TAKEDOWN is a thinking-person’s shooter; brutal, hardcore and deadly - like the real thing. Not for the faint hearted, Takedown requires you to bring your 'A' game - FPS fans looking for an ultra hardcore experience only need apply!
User reviews: Mostly Negative (4,075 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 10, 2014

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About This Game

TAKEDOWN is a thinking-person’s shooter; brutal, hardcore and deadly - like the real thing. Not for the faint hearted, Takedown requires you to bring your 'A' game - FPS fans looking for an ultra hardcore experience only need apply!

The player that takes things slow, aims carefully, and plans their moves right will overcome the player who runs in with guns blazing. Close-quarters battle brings the fight inside, as you would see SWAT teams or SOF units taking down small numbers of dangerous adversaries. Non-linear environments allow for multiple routes and tactics and add replayability.

In recent years, shooters have become homogenized. There used to be a wide range of different games to choose, from run-and-gun action titles to slow-paced tactical shooters focusing on strategy and tactics, but now most shooters follow the same model of big set pieces, regenerating health, linear levels, and “cinematic experiences.” The realistic tactical shooters with in-depth planning have almost entirely disappeared in recent years.

This game focuses on realistic weapons modeling, squad based play, in a close-quarters battle setting. To succeed in this game you need to take things slow, study your environment, and execute flawlessly. If you get shot, there are consequences. You won’t be hiding behind a wall waiting for your health to regenerate. If a team member goes down, you will have to assess the situation and reallocate team members if necessary to complete the mission. Don’t expect all of the tools and plans to be forced fed to you – it is up to the player to ensure their team is equipped and ready for the tasks at hand. With features such as realistic bullet penetration, accuracy, and recoil, choosing the proper weapons, ammunition, armor, and gear for the mission is up to you, so choose carefully.

Gameplay modes include single player, co-op, and competitive multiplayer. If you are a fan of old school shooters where thinking meant more than running and gunning or perks, or if you are just looking for something different in your shooter games experience, this is the game for you.

Key Features:

  • Fight Smart in Deadly, Close Quarters Combat – Players must think and move tactically, stay alert, watch, listen and choose wisely while setting up their squad for the perfect shot.
  • Tackle Engagements That Are Different Every Time – Nonlinear maps allow for multiple tactics and approaches to both attack and defense. Gamers must choose their gear to best execute strategy.
  • Out Think The Enemy – Gamers need to work closely and communicate well with their team to not only attack the enemy but to coordinate to secure multiple objectives.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 (32-bit only)
    • Processor: 2GHz or better CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: A graphics card with Shader Model 3.0 support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core2Extreme Quad Core Processor - Q6800 - 2.93 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8800 (768 MB GDDR3)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
78 of 85 people (92%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Do you like ultra hardcore realistic tactical shooters that border on masochistic, giving you the ability to pretend you're a military genius capable of clearing an entire room of enemies with a single bullet ricocheting off walls?

Don't get this game, buggy, unresponsive and downright crap. The AI is barely functional and has the incredible ability to spot and kill you through walls. Constantly. Moving a single step even crouched can alert an entire map to your position. Endlessly trawling through dull, drab environments looking for the solitary last enemy alive only to be sniped with a pistol through several brick walls across the map IS NOT FUN. Dropping an Action Man in to a blender and recording it in Slow-Motion is definitely more fun than this. Save your £3.99 for anything else.*

*Not literally anything.
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138 of 181 people (76%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
take down this game from steam
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50 of 54 people (93%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
TakeDown:RedSabre

this game promised to bring back tactical shooters and re-invent a now dead genre. Needless to say that this is not the case. lets break down why the game is so bad.

Gameplay:
Terrible squad and enemy Artificial intelligence. they spend more time shooting at walls than each other.
Meaningless customization: Three different armor types and multiple weapons that behaive exactly the same.
The enemies can one shot kill you, no matter where they hit you regardless of armor.

Interface:
very difficult to traverse menus.
Lack of visual settings

Misc:
Good luck setting up multi-player for friends.


Now lets look at some other points.

The price is currently set at $5.49 CDN, this is still way to much to buy this game for, in fact this is a game that you should not even accept as a gift. I bought 4 copies of this game for $5.49 TOTAL, so that my friends could suffer along with me.

and finally let me remind you of the awards section of the store page. (with my own commentary in brackets)
Awards

FPS Guru - Pax Prime'13 Most Innovative
The Most Innovative award is yet another indie title (Step your game up pax....). One of the great things about indie games is they always manage to be unique and bring something new to the table (Not always good). They're able to take the risks that triple A companies aren't. This is a company that has made the decision to skip following the generic shooter genre, let's get rid of levels(Maybe this is why there are only four maps...) , noob tubing, and throw in tactics (if by tactics they mean boredom) and strategy (and by strategy they mean endless buyers remorse) instead. Serellan LLC certainly deserves this award for (Ruining) their tactical shooter, Takedown: Red Sabre. (The name of the game also doubles as a request to valve)

Takedown: Red Sabre encourages the player to communicate with their team mates (by yelling at the npcs for walking into walls) and take on each mission differently (in exactly the same fashion) , in their hope to survive. don't expect to be running and gunning down the hallways, because (good luck finding anyone to shoot) there's no respawning(apart from the fact that you turn into team mates after death). It's a (Dis)pleasure to see a return to the tactical shooter and what appears to be a(n) (un)successful return. Once I got my hands on Takedown: Red Sabre it was difficult to stop. (Because the menus wouldent let you.)
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59 of 70 people (84%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
I got this game as a gift and have since stopped speaking to the person who sent it to me.
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49 of 58 people (84%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Getting it for free is a terrible deal, you should be paid to play this piece of crap!

Gameplay: -10/10
Utterly unplayable, developers have never even played an FPS title.

Graphics: -5/10
Counter-Strike 1.6 looks ten times better.

Audio: 0/10
They recorded the audio using a 10$ mic in their basement!

Story: 0/10
Non-existent

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35 of 47 people (74%) found this review helpful
89.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Says I've played for 89 hours because it wouldn't close.
9.5/10

- IGN
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Fakedown: Red Gaybre is a game where:
-You fall half a metre and die of ebola and coronary heart disease
-The AI brings a sniper with a scope to a CQB scenario
-The terrorists are actually super mutants with super hearing who are angry at their creators 'cause they can sure as hell here you creeping 3 rooms away
-You have 3 speeds of travel;walking,brisk-walking(wtf) and sprinting
-They give you a butt-load of SMGs and ARs but only one sniper and shotgun. But who cares 'cause we can't tell the difference
-Enemy bullets are like anti-goodguy bullets which will disintegrate your HEAVY armor and straight out kill you.
-You have to use task manager to quit the game
-You regret buying the game eventhough you got it for free
-The pistols look like they have dwarfism
+You get trading cards. Dats cool i guess
+You have a great time laughing with friends in the training missions but lose them once you start playing the actual missions
+You can put flags on your armor. Dats cool 2 i guess
+You find the motivation to be successful in life just because you don't want to end up like this game

Overall, buy this game as a gift for your mortal enemy and pray they don't do the same to you.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
"Not for the faint hearted" Because you'll have a heart attack when you see how ♥♥♥♥ing awful this game is.
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23 of 36 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
This game is garbage and I wasted 15 dollars buying this broken game. Die in 1-3 hits and AI is stupid. Better off buying SWAT 4.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Got it for free, and even got some cards. But the game is total ♥♥♥♥ nevertheless.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Design wise, not a bad attempt at a basic little tactical shooter. At £3.99 I wasn't expecting a masterpiece of game design, and I was fairly happy with the mechanics etc. It's a small scale game which doesn't require any real time commitment and you can pick it up and put it down as you please without losing any of the experience.

However, there are game-breaking bugs such as crashes on loading screens. I've yet to come across anything that restarting the game won't fix, but if you aren't prepared to deal with this kind of thing (which is of course perfectly reasonable) don't buy this game. Personally, I don't really mind. Although like I say, people have every right to complain about it, as you're paying for a working product and getting something which doesn't work as it should.

So, in summary, I quite like this game as an idea. HOWEVER, bearing in mind that really this is an unfinished product being sold as a finished one, I cannot in good conscience recommend this game.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
fought through the pirate infested upper deck of a cargo ship...
lost a man on the way...
rescued a hostage from his two captors...
secured hostage...
AI teammate blows him away seconds later.
10/10
AI knew he had a hidden blade. I owe that man my life.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
I got this game for free and I still feel like I deserve a refund.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Takes a tactical first person shooter to a whole new level of dull. You're better off with Insurgency.
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18 of 33 people (55%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
No, just no...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
When checking the screenshots you will notice Takedown: Red Sabre does look OK and indeed some of the maps are pretty, but then you start playing....

The game tries to be a multiplayer version of Rainbow Six, which is a good thing. When you first join a server you immediately notice the clunky controlls and buggy feel of the game and it makes you want to instantly quit the game.

To be honest I've only played like 2/3 rounds, so yes I did not see every map and every game mode, but at that time there were only 2 other players playing.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
The dissapointment of a child of Rainbow Six.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This game ist not good. At all. The AI doesn't work - and is inconsistant at that: Occasionally, your enemies dont even see you when you're in front of them, sometimes they kill you when you walk through a door. Your teammates dont help either (at least they didn't last time I played): Mostly, they track the enemies through the wall and then just stand where they were, trying to see them - through a solid wall. The game does not at all meet any expectations created by the advertising and the trailers.

You should not buy this game if you want a fun game to play, but should it be on sale for less then 1€ and you can live with paying developers who are basically scamming, the game is good for a quick laugh.
Wait for CSGO to be on sale and get that instead, maybe even for less than this bad game is now (5€) - and if you want something to do in the meantime, you can still make fun of me for having payed 13€ for this bad game at its release.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
This game is constantly on offers because Multiplayer is dead,The game is slowpaced,today people like faster paced games and the action is kind of boring.I give this game a 3/10 for the cool maps it has
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