Via FPSGuru writer Richard Cox, "Atmospherically, the game is just fun to look at and listen to. It is like someone took every cliché ever written about action movies and action stars and crammed them all into The Showdown Effect. Characters speak with accents you’re sure to recognize. The amount of carnage done to the environments around you is something straight out of The Expendables. It is just a fun experience if you’re a fan of classic action movies."