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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The premise of the game is killing for sport.
Violence & Scariness
Players score points and earn rewards for slaying enemies through a combo meter that soars the more you kill. Bonuses are gained depending on where the person is hit, as well as distance from the target. Lots of blood is involved, but enemies just fall over afterward. None of the deaths are gory. Players use use a series of firearms from handguns to shotguns and rocket launchers to take out enemies.
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There's little dialogue in the game itself. Most objectionable language is found when challenging human opponents online.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game rewards killing by using a unique scoring system for hits made. The more enemies you kill, the higher your combos and, thus, your score. You also earn special bonuses for head shots and other extraordinary feats. None of the deaths look gory but are definitely bloody. Players mostly use a series of firearms from handguns to shotguns and rocket launchers to take out enemies. This game is playable online, so prepare for potentially harsh language from competitors.
Is It Any Good?
Levels feel intense, since you're sprinting through an area attempting to build up combos for a higher score. But the action lacks explosiveness. You can shoot barrels for a strong blast, but the action is heavy on the gunplay. A cohesive story is non-existent. Beyond very brief character stories, players get little sense of what The Club is and who the characters are.
Game levels offer a solid variety of challenges, including Survivor and Run the Gauntlet. Racing elements are sprinkled throughout. The tournaments feel like a circuit you'd find in standard racing titles. One particular game type requires you to run laps around a level before time expires. Enemies pose a strong challenge, although you'll find quite a few who prefer to run right at you as an easy target and then find cover. Once the tournament has been conquered, players have an option to tackle single events, create their own tournaments, or partake in multiplayer action both offline and online. Despite a few flaws, The Club's unique concept and frenetic, arcade-style action offers plenty of incentive to join.
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