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  • Summary: The Club is a new breed of third-person shooter, combining fast-paced run and gun gameplay, destructive environments, lethal weapons and an in-depth story structure. You will fight to survive in a shadowy underground blood-sport controlled by a faceless, obscenely wealthy and influential elite who place their bets on who will survive as the blood-bath ensues before them. Take control of up to eight uniquely trained killers motivated by greed, driven by pure insane bloodlust, and hell bent on earning respect on a global level. As one of eight fighters, blast your way through five single player game modes including: Standard Mode, Time Attack, Survivor, Siege, and Run the Gauntlet. Earn Respect Online. Shoot your way to the top of the leader boards in over nine cut-throat multiplayer modes. Face-off with 15 real-time opponents online. Battle in eight unique real-world locations from around the globe, including war-torn cities, abandoned factories, steel mills and many more. Extreme Gun Battles in Hazardous Environments: A motion blur camera system intensifies the adrenaline rush in both open range and close quarter firefights. Destroy and manipulate objects in the environment to your advantage. A unique score-based accumulation system creates even more competition among players; the faster, more efficient and accurate that you are, the more points you will earn to unlock weapons, characters and maps. There are 17 high-powered assault weapons to choose from and customize, including Automatic Weapons, Sniper Rifles, High Caliber Pistols, Sub Machine Guns, and Mounted Weapons. Each Character has a Story to Tell. [Sega] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. The Club offers a great experience for all gamers who are looking for non-stop action while giving fans of old-school shooters something to talk about.
  2. If you're looking for an uncompromised shooter, to jump straight into the action old-school style, then The Club is something to try.
  3. The equivalent of a lusty, full throttled fling - it's good fun for a little while, but it's hardly a solid base for a lengthy love affair. [Mar 2008, p.98]
  4. 70
    If you're not into the challenge of doing something over and over trying to get your name higher on a leaderboard there won't be much here for you.
  5. I think more production needs to go into the sequel. They have created a decent foundation, but need to sharpen things up by making it a bit deeper and having those stories fleshed out some more.
  6. The Club would make a great bonus mode in another game. It's a much harder sell on its own. It's an FPS with the values of a racing game - entire focused on self-improvement and efficiency. [Mar 2008, p.78]
  7. This is one club people might not want to join. [Mar 2008, p.58]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. TomB.
    Mar 4, 2008
    Good challenging singleplayer and very fun multiplayer, good story as well.
  2. CharlieRed
    Feb 26, 2008
    Graphics are typical. Gameplay is fresh yet repetitive. Multiplayer blows chunks. Fun for one time around then on to the next.
  3. ThePro
    Feb 20, 2008
    After playing the demo, I feel it's more of a fast paced bonus game that a more mature 3rd person shooter would have. The gameplay feels like the arcades, which is good in some aspects. However, it lacks any type of goal/storyline, which makes it repetitive quickly. It's a good game to pick up once and awhile, but not play for hours straight. In my honest opinion, it's not worth a full $50. If it was only $15, I'd be more interested. Expand
  4. Caine
    Mar 7, 2008
    Good concept, however the support behind it lacks, with the numerous issues this game has.
  5. Apr 11, 2014
    This game has a fatal bugs that prevent it from starting on some computers, and it is tied to Games For Windows Live. Steam is selling a lot of bad software like The Club. Expand