Review by Fire Thief2004

Reviewed: 04/06/05

A mildly entertaing fighting game that doesn't have much to offer.

Fight Club on the Xbox was released in November of 2004. It is developed by Vivendi Universal Games. The game is based on the movie, which is based on the book. It is a standard fighting game. It’s rated M for Blood, Intense Violence, and Language.

Gameplay: 6/10

You start by selecting a character, and then you fight opponents until you make it to the end of the game. It’s mildly entertaining for a while, but after you beat Story Mode, there isn’t much left to do. It’s an easy game; it doesn’t require much skill at all. The controls are simple, with only two types of punches and kicks, a block, and a taunt move. You could easily button mash your way through the game, or you could try and do some combos, which there aren’t many of, by the way. One of the better parts of the game is when you get your opponent to having very little health left. You can then break their bones! The game takes it into slow motion and even replays it for you. That’s the most original thing about this basically simple fighter.

Story: 3/10

The Story Mode in this game blows. It’s only 20-30 minutes long, and it revolves around you beating people up, trying to find the leader of the Fight Club, just so you can join. It is absolutely littered with the F-Bomb, so keep it away from the kiddies. The only rewarding thing from beating it is you unlock the best character in the game, which totally makes it worthwhile.

Graphics/Sound: 7/10

The Graphics in this game are pretty good. The blood looks great, but the environments are just too dark to really show the graphics off. The sound is a mixture of sorts. The voice acting is horrid, (What did you expect?), but some of the songs are nice. If your into Hard Rock, that is.

Play Time/Replayability: 5/10

There isn’t much to do after you beat Story Mode. A great aspect of this game is online play on Xbox Live. The bad thing is, no one ever plays. It’s completely deserted! The game does support downloadable content, but all that’s out is a song pack. But it’s free, so I suggest you download it.

Rent or Buy? It depends

If you like mindless fighting games, then I would suggest you buy it. It’s very cheap now. If your looking for a deep fighting game like Mortal Kombat Deception or Dead or Alive Ultimate, then you should just rent it.

Final Score: 6/10

Rating:   3.0 - Fair

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