What is your position on crowd funded games? (e.g., Kickstarter, Early Access on Steam)

The Club (Windows)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
68
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
2.5
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?

Description

The Club is an organization that recruits "outsiders" to fight in an underground bloodsport. Those "outsiders" come from every possible corner of the earth but have one thing in common: they are good at killing people.

Eight characters with different skills await the player. Renwick for example is an ex-cop which is rather balanced in the skills speed, strength and stamina. Once the decision has been made, the tournament needs to be chosen. Set for example in a Stahlwerk in Germany, each tournament consists of six rounds. Each round has a different objective. The sprint challenge for example requires the player to race to the exit before time runs out. The siege challenge instead requires the player to survive for a certain amount of time in a limited space.

But all challenges have one thing in common: The player looks at his character's back and shoots his way through hordes of enemies. For each kill, the player gets points and builds up a combo-multiplier. How many points the player gets depends on how high the multiplier is, where he hit the enemy and if he performed a special action before the kill like breaking through a door or jumping through a window. Each kill increases the multiplier by one but if the player waits too long between kills, it decreases. The higher it was at the last kill, the faster it will decrease.

The game also features 8 different multiplayer-modes. These include normal Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch as well as modes like Team Fox Hunt in which the teams need to kill the fox of the enemy team in order to win.

Screenshots

The Club Windows A headshot is always good for points.
The Club Windows A small movie introduces the next setting.
The Club Windows Blasting my way through the tutorial level.
The Club Windows Owned! That was an awesome round.

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

One of the games which showed all you need to see in the demo version... Jarek Hanzelka (5) 0.43 Stars0.43 Stars0.43 Stars0.43 Stars0.43 Stars

The Press Says

Gamer 2.0 Mar 18, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Shooterplanet Apr 03, 2008 80 out of 100 80
Gamezoom Mar 02, 2008 75 out of 100 75
Game Over Online Mar 07, 2008 75 out of 100 75
V2.fi May 15, 2008 72 out of 100 72
Cheat Code Central Feb, 2008 3.6 out of 5 72
IGN Feb 29, 2008 6.9 out of 10 69
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 27, 2008 13 out of 20 65
Worth Playing Apr 24, 2008 5.8 out of 10 58
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Apr, 2008 55 out of 100 55

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


Trivia

Cover Art

The game's cover art work is very reminiscent of the promotional poster for the 2008 movie Street Kings in concept and style. The game was first, however.

Engine

The PlayStation 3 version is the only one to make use of the DemonWare middleware.

Related Web Sites

Sicarius (61025) added The Club (Windows) on Feb 19, 2008
Other platforms contributed by Sicarius (61025)