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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
    8
    Good challenging singleplayer and very fun multiplayer, good story as well.
  2. CharlieRed
    Feb 26, 2008
    6
    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
    5
    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
    4
    Good concept, however the support behind it lacks, with the numerous issues this game has.
  5. Apr 11, 2014
    0
    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

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