The Showdown Effect is a 2.5D multiplayer action game inspired by 80’s and 90’s action movies. Champions from throughout time fight to death for fun, for glory and for awesome. The Showdown Effect recreates the outrageous combat found in classic action movies and then takes it one step further.
Gebruikersrecensies: Verdeeld (1,152 recensies)
Releasedatum: 5 mrt 2013

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Recensies

"It's a game that deserves to be played.“
Destructoid

"Flavor, intensity, and smart, reflex-driven gameplay mechanics raise TSE into a class of its own.“
- Ten Ton Hammer

"It's a satisfying experience you aren't likely to forget"
- Hooked Gamers

Luxe digitale editie



The Digital Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Bonus Playable Character - Mizu Ichiban
  • 2 Weapon Skins – Hand Crossbow and Golden Axe (cosmetic)
  • 2 Wearable Sets – Magicka Robe and Knight’s Armor (cosmetic)
  • 1 Giftable Copy of Magicka
  • Permanent +3% XP Boost (XP mainly used for cosmetic unlocks)
  • Official Soundtrack

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The Showdown Effect is a 2.5D multiplayer action game inspired by 80’s and 90’s action movies. Champions from throughout time fight to death for fun, for glory and for awesome.

The Showdown Effect recreates the outrageous combat found in classic action movies and then takes it one step further. Use weaponry pulled straight from the silver screen's unparalleled arsenal: shotguns, baseball bats, assault rifles, umbrellas, grenades, katanas, rocket launchers and more.

No explosion is too loud and no bullet dodge is impossible. Impale your friend with a broomstick and tell them to “Stick around” as you jetpack off to the next enemy.
The Showdown Effect also uses integrated streaming technology to live stream directly to Twitch.tv, without the need for third party software.

Key Features:

  • Up to 8 player fast paced, cinematic, multiplayer action
  • In-game, out-of-the box streaming capability to Twitch.tv (PC only)
  • 8 clichéd characters , each with unique abilities
  • 6 levels across two different environments
  • 4 different free for all and team based game modes
  • Solo matchmaking using ELO rating system
  • Custom rules sets to create your own game modes – Pistols only!
  • Progressive rewards and unlocks for character and weapon customization
  • Experience the most over-the-top action sequences from your favorite movies across different environments
  • Numerous heroes, dozens of weapons, hundreds of moves - infinite fun

Systeemeisen

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX® Compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1 GB NVIDIA 460 / AMD Radeon 5870
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX® Compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS:Mac OSX 10.7 or later
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:OSX 10.7 or later
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1 GB NVIDIA 460 / AMD Radeon 5870
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Nuttige klantrecensies
23 van de 28 mensen (82%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 6 december 2014
Showdown effect is a great game but sadly, The lack of single player and the lack of active players made the game unejoyable. Despite being a great game, Missing features have killed the game. I wouldn't recommend buying it anymore.
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8 van de 8 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
2.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 29 maart
Cool action-platformer,but not so much players :(
I hope Paradox will do this game F2P,that must increase the number of players.

9/10

P.s. Sorry for my English if I mistaked somewhere
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8 van de 9 mensen (89%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
3.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 18 december 2014
0 Players whatsoever. No single player. It's a shame, really, as the tutorial where you kill a few non-moving dummies makes the game feel very smooth and good. Do not buy this unless you have 3+ friends to play with!
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9 van de 12 mensen (75%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 19 december 2014
The game is dead.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
6 van de 7 mensen (86%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 17 december 2014
Online only and very few players anymore. The ones that do play are well, let's just say they're not the type you want to play with. Not even worth the 1000 gems I spent on it.
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7 van de 9 mensen (78%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 13 december 2014
No one plays it more couldnt play
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4 van de 4 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
525.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 7 april
a very good game and players are nice but they r not that many players in this game but its a very good game 2 play totally u guys must buy it! :)
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5 van de 6 mensen (83%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
5.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 december 2014
This falls under the curse of the multiplayer-only indie game scene, you'll never find someone online to play with not too long after the game is released. I don't know what else to say without any randoms to play with.
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4 van de 5 mensen (80%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
12.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 1 januari
+ a lot of funny characters to play as,
+ many weapons to choose from,
+ I enjoyed every map in the game,
+ funny clothes,
+ nice game modes,
+ ppl still play this and they are mostly ok.
-------------------------------------------------------
- the game seems to be abandoned by devs,
- a lot of teamkillers,
- sometimes the game is so laggy that everyone has a ping like 300.

Anyway, I would recommend the game. It's cheap and really fun to play and if you have colleagues to play with there is even more fun ;-).
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4 van de 5 mensen (80%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
422.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 20 maart
Awesome community, awesome game.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
4 van de 5 mensen (80%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
472.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 31 maart
Yeah!
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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 6 maart
No one plays this game, but it's really fun.

There is no single player, and that's only a bad thing because unless you have your own friends, you wont be able to play.

However, if you DO have friends willing to play, this game gives you that great fun the way Super Smash bros does. You need at least 4 to have a good time, but you cna play with more than that. So if you and your buddies are tired of DOTA, this would be a great thing to kill some time with. During a sale you can get a pack of them for cheap. Do it, save the copies, and then one night when you got a handful of you on with nothing to do, hand them out and proceed to have fun.
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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
0.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 22 februari
Currently... no. Its a multiplyer game which is really fun... If Venus is visible in the west and Obama reveals that he is lizard overlord. The servers are dead...so very dead.
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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
54.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 13 april
Some people say this game is dead. It's not, but you should play it at certain hours. A part from that, the game is pure fun and epicness. The music is great and the graphics too. For me, it's the funniest online 2D game.
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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
18.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 5 mei
Pretty funny.
8/10
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
6.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 8 februari
This game WAS great, but then was completely abandoned by the devs. Wish they kept updating, would probably still be playing to this day. Oh well, fun game if you find a few friends though.
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
5.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 7 maart
Probably one of the coolest games of this genre. Unfortunately it is hard to find people to play with anymore... That aside, I would recommend!
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
8.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 18 april
NOTE: Get this game with friends because the community is dead.
Nobody plays anymore, so if you think it looks fun, wait for it to go on sale and buy it for you and a couple friends
if you buy it for just yourself and you dont have anyone to play with you will never actually play the game.
I think this game is wonderful and fun (maybe a bit unbalanced in some areas) and if the community hadnt died it would have been a must have, sadly it did and now we're left with what could have been amazing. its really sad, its kinda like a cheesy love story except nothing like that its a video game.
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
16.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 5 mei
No players in servers. Game died a year ago; just after the first month from release. Devs, pls change this into free-to-play so we can see it alive again.
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
51.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 9 mei
The Showdown Effect

A Game that had great potential


Visual: 8/10

The game has a very stylish art-style, that generally looks good. The only part of the games visuals I didn't enjoy was the characters, because they look like plastic. The game is succeeding to give you that 80's action feel, since they have their obligatory Terminator parody. I also need to point out that the menu literally looks like an 80's TV screen.


Sound: 7/10

Showdown has an explosive action theme song that really pumps you up for the action, but sadly there is no song like that once you enter a round. The sound effects are fine, but it's mostly guns firing so there isn't much to say about that.
The voice-acting is very funny since they do have that bootleg Terminator, which creates some funny moments when playing the game.


Gameplay: 7/10

The gameplay is fun and fast. It's a 8-player deathmatch game that lasts 5 minutes. Once you're done with those 5 minutes it transitions into a last man standing kind of thing (note: the last man standing is not the winner. The winner is the person with the highest amount of kills.) which changes the pacing slightly as you aren't all that willing to die.

There are some unlockable guns and characters, but you should be able to get everything by a couple of hours of gametime. I would've enjoyed more customization but they probably did this to keep the game balanced. All in all the gameplay is very enjoyable.


DLC: 8/10

The DLC in Showdown is kinda useless. The reason for this is that they are reskins of weapons, or hats. I enjoy this alot since it keeps the game fair and balanced.


Money/Time: 1/10

The game doesn't cost much and I enjoyed it very much, but the game is now dead. There is nobody online nowadays so just stay away from the game. It's a shame that the developers (spearhead studios, creators of Magicka.) updated the game once then left, and are now working on Magicka 2. Get Magicka 2 instead, you'll most likely have a better time there...
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