Imagine an organisation so secretive that only a handful of people across the globe know that it exists: an organisation that recruits 'outsiders' to fight in an underground bloodsport, like ancient gladiators. The combatants have only one option open to them - kill or be killed.
Drug lords, Mob bosses, Dotcom billionaires, rock stars and politicians rub shoulders with Hollywood superstars, royalty and the aristocracy in The Club. Each one shares a lust for death, bloodshed and chaotic gunplay, and a belief that their wealth and power puts them above and beyond the reach of normal laws. The entry fee is astronomical and membership is for life. Once you're in the club, you can't leave...unless you manage to fight your way through eight deadly arenas and 49 levels in single-player mode or multiplayer to secure your freedom from The Club.
Tournament mode invites you to compete against other members of The Club in deadly tournaments spread across the globe. Each event must be played in sequence with points awarded based on your position in the league table. You only need to survive until the end of the tournament in order to unlock the next event, but come in the top three and you will earn a bullet. During any event in Tournament, you will have a maximum of five attempts before it's 'Game Over'. Within Tournament, there is a handful of sub-modes, if you will: Sprint, Siege, Survivor, Time Attack and Run the Gauntlet are just how they're described, and add to the longevity. If you find that The Club is being a little tough on you (or you just can't handle the heat, you sissy) then Single Event is the option to choose. Here, you can practice the events you have unlocked in Tournament mode.
Multiplayer is a major plus factor in The Club. Online play and System Link supports up to eight players, and four players can play on one console. As in Tournament's single-player mode, there are several game types waiting within multiplayer, such as Hunter/Hunted, Kill Match, Team Skullshots and Team Foxhunt. The Club - whichever way you play it - is all about the kill. Killing earns scores, scores mean success, and success means survival.