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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 63
  2. Negative: 0 out of 63
  1. The high replay value is central to The Club’s game play mechanic, as is the ability to play online with other people. Perfectly suited to those late night, competitive sessions where you fight to achieve the highest score.
  2. 87
    Its strengths lie in that it's simple to a fault, it's direct and honest, it's damn addictive, and it's the perfect foil for starting (or ending) a fun Saturday night on the town - or any night for that matter. What more do you need from an arcade FPS game?
  3. If you pick up this game looking for a third-person shooter with an engrossing story, just put it back on the shelf. This is for gamers who have that certain twitch in their systems.
  4. If you’re looking for a third person shooter with intense, heart-pounding gameplay, The Club is the perfect game for you. On the other hand, if you like to stroll around, taking in environments and having a relaxing time, avoid The Club at all costs.
  5. 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.
  6. Bizarre Creations delivers a different kind of shooter that will attract a specific kind of gamer. The boring setting and combo-system don't bring this game to the absolute top, but the addicting gameplay makes up a lot. If they put more effort in a possible sequel, it might become a classic in this new subgenre.
  7. This is one club people might not want to join. [Mar 2008, p.58]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. RaidenRaiden
    Feb 27, 2008
    9
    This game best suits people who grew up in a time when they were surrounded by Mortal Kombat, SFII, Sonic and Killer Instinct. When there was This game best suits people who grew up in a time when they were surrounded by Mortal Kombat, SFII, Sonic and Killer Instinct. When there was a sense that a game was difficult to master, and that time was needed to attain perfection. When a score mattered The current generation of players are spoon fed dribble, hand-held with health metres, shields and auto-aim. The skill factor has gone. Anyone can sniper someone Halo 3, everyone can clock COD4 and Halo 3. It's almost impossible not to clock Bioshock. Games these days are made to be clocked and then forgetton. They only live in the form of online multiplayer - and even that gets boring. If you want a storybased game - Half Life 2 If you want a realism - COD4 If you want to be bored - Halo 3 If you really want to test your skills - Alien Hominid If you want to test your skills, and test your skills and replay - The Club The replay value on this gem is incredible. Just one stage can hold you back until you reached a point where you cannot squeeze any more points out of the game. The highest difficulty levels are awesome, always a challenge. I've been a gamer for a long time, I've played pretty much everything, obscure or well promoted. The reviews for The Club are biased, this is a different kind of game. A game to test your skills. Just like SFII, Virtua Fighter and Gears of War. It's basically Gears of War meets Virtua cop meets Killer instinct. It's fast and frantic. The most important part of it all, is that you will replay stages that you have just passed, over and over... The most important part of a successful game is that it's addictive. Bioshock had a great story line but I never want to play it again after the first experience. Never go off just reviews. They are biased and paid for in most cases. Always play the demo and look at what actual players said. The Club is fast, accessible and hard to master. I highly recommend this for real gamers. I've been waiting for something like this for ages. I can't wait for GOW2. 9/10 Expand
  2. Duders
    Feb 21, 2008
    8
    This game is your pure straight-and-out shoot-em-up. Lots of hypens in there. The challenges can get sorta hard, and the game can definately This game is your pure straight-and-out shoot-em-up. Lots of hypens in there. The challenges can get sorta hard, and the game can definately get repetitive, but it really brings me back to the days of Smash TV, or Loaded for the Playstation 1. I think it was worth the money, but if you don't have a good job, or you are tight on money, waiting for a price drop isn't a bad plan. OH! And VERY solid multiplayer; haven't seen lag yet, animations are smooth, and gun fights are crazy... but again, it's very straight forward, not real cover system... just shooting. Expand
  3. JohanV.
    Feb 29, 2008
    8
    Excellent shooter, great handling, like CoD4, so it offers a nice 2nd game when you get tired of CoD4. 1 on 1 is SUBERB! Split screen on a Excellent shooter, great handling, like CoD4, so it offers a nice 2nd game when you get tired of CoD4. 1 on 1 is SUBERB! Split screen on a big tv makes is good to play, loads of fun NO STORY that is the nice thing about this game.... Expand
  4. Lucas38
    Feb 25, 2008
    6
    Overall The Club is a one trick pony and not worth the 60 bucks . It is fun for up to four hours, after that you may want a bit more depth Overall The Club is a one trick pony and not worth the 60 bucks . It is fun for up to four hours, after that you may want a bit more depth for the buck! Expand
  5. Jul 3, 2013
    5
    This game isn't bad, but it isn't good either. Forgettable characters, no real story line, just a shooting competition. No multiplayer.This game isn't bad, but it isn't good either. Forgettable characters, no real story line, just a shooting competition. No multiplayer. Replayability isn't there, stay away from this game. I love shooters and this one is different, but sometimes different doesn't equate to good. Expand
  6. AndyH.
    Mar 17, 2008
    4
    I finished this game in a couple of hours. Definately worth a rental, but make sure it's only one night! Very disappointing.
  7. DaveB.
    Mar 5, 2008
    0
    ive not played such a terrible game in all my gaming carrer very not good consider buying frontlines which is a lot better.

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