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"It's a game that deserves to be played." - Destructoid.com
"it's a satisfying experience you aren't likely to forget." - Hookedgamers.com
"Flavor, intensity, and smart, reflex-driven gameplay mechanics raise TSE into a class of its own." - TenTonHammer.com
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 Twitch.tv, without the need for third party software.
Up to 8 player fast paced, cinematic, multiplayer action
In-game, out-of-the box streaming capability to Twitch.tv
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
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The Showdown Effect is another stillborn indie multiplayer-only game that has never reached the critical player-mass to be playable, despite being a good game. The few times when I managed to find other souls playing this, I actually had a great time gunning them down. But unless you have a couple of friends dying to play this with you, there is really nothing to do here, other than maybe the 5-minute tutorial to learn about the game you'll never be able to play...
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.
Silly, weird, fun gameplay, sometimes has odd visual glitches. Fun with friends.
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.
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.
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