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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 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: 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. Bizarre Creations has done something unique here in trying to get you to actually play through the levels of their shooter multiple times and keep having fun doing it.
  4. I won’t go as far as announcing this game as a must buy or even close but for anyone looking for a fresh take on a tired out genre, The Club is the perfect medicine.
  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. It succumbs to a bewilderingly dull selection of environments. This might sound like a minor criticism, but for a title that otherwise basks in its videogame status – never once seeking to be recognised as an immersive piece of storytelling or sophisticated art – the generic locales seem painfully jarring. [Mar 2008, p.114]
  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. Jan 4, 2014
    6
    A very entertaining arcade shooter, no discernible plot but it certainly is fun, think brink but third person with less polish. The game controls well except for the painfully slow movement when you need to do a 360 turn and the terrible melee system. Stylized graphics mean it doesn't look dated.
    I thoroughly enjoyed playing through the game and can see the appeal in trying to improve on your scores and work through the different difficulties, but personally I have a lot of better story driven games still in need of playing so this one is being retired.
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  2. 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. 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

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