you; if not, you may want to try it out before you buy.
Pros: Fantastic visuals, Customizable playlists, Plethora of entertaining online modes
Cons: Repetitive nature of the Tournament, No headset support, No stat tracking for online play
Conclusion: Overall though, the fact that a large portion of the shooter audience will be turned off by the core design doesn't alter the fact that Bizarre has undoubtedly accomplished every goal set in the original remit. The Club is an adrenaline-fuelled, addictive theme park ride with an all-day free pass.
Excerpt: It's no surprise that Bizarre Creations, the people behind Project Gotham Racing and Geometry Wars, developed The Club. Few other developers know how to put together such a tight game that has the presentation to match its addictive gameplay.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: The Club appears to be a rather mediocre shooter in an incredibly overpopulated genre, aiming itself at gamers who have just come through 6 months of the best games console shooters have ever offered.
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