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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 influentialThe 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 or battle with your friends offline in 4-player split-screen action modes. 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
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. One of the finest examples of bringing the essence of arcade gaming to modern consoles and a game no adrenaline junkie should pass up.
  2. Much like the famed Deathrow, The Club is not going to appeal to every gamer. But I’m willing to bet that if any gamer worth his salt were to give The Club a good honest weekend session, that they would find themselves hooked on The Club’s high intensity gameplay.
  3. Play UK
    80
    Refreshing, but probably should have been better. [Issue#163, p.78]
  4. 72
    It’s a one-off that mostly succeeds, but by concentrating only on function and never on form, it denies itself greatness. If the Club 2, should there be one, can stop to laugh at itself occasionally, it’ll be a far finer game.
  5. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    70
    Straight arcade action with no depth; play for points, though, and you'll relish it. [Feb 2008, p.103]
  6. I really disliked the single player aspect, but the multiplayer saved the game in my eyes.
  7. The hideous load times serve the player well, allowing him or her to reflect on what they could better be doing with their time than such run of the mill drudgery. Something enriching, perhaps, because life’s short enough as it is.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. MartinB.
    Feb 24, 2008
    9
    This game is underrated. It seems like reviewers who gives bad reviews for "The Club" judge the score they gives base on the fact that they This game is underrated. It seems like reviewers who gives bad reviews for "The Club" judge the score they gives base on the fact that they do not like the arcade style of the game. You cannot rate a game on the fact that you do not like this type of game. This game is awesome, it's well done, it's pure adrenaline rush, it's full of fun. Read the good reviews and base your decision on them, it's a great game. If you like fast pace arcade 3rd shooter game at home, "The Club" is the game you want. Good job to Bizarre Creations & SEGA. Expand
  2. Grant
    May 27, 2008
    9
    Really, really fun multiplayer. This game has gotten mediocre reviews for being too similar to a bunch of other fun games, something I'veReally, really fun multiplayer. This game has gotten mediocre reviews for being too similar to a bunch of other fun games, something I've never understood. Two fun games is better than one fun game. You can't give one game good reviews and whine and complain when an identical game comes along later. Also, the graphics look great on my TV, maybe those who are complaining don't have the right equipment to take advantage of the PS3. The game advertises 48 single-player levels, so if I ever stop playing multiplayer with my friends I should still have enough to entertain me for a couple of days. Expand
  3. AnthonyB.
    Jan 20, 2008
    8
    While The Club doesn't do anything to advance the shooting genre, it does do everything else well. While it's not a great game, it While The Club doesn't do anything to advance the shooting genre, it does do everything else well. While it's not a great game, it is however, a fun and well polished game. Just don't expect this to replace Call of Duty, Halo, or Resistance. Expand
  4. DJM
    Apr 9, 2008
    8
    This game is quite addictive, it has great level design, good gunfights online and I have to say that I instantly fell in love with that This game is quite addictive, it has great level design, good gunfights online and I have to say that I instantly fell in love with that chase camera when you run, absolutely awesome. The game is a solid arcade shooter with a different levels of challenge, from "casual" to "real", and they do a great job in keeping the game fresh offering a good challenge. Try the demo, and see that chase camera, see the game flow, see the graphics and then decide. I bought this game for cheap and I don't regret it. Expand
  5. Nicolaas
    Jan 28, 2008
    6
    This game looks very good at he first moment it start. The music and clips at the beginning and intro's are very explosive. The gameplay This game looks very good at he first moment it start. The music and clips at the beginning and intro's are very explosive. The gameplay was not what I expected. The game control and movement feels like i was playing the old game "freedom Fighters" on the Gamecube/Xbox. The levels are some kind nice but also old skool and dull. The buttons are not on place, where you expected them but ofcourse yo can chance that. I run like crazy and run to enemies an shoot them close and move further, so it is easy to complet a level. So strategy wise, nothing news and lame. for 25-30 euro maybe a nice budget game , so wait for this one. Expand
  6. EricM.
    Jan 4, 2008
    3
    Bad graphics, and not worth a crap.
  7. OniJ.
    Feb 5, 2008
    3
    Like all recent release of Sega games. Nothing new or inventive here. The gameplay gets boring quick.