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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.
Release Date: Mar 5, 2013
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$9.99

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$19.99

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$29.99

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$59.99

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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 the 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

PC System Requirements

    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

Mac System Requirements

    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
31 of 37 people (84%) found this review helpful
63 products in account
6 reviews
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 9th, 2014
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35 of 45 people (78%) found this review helpful
99 products in account
6 reviews
37.2 hrs on record
Unfinished, no attention.
This game had great potential, but the devs just somehow stopped working on it..
Cons: Servers are ♥♥♥♥, low replay ability, horrible configuration.
Pros: great action pvp gameplay, great art style, great voice, great concept.
Posted: February 1st, 2014
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
361 products in account
21 reviews
2.1 hrs on record
I waited quite literally over 30 minutes for a ranked game, but it never started due to the essentially dead online community. Then I left the lobby/queue where I was literally the only person and it made me lose ranked rating.

Okay then.
Posted: March 5th, 2014
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
67 products in account
2 reviews
17.3 hrs on record
Game: The Showdown Effect
Hours played: 16

I have to say that i really enjoyed playing this game but it has 1 really big problem it is not played at all and this destroys the whole game, because its an only muliplayergame.

Funfactor: 10/10
Soundtrack: 8/10
Players: 1/10

So think twice when you wonna buy this game
Posted: February 23rd, 2014
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
75 products in account
1 review
505.5 hrs on record
AwErSoMe GaMe !!!

if you like adrenaline, pursuits, flesh and bones, all in 2.5D this game is ideal.
The only bad point of this game is : No dedicated serv ( but still playable if you dont live to far from others players ).
Players who said this game sucks are just kidZ who dont have any patience or skillz with a keyboard and mouse.

a good small community rox a bad huge one...
Posted: May 20th, 2014
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39 of 47 people (83%) found this review helpful
1,184 products in account
36 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
I've searched 100 minutes for a match. This game is so dead.
Posted: January 9th, 2014
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