The Showdown Effect

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Third party DRM: Steam

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"It's a game that deserves to be played." -

"it's a satisfying experience you aren't likely to forget." -

"Flavor, intensity, and smart, reflex-driven gameplay mechanics raise TSE into a class of its own." -

The Showdown Effect is a 2.5D multiplayer action game inspired by 80’s and 90’s action movies. Champions from throughout time fight to death for fun, for glory and for awesome.

The Showdown Effect recreates the outrageous combat found in classic action movies and then takes it one step further. Use weaponry pulled straight from the silver screen's unparalleled arsenal: shotguns, baseball bats, assault rifles, umbrellas, grenades, katanas, rocket launchers and more.

No explosion is too loud and no bullet dodge is impossible. Impale your friend with a broomstick and tell them to “Stick around” as you jetpack off to the next enemy.

The Showdown Effect also uses integrated streaming technology to live stream directly to, without the need for third party software.

Key Features:

  • Up to 8 player fast paced, cinematic, multiplayer action

  • In-game, out-of-the box streaming capability to

  • 8 clichéd characters, each with unique abilities

  • 6 levels across two different environments

  • 4 different free for all and team based game modes

  • Solo matchmaking using ELO rating system

  • Custom rules sets to create your own game modes – Pistols only!

  • Progressive rewards and unlocks for character and weapon customization

  • Experience the most over-the-top action sequences from your favorite movies across different environments

  • Numerous heroes, dozens of weapons, hundreds of moves - infinite fun

Customer reviews


Play this with friends only

magusonline | Nov. 8, 2013 | See all magusonline's reviews »

It's one of those frenetic party action games that is best suited for messing around with your friends. You can still enjoy it playing online, but there is a severe lack of population. Possibly because of the bugs and visual glitches you'll encounter every odd game or two. However, it is something that you can pick up and play easily and have fun if you have the players who are ready to play such a game.



SuburbanWalrus | Oct. 29, 2013 | See all SuburbanWalrus's reviews »

Silly, weird, fun gameplay, sometimes has odd visual glitches. Fun with friends.


Great gameplay

Jorgel | Oct. 11, 2013 | See all Jorgel's reviews »

Reviving the action movies theme from the 80's and 90's, Showdown Effect brings a good gameplay and nice characters. The game is multiplayer only, but is very competent at this: the gameplay is very nice and funny, especially if you are playing with your friends, each charater has i'ts own special ability, and you can choose one depending on your playing style. The scenarios are very beautifull too, evokingold movies from our childhood. The bad side of the game is the very few choices, mainly scenarios, and if you want some new weapons you will have to pay for it. Even with it's problems, Showdown Effect is a funny and fun game to play with your friends, so give it a chance and you will like it.


Fast paced sidescrolling game.

asiersua | Sept. 25, 2013 | See all asiersua's reviews »

Although I haven't played it much, I can tell you this: you'll definitely love this game if you like deathmatches in games like Call of Duty. The Showdown Effect, however, changes your perspective to sidescrolling, which gives it a nice and original touch, while making it a different kind of fun compared to typical FPS. You still have guns, anyway, and if you like shooting people to death, you'll like this one game.


Pretty easy to learn, hard to master.

Lunarsilkdragon | Sept. 20, 2013 | See all Lunarsilkdragon's reviews »

This is a really good game to play with a few friends on LAN-night! As the title says, it's easy to learn the game, but very hard to master it. This is a good thing though as it allows for new players to keep developing their skills, while still having a chance to score a kill on the better players. One perticular detail I like about the gameplay is that unlike other similar 2D-games, you actually have to have the enemy in your crosshair to hit him, instead of just shooting in his direction. It makes the game even more skillbased. The whole game is inspired by 90s actionmovies and all the characters have hilarious one-liners that makes homage to Arnold Scwartznegger among others. The only two real issues with this game is that it's pretty badly optimized and the netcoding leaves a lot to wish for. Lag is pretty common in matchmade games.