Night at the Grindhouse
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Paradox Interactive is proud to present a double bill of thriller chiller, blood spillers!

In a world that wouldn’t allow them to survive, an entire cast of clichéd combatants meet one fateful night and unleash bloody carnage on their equally-contrived counterparts in this year’s smash hit, The Showdown Effect. Filmed in special 2.5D RenderVisionScope, The Showdown Effect’s multiplayer mayhem blasts its way from the silver screen to your home computer.   Finishing off this unique double feature is one of the most sadistic, diabolical, sinister tales ever told. Three heroic adventurers , in search of fame and fortune, travel to a mysterious theme park overseer – the mythical Dungeon Maestro. Join forces with two of your doomed friends and attempt to take down the treacherous Maestro. Or play the role of the Maestro himself and terrorize the hapless human-controlled heroes. You can’t escape the shock, the terror, the pure insanity of...Dungeonland.

The Showdown Effect:

Up to 8 player fast paced, cinematic, multiplayer action

In-game, out-of-the box streaming capability to

8 clichéd characters , each with unique abilities

6 levels across three 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

BONUS ITEMS: Includes one playable character and one special weapon


Strategic Co-op Gameplay: Utilize each character’s unique skills and weapons, combine their special powers to form all new attacks, or just plain hack and slash your way through this treacherous theme park  

Competitive Multiplayer: Play as the Dungeon Maestro himself and unleash evil on your friends. Summon your minion to thwart the heroes, conjure spells or take control of a boss monster and get in the action yourself. Then push the Evil Laugh button and let your sinister cackle reverberate throughout the land  

Replayability: The DM AI randomizes monsters, treasures and dangers each session to create a unique experience; player choice in equipping items creates endless combinations for more variety  

Colorful Game World: Four different theme park environments to explore, each with their own unique attractions. Don’t forget to visit the gift shop on the way out. The prices are to die for…  

BONUS ITEM: Includes the Dungeon Maestro Grimoire Pack – a collection of spells , traits and a possession ability to help thwart those pesky heroes


Minimum Requirements:

The Showdown Effect:

OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7/Mac OSX 10.7 or later

Processor: Quad Core Intel or AMD processor


Free HDD Space: 2 GB

Graphics Card: Shader 4.0. graphics card

Memory: 1GB

DirectX: DirectX 10.1 (recommended: Nvidia GeForce 460, AMD Radeon 5870, Graphics Card) or better Broadband Internet connection required. Onboard Integrated Video Card Not Supported.



OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7

Processor: Dual Core 2.6GHz


Free HDD Space: 4GB

Graphics Card: DirectX 9.0 compatible card with 512MB (minimum Nvidia GeForce 8000, AMD Radeon HD 2000)

Sound Card: DirectX compatible

DirectX: DirectX 9.0c.

Other: Controller support: Up to 3 controllers for play as heroes; Controller support not available for Dungeon Master Mode

Single player or Multiplayer

Languages: English
Developer: Paradox Interactive
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
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