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Forced Showdown

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

45%

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Based on 11 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCMar 29, 2016

Developer: BetaDwarf

Genres: Action, Strategy

Hi, I'm the computer-simulated arena referee, but you can call me C-SAR! Welcome to my show! It’s the only Galactic Game Show with lives on the line! Some of you silly humans describe it as Twin-stick, Deck-building, and Rogue-lite - whatever that means.

Forced Showdown Critic Reviews

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Forced Showdown is a game that left very little impact on me. I played it, it was a game, and I understood every part of it. The parts come together nicely, but aren't mechanically deep at all. Combat is simple, even with the card system at play, the structure is extremely repetitive, and everything else just falls in line around that. It has been getting very frequent updates, which is great, but unfortunately the base game needs more than just patches to really stand out.

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I really wanted to like Forced Showdown. Maybe there’s something about it that just didn’t *click* with me. Too many half-baked ideas does not a casserole make, my mother always said. If they had taken the time to expand on what makes each of the genres compelling, this could have been a whole different review. Instead, it’s a hot mess on your keyboard.

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…once you finally piece together all of the concepts and strategies the game borrows from other genres you’ll quickly become a crowd favorite on the Galactic Game Show.

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Let's just say that you'll be putting in a ridiculous amount of time into Forced Showdown.

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