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The Showdown Effect – Review

Posted on March 1, 2013 AT 12:15pm

Bringing together the gritty violence of summer blockbuster films with the frantic strategy of online multiplayer gaming, The Showdown Effect is Arrowhead Game Studios’ 2.5D love letter to the brutal death matches action fans love to indulge in. Using everything from combat knives and baseball bats to automatic rifles and rocket launchers, The Showdown Effect pits up to 8 players against each other or teams of over-the-top characters in detailed multi-tiered environments. It is in these various levels and modes that you quickly learn dodging, diving, and devastation are the ultimate keys to survival.

Adding even more replay value to satirical smash-mouth action of The Showdown Effect is an array of customizable options for an enhanced experience. Players are able to opt any weapons in or out of matches they deem fit, turning what would otherwise be an orchestra of explosions and shrapnel to a series of hand-to-hand melee mauling where even the best of friends become nothing more than pin cushions. Even in team battles your allies are able to take damage from your attacks, so you can stick it to your buddies after they help you stick the enemy in the ground.

Straightforward in execution yet endlessly fun, The Showdown Effect will be a great addition to your game arsenal when it releases this spring. The Showdown Effect will be available for PC March 5th.

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