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.
User reviews: Mixed (943 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 5, 2013

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Reviews

"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

Digital Deluxe Edition



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

About This Game

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

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    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
Helpful customer reviews
47 of 56 people (84%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Don't buy it, no one plays it anymore.
+ Devs don't support the game anymore.
BjornB [sviluppatore] 9 giu, ore 14:59 2014
As stated earlier in other threads. There is no active development on this title anymore. Sorry!

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Waste of money
Posted: July 23
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
The core is solid and fun if you can play with someone else but I can see how the game's business model drove away players and now it's dead, deservedly so.

At least I got for free and now it has cards so that's nice!
Posted: July 5
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Very fun game to play with friends.
I'd recommend it to everybody.
Score: 8,5/10
Posted: May 23
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
321.4 hrs on record
Played 300 hours of it. It's my favorite game, not one of my favorite games my favorite game! I highly recommend it to anyone, but be warned the game is hard to learn have a lot of pros that can kill you just by thinking about it and besides those there is hardly any community left. The devs have abandoned the game long ago and it still have a lot of bugs. It have some huge lag problems and there is many crashes. The game is also peer to peer, so no dedicated servers. There are still some community organised events and there is a lot of people willing to help newer players. I personally just like crushing my friends again and again. ::D
Posted: September 16
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Very Cool Game! It's a shame that no-one is playing it. but dont get me wrong.
Buy the game and play from time to time and tell all your friends ;)
or tell me another game which is like this :D
Posted: May 6
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63 of 76 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Shouldn't be sold anymore, no one playing and dev has stopped support. Has no local play, no bot support, no mods and you are still locked out of a bunch of characters and cosmetics that cost more money on top of game price.

AVOID!!
Posted: February 9
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