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Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

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  • Summary: Action and deckbuilding combine in a Galactic Game Show - but questions gets replaced with deadly Gladiator Battles. You are the contestant - will you die or become a crowd favorite?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Mar 29, 2016
    85
    I think Forced Showdown has done a great job of incorporating different strategic layers on top of a twin stick shooter.
  2. Apr 1, 2016
    80
    Forced Showdown is a clever little game that skillfully mixes action elements to a card game core, providing a lot of fun. Only the lack of any multiplayer mod is a real drawback. If you're a solo player you won't regret spending your money.
  3. Apr 6, 2016
    80
    It might not be the most original idea ever, but it is a solid twin-stick brawler with familiar elements from card games. And we just can't stop playing it.
  4. Mar 28, 2016
    70
    Forced Showdown is an action RPG Roguelike where you have to fight for your life in a sequence of arenas. Going forward will let you face enemies each time stronger and merciless. Cards are the way: they will give you more juice, power and support abilities to survive longer. Luck is also essential to win all the battles till the end. If you like hard challenges this game is for you.
  5. Apr 3, 2016
    70
    The strategic card selection and management combined with satisfying action makes for an enjoyable and rewarding experience. I enjoyed seeing my character slowly become more powerful as you gain better cards that will help you progress further.
  6. Mar 30, 2016
    70
    Deeper than the previous iteration on this new franchise, but it still has a lot of room to improve especially on its visual presentation.
  7. Mar 30, 2016
    50
    I really wanted to like Forced Showdown. Maybe there’s something about it that just didn’t *click* with me. Too many half-baked ideas does not a casserole make, my mother always said. If they had taken the time to expand on what makes each of the genres compelling, this could have been a whole different review. Instead, it’s a hot mess on your keyboard.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Mar 29, 2016
    10
    Interesting mix of a twin-stick shooter combat and a deck-building character upgrade system. This style is very unique in it's style - haven'tInteresting mix of a twin-stick shooter combat and a deck-building character upgrade system. This style is very unique in it's style - haven't seen a game quite like it. It is primary a single-player game, but there is a pretty advance leaderboard system with season ranking. The amount of content in this game is ridiculous - for twenty bucks you won't get anything better for that price. Expand
  2. Apr 18, 2016
    10
    This is a very addicting game that you will get your $20 worth.

    A great mix of card-based luck, twin-stick action and some minor RPG with
    This is a very addicting game that you will get your $20 worth.

    A great mix of card-based luck, twin-stick action and some minor RPG with progression through each tournament. Plus purchasing chances for higher and stronger cards keeps you coming back. The 4 characters you can play as are very different, so it can be easy to get a fresh gameplay. So far loving the game and have put about 15 hours into it. This game is also built for the console, so hopefully it shows up there.
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  3. Mar 29, 2016
    9
    Are you a fan of card-based arena games? Did you love the original FORCED game? Do you just want to turn off your brain for a while and haveAre you a fan of card-based arena games? Did you love the original FORCED game? Do you just want to turn off your brain for a while and have mindless fun? Then FORCED: Showdown is the game for you! Expand
  4. Jun 19, 2016
    9
    i really liked this game, highly addictive!
    I loved the art and the game play, was challenging and fun. You wont get anything better for the
    i really liked this game, highly addictive!
    I loved the art and the game play, was challenging and fun. You wont get anything better for the price, and there it'll keep you busy for hours
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  5. Apr 2, 2016
    9
    A great mix of action RPG, twin shooter and questing, with deckbuilding and a dash of rougelike elements. It's highly addictive, fun to playA great mix of action RPG, twin shooter and questing, with deckbuilding and a dash of rougelike elements. It's highly addictive, fun to play and easy to get started with, but requires some playtime to really master it. Supports both mouse+keyboard and controller.

    The art in the game is well done, lots better then eg. Heartstone and reminds a lot of good old Magic cards.

    Defiently worth it's price.
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