YMMV / Beatdown

  • Anti-Climax Boss: It's more like an Anti Climax Level. When you learn that Zanetti is in a luxury hotel, you expect this to be THE level of the game and that you're going to storm the place while murdering everyone in the way. Turns out that the place has little security and that you don't need too much effort to get into Zanetti's room.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Not satisfied about beating a random elite henchman? You can steal from him after it, or just kill him in brutal fashion.
  • It's Short, So It Sucks!: It takes about 4 hours tops to play through the game if you're not going for 100% Completion.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Las Sombras is a very unsettling town. Also, there's the violent fights and the beatdown option.
  • Rated M for Money: The only thing that the game lacks is the explicit use of drugs and sex.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: Most of the people you encounter have a "Pride" gauge. You have to deplete this gauge, then perform a special grab to recruit, rob, interrogate, or beat them down. Some of the people are not easy to wear down in this fashion, so odds are a lot of these encounters are going to end with one party or the other badly beaten. If that's not bad enough, you have to fight these people and deplete their Pride gauges every time you want to perform one of the above activities even on the same people.
    • Also, the bosses of the game (along with other characters) can be recruited if you complete the game with one or more of the meters under Criminal Level maxed out. One set is unlocked with a full teamwork bar, another is unlocked with a full cash flow bar, another is unlocked with a full charisma bar, and the last is unlocked with all bars full. So, surely completing the game with all bars full will unlock all sets, right? Wrong. Each must be unlocked individually.
  • The Woobie: Tracy. Even though she was feeding you information about Zanetti at the behest of the true Big Bad, she really was your friend and she only did it because they threatened to kill her and Melvin both if she didn't. Then they do it anyway. Notably, she tries to warn you to leave town for your own protection just before the bad guys come for her.