The Club - impressions

The development team is placing a massive emphasis on multiplayer, even in the single-player modes. With levels so short they can be completed in a couple of minutes, you'll be playing "pass the pad" as you attempt to go one better than yourbuddies - just like you did on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. But don't panic if you want simultaneous play, as there will also be 16-player Xbox Live support and a four-player split screen mode.

There are eight characters, all of whom belong to the eponymous "Club." Basically, it’s a Fight Club-style outfit where the world’s rich and stupid can compete in a secret bloodsport. The goons you’ll be killing have been told there’s acouple millionbones in it for them if they survive the night. Some characters are in against their will- like one special ops guy who was sent in to break it up, but was ambushed, tasered and woke up as a contestant. It’s not a family game. Which is definitely a good thing.

Justin Towell

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine,, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.