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The Showdown Effect

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The atmosphere of the game is a collection of easily recognizable settings of action-movies of the eighties. Similarly, in the guise of the eight heroes of the game there are attributes of the heroes of these films. The action takes place on several levels, instantly recalling in memory such films as "Alien", "Bladerunner", "Terminator" and many films about martial arts.

The gameplay can also be considered one big quote from the mentioned films. Characters simply fight with each other, using a variety of weapons and interior features.

The appearance of characters, their skills, weapons and their characteristics - all this can be adjusted in many ways. You can even set up rules for fighting.
In the game there is no single-player mode, there is only multiplayer. There are no campaigns in the game, there are only different kinds of fights - for example, "One against all" or "Each for yourself". At the end of the battle, the player receives points that can be spent on new equipment, weapons or on the discovery of new characters.

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Developer
Arrowhead Game Studios
Publisher
Paradox Interactive
Age rating
18+ Adults Only
Website
http://www.theshowdowneffect.com/

System requirements for PC

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

System requirements for macOS

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
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Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

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The Showdown Effect reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
I love the Game "The Showdown Effect." If you have enough Friends who play with you, the whole thing is not a Problem at all, and since I never gamble alone or with strangers, this is ideal for me! The German Translation is partly amusing, but certainly not a big Problem
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Not a bad Game in itself, aaaaaaber: It quickly gets boring. It's the same everywhere somewhere and despite beautiful Maps (4 in number) there's little Variety and little that captivates you. The Soundtrack, the Presentation are right after all. For in between, it is determined for some quite interesting but not for me. It just gets too monotonous, despite funny Brutality. [4/10]
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Unfortunately, the game just doesn't work for me ... The 8minute playing time I have has accumulated in the blackscreen ... Whenever I start the game (when it starts), I just get a blackscreen ... There is no hardware (6gb ddr3, graka 2gb, intel i7) I can't say what the game is like in itself as it just doesn't want to start ^ ^
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Microsoft from French
The showdown effect is an exclusively multiplayer platform game. Count between 5 and 7 hours to have it at 100% by actually playing... the last two characters will cost you 10,000 AC so you will still have to play the farm not doing everything. The game is very good, original, and pretty. Some bugs extant in the gameplay and can annoy. It turns out that it requires a very good connection, otherwise you risk of severe lagging, making the game quickly annoying. Server Management is pretty good, although it is often not possible to join servers without any apparent reason. Note that it is currently possible to get the 100% that if you have the Deluxe version, indeed, two people are attached to it (although one of the two was originally intended for the pre-order.). No difficulty for success it is almost only quantitative.
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That game is terrible. Melee is annoying,because all you have to do against another melee fighter is dodge,dodge,dodge. You can easily get behind someone and kill him. I like melee but this is not entertaining. I want awesome looking swordfights and diversity if it comes to attacks. Another thing about melee combat: The controls just dont feel right. Im talking about aiming. If you use a gun,you aim with the crosshair and you can also use it to look from left to right. But if you want to change the direction youre looking to with a sword,you need to do it with the a and d key. I bought a coat from the shop. It said 0,00 EURO,so i guess its free. I can buy it(even multiple times)but cant use it. The other equipment outside of the shop works. There are nearly no servers without a password,there dont seem to be servers for newcomers either. The demo version didnt let me test anything,not even the training mode.
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