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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

Buy The Showdown Effect Digital Deluxe

$19.99

Buy The Showdown Effect Standard 4-Pack

$29.99

Buy The Showdown Effect Digital Deluxe 4-Pack

$59.99

Buy The Showdown Effect Digital Deluxe Upgrade

$12.99

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
37 of 44 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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6 of 7 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.2 hrs on record
I really love this game and so I'm going to like it. Why?
1) This game is not that known, which means that there is only a few people playing it, but this only few people are (mostly) very nice and helpfull, so It is most of the time fun.
2) Very original and just filled with Awesomeness, speaking of character creation, variation of weapons and weapons skins, many game modes and it's options.
3) This game won "Best Platformer 2013" award and it truly is even for me the best platformer that I've yet played.

10/10 - "Best fighting platformer existing."

I hope my comment to this game "The Showdown Effect" was somehow usefull, if you think I was wrong at some point please contact me. Have a nice day. Bye.
Posted: April 8
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9 of 14 people (64%) 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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15 of 26 people (58%) found this review helpful
606.9 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 20
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59 of 71 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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