The Club is one of the most exciting FPS games we've tested in months. Its jaw-dropping graphics, engaging plot and frantic action do make up for the almost 2GB download.
One first tip: do not skip the cinematic intro scene. It's a good way to be introduced to the main characters in The Club and also get a glimpse of the impressive graphic quality of this game. Also, before actually starting to play, The Club guides you through a quick handy tutorial that teaches you some basic rules in just a couple of minutes, covering weapons, scoring system and special combos that enable you to earn more points.
Now straight to the point: The Club is not about killing anything that dares move before you. It's about being lethally precise. This means that, for example, killing someone with a shot in the head will reward you more points than erasing them with a machine gun burst. The score is also higher if you perform special combos that require agility and quick reflexes. Also, you'll have to watch for and special signs hidden in the scenery.
Talking about scenarios, these are depicted with an amazing level of detail. The graphical perfection goes on in character design, movement and physics, building such a realistic environment that you feel completely immersed into action.
You can play The Club all by yourself with computer-controlled enemies but needless to say, the game is far better when you play online. Apparently The Club enables you to compete against up to 15 other players - and note I said apparently because unfortunately there's no multiplayer option in this demo.
Despite the lack of online games, this demo brings you an excellent preview of what seems to be an extraordinary action game at all levels: graphics, gameplay and fun.