The Club PlayStation 3

Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
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  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. 90
    The Club may not satisfy your daily dose of carnage, but what you will find is a challenging shooter that tries something new with a tired genre.
  3. A hardcore gamer’s type of game. Taking the time to perfect runs is a blast, and unlike most shooters, it can also be used for short gaming sessions. If you enjoy a good challenge and arcade-like games that empower you with bragging rights, you’re going to love this game’s nerve-shattering pressure.
  4. 85
    The Club wears its heart proudly on its sleeve and makes no apologies for what it is: beautiful, finely crafted gameplay that grabs one by the throat and demands they play some more.
  5. It features explosive action elements that are rather addictive and extremely fun. Once you get a feel for the game it only becomes more fun, and so replaying it and attempting to beat your previous records becomes common practice.
  6. 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.
  7. Surprisingly brilliant and utterly addictive, The Club is one of those games that are hard to put down offline or online.
  8. This fast-paced arcade shooter has heaps of action and modes for players of any skill. Its visuals look good, with intricate level designs and cool explosions.
  9. AceGamez
    80
    Although the style, or lack thereof, has seriously hampered The Club, it's still a brilliantly addictive title and one that will hopefully prove popular enough to turn this not so little experiment into a long running franchise.
  10. If you’re looking for a fun, super fast paced shooter this game is for you, but if you’re looking for something with a little more depth then maybe consider this a rental.
  11. Play UK
    80
    Refreshing, but probably should have been better. [Issue#163, p.78]
  12. The Club is a game with no real weakness or strengths really. You will enjoy this game for hours yet it doesn’t reach true epic standards.
  13. 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.
  14. This is a great game, and plays as it should. If it weren't for the multiplayer it would be a near perfect score as Bizarre Creations are owed something for going out on a limb with the genre!
  15. The Club succeeds in part, in that essential element of gameplay over lofty ambition — essentially, function over form, that most laudable of design goals ever — but falls far short of brilliance in presentation.
  16. Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    75
    It manages to accomplish what it intended: fast paced action, following the same paths in search of the perfect score. But besides its obvious inspiration, this is not a racing game and how many action fans will be willing to repeat the same processes over and over again? [Feb 2008]
  17. If you’re looking for an uncompromised shooter, to jump straight into the action old-school style, then The Club is something to try.
  18. 75
    With so much focus on creating an interactive experience in games today it is always nice to see one that simply focuses on being fun. The Club may not be the most intricate experience you will have on the consoles this year, but it certainly will be one of the most intense.
  19. The Club is a classic example of an excellent rental game. Its brutal, rapid pace will wear you out in a hurry, and just when you think you can’t take much more POOF! It’s over.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »