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Über das Spiel

Packender Shooter in Thriller-Manier
El Matador schickt Genreliebhaber in die dunkle, gnadenlose Welt des organisierten Verbrechens. Als Doppelagent Victor Corbet, der seit einiger Zeit für die US-amerikanische Drogenbekämpfungsbehörde tätig ist, müssen sich die Spieler im Dickicht des südamerikanischen Drogensumpfs zurechtfinden und riskante Missionen in den verschiedensten Szenarien absolvieren. So durchstreifen Actionfans, ausgerüstet mit einem riesigen Arsenal unterschiedlicher Waffen, den Dschungel Südamerikas oder erleben beinharte Schießereien in einem prachtvollen kolumbianischen Luxushotel. Dabei ballern sich die Spieler lautstark meist auf eigene Faust, bisweilen aber auch unterstützt von einem KI-Team, durch die abwechslungsreichen Levels.

Knallharte Gefechte im tropischen Ambiente
Der neueste Peter Games-Klassiker El Matador besticht vor allem durch eine authentische Atmosphäre: Detailliert gestaltete Szenarios sowie realistische Physik- und Soundeffekte lassen Actionfans unmittelbar in die hitzige Atmosphäre Südamerikas eintauchen und furiose Scharmützel im Dschungel hautnah miterleben. Des Weiteren sorgt die clevere KI immer wieder für neue und zugleich spannende Herausforderungen, die den Spielern einiges abverlangen. Da braucht es jederzeit einen kühlen Kopf, um den Drogenkartellen endgültig das Handwerk zu legen.


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552 Produkte im Account
138 Reviews
Nicht Empfohlen
220 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 07.04.15 19:41
El Matador ist kein schlechtes Spiel an sich, aber man sollte sich den Kauf wirklich lieber zweimal überlegen. Denn das Spiel ist nicht nur ein billiger Max Payne-Klon, sondern hat auch ziemlich grobe Macken und Schnitzer.

- es ist viel zu kurz (3 bis 4 Stunden)
- es hat unfaire Stellen im Spiel bzw. einen stark schwankenden Schwierigkeitsgrad
- es gibt ein paar Bugs (Grafikfehler usw.)
- die deutsche Version ist wirklich erbärmlich geschnitten/zensiert wurden

Ansonsten wie gesagt ein echt billiger Max Payne-Klon.
133 Produkte im Account
4 Reviews
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Verfasst: 26.01.17 07:50
Absoluter mist aus den 90 er. Jetzt noch zu verkaufen - eine Frechheit.
Wurde von mir als Teil einer Premium Random Box erworben, mit 4 anderen wert- und nutzlosen Spielen wie Golden Swords, Houswife, Shard games und Car mechanic Simulator 2014, vermutlich, weil den Mist keiner freiwillig kaufen würde...
Ich frage mich nur, was sie in eine einfache Random Box reinstecken?
84 Produkte im Account
67 Reviews
264 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.09.20 06:04
El Matador ist ein 3rd Person Shooter im Stil von Max Payne. Das Spiel ist von durchschnittlicher Qualität und von kurzer Dauer. Was mich trotzdem zu einer Empfehlung drängt ist der günstige Preis und die Story. Klar, große Ansprüche sollte man nicht haben, aber ich wusste was mich erwartet, weil ich das Spiel schon gespielt hatte als es neu erschienen ist. Kein Toptitel aber für eine Empfehlung reicht es.
868 Produkte im Account
100 Reviews
249 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25.12.19 03:45
I played this game back in 2006 and I remember my old PC couldn't run it well and thought I should give it another spin on my high-end PC now.
First of all, you should know that this is a low budget game you can get for $0.60 on sales.
Putting that in mind, El Matador isn't a bad game, but not a great one either.

It's Max Payne in Columbia and it has the exact same gameplay and mechanics.
The problem is that this game didn't innovate anything from there and just kept the same formula.

This game would be more interesting if it has stealth mechanics for example, but it's just mindless action.

- Graphics are great for its time, and the music is good too.

- Story isn't bad, and I can see the devs really wanted to make El Matador with a good narrative.

- El Matador sometimes can be really hard but good thing there's a quick save feature like Max Payne so you don't repeat long sections as you die a lot.

Should you buy it? If you like Max Payne and want something less-AAA then go ahead.
556 Produkte im Account
52 Reviews
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324 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14.01.20 01:50
Cool game. Problem is, there's nothing here that helps it stand out. Imagine if someone took Max Payne 2, but made it in 2006 with then modern graphic features and tons (and I mean it) of physics. This would be the result of that. But it's literally only that. The game lacks any sort of charm, charisma, personality.

There are some really fun levels here and there, But the AI is pretty much braindead most of the times, only shooting from cover and exposing themselves to be filled with bullets. The FOV is absolutely trash, and my back hurts from having to keep close to the screen to see where people were shooting from. I didn't find any FOV down solutions, only up the default. Sorry but I'm not here for some Quake frags.

The visuals are really good, would say they still look fairly enjoyable. It has that very mid 2000s PC game feel to it, when developers were having fun with physics, shaders and of course, tons of dynamic shadows.

Bullet time feels like a cheap version of Max Payne 2's. Don't really consider playing this like that most of the times, you'll just die before you can even find cover again. Story is very... confused. There's even one point you end up in some nazi's lair with a museum of WW2 memorabilia and some ''aryan'' dialogue, which felt really out of place in a game about some DEA psycho cop shooting drug lords at every corner. Finale is also really underwhelming, middle of the game fights had more drama and higher stakes than the actual end.

There's a mod on moddb that I used for the last 2/3 levels of the game, that promised better FOV and improved AI. I ended up installing it because the FOV was driving me insane but I thought improved AI would be cool too - FOV was still trash, but the AI actually proved a challenge with it. Unfortunately, this only helped to highlight how bad the bullet time mechanics are.

However, it is quite a fun little thing if you pick it off heavily discounted (as I have) and you want to just shoot some cartels up with tons of physics objects, ragdolls and cool environment sets. Leave the story expectations at your doorstep, and maybe, if you've exhausted other more enjoyable options (such as Max Payne 2, Total Overdose, hell even Hotline Miami and so on...) and you're desperate for anything like these, then this is an option, I guess.

Expected more of the game, but eh, could be a lot worse. TLDR, pick on a sale if you don't have any other games about shooting bad guys up in slow motion. Don't expect an unforgettable game - I'm already starting to forget it.

Oh, and here's that mod I talked about. Try it out if you think the AI is too pathetic.

WSGF/PCGamingWiki has more info on widescreen fixes if you need that.
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65 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 02.12.19 02:18
Graphics are obviously dated, but the gameplay is fun so if you don't mind old graphics and get it on sale, it's gonna be the best 60 cents you ever spent. BTW, I ran this on Windows 10 without any issues, immediately launched without any problems.
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141 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 05.09.20 15:37
If you own a laptop; don't bother. To run the game properly you need TWO third party apps. without them you won't be able to launch the game and if you do it'll run at a buttery smooth 10fps no matter your specs.

BUT if you commit yourself to work a little bit to run it then you'll discover what is in my opinion a hidden gem
It's a Max Payne clone with a cheesy story and characters. The guns feels good and have decent feedback, shooting dudes is satisfying and the gameplay is REALLY FAST PACED (even more so than Max Payne in my opinion) It throws at you a ton of enemies and you can complete whole levels without even stopping running and shooting once.
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42 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10.08.20 02:25
The gameplay is kinda like Max Payne, except that it doesn't feel good. Like, at all. The shooting is weird and the bullet time doesn't feel satisfying. Enemies will always hit the player, even if he enters the room with a squad. I have no words for the soundtrack, it makes the whole experience incredibly awkward. I expected to at least finish the prologue, but the game crashed during the boss fight and I don't really see it becoming any better.
I paid only 0.59€, but... give it a pass.
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305 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15.08.20 05:18
I am going to keep this short and simple. El Matador is Max Payne clone during a time where the gaming landscape was littered with them. It does nothing new. The story is cliché. The writing is bad. The voice acting is bad. The main protagonist is a played out stereotype even for 2006. The gunplay is bad. Headshots mean nothing. Bullets are fired from the center of the screen and not the barrel of the gun. This allowed me to cheese the unfair boss fights. Enemies are ghosts that materialize out of thin air. Music is bad. The game is not worth more that the 59 cents that I paid for it.
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201 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22.06.20 23:25
If this game didn't have such massive performance issues, it might actually have been some mindless good fun.
But the game barely runs at 30FPS and I haven't found a way to fix it.
At some points it runs fine, 60+ FPS, and then in situations that are less demanding on your hardware it barely runs. Perhaps this game just doesn't work well on Windows 10 and modern hardware, because I shouldn't have any trouble playing this game at max and at least a constant 60FPS.

Because of the issues running this game, I can't recommend it. If it ran well, it would've been perhaps at least some mindless fun, but with all these issues. Well it just isn't fun.
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Verfasst: 09.04.21 14:01
wow pretty good for a old game
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Verfasst: 29.03.21 15:55
i shouldn't have played this when i was like 12, but it's nice
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273 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21.07.21 05:41
Despite this having an interesting premise, El Matador falls pretty flat when compared to other titles in the same genre. It may share some things with Rockstar's fabled Max Payne series but that doesn't help it rise above its own mediocrity.

Gameplay-wise, enemies often seem to have x-ray vision, being able to see where you are even at a distance. Completing a level can be reduced to memorising each person's location, but the feeling you get upon finishing one this way can be oddly satisfying. The guns all sound and look great, and enemy deaths are particularly gory and well-detailed.

The graphics of El Matador have aged pretty badly. Honestly, I always figured despite buying this not long after release that the game looked far older than its actual age. The environment in particular has an overall rather blocky feel to it. The soundtrack is good, but some of the voice acting could use a little work. There's too much emphasis on making certain characters sound South American, and it tends to simply come off as rather cheesy.

Time to complete is roughly 15 hours, with no achievements due to age. El Matador might be worth a peek if found via a bundle, but otherwise I'd skip it. There are far nicer titles around now for this to be anything beyond a curiosity.
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Verfasst: 10.07.21 00:06
nostalgia game
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Verfasst: 02.07.21 03:25
El Matador
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11 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 02.05.21 00:24
Framerate very choppy. Unplayable on Win10, i5-9600K, ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E, GTX1660S, 32GB Corsair 3000MHz DDR4, ASUS Xonar Sound card...even with settings dumbed down to 1440x900. I'll experiment a bit and if the game becomes playable, I will update my review. As of now, I can't recommend it, especially when I can play Max Payne lll with all the bells and whistles on.
1065 Produkte im Account
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505 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24.09.21 14:47
Got this game in a $1 Fanatical bundle.
Not too bad.
May not be the next Max Payne, but still enjoyable despite the lags and flaws.
1571 Produkte im Account
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20 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21.09.21 13:49
I remember getting this game as a kid and my shit PC couldn't run it and now my relatively good PC can't run the game properly because it's not made to run on a modern PC lol
29 Produkte im Account
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621 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 07.02.22 15:58
Very good
1272 Produkte im Account
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212 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14.01.22 18:19
I found this in my steam library and just gave it a shot. Most people probably have the fps issue once you launch it for the first time and just give up on it. Once you fix the fps problem with the help of process lasso the gameplay was actually enjoyable and the game had an interesting plot twist. It had some minor problems like headshots not registering, there was no type of waypoint/clue which became annoying sometimes and you could shoot through walls as long as your crosshair was on the enemy.
In conclusion, fix the fps with the help of processor lasso and it is worth to play through.
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166 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22.12.21 14:14
Me: Mom, can we buy Max Payne?
Mom: No, we have Max Payne at home
Max Payne at home:

Even all things considered, I feel like this game is way inferior in comparison to Max Payne in every way, shape and form. Don't get me even started on the fact you literally have to get a 3rd party software just to run the game in more than 5 fps. It could've been a great competitor to Max Payne, no doubt, but the developers didn't really bother to elaborate on many things. I mean the story is there and the gameplay wouldn't be half as bad if it wasn't so buggy. Overall, I can't recommend the game to anyone, the only thing you'll be left with is disappointment, glad that I didn't buy it when I was a child.
771 Produkte im Account
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263 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29.11.21 06:56
The Dark Souls of Max Payne
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Verfasst: 07.12.21 13:22
The ultimate Max Payne copycat.
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Verfasst: 15.04.22 20:29
This game is so terrible it's good. Just watch the game unfold and laugh at it.
702 Produkte im Account
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215 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22.04.22 20:47
[h1]Overall = 5/10[/h1]

A Max Payne clone with you fighting against the drug trade in South America, but with none of the character, style or polish. The story’s bare-bones and the gameplay and graphics are basic and dated with flickering shadows, but it’s got plenty of shooting, action and explosions. It’s very short, but does have a good of levels in different settings, but the weapons, enemies and bosses are all very similar. The slow motion mechanic is a bit clunky to use and the music isn’t great and fades/skips in and out randomly, but it’s still fun and a perfect palate cleanser, even with its shortcomings.
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Verfasst: 05.03.22 13:07
ERROR: Unsupported GPU. Please downgrade to a potato GPU and try again. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Even tho it looked like a great game, i kept getting a error regarding unsupported GPU... i have geforce gtx 1060.

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Release:30.09.2006 Genre: Actionspiel Entwickler:keine Infos Publisher: Morphicon Limited / Peter Games Engine:keine Infos Kopierschutz:keine Infos Franchise:keine Infos

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