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  • Summary: Broken bones, blood-stained and ripped clothes, and facial deformations are common in Fight Club. Based on the movie of the same name, Fight Club lets you play as one of the many characters from the movie as they fight until someone goes limp, taps out, or is beaten to a pulp. With three different fighting styles and intuitive controls, the game creates a challenging experience for fighting fans of all levels. Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 29
  2. Negative: 23 out of 29
  1. Plays surprisingly well on its foundation of three schools of combat: brawler, marial artist, and grappler. Place it next to Japan's best and the game gets pummeled. [Nov 2004, p.75]
  2. If I was David Fincher right now, I would be looking for the man or woman assigned to approve this project and making sure they never had a job again.
  3. It's just a shame that it's got quite possibly the worst gameplay I've seen in a fighting game I think ever. When I can't play a game for more than 5-6 minutes at a time, that is NOT a good thing.
  4. It's just a waste of a strong license. I really hope Chuck Palahniuk, the author of the book this mess is based upon, had nothing to do with ok'ing this game. Avoid at all costs, even if it's in the discount bin.
  5. Poor combat mechanics coupled with simplistic controls is where Fight Club begins to fall apart. A weak storyline that feels more like bits and pieces from a larger story told through still images rather than animated scenes takes so much more away from the game then they add, making the process of playing through Fight Club more of an exercise in futility than entertaining.
  6. To be fair, the backgrounds look pretty. [Jan 2005, p.90]
  7. Sure, it's pretty generic underneath it all, but the layering of sheer badness elevates it to a certain legendary state. Give it a rent, and let the hilarity begin at the fact everything comes off as either a really clever parody of licensed games-or one of the worst things you've ever had to play.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 7 out of 9
  1. [Anonymous]
    Nov 27, 2004
    10
    The controls are very confusing.
  2. Henry
    Apr 24, 2005
    5
    Yea this game sucks but it doesnt really matter considering i just bought it for $5... i wasnt expecting much but its not that bad...for about 30 minutes... dont waste your time unless you want a short time waster or if you get it for a bargain. Expand
  3. ZebD.
    Jan 12, 2005
    2
    This game sucks a$$.
  4. BlueFalcon
    Mar 10, 2005
    1
    I really like the menus - they're true to the fight club theme. It's also very cool that they included meatloaf's character - the guy with the huge breasts. But like what's been said by most people here, the gameplay is garbage. And yes, the game feels unfinished too. I also hate how one of the unlockable fighters is fred durst. i mean really... who wants to play as that sell out? it doesn't jive at all with the cult/underground style of the movie. Expand
  5. CovenantMustDie
    Nov 20, 2004
    0
    This game reminds me a lot of Kakuto Chojin, in that it's slow, clunky, unresponsive, shallow and just plain not any fun. The graphics are decent, but controls, sounds and story don't have anything to do with the movie. Some of the characters you fight with in the game don't even fight in the movie, like Raymond what's his name from the convenience store. There are a lot of moves, but very Tekken-like, so they all look the same and have no special effects. The blood splattering on the screen and bones breaking at the end of a fight are the only thing cool about this game, but that gets old after maybe 2 fights. Why this was ever developed will hopefully stay a mystery. One of my all time favorite movies just got crapped on. Spend your money on something else, anything else, maybe some bandages so just in case you do eventually buy it, you can bandage your head after you put it through your wall when you find out you just flushed $50 down the sewer. Expand
  6. J.S.
    Jan 27, 2005
    0
    Whoever is responsible for the idea and design of this game should be racked and quartered. Never in the existence of media has there been a more blatantly commercial-based, poorly executed idea with the sole purpose of completely missing the entire vision of it's parent idea. Shame on you. Expand
  7. Dantheman
    Apr 2, 2005
    0
    I am just glad i rented this game and did not buy this miserable waste of my time.

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