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.
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

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
15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
The game isn't bad but the connection and the dead community is the problem. It is a halrious game where toy can pick up alomst everything in every map, sad that the community is really dead. Wondering why this got no attention and there are on patches for this.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
it's such a shame that this game now has about ten players, it's one of the most fun thing's I've ever played.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 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 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
If you find servers which dont kick you. Then its a good game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
It's a pity... It could have been a really fun game to play, but there is a problem: Is a multiplayer game, with almost no players or servers, so not very fun...
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
No one plays it more couldnt play
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
The game is dead.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
414.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Awesome community, awesome game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
I like it, had some fun with it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
This is one of the best empty server simulators that I've ever played... you really get a sense of being in a server with no one else to play with.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
507.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
+ 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.
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- 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
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 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
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 of 1 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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