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 (3,964 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
12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
"Takedown: Red Sabre is largely unfinished but may have potential if it was finished"

As a fan of tactical FPS games such as Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon and Arma I was excited to hear about Takedown: Red Sabre. Unfortunately, the game failed to live upto the hype, which was promised by the developers, as being a realistic tactical FPS. In almost every area of the game it's clear to see that the game was rushed with apparently no time spent whatsoever for polishing or improving the game before it's release.

In terms of gameplay, majority of the game is actually there but it's poorly implemented. Enemies range from being completely unaware of you to being deadly accurate. The friendly AI is almost completely lacking, which makes singleplayer completely unenjoyable. However, the game's core mechanics are in fact there, which means that there is a small amount of fun to be had if you choose to play the game with friends. But be aware, there is no way to create private matches and there are no online games available at all at the time of writing this review. If you can live with some 'small' ♥♥♥♥les such as the unbelievably slow walking speed, the fact that any height can kill you and the AI the game is playable but it just doesn't live up to what the developers promised.

The level design is one of the few aspects of the game that appears to have been properly thought out with levels that feature tight hallways and open spaces which might create a tactical FPS if the game's mechanics were equally polished. The graphics aren't terrible (on low settings) and even lower end machines should be able to handle the game pretty easily.

Overall, Takedown: Red Sabre is largely unfinished but might have some potential to live up to it's promises if someone took the time to finish it and give it the polish it desperately needs.
Posted: October 5
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23 of 33 people (70%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
I've never played a better Frustration Simulator! I was so frustrated it was great! 10/10

Give it to your parents! Give it to your friends! It makes a fabulous present!

BUY NOW!
Posted: October 6
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Bought this game for .99 cents and got an extra. Sent it to a friend. They no longer talk to me.
Posted: September 27
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
"Meet the game that brings back the tactical FPS shooter"...

When in development this game promised to bring back the tactical shooter. It brought it back but not in a good way. There are so many problems with this game. It is a buggy mess. Gameplay is: Peak around corner, shoot dumb enemy. Move to next room. Peak around another corner, shoot enemy. Move to next room, peak around corner and get shot. Take control of team mate. Move to next room, crash due to game ruining bug... Haha fun isn't it?

Good stuff:
-Made me excited when seeing for first time.

Bad stuff:
-Made me cry when playing for the first time.
-Customisation doesn't work.
-Bad A.I.
-Glitchy mess.
-Boring.
-Overpriced (devs should pay you to play).
-Doesn't work.
- I could go on for an hour about how bad this is. -

2/10
Posted: October 13
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
They tried to combine Rainbow 6 and Counter strike and ♥♥♥♥ed up pretty bad
like really ♥♥♥♥ing bad
Posted: October 18
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
to finally be happy with take down do the following steps.
1) install game
2)press play
3)remember game is sh-it
4) close the disgrace to humanity
5)right click on takedown in library
6) press delete local content
7) cri
Posted: September 24
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
sucks you jump from 2 inches and you die ???? your AI always wears meduim armor so you cannot stealth.Insurgents take to many shots to kill and kill you in 1.The graphics are ok,but the way the gun shoots dosent feel right.Guns look weird sometimes if you equip a suppreser it dosent show you have one when your fighting. overall dont do what i did and didnt look at the comments even though i usally do,just DONT BUY THIS GAME IT SUCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: September 28
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Just...just don't.
Posted: September 27
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
This game gave me a severe anxienty disorder, all i can ever think about is that 1€ and now it will haunt me for the rest of my life.

I encourage you all to donate to the red cross so they can set up an humongus tent camp to aid all thoose poor people who actually paid the pre-purchase fee.

i give this game 25/10 cancer

♥♥♥♥ you Serellan.


Sincerely

Customer.
Posted: October 24
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Give it a shot if you are really bored... Put prepare to be utterly disapointed as this game might make you wish you spent the few dollars on a cheeseburger or something... The developer is probably drowning his sorrow in alchohol because of how many negative reviews this thing got. Speaking of that where the hell did the good reviews for this game come from in the trailer? I mainly purchased it because it was sale for a buck which I kinda wish I spent on a few gumballs... The characters can go from being kickass to rookie which I hopefully assume is a way to make it look like their is somekind of skill system if any. Poor developer who made this game... I bet he knows how much it actually sucks. I tried likeing this game, and I kinda do... At least when the AI is not being complete ♥♥♥♥. But overal... If you want a game that you sink atleast 4 or 6 hours into, I would rather get something else. Sorry but its pretty bad game.
Posted: October 5
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Bots that hack through walls and doors to see you, and have half second response time regardless of situation, unplayable trash
Posted: October 7
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
A wannabe- crappy Rainbow Six, that is only fun with friends becuase it is a bad game.
Posted: October 4
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
I pitty the buddy who bought the 4pack and gave me one.

It was kind've fun to see how the AI would cheat every round and to see what randomized loadouts you got each round.

that's really it.
Posted: September 26
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
This game is a bad joke. Sell this game = Scam
Posted: October 3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
A boring FPS with no character
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
GOOD THING I GOT THIS ♥♥♥♥ FOR FREE
Posted: October 6
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
I should've put this £4 towards some Domino's Two for Tuesday so I could eat pizza as I play even better F2P's.
Posted: September 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Yup... pretty assy. Buggy as Hell and just kinda bad.
Posted: September 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
I saw this game for sale looked cool so i bought it for 1 buck. I played the game for maybe 30 mins maybe I had issues getting into games and once I got into games it became extermly boring waiting for the round to end! and once it ended after watching people walk around for about 5 minutes because you cant sprint! I got to play now the comunity was usually a buch of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s I was open to them and they became very anti new players and drove me away and disscouraged playing with them, this completely ruined the game which could have been good had there been a faster walk or sprint function because It was far too slow, So if your looking at buying this game I strongly Disscourage that you wont get your time out of it and you'll regret playing it! and the people you play with are just rude and make the game even worse!
Posted: September 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Great idea, extraordinarily poor execution. To think that somebody saw this as a final product and decided it was good enough is apalling. Really I love rainbox six and have been yearning for some sort of sequel to vegas 2, but this is not even close. Luckily I picked it up on sale for a dollar or so I think, but even then it's really hard to recommend. This game is just not up to snuff, which is a shame, because it definitely had potential.
Posted: September 27
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