Completely in line with 80's action movies where the beat-em-up games. Go out, beat the crap out of anyone that gets near and use bats, pokes or knives if your fists aren't getting bloody enough.
These kind of games popped up like crazy and where as popular as FPS, shooting someone in the head is now. I'm not quite sure what counts as most violent - shooting a fictional character or beat him with a bat. Anyway, the video violence debate included games like this one and made computer gaming a hot topic.
I remember that I liked this game, but mostly because of its coop. It was not as fun to play by yourself. I don't believe I completed the game, because some boss was really hard, but I did get quite far.