At its core, The Club is all about shooting, running, and then shooting some more. This broad approach to game development is risky considering the saturation of similar titles on the market, but the gameplay is well supplemented by a scoring system that adds value to repeated play and practice. Even so, the game is bare on presentation and gameplay innovation, instead drawing crowds through the simplicity of the combat while relying on a competitive scoring structure to keep players sticking around. The Club fills a definite niche, and is a good fit for those interested in the competitive pursuit of high scores, but the core mechanics alone don't carry it even as far as the brief campaign lasts.
Pros: Tight controls; easy learning curve; competitive scoring system; great use of sound.
Cons: Bland presentation and graphics; poor multiplayer implementation; limited long term appeal.