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You play one of three bouncers of the bar Fate; Sion, Kou. Dominique, a young girl, bar mascot and friend of Sion has been kidnapped by Mikado Special Forces. You battle your way in an attempt to rescue Dominique.

Very much modeled on an interactive action film, you really do "Play the Movie". Mostly a straight action fighter game, there are a few RPG twists thrown in as you can learn new moves and increase your life, power and defense. Since the trio battles together you can choose which character to control at the beginning of each new battle.


The Bouncer PlayStation 2 Was that a blockade or this guy lost some teeth.
The Bouncer PlayStation 2 Outnumbered sometimes only means more fun.
The Bouncer PlayStation 2 Fighting Echidna and her squad of rent-a-cops.
The Bouncer PlayStation 2 Fighting some robots.

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The Bouncer Screenshot

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User Reviews

One of the biggest disappointments in the history of videogames! Matthew Bailey (1274) unrated
It isn't that bad David Power (2) 3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
The Video Game Critic Apr 15, 2014 B 75 Aug 24, 2001 70 out of 100 70
Video Games Jul, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Super Play (Sweden) Jun, 2001 5 out of 10 50
All Game Guide 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Gamereactor (Sweden) May 12, 2003 5 out of 10 50
Power Unlimited Jul, 2001 40 out of 100 40
PSM Mar, 2001 4 out of 10 40
Thunderbolt Games Nov 06, 2008 2 out of 10 20


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In early release footage, the game was touted for intense fight scenes that revolved around remarkably interactive scenery. The result, as people know, was was off the mark and far from impressive. Supposedly, Square pushed Dream Factory (the developer) to wrap up the game as fast as possible, and the game reflects that. As a result, it seems that Dream Factory (which developed Ehrgeiz and the Tobal series for Square) has decided to stop creating games for Square.

Dolby Digital 5.1

This was the first PlayStation 2 game to feature Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.

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nullnullnull (1492) added The Bouncer (PlayStation 2) on Apr 14, 2001