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 (1,223 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 5, 2013

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Recommended By Curators

"Fun "90's movie cliché" themed multiplayer brawler with plenty weapon pickups and acrobatic moves. Small community but great game to play with friends."
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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

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
Helpful customer reviews
46 of 50 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
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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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
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 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
197.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Fun, but I can't recommend it in good faith seeing as the community is dead and you'll never get a game going.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
55.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
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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